Posted by: mattcolvin | June 4, 2009

Do not be silent, Lord

The President of the United States has just issued a proclamation declaring June 2009 as LGBT Pride Month. (No, that isn’t “Lettuce, Garbanzos, Bacon, and Tomato.”) You can find the proclamation here.

The final two paragraphs read:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

But what if this discrimination — i.e. making a difference, drawing a boundary, and insisting that it be honored — exists, not just “everywhere”, but even in heaven? What will the President do about it there?

He continues:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

Yes, it is the year of our Lord. He has made our bodies, and made every moment of time in this year. But He has not granted that we may use either our bodies or time for any L, G, B, or T uses.

So hear, Lord, and notice what our ruler is doing. Save our nation, and our children, from this uncleanness.


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