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The Devil Can Cite Scripture For His Purpose

To the Dove World Outreach Center and Westboro Baptist Church

At the Sunday gospel meeting
Coded words of hate repeating
Welcome in if you're Caucasian
Enter not if black or Asian

Sheeple purple Kool-Aid drinking 
For the ones who do their thinking
Giving up their right to question
For a soothing mind possession

You'll take no vino with the host
It might offend the Holy Ghost
So you'll save your Ray-Bans for
The covered drive-thru liquor store

Come sit upon the front row pews
Be born again to hate the Jews
All brother this and sister that
Unless you wear a bishop's hat

You handle snakes and speak in tongues
But you can't even spell in one
You know a single Spanish phrase
And that's "Habla usted ingles?"

You can abuse that Venezuelan
While you worship Sarah Palin
Who can stoke your fiery yearning
For a little Koran burning

You're the lily of the valley
At the LGBT rally
In the spirit charismatic
And the gun on automatic

Time to do some holy rolling
Just outside your place of polling
In each verse and chapter quoting
Clear instructions for your voting

* Title is from The Merchant of Venice - Act 1, Scene 3

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/23/2014 4:24:00 PM
Roy, I heartily enjoyed all the clever and poetic invectives you hurled verse by verse with this one.Enthralling all the put-downs of all the off-puts and very right reverends of erroneous doctrine. Overall, this is magnificent. And congratulations too.
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Date: 5/22/2014 8:42:00 AM
Thoughtful, clever and wonderful writing Roy - Congrats!
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Date: 5/22/2014 1:21:00 AM
taunting , beautiful piece that provokes, roy.. special kudos to you for a top award.. huggs
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Date: 5/21/2014 10:32:00 PM
Great write Roy,,, i really love this quote,,,n what a wonderful way to make it true,,, congrats on huge win !
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Date: 5/21/2014 10:30:00 PM
Great write Roy,,, i really love this quote,,,n what a wonderful way to make it true,,, congrats on huge win !
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Date: 5/21/2014 5:51:00 PM
What an awesome read, and win indeed :) Thank you for sharing
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Date: 5/21/2014 3:16:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win, Sir Jerden!!! :O))
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Date: 5/21/2014 9:44:00 AM
Roy, I like the Sarah Palin, verse... Congrats, in Frank's contest... SKAT
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Date: 5/17/2014 10:05:00 AM
Roy, I think you pretty well skewered and roasted them all. Great win.
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Date: 5/17/2014 8:01:00 AM
I'm not aware of the contest but I am aware of a brilliant piece when I read it. This is an outstanding piece. I am truly impressed. Which poem did you enter into Charlottes contest ???
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Roy Jerden
Date: 5/17/2014 8:56:00 AM
Merci, mon ami. The one in Charlotte's contest was Poetic Typing. It was a burlesque, meant to to break the rules, hopefully in a funny way. Cheers, Roy
Date: 5/16/2014 11:57:00 PM
This poem is so awesome Roy. Written with your stylish lambent wit. I loved it! Congratulations on your WELL deserved Number One spot!
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Date: 5/16/2014 10:43:00 PM
Very powerful words of truth. You are not afraid to tell it like it is, and I admire that. Well done, Roy! Congratulations on a first place win!
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Date: 5/16/2014 7:16:00 AM
Congratulations on your first place win with this amazing write! lori
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Date: 5/16/2014 6:10:00 AM
This gave me the chills to read, Roy, because it is so darn spot on! Congrats on you big win. Luv, Su
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Date: 5/16/2014 12:03:00 AM
This has to be one of my favorite poems now. I love it and congratulations!
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Date: 5/15/2014 9:05:00 PM
Wow!!! You tell it like it is! way to go Roy. Congrat's on your OH SO WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE. Lainie
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Date: 5/15/2014 8:48:00 PM
wowowow, now i see how you got such a high placement. this is brilliant, my friend absolutely among the best I saw on the list just now. congrats for a very well deserved win. Love the Sara palin line. Did you ever see that hilarious movie where this English dude pretends to be from Kakakistan and visits the US as though doing a documentary. The churches he visited were SO much like these described here.
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Roy Jerden
Date: 5/15/2014 9:02:00 PM
You're thinking of Borat with Sacha Cohen. He is outrageous. I almost couldn't watch all his next movie, Bruno, because of some the outrageous parts.
Date: 5/15/2014 7:22:00 PM
Roy your poem nailed a lot of truth in its telling, I learned a long time ago you can't reason with insanity..congrats on a well deserved win
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Date: 5/15/2014 6:58:00 PM
A first place win, well earned. A wonderful wisdom filled piece. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 5/15/2014 4:39:00 PM
You brought down some hell, fire, and brimstone on those who quote Christ while hating the creations of God. It's brilliant poetry Roy, congrats on your winner!
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