As a practicing Christian, I am deeply incensed by these calls for restoration and reclamation in the name of religious freedom. This kind of legislation is largely driven by conservative Christian men and women, who hold political views that are antagonistic to every single group of people who are not white, male, Christian, cisgender, straight and middle-class. Jesus, a brown, working-class, Jew, doesn’t even meet all the qualifications.Nothing drives this point home like Left in Alabama Blogger countrycats' we must laugh to keep from crying account of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore praising "Plessy v. Ferguson minutes after a group of African-American pastors hung a "Letter from the Birmingham Jail Courage Award" around his neck. Seriously, that's what happened yesterday in Montgomery".
Watch the video here. And note just how, well... white... the assembly is for a "Coalition of African American Pastors" event.Before I turn the blog over to countrycat let me say this...it is our responsibility to be a bold witness and stop letting the right wing use Jesus to justify their own prejudices. Jesus didn't hate women, minorities, the poor and LBGT's. Jesus didn't say come whomever will as long as you look, think, and act like bigots. As a matter of fact Matthew 25:40 English Standard Version of the Bible reads: And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
It is our responsibility to be a bold witness and say hate and bigotry is not God's way.
RedEye stepping down out of the pulpit...for now."What so ever we sow, so shall we reap"~Galatians 6:7