Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Late Score: Mormons 1, Teh Gays 0

Splashing all over the news last week was the story that the Mormon Church was making a 180-degree turn in its policies on Teh Gay.

The One True ChurchTM appeared to come out in support of gay rights. But did it really? Well, as they say, "the devil is in the details".

The Prophet, Seer and Revelator of The Church, along with his sidekicks in the so-called "First Presidency" and their Corporate Board of Directors Quorum of the Twelve Apostles decided that it probably wasn't cool any more to discriminate against gay people.

That is, of course, unless the person doing that discriminating could play the Religion Card by having some deeply-felt "religious objection" to providing goods or services to one of them damn "homosessual" people, i.e., everyone in the LGBT community.

So this is another question-that-asks-itself: Who besides "religious" people are the ones doing all that homo-hating?

Answer: No one.

This means that the One True Church© scores one point in the stupid-media-will-fall-for-anything game, but no one really has to make that Lesbian Wedding Cake or take those Two-Dicks-No-Chicks Adam & Steve wedding photographs.

"Sorry, faggots, you're encroaching on my religious liberty. Fuck off."

You know, the same way that "religious objection" kept the races separate by passing anti-miscegnation laws. How that same objection kept innkeepers from renting rooms to "Negroes". How that same objection allowed Southern lunchcounter owners to refuse to serve "anyone" they didn't want to (aka Black people). How that same objection kept Jews out of those "exclusive" clubs.

The list is pretty much endless, all of them examples of how "religious people" could play that Race-Card-in-Reverse to keep those offensive-looking Others from enjoying the vast opportunities that this nation could provide -- provide to the "right kind of folks", to be sure, but still. Isn't it better that the Select enjoy that bounty than no one enjoy it?