The Corner

A Distinction with a Difference

Jonah has written about the jokes Obama told last night. I’d like to add a word.

Commenting on his relationship with Joe Biden, he said, “We’ve gotten so close that some places in Indiana won’t serve us pizza anymore.”

I realize it’s just a joke. A joke told on a jokey evening. It’s a good joke, too. Funny. “Lighten up,” right?

But still: That pizzeria, Memories, did not refuse to serve gays. They’re happy to serve gays. The owner and his daughter said they would not cater a gay wedding (not that a pizzeria has ever been asked to cater a wedding, to my knowledge).

Does it matter? Yeah, a little, even on a jokey evening. (Sounds like the title of a Frost poem, almost.)

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