The gay media has occupied itself with the fate of Kim Davis, forced by an unfavourable verdict of the highest US court to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples against her religious beliefs.
Someone has finally surfaced with the classic speech from the sitcom West Wing, where the religious bigot says: “I am not condemning homosexuality, god is”. The President retorts with a question about selling his daughter; about stoning his chief of staff to death for working on the sabbath, about killing his mother for wearing a garment made of two different fibres, of football teams becoming unclean for touching the skin of a dead pig. Finally, he announces that it it is White House etiquette not to be seated while the President is standing.
The latter is crucial because it emphasises by contrast with the above outdated Old Testament wisdom an axiom from the New Testament: “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”. I suspect that the way Freedom of Speech is emphasised in the US Constitution it has become inextricably tangled with religious practice.
There is far too much picking and choosing about the way the above text from Leviticus has been used: curiously divorce is mentioned twice as often as homosexuality; however, divorce is now an acceptable social phenomenon.
I would be happy if the queer media never again published the photo of Kim Davis; the names she was called did nobody any credit; her shabby life narrative is uninteresting. Clearly, she does not deserve the job in the clerks’ office; sacking her from that role would be punishment enough.