In Washington, D.C., when you ride a bus, you’re likely to see a letter-sized poster with a biblical passage taped up. They’re always the same (italic bold Times New Roman, landscape) and the passage comes without commentary, making me think this is the work of one person or group. This is a part of the transit religious ecology, along with the left copies of Watchtower and the “I created man & jinn only that they might worship me” flyers.
Normally pious, even quietistic, this morning’s offering makes me think poster-person also has a political and prophetic consciousness.
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
That’s Isaiah 10:1-2. Now if we could hear this from the White House’s Christianist apologists.
Amen. I think Isaiah says it well enough that my paltry words can do it no better service.