Bryan Fischer is a national treasure. Let’s see, in about 2 minutes he covered:
- Jihadists (varied)
- Pearl Harbor
- Sodom and Gomorrah
I haven’t been to party like that in years.
I’m not a theologian and I come from a long line of doubters and questioners, but it seems to me that Rev. Fishsticks—and his Y’all Qaeda brethren—prefer the Old Testament filled with wrath and rage and the Ten Don’ts. I prefer the New Testament and The Beatitudes:
- the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
- those who mourn: for they will be comforted.
- the meek: for they will inherit the earth.
- those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled.
- the merciful: for they will be shown mercy.
- the pure in heart: for they will see God.
- the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God.
- those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Just lovely stuff that, and it proves (to my mind anyway) that Jeebus was a DFH, just like us, and certainly nothing like Fishsticks, who will probably never see God if the Beatitudes are indeed right.
What happened today in the US was one of the greatest civil rights moments of our era. Gay people can now openly enjoy the language of love: gay teens (who have the highest rates of suicide of all) now have a chance to know that they will be loved and can have a happily-ever-after life; romantic couples of all genders can now openly swoon at Shakespeare’s sonnets (which some academics think were written to a young man he loved); and LGBTQ people of faith (and there are plenty of them) can now read the very erotic Song of Songs and openly revel in the sexy joy heretofore concealed.
Today was a watershed moment. Rev. Fishsticks sees Sodom and Gomorrah, and I am seeing paradise. What a funny world we share.
(Weirdly, the NYTimes’ Frank Bruni agrees with me.)