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Serious comedy and the Maine vote to repeal marriage equality

November 6, 2009

To the religious, the fearful, the self-righteous who voted to deny civil rights to a minority in Maine, and especially those who donated the millions of dollars necessary to advertise that vote into existence, here’s a message for you.  It may sound frivolous and the movie from which I transcribed it certainly is.  But read anyway, because quoting outre’ comedy is the only way I can even respond without just sputtering in anger:

No, I won’t jump.
Look around you. This is your work.  Do you really think that God will forgive you?
You’ve created a hell full of creatures that could never be the work of God.
You talk about sin and depravity, and you may be right.
But look at the boy you’re pointing a gun at. He’s young and he deserves the right to live.
There aren’t any condoms in heaven, Dr. Riffleson, nor any that bite.
You speak of a god who will judge all of mankind. I say God will protect all lovers. He doesn’t care if it’s two men or a man and a woman. He doesn’t care if a man dresses like a woman and sings in a bar.
It’s possible that these people haven’t always done the right thing. But we’re all human beings. We’re all responsible for the way we live our lives.
If God ever does pass judgment over us, He won’t need anyone to do it for him.
Each and every one of us here, whether homosexual or heterosexual, whether transvestite or atheist professor, brothel owner or policeman, Serb, Croat or Chinese…
(Narration: I don’t know where the words came from. I was giving a sermon and realizing my words were having an effect… )
May he who is free of sin cast the first stone!
(Narration: Only the strange light bothered me, that and the angels singing around me)
It’s all over doctor, you’re all alone.
- Lt. Luigi Macaroni’s “Sermon On The Mount” at the end of the 1996 German horror-comedy movie, Killer Condom

Unfortunately, it’s not over.  Those celebrating their “victory” in Maine, just think; are you so sure of God’s will that you will discriminate against “the least of these”?  By your own lights, you better be damned sure.  Me, I don’t believe in heaven or hell, but I know the world we do live in won’t be improved by prejudice or discrimination. 

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  1. November 6, 2009 at 17:00 | #1

    Trying to type a comment while singing Billy Idol and Violent Femmes doesn’t work so great…

    Anyway it’s pretty sad to see this happen. There are rumors Obama might do something from a federal level with all the pressure he’s getting. But I can only shake my head as I have hard time seeing this as something that we look back on with disgust.

  2. November 7, 2009 at 01:23 | #2

    This is a sad thing. At least Washington approved our referendum on the gay partnership bill.

    The bigots who are against this are on the wrong side of history. Whatever they do, in twenty years gay marriage will be a right. I’m just sorry it’s going to take that long.

    As for Obama getting involved – fat chance. He’s made a career of avoiding these issues. I don’t see why he’s going to stop doing that now.

  3. November 7, 2009 at 08:19 | #3

    “The wrong side of history.”

    I was just thinking that most people fall into that category, the wrong side of history. People hate change, hate it more than root canals, more than war, more than death.

    Unfortunately, the train is coming down the track, “irregardless.”

  4. November 7, 2009 at 09:51 | #4

    George, you need to figure out how to change the placement of your links in notification emails. My brain isn’t smart enough to not click on the one that removes me from notifications. Can I put in a request that the removal link be put at the bottom rather than toward the top?

    I agree with the wrong side of history comment. It’s so true. And begs the question, when do people want to start getting on the right side?

  5. November 7, 2009 at 10:31 | #5

    Can I put in a request that the removal link be put at the bottom rather than toward the top?

    Done.  Let me know how this comes through.

  6. November 8, 2009 at 21:49 | #6

    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! That is so much better. You rock man. I hope my stupidity didn’t cause you too much grief. :red:

  7. November 8, 2009 at 21:52 | #7

    It was very difficult and complicated:

    1. Navigate to “Special Templates” and open “Email Notification Template”.
    2. Select, cut, paste.
    3. Save.

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