Today's Supreme Court decision that essentially gutted one of Congress's most cherished pieces of hate legislation, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and allowed gay marriage to continue in California, has caused Red America to get its whine on - big time! I just heard a man remarking on National Public Radio that the Court has essentially turned it back on four thousand years of civilization - and although I never sully my television by turning on Fox News, I am certain that talking heads have been exploding there all day long.
Former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, himself now a Fox News entertainer, tweeted his response to the decisions in two simple words: "Jesus wept." My guess is that if Jesus pulled out his hanky, it was probably to daub away his tears of joy. The world, it would seem, is beginning, ever so slowly, to move away from hate and toward love - and it's driving the phony Christians, like Mr Huckabee, nuts.
Mikey, Jesus was a man of peace and love who spent most of his life roaming the desert with a group of single men. The fact that you want to transform him into a fire-breathing avenger intent on making life a constant misery for everyone says far more about you than it does the carpenter's son. You need to open your heart and your mind - and then revisit the basic tenants of Christianity.
Mahatna Gandhi, himself a man of peace and one of the most revered figures of the 20th century, captured the incongruity between Jesus and his modern day followers with this quote:
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians."Amen, Brother Gandhi, amen.
Someone needs to pass Mike Huckabee a hanky, a nice silk one, and when he finishes wiping away his tears of hate and rage, he can hang it out of his back pocket!
Can I have an "amen?"