Stone cold science
was what you were
until year three of Evangelical
In the two weeks since
we last scoffed
at bible thumping
basked in the glow
of tolerance and women's rights
you've been saved.
Good for you
but when you're born again
why chose to be
I can't envision your face
without remembering headlines of
nice white christian men
to suggest the death penalty
for gay Ugandans.
Or think of the woman who
upon hearing of my neighbors death
asked if she had found jesus
before her passing
when the answer turned up negative
it was such a shame she'd go to hell.
She was jewish.
Or better yet
and his neon blinking lights that read
On Board for Hell.
I'm happy to read with you and discuss with you
scripture and the gospel and groups
that in an effort to love sow hate.
spreading the word
that bible is up to interpretation.
Eight years of Sunday school taught me not to bother.
I'm just strong enough
on my own.