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Dr. Joe Wenke, author of "You Got to be Kidding! The Cultural Arsonist's Satirical Reading of the Bible," was born the oldest of eleven children in a strict Catholic family in South Philadelphia and attended a long line of Catholic schools including the University of Notre Dame where he received a B.A. in English. He received an M.A. in English from Penn State and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Joe's new book, "Potpourri: The Cultural Arsonist's Satirical History of the Catholic Church" will be published this spring by Trans Uber.

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The 'Struggle' Over Marriage Equality

(32) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 9:02 AM

A lot of people say they struggle over the issue of marriage equality, and I can certainly empathize with them. In my standup act I do a joke that goes like this:

It took Barack Obama a long time to tell everybody what he really thought about gay marriage,...

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No Words: The Limitations of Language and Cultural Values

(3) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 1:06 PM

I'm very upset that the English language does not allow me to accurately describe myself in some very important ways. When I say "important," I mean it -- as in how I think and what my sexual orientation and gender identity are.

For example, I rely upon science and reason...

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The Genesis of You Got to Be Kidding!: The Cultural Arsonist's Literal Reading of the Bible

(7) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 6:17 PM

The genesis of my book, You Got to Be Kidding! The Cultural Arsonist's Literal Reading of the Bible, is kind of strange. I woke up one morning, and the first thing I thought of was that I would read the Bible and when I found something funny, I would write...

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