I highly suggest you head on over to http://www.stonekettlestation.com and peruse the latest post. Absolutely, downright, without-a-doubt, knee-slapping, falling-out-of-your-chair and rolling-on-the-floor, side-splitting hilarity.
Well. Let me preface the above endorsement with the caveat that if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool, true-blue Christian, caught up in the throes of the “woe is us, Christians are getting discriminated against crowd,” then you might, just might, not think this is as funny as I did. As always, the editor-in-chief of the blog hits the nail squarely on the head with his questions for the Christian community. Regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act being put forth in the good ol’ state of Indiana of course. Mr. Wright wonders about a few things found in the Bible, the good book that is, and with his inimitable fashion, proceeds to look at things from a fresh perspective.
Which had me holding my sides cause it hurt so much after the laughter. As usually happens when I wander on over to his site. To be sure, everything laid out in his post is completely sensical (opposite of nonsensical, but I’m not sure it’s a word, though I’m claiming literary license on this one), and one wonders why it’s not CW. (Just getting geared up for Election season with my “conventional wisdom” abbreviation.)
And, on the topic of needing a laugh, did you hear the one about the pizzeria in Indiana who said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding? I’m not sure I’ve ever thought of a wedding being catered by a pizzeria. Alright, I suppose it could happen. Like in Mystic Pizza. There you go. I stand corrected. I’ve heard of a wedding being catered by a pizzeria. But in all seriousness, don’t you think that if a couple who was getting married (and they happened to be gay or lesbian or had blue skin) knew that a certain business wasn’t all that keen on their “type” then couldn’t you assume they just wouldn’t frequent that establishment? Why make this big brouhaha about making sure that a business could
discriminate refuse service to a certain “type” unless you wanted to make a statement about discriminating/hatin’ on the gays? The whole thing is utter ridiculousness and I can not believe the Governor of Indiana (who has been said to have Presidential aspirations in 2016) thought he could just quietly slide this one under the radar. And then to think he was going to try to blame everyone else but where the true blame lies (the bigots in the legislature) for the big brouhaha? Acting as if this law wasn’t a license to discriminate? What, does he think we were all born yesterday???
Gah. The stupid–it burns. The hypocrisy burns. The bigotry burns. Pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t be hatin’ on the gays, wouldn’t be hatin’ on the brown people, wouldn’t be hatin’ on the poor. I’m pretty sure that Jesus, along with Mohammed and Mansa and Buddha and Siddhartha and countless other messiah-type figures who preached tolerance and love and peace…think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr….would have said something about loving others and treating them as you want to be treated. I’m thinking that’s what the message was. But I could be wrong. I could have misunderstood those Sunday lessons, every week of my life, all the way up through a year at a Jesuit college.
Maybe Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and Mansa and Siddhartha (though I’m thinking not so much Dr. King) would have said “yeah, I’m not making you any pizza. Go find yourself some other pizza maker for your wedding.”
I could be wrong. It’s been known to happen. Every once in a while.
Anyway. Mosey on over to http://www.stonekettlestation.com. He ALWAYS says it better than I can.