Further proof that the Christian right’s “morals” are a hollow shell of self-righteous, puritanical judgement covering up more moral turpitude than all the blue states could ever muster. Did you ever hear about Lynne Cheney’s 1981 novel, Sisters? Yes that Lynne Cheney – the Second Lady of the U. S. of A. Seems most of us missed it the first time around, now we can catch up! Some helpful blogger is posting the entire book on a LiveJournal blog. (Good thing too, as it’s out of print – probably for good – and going for $500 on Amazon.com.)
She was an onlooker to a medieval mystery play, credulous, eager to grant mythic qualities to the mortals before her. The women who embraced in the wagon were Adam and Eve crossing a dark cathedral stage–no, Eve and Eve, loving one another as they would not be able to once they ate of the fruit and knew themselves as they truly were. She felt curiously moved, curiously envious of them. She had never to this moment thought Eden a particularly attractive paradise, based as it was on naivete, but she saw that the women in the cart had a passionate, loving intimacy forever closed to her. How strong it made them. What comfort it gave.
– Sisters, Chapter 17
Also, in case you missed it, I blogged today on OrangePolitics.org about CBS and NBC refusing to air an ad for the United Church of Christ because the ad implies (through vague imagery, not words) that gay people are welcome in their church. How dare they? The TV networks say the add is too “controversial.” These are the same networks that showed every manner of bullshit that money can buy during the presidential election. And now they are suddenly moral arbiters? Uh no, we’re not buying it.
Goddamn it, have these conservative “christians” ever heard a lick of what Jesus said??? It’s a sad day when a Jewish Buddhist like myself has to wish people would remember the sermon on the mount. It’s not rocket science, people. “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”