Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More on Prop 8

Governor Schwarzenegger, despite being a Republican, spoke out against Prop 8 and encouraged the gay community to continue fighting.

This makes me feel so much better about loving Total Recall, Predator and so many other '80s Schwarzenegger movies.

But here's the key thing that jumped out at me:

"Sherrie Derriko, a longtime Saddleback Church member and hair salon owner from Mission Viejo, said she was bothered that protesters had targeted houses of worship. As she drove by, she rolled down her window to offer some advice.

"Read the Bible. God made man and woman, and that's what a marriage is," she called from inside her SUV.

Derriko recounted the incident after attending services. "When we saw them out there, we thought, 'Why are they not over this? Do they think they're going to change anything, or are they just stirring up trouble at our church?'""

Are you f*&^cking kidding me? "Why aren't they over this?" Lady, they didn't get turned down for a loan or not get a job they interviewed for. The majority of the people in the state they live in told them that their lifestyle is illegal. Not just immoral, illegal. Would you give up after a couple of days if religion were banned?

And the complete smugness is so clear in the quote. "She called from inside her SUV." Tells them to "Read the Bible." This is the extent of deep thought the woman has given the issue.

I can imagine she heard some very un-Christian remarks directed at her in response.


M. Robert Turnage said...

Four things:

1) If she is a hair salon owner and her anti-gay remarks get out, her days in the business are numbered. Girl needs to get herself some education because she'll soon be out of work. And that is the curse of ill-informed, ignorant remarks. They come back and haunt you and they destroy your reputation.

2) We live in a state (Texas) that until 2003 had anti-sodomy laws on the books. Not anti-marriage, not anti-cohabitation, but anti-displays of affection between two consenting adults. Two-thousand-f*&^cking-three.

3) It took almost 100 years for this nation to get rid of slavery and almost another 100 years to get rid of Jim Crow laws (including bans on interracial marriage). This isn't going to happen overnight, so try not to get too overworked about it or you'll burn yourself out. Focus on the long haul and the big picture.

4) There are a lot of things in the Bible people pick and choose to ignore.

Usury laws are a great example - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury

So is the Year of the Jubilee - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_(Christian)

Mention these to Christians and see if they even know what you are talking about. Then politely ask them to read their Bibles.

Lisa said...

If anybody knows what salon this Sherrie Derriko owns please post it so we know who to boycott.