D L Henderson
3 min readFeb 14, 2024


Dear Lilith,

I am not about to endorse nor criticize an organization I know nothing about, but I certainly do not support anyone's agenda to create discriminatory laws against women, their medical rights, nor their expectation of privacy. Nor would I ever support legislating morality as is being attempted against various groups today.

I mean, who are we? Iran?

(Yet, if you think about it, all civil laws are based on some tenet of morality - even traffic laws.)

If "they’ve been trying to create a theocracy ruled by conservative Christianity in America for years." They are definitely not behaving with that footwashing state of mind demonstrated by Jesus and in the video. I doubt very much that they know Jesus and His teaching at all! For example, in John 18:36 - Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” - New International Version. No Christian should be trying to "get ahead" of Jesus. He is quite able to establish His theocracy in His own way and in His own time.

Such descriptions remind me of 1938 Nazi Germany, not as Jesus' loving servants - that is. if you have judged those Christians accurately. By the by, you are being way too judgmental.

Also, by the by, I think you have gotten carnal Christianity and political Conservatism confused. You are giving the first too much credit for intelligence and forethought, while giving too little warning of the cunning of the Conservatives. The Conservatives have their roots in the bygone days of Kings and Royalty. They want to rule over people, not govern for people.

Nevertheless, I watched the posted video, and I saw nothing offensive at all. You've heard the adage, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..." So, while I saw the beauty of reconciliation in the acts of servitude portrayed, not any of the ugliness we are witnessing all around us - a phenomenon which seems to have colored your world.

You and I seem to see things differently.

What I found offputting was your highly prejudiced and slanted "take." Your interpretation of the examples of those foot washings demonstrated not their bigotry, but yours.

Your continual premature judgment and unwarranted opinions are all premeditated and vituperative assaults on other people by which you are doing the same things that you find so offensive in those "others." You are contributing to the prevailing noxious environment separating people and suffocating intelligent discussion. You have become part of the problem, not part of the solution.

That leads to my last point: Your own bigotry and dogmatic intolerance. Lumping people into a group and labeling them all the same is no better than Southern Justice in the Structural Racism born from Slavery.

In my mind, that kind of makes you the same as any common Hypocrite or Bigot, doesn't it?

I can only take wild guesses to the source of your hate, but I feel sorry for you, because such hate divides you from knowing fellowship with other individuals and groups and from the benefits that do exist in knowing God, Jesus, and the Bible.

Here's an unbiased definition of foot washing: "The early Christian church introduced the custom to imitate the humility and selfless love of Jesus, who washed the feet of the Twelve Apostles at the Last Supper, the night before his Crucifixion. The practice of foot washing was originally an act of hospitality in Arabian homes, performed for guests (who wore sandals and walked on dusty roads) by a servant or the wife of the host." - https://www.britannica.com/topic/foot-washing



D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between