Paula Deen You Make Me Shutter

Irish Need Not ApplyI have NEVER liked Paula Deen, from the first moment I saw her in 2002, until today.  As a DC gal I see Paula Deen as the worst caricature of a southern woman.  In my aristocratic Southern Irish Catholic family, my father’s family came to this country at a time when Irish prejudge was high.   The Irish were thought to smell badly, be lazy, shifty, untrustworthy; these were things my father would reminds us of as we lived in DC, as we saw prejudice all around us.  For him any disrespect of anyone for whatever reason made him the angriest we ever saw him.  He would say that we as Catholic Irish had some, small, tiny understanding of what it was like to be treated as if you were subhuman!

Now we have Paula, dear sweet as sorghum…and just as sticky, Paula.  She is stuck in the attitude of southerners, and in my humble opinion, southerners with little to NO class, respect, or God fearing love of their neighbour!  People who defend her will say she is sickened that anyone would dislike her; just as my children were sickened when they got caught!  Paula wants to hid behind her sorghum sweetness so no one sees the real her, the southern woman who truly sees others, certain others, as inferior.  They say that her humour may sometimes be bawdy and inappropriate.  I have lived long enough to know that humour tells a person of your truest beliefs.

Let’s look at Paula from the attitude of today’s second Sunday reading; Gal. 5: 14: For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Makes one wonder how Paula truly sees herself?  And if she loves her nieghbour as her actions show than she can not love God, and if she sees herself as superior to others, than maybe God as well?

The Paula Deen Incident; you should know all that’s being alleged before defending her – See more at:

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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