Theology and Twitter … a dangerous mixture. Obviously, everything has an element of theology to it, so it’s impossible to not bring a theological underpinning to your tweets, but when the subtext becomes text, things can get a little messy. Take, for example, the plight of Father Kevin M. Kusick, a Catholic priest and former Army vet. Father Kusick logged on for a very, well, interesting take on women’s modesty in the Church.

We obviously don’t know the full story here, but there are some curious turns of phrase in here. By what metric was the priest “forced” to ask a woman to cover her shoulders? At what point to Jesus’ words to men whose right eye causes them to stumble come into play here? Could, perhaps, this “awkward-ness” have been avoided via other means than asking a woman to cover her shoulders?

All worthy questions, many of which were brought up in the ensuing ratio Father Cusick brought upon himself.

And so on and so forth.

For what it’s worth, Father Cusick is very much not backing down, although he’s made it clear he’s not interested in entertaining arguments to the contrary.

The “Vatican II style debate” referenced here, for what’s worth, definitely ended up going somewhere, but be that as it may. Cusick’s final tweet on the matter was a doozy.

Whew.