Initial thoughts on this picture. I love it.
First, notice the verse on the board. This is not what the verse says. What it actually says is, “God is a righteous judge, who has anger everyday”. But, first rule of Biblical interpretation? Don’t take things out of context. Preceding verse? “God is my savior”. Verse 16, which tells us who God is angry at? Violent people. Not “Homos” as his button suggests. Which brings us to his buttons.
1) Homo slashed by a red line. We get it. You don’t think God likes gays. But did you forget the adage to “speak the truth in love”? That is neither speaking nor in love.
2) Trust Jesus. Ok, I like this one.
3) finger pointing up, says “1 way”. It almost seems to point to the sign holder. Or it could be pointing to the “nohomo” button. Not going to go there.
Hat. Trying desperately to have something that looks cool. He fails.
Glasses. makes him look a bit like a hipster-intellectual. You aren’t fooling anyone.
The straps holding the sign make it look like he is wearing suspenders. Adds to the look of foolishness.
The look on the guy’s face. Priceless. He seems genuinely disinterested, yet committed, to his message.
The kid. Here is where the magic happens. Something about this scene seems so wrong to us. It is this kid, without words, speaking truth to someone more powerful than himself. This kid, in his apparent innocence, makes the hatefulness of this guy so apparent.
There is simply nothing redemptive about this guy’s stance or message.
and who stands up to this hateful Christian Goliath?