Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the far-right, and even some moderate right-wingers love to use the bible to justify hate and bigotry. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their bigoted, and sometimes violent, obsession with denying basic human rights to gay people everywhere.
In his amazing poem, “God Is Gay” Elliot Darrow makes a hilarious, powerful and human case against homophobic bigotry.
What if I told you God is gay?
Do you think belligerent Bible-belters
Would still holler hate speech to the hilltops
In His name?
Or do you think they would reread the scriptures
They say they swear and survive by
See, I’ve been reading the Bible again lately
And I think I’ve taken a leaf from their holy book,
Picking passages for my purpose
Which is in short
To let you know it’s very possible God is gay.
I mean think about the book of Genesis
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
And it wasn’t just good, it was fabulous.
Here is the poet Elliot Darrow performing for the University of North Carolina during final round of competition of the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational: