When you listen to the homophobic theocrat - from any faith community or system - do you not wonder what happened to the faith community whom you thought you understood and supported ?
Do you almost expect a new iconography or statuary - one that theologically represents the right-wing affirming godhead? It has a fact in Euro-Christian history that the Churches - C, P, or O
- have aligned themselves with the Crown or its equivalent.
The Fourth Estate, the Political Establishment, the Army and the Church Hierarchy - an age-old recipe for fascism. This time, the Reformers will lead the charge, after a weakened Mater Ecclesia has been wounded by paedophile scandals scapegoated to their monogamous and celibate gay clergy in adult consentual relationships, often with other clergy.
The tragedy and simultaneously, the saving grace about Elmer Gantry is that he will always behave as if Christ is on his lips, and not in his heart. Eventually, but never too late, the layperson in the pew finally " gets it."