Denying Jesus Service at Arizona Cafes
Even as ye have done unto the least of these ye have done it unto me.
Surely the Arizona Legislature would rank gays and lesbians among “the least,” given the bill they just passed allowing business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ folk.
If Governor Jan Brewer okays the “religious liberty” bill, our rainbowed friends can expect to be turned away from a lot more than that: lunch counters, hotels and hospital rooms… And good luck buying wedding cakes.
Next thing you know, bathrooms and drinking fountains will be labeled “straight” and “gay.”
Have these Christians forgotten the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have done unto you?
Or that Jesus elevated the commandment to love God and your neighbor above all others?
Funny how some scriptures block the view of so many others.
While some are writ large, others are completely forgotten. Sometimes with good riddance. Women are told to veil and refrain from wearing gold and pearls. But I’ve seen plenty of unveiled women wearing both gold and pearls at church. Children who curse parents and rebel against them can be put to death. As can women who’ve lost virginity outside the bonds of marriage. Or men who lie with men. It goes on…
Why do these folks insist God wants them to discriminate, and then ignore all of this? Not that I would want them to do these things. Just pointing out the contradictions.
Or, maybe the concept of sacrifice gets skewed. The pious are asked to sacrifice for their faith in a pact between worshiper and God. Asking others to sacrifice their well-being for your religion asks nothing of the believer.
This latest “religious freedom” bill lays bare the true goal that so often lies beneath them, under cover of faith: Create a world in which straight, white, male Christians have more rights than anyone else, preserving their “rightful place” atop the hierarchy of power and privilege.
Taken far enough, the bigots will be the only ones left with freedom as they remove, one-by-one, the liberty of everyone else.
Posted on February 26, 2014, in feminism, LGBTQ+, politics/class inequality and tagged Arizona Legislature, Discrimination, feminism, Gay rights, LGBTQ+, politics/class inequality. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.