Tuesday 31 March 2015
So—what am I to make of this? “Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Makes me wonder about Indiana and the brouhaha burbling around the bill its governor recently signed into law. “… prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Hmm. Is that what is happening? He signed it to protect the free exercise thereof? Protect it from what? Please tell me which religious rights are being trampled on and in need of this extreme form of protection. Are churches being demolished and Christians being relocated to FEMA camps? Are they not free to pray in private as Jesus directed they do in the book of Matthew? or to follow Jesus’ new command as stated in the book of John: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” I read it carefully, looked hard, but did not find gay, homosexual, fag or queer in any of those words. Maybe I am wrong, but in my speculation there is but one purpose for this law. To close their doors tight to skanky crowds of free range sodomites. But my thoughts go further. To me, it is encoding bigotry into law. A new form of Jim Crow—of government-sanctioned oppression, and so far, the governor has not provided a different explanation. To him, I would give another Jesus quote from Matthew, “Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast. You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”
This is a short letter, but after much thought, I find I have nothing more to say on this matter.