Sunday, October 14, 2012
In God We Trust
by Ryn Cricket
And you have decided that you are some
conservative, NRA card-holding,
You pull out bumper-sticker quotes of
Jefferson, Madison, and Paine,
And you don’t even realize that they were
a) Not Christian
b) Out of context
c) Not even their quotes
Read a history book.
ANY history book!
You argue that the government will take away
your Bible, your rifle, your freedom
–whatever that means to you
but you don’t mind if it takes away
the rights and freedoms of my friends.
You say, “Speak English!”
Did your great grandfather speak English when he got here?
You say, “Close the doors!”
As if the Statue of Liberty means NOTHING?
You say, “take off that scarf,
they all look like terrorists,
You can’t build here,
you can’t live here…”
“But don’t you dare touch my Bible –I have rights!”
And you know “those guys?”
Well, they’re just unnatural.
That’s just not right.
Because our God,
The one who hung out with prostitutes, tax collectors, lepers
And other “undesirables”
–Did you read that book?
Yeah, OUR God, says it’s wrong.
I know back then
it was all about polygamy, slavery, rape and pillaging
–but that so doesn’t count anymore.
And OUR God was ok with that.
–But two men –well that’s just wrong.
So we need to pass laws to save you
From going to our hell.
And so he would preach Christian family values
The way it used to be (segregated and suppressed)
To ANYONE who would listen –and agree…
But when his little girl wanted to say grace in the restaurant,
“Thank you God…for the grasshopper I saw today…
Thank you God…for healing my boo-boo last week…”
He finally interrupted.
“Can you do that later? I’m hungry.”
by Ryn Cricket 10112012