I knew where the email was going next: Barack Hussein Obama. Of course. The email called on us to WAKE UP! Because Barack Obama—a Muslim—wants to be our President. It said that Barack Obama was sworn into his current office on the Quran, not the Bible—and that he has stated he will be sworn in as President on the Quran. And that he refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Or to put his hand on his heart when the national anthem is played.
I so want to reply to this email like this:
Barack Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim, you ignorant asshole.
But I can’t, because the sender was a member of D’s family. And we have to visit them in a few short weeks. We’ll be there on Election Day. Talk about bad timing.
Reader, how does one reconcile one’s belief in equality, truth, and religious freedom with the need to respect one’s in-laws?
I am at a loss.