Letter: Who can answer the tough questions?
I’ve been meditating on the Republican candidate, Christo/Fascist, flip-out over the mumpsimus clerk in Kentucky refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple. Allegedly some kind of attack on Christians, it is simply a case of an ignorant fool refusing to do the job she was hired for. Solution, fire that bigoted idiot.
It does bring up an interesting point or two, though. I believe Davis has quoted Leviticus 18:22 as her biblical authority for the refusal. However, I don’t think she is employed by either the publisher of the Bible or God, I think she works for the county and is simply refusing to do her job. Solution, fire that idiot.
When she gets fired, as she rightly should, I’m hoping that might provide time for this “forgiven” adulteress to answer other vexing questions that only someone with her world view can answer. Perhaps she can help with these real questions posed by fictional President Bartlet of West Wing:
“I wanted to sell my youngest daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She’s a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be?”
“My chief of staff, Leo McGary, insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself? Or is it OK to call the police?”
“Because we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town. Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads?”
As a nation, we obviously need the leadership of those who can render the answers to such vexing issues. Who though? The Donald? Cruz? Huckabee?
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