Some distance, please (SDP)
I'll back away
Before it strikes
The lightening from the blue
For mocking God
Is more than odd
Could mean the end
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God,
which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not
to give Him glory.
The Bill, which honorable Governor, Jerry Brown, recently signed is AB 775, the Reproductive FACT act.
The gist: if you are a 'licensed covered facility," and offer "services" to pregnant women, then you MUST (under penalty of law) also make known (this is the FACT part) that other services are available elsewhere, including abortion.
The meaning: NOW even crisis pregnancy centers, whose main goal is to steer pregnant women towards birth and life, rather than abortion and death; even THESE must provide the "by-the-way" information that abortion is an option, and here's where to go.
My initial reaction: "Whoa, you're asking for it. Here you are (California), having endured a horrible drought, and you go out of your way to tell GOD, the one who can change the weather (hello!) to basically stick it."
Of course, I know there are many in The Golden State who are far removed from the "in the year of our Lord" signers of the Constitution. And, giving no credence to the national motto or the deity oft mentioned and implored by Americans past, there is no "fear" associated with doing things that might bring His curse, rather than His blessing.
I get it.
I dearly hope, however, that there will be a "learning phase" somewhere along the downward spiral that is California.
AND, since this "whoa!" reaction comes with greater frequency these days, I think the acronym SDP should also take on the meaning "Some distance, please," to save space.
Yes, He can
God can change the weather
For those who bow and pray
But, saying we don't need Him
Well, enjoy your dusty day