by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
For those who thought Christianity had joined the 21st Century or at least the 20th, think again. The Inquisition, pogroms and witch burnings may be centuries in the past, but the hatred that sparked those atrocities is alive and well in the hearts of those who believe in the dead carpenter’s son who supposedly walked on water after turning it into wine, or something like that. Consider recent news stories.
One of the premiere Catholic churches in San Francisco, famous for its unusual modern design, was exposed as using a sprinkler system to dump water on the homeless who slept in its entryway. Why? Because rather than let those without a roof over their heads sleep inside, the church would rather treat them like vermin. Obviously not everyone is a child of god. As always, I’m struck by christian love in action.
The SF Archdiocese is run by a man who wants to put a morality clause in the contracts of Catholic school teachers that, among other things, would forbid them from marrying members of their own sex. It’s amazing to me that after the sex scandals of recent years, this church even has any parishioners. A sucker is truly born every minute.
Then there’s the proposed Indiana law that “protects” businesses from providing LGBT same-sex couples with wedding cakes and other services. It passed the House and now goes to the Senate which already gave the nod to an earlier version of the legislation. It also prevents those couples from suing any business that refuses them service, a concern of the money grubbing Chamber of Commerce. Heaven forbid Christian cake makers should have to put a same sex couple on the top of a cake. Christian beliefs are so shaky that the mere sight of a same-sex cake couple will cause them to run naked and fornicate repeatedly in the streets. It’s a proven fact.
Finally, an Orange County, California lawyer Matt McLaughlin has been given the green light to start collecting signatures to put a “Sodomite Suppression Act” on the ballot. The law, if approved by voters, will mandate the execution of LGBT folks who engage in sodomy. The form of death: a bullet to the head.
While it probably has no chance of getting on the ballot, let alone passing (though considering the electorate these days who knows?), it is an indication that that old time religion is, unfortunately, alive and well in the land of the free and home of the brave.