I have a feeling that some friends and I will be making the trek into Midtown to visit Outwrite Books this Saturday morning. You see, according to Dyana Bagby at Sovo, a group of "street preachers" have been protesting outside that store each of the past 3 Saturday mornings. And they say they're coming back.
We all know the joys of having those righteous ones who live ever so purely and without any sin tell us what we're doing is wrong and that we'll be spending our eternity in the firey pits of Hell. We should all strive to live a little more like they do in their perfect world where hate against certain groups of people is actually a virtue. Lordy, lordy we should all remind ourselves every day that the same book (that we're supposed to take literally word-for-word) that condemns gay people also has been used by zealots to cast women and people of color as cursed creatures and being racked with sin. And let's not forget that if you're a slave, you should be a good one. (rolling my eyes)
I am not anti-Christianity or anti any religion. But I am for common sense. The sad part about it is that these "street preachers" probably couldn't tell you much about the background of the King James version Bible, nor the history of the books written therein. They think their faith is a powerful faith. But I would say any faith that encourages hate and discrimination against any group of people is nothing more than blind faith and a sorry excuse for ignorance.
Everyone that knows me knows of my love and appreciation of books. And it's been entirely too long since I've visited Outwrite Books. Maybe Saturday morning would be the perfect time to patronize the business of good, decent people.