Wednesday, March 01, 2006

My Little Town

Who says money can’t buy happiness?

It seems that a wealthy entrepreneur has big plans to create his own city. What’s more, his will be America’s first city founded on and run in accordance to strict Catholic principals. For starters, in his fiefdom abortions will not be allowed, pharmacies will not be able to stock condoms or birth control pills, and cable TV will not carry X-rated channels.

This city, to be built on 5,000 acres of farmland, ultimately calls for some 30,000 residents in addition to shops, businesses, and a Catholic university.

1) So, who is the man behind this planned Catholic haven?

A) Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton
B) In-N-Out Burger founder Harry Snyder
C) Dominos Pizza founder Tom Monaghan
D) Icon Films founder (and actor) Mel Gibson

2) What is the name of his proposed town?

A) Ava Maria
B) Second Eden
C) Paradise
D) Jesusland

3) And what state will it be in?

A) Florida
B) Massachusetts
C) Kansas
D) Texas


1) C: Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan
2) A: Ava Maria
3) A: Florida

Monaghan plans to open Ava Maria for settlement in 2007, and is confident that he’ll prevail in the flurry of civil rights lawsuits that are sure to come once he, for example, tells drug stores that they can’t carry condoms.

After all, he says (citing a familiar refrain among the Religious Right), “I think it’s God’s will to do this.”


At 10:42 AM, Blogger samrocha said...

Hi! I linked over here on a blog search, you have a cool blog… I also posted an article on the Monaghan issue in Florida, if you would like to check it out go to:


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