Being Repressed, or Crazy People in Indy
So Dom and I go out for our semi-regular trip to Cracker Barrel. Yes, the same chain which a few years back got in trouble for firing its gay employees. I had since been told that they were reformed, and indeed I've only had the most pleasant experiences there. Thus no guilt for patronizing this business. And sometimes I just HAVE to have bacon and pancakes with maple syrup. And sweet tea. Cuz you cain't git sweet tea up here in the tundric midwest just anywhere.As we were exiting said establishment, we came upon a none-too-recent light truck bedecked in what can only be described as plywood upon which had been painted messages. It was so foul I immediately peeled out (pealed??) and drove post-hast to the nearest Walgreen's for a disposable camera. Feast your eyes, O ye who dare:
It's rather tiny cuz Blogger compresses images a lot (click to enlarge!), but it says "HOMOSEXUALS JESUS CAN CHANGE YOU and then THE SOLUTION TO GAY MARRIAGE
Now what you can't see is that there is a bumper sticker that proudly proclaims "Clergy".
So let me get this straight (no pun intended!!): For this member of the "clergy" the solution to gay marriage is to hang gay people. The Bible verse under the nooses is from Leviticus 20 which prescribes death for any man who lies with another man as with a woman. The other one is from II Corinthians 5. Leviticus 20, by the way, also prescribes death for adultery and for cursing one's mother or father. I won't get into the finer points of translating ancient Hebrew and Greek into modern English because there are specialists who have done that already. But I do ask this:
How is this ok? Why aren't people upset? Why did I shake and why did my heart pound in my chest when I saw the signs on this truck? Answer to the last one is: rage.
On the other side of the truck was this charming note: SALT OF THE EARTH CHRISTIANS NEEDED GAY PRIDE PARTY WHY: TO SAVE HOMOSEXUALS FROM HELL then with the date and place.
w00t! We didn't even know Indy Pride was going on. So we went, and were merry, and had a lovely time. We joined HRC. We signed petitions. We bought gay pride merchandise. We also went to Red Lobster and had shrimp while wearing cotton-lined blend clothing, also prohibited by Leviticus. Dom has tattoos, and I once played with a Ouija board, so we're all-around abominations. We even sometimes order pizza we call "Abomination Special": ham and bacon! Oh well. If we're going to hell at least all my friends and most of my family will be there with us!
There are more photos, but Blogger is still not cooperating. One photo? Fine. TWO photos in a blog? Apparently not.
with much REAL Christian love,