If you watch enough Fox News, or listen to enough conservative talk radio, you know that Christianity is under attack in this nation. From the war on Christmas to Passover and Easter being given equal gravitas to Santa existing with an unidentifiable racial status, there’s little doubt fewer and fewer Americans give Christianity the respect it deserves.
Well, as a Jew, I’m here to tell you why: Kim Davis.
Being serious—Kim Davis is the reason. Or a symbol of the reason. Did you see her today, emerging from jail to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” a screaming crowd greeting her with crosses raised and fists pumped? Did you see Mike Huckabee by her side, beaming from ear to ear? Did you hear her belief—repeated over these past days—that God is on their side? Her side?
Well, that’s why Christianity is under attack. Because here, in the United States, those believers who scream the loudest aren’t the most pious and decent and understanding and agreeable. Nope, they’re the fucking God’s Word-obsessed lunatics who believe—truly believe—the Bible is 100-percent perfect, and that He (never She) is on their side. For most of us (sane Americans) Kim Davis isn’t a symbol of strength and courage. She’s a symbol of a simplistic Kentucky moron who decided not to do her job, then make a big stink about it. I mean, I don’t believe in God. But, if there is a God, I sure as hell know he’s not hovering above Kim and Mike, thinking, “This is exactly how I wanted things to unfold. Thanks, guys.”
So, yeah, Christianity is under attack. And it will be, until legitimate Christians start speaking out against the nonsense.