With the recent anti-gay vote in North Carolina, followed by Obama’s belated “sure, why not?” pronouncement of same-sex marriage acceptability, a number of Christians are doubling down on the hate, and this photo of a billboard is making the rounds on Facebook today.
Wag that I am (check my name), I couldn’t resist firing up Photoshop to create some of my own variants of the message. (Politically incorrect yet bluntly accurate interpretations of scripture and religious patriarchalism below the fold.)
After all, look carefully, and you’ll notice that the scriptures reveal that God was okay with a lot of marriages that are a lot less savory than simply two people of the same gender joining in a bond of mutual love and commitment.
See, if there’s one pattern you notice in ideas about “Marriage God’s Way,” it’s that “she’s property” recurs frequently.
No sir, I don’t like it.
And besides, who cares about “Marriage God’s Way” anyway? Whatever it is your holy book says, this country is still not a theocracy! You don’t get to pass laws that harm and discriminate against others based on what your invisible imaginary sky-daddy likes. If a theocracy is what you want, give Saudi Arabia a try.