Uncategorized / 10.28.2011
How the PDR Displaced the PDA; or Welcome to Jesusland
Think back to middle school, when you were somewhere between 11 and 13 years old, and your body was first urging you to really reach out and touch someone (beyond AT&T). Accompanying most of those touches was an ever-present reminder from teachers and administrators to please “mind the PDAs.”
Because newly minted teens often have difficulty exercising self-control, it is necessary for adults to give gentle reminders that PDAs, public displays of affection, are not appropriate.
I think it’s high time to institute the “gentle reminder” policy on another matter involving proper public conduct. For the PDA has been usurped by a far more insidious problem in adulthood that has completely infected political discourse — as well as an entire political party — in this country. I call it the “PDR” or public displays of religion.