Thursday, September 08, 2016

Satan and Equal Rights

The church sign for this Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia says it all: "Remember Satan Was the First to Demand Equal Rights." I take it personally. I plan to vote this election cycle, and equal voting rights were  granted  to women nearly one hundred years ago. And I now enjoy equal rights in the church I belong to and in my marriage-----something I did not possess for most of my adult life. Blacks and others who have demanded equal rights would also be placed alongside Satan by this standard. A lot of churches would not put such a line on their sign, but they abide by the assumption embedded in the sentence.