Yeah. So this happened, apparently.
A Nebraskan woman named Sylvia Driskell has just filed a lawsuit that will go down in history. Or not.
Driskell is suing gay people for being gay. Not a specific gay couple, mind you. Gay people. Like, all of them.
I once talked about my take on Russia’s gay laws in this post.
But Driskell is aiming higher! She wants the court to clearly rule that homosexuality is, in fact, a sin. I do believe it was the eleventh commandment that unequivocally stated, “Thou shalt not gay!” Now it’s just a minor matter of getting a quick official ruling.
This is delightfully ambitious, for a number of reasons:
1. Driskell is single-handedly taking on a sizable chunk of the world’s population.
2. She believes to be the ambassador for God himself and also for Jesus Christ, because at that point—why not?
3. She’s convinced that the US District Court of Omaha is equipped to make a definitive judgement on God’s behalf.
4. Her filing consists of seven pages of handwritten text. Seven. Pages. Of handwritten text.
Who uses handwritten anything in 2015?! How many people still know how to write by hand? How many have the sheer willpower to go through that much handwriting? The last time I tried a handwritten assignment, I passed out from exhaustion midway through the second paragraph and eventually slipped into a coma that I’m not entirely sure I have even returned from. Say what you want, but that’s goddamn impressive!
Now, I’m pretty sure that nothing will come out of this. First, there’s a clear separation of church and state in America. Second, being gay is not a criminal offense. Third, the whole lawsuit is more batshit insane than a stranger on the bus pelting other passengers with tiny Pokemon figurines made out of ferret hair. OK, no, that ferret hair thing is crazier. Still, Driskell, don’t expect anyone to take your nutbaggy letter seriously. You’re no celestial ambassador. You don’t even have the special cape!
On the other hand, I would love to see an official response from a real judge. In handwriting. That’d be fantastic.
Granted, there’s a good chance this letter is a prank and there is no Sylvia Driskell in the first place. But guess what? The joke’s on you, anonymous prankster. You’re the one who had to sit through the ordeal of writing seven pages of text by hand.
Enjoy your coma.
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Where do you find this stuff my young brilliant friend?!!! Hilarious.
Truth is- the story without your commentary is just, well, stupid.
Add in Daniel Nest commentary… and I’m roaring!!! You write humor brilliantly. (I’ve just used the word brilliant twice in one comment. Now three times. Hope I’m not making you blush.)
Well, we can only hope that it’s at least a brilliant blush!
People are ridiculous. Thou shalt not gay indeed–sheesh.
But thankfully their ridiculousness is good joke fodder!
Haha! I love writing by hand actually, fortunately I only use my powers for good 😀
But seriously……that lady… UGH. smh, the crazy is strong with this one.
I think I would have enjoyed writing by hand a lot more if my handwriting didn’t resemble hieroglyphics scribbled under duress by a man having a seizure.
And yup, I sense much cuckoo in her!
I heard mention of this on the news yesterday, and all I could do was shake my head and turn off the TV. Why the news would even justify the ridiculous act with air time is beyond me. But hey, just goes to show what worthwhile things get posed to our justice system in the US.
As for the handwritten letter, I’m as horrified as you. I’ve gone to making to-do lists on my phone. My handwriting can no longer be trusted. Am I the only one who gets finger cramps?…
I never trust my handwriting. Then again, I will never trust anyone whose handwriting wasn’t borne out of necessity. Anyone with impeccable, calligraphic handwriting is either a 10th-century scribe or a serial killer. Or both.
Perhaps juries should start looking at murder suspects’ handwriting…