by June Griffin
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire..."
Verse l. Abraham was a very good man whose nephew, Lot, was a city officer in Sodom. He had been warned that there was coming a destruction to Sodom because they had gambling, voodoo, prostitution, violating the Lord's Day, pagan worship, wineries and liquor distributors, they hated preachers, and worst of all, most of their people were on some form of public support, which is the product of living like this. Lot never did like redistribution of the wealth because it was one of the reasons that the Great Flood had come. Many of his ancestors had been destroyed in that Flood but his best ancestor, Noah, was spared because he didn't do these evil acts.
Verse 2. Lot was continually complaining and writing letters to the
editor of the local media about the violations of God's Law. Their judges had long ago thrown out the Ten Commandments, and instead of counties like the other good countries, had "parishes" which was unusual for this once-Republican country. And now the people felt free to sin without punishment. So they thought. Their annual festival was so bad that tourists came back with dark and fearsome reports.
Verse 3. Not only that, but there were prophets who came and told them what Abraham's God was going to do but they were laughed at. At the last council meeting, when these prophets showed pictures of last year's unspeakable behavior, the Mayor said that he would rather have the millions that the debauchery brought in than to put a stop to this.
Verse 4. Lot and his wife and two daughters were led out to safety by good public officials before the worst came, leaving behind married daughters and their families. Lot's wife disobeyed the Command to look straight ahead and turned into a pillar of salt as a testimony to her disobedience.
Verse 5. Lot and his two unmarried daughters then were kept from the destruction. But his daughters, being trained in the government schools and entertainment mills, thought it was awful for such things to happen. They hired the parish newspapers to take pictures of the ruins and publish them, denouncing the Acts of God which had killed so many innocent people. Then they took Lot's income tax to build Sodom back. And when Lot protested, they put him in jail. He had been instructed by an early warrior, Davy Crockett, that it was wrong for public money to go for charity, mandated charity being unConstitutional. But Sodom had adopted European customs and their federal insurance priests liked to look benevolent with other people's money.
Verse 6. Then his two daughters who had confiscated some wine, talked their Father into getting drunk. Once Sodom's law had forbidden incest but the good laws had been abrogated by the ACLU, thus these bad daughters had children by their Father. Lot knew abortion was wrong so he was further shamed by having grandchildren who would forever bear a reproach.