That the State Supreme Court judges rule that the hateful Prop. 8 is valid and legal and that all the marriages, including my own, are invalid. What does this mean? It will rip apart these marriages and we will have to pretend like it never existed. The Yes on (H)ate will then start talking about the fact that gays and lesbians can’t stay in stable relationships. They will ignore the fact that these haters came in and split people up. But they won’t blame themselves–they’ll blame us for the hate they threw at us.
Speaking of these so-called Christians, I had some interesting conversations with all of my students. It had nothing to do with Prop. 8. I was talking about Alexander the Great and the fact that he believed his mother was impregnated by Zeus, making Alexander a god. In all three classes many students giggled at the ridiculousness of this. But I asked them–who is the father of Jesus? The answer is God. Who is the mother of Jesus? A human woman. So a deity impregnates a human woman and gives birth to a deity. It wasn’t so funny then and it really made them think about the main religion of our country. I hope it also made them think about similar stories in antiquity. You find many examples like this from ancient Greece. People believed them then, just like people believed them today. There isn’t too much difference except the God in Greece is Zeus and the God here is God. At least Zeus had a wife. We never hear about the God of the Christians coming anywhere near a female wife or even desiring a female–except for Mary.
And to make all those so-called Christians happy, today I taught about the history of early Christianity. I must have been very convincing because one of my students asked me if I was trying to convert them! I had to laugh and tell them that I am not a Christian–I just love Christian history.