By Mssr. Lee Fou
With my good friend, Mick “Spin” Dumdell still under mental health detention, I rushed this piece to completion to help take up the slack! That being said, I hope the title got your attention! It was meant to! An online dictionary defines the word “die“, in part:
die: verb (used without object)
2. (of something inanimate) to cease to exist: (The laughter died on his lips.)
3. to lose force, strength, or active qualities: (Superstitions die slowly.) [Oh, don’t they just ever!]
4. to cease to function; stop: (The motor died.)
6. to pass gradually; fade or subside gradually (usually followed by away, out, or down): (The storm slowly died down.)
And in case you have been living in a cave for the last decade, hetero-normative means: Conforming to heteronormativity; accepting or promoting traditional views on gender and heterosexuality.
Now that the Supreme Court has finally ruled that same-sex marriage is the law of the land, it is time for all those Christian heteronormative extremists to get off their sinking ship, and hop on board the train of history. They should no more be able to discriminate against the LGBTQ community when it comes to performing same-sex marriages, than the old Bob Jones University could discriminate against bi-racial couples!
Wikipedia provides a succinct analysis of what happened in that matter:
Although BJU had admitted Asians and other ethnic groups from its inception, it did not enroll Africans or African-American students until 1971. From 1971 to 1975, BJU admitted only married blacks, although the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had already determined in 1970 that “private schools with racially discriminatory admissions policies” were not entitled to federal tax exemption. In 1975, the University Board of Trustees authorized a change in policy to admit black students, a move that occurred shortly before the announcement of the Supreme Court decision in Runyon v. McCrary (427 U.S. 160 ), which prohibited racial exclusion in private schools.
However, in May of that year, BJU expanded rules against interracial dating and marriage. In 1976, the Internal Revenue Service revoked the university’s tax exemption retroactively to December 1, 1970 on grounds that it was practicing racial discrimination.The case eventually was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982. After BJU lost the decision in Bob Jones University v. United States (461 U.S. 574), the university chose to maintain its interracial dating policy and pay a million dollars in back taxes. The year following the Court decision, contributions to the university declined by 13 percent.
In 2000, following a media uproar prompted by the visit of presidential candidate George W. Bush to the university, Bob Jones III dropped the university’s interracial dating rule, announcing the change on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
This is the blueprint for what is going to happen to all those Christian heteronormative extremists who are currently swearing to nail themselves upon the cross of their superstitious Bible. Remember that BJU (Oh, isn’t that such an appropriate abbreviation!) was a religious school, and the First Amendment’s religious freedom’s protections did not extend to them.
If these troglodytes refuse to marry same-sex couples, all it takes is the IRS to amend its rules, and the Sword of Justice will fall upon their necks? When their vaunted tax exemptions are declared no longer tax exempt, they will fold like cheap suits! Their churches will to cease to exist. Their heteronormative proclivities will lose force, strength, or active qualities. And their blatant discriminations will fade or subside gradually away, and they will cease to function and stop!
There will be that little “come to Jesus” moment and then, they will convert, or die! So to speak.