May 9th, 2009

Umbrella Love

Drive-by post: Carrie Prejean

Forty years from now people will look back on the gay rights movement and wonder what the hell was wrong with some people that they beat on their bibles citing Leviticus as God's ordinance that homosexuality is an abomination when in the same chapter so many other things are labeled as equally abominable.  Like eating shellfish, shaving, planting two crops in one field and combining fibers in woven cloth. 

It will be just like the way we look at segregation in the south and the civil rights movement of the 60s.  What the hell was wrong with people that because of the color of another person's skin, they had to sit in the back of the bus or use a different water fountain.

I find myself falling neatly into that neat little trend recently in the news about my generation largely moving toward atheism.  When I look at the fundamentalist Christian churches, it makes me sick to my stomach to think about what these people cherry-pick to support or oppose in the name of Christ; a man who hung around with lepers and prostitutes.

So Miss California is enjoying her 15 minutes, I'm sure, but in the end she's just a bigoted punchline who looks more and more ridiculous with each passing hypocritical moment.