Mercedes stands up and dedicates Whitney Houston’s "I
Look to You" to Kurt, saying it’s a song about being in a very dark place
and turning to god for help. And she kicks that song’s ass to heaven and back,
Kurt gets up and says, "Thank you, Mercedes. Your voice
is stunning. But I don’t believe in god."
Shocked silence, then Tina asks, "What?"
"I think god is like Santa Claus for adults. Otherwise,
god’s kind of a jerk, isn’t he? I mean, he makes me gay and then has his
followers going around saying it’s something that I chose, as if someone would
choose to be mocked every single day of their lives. And right now I don’t want
a heavenly father. I want my real one back."
Mercedes is troubled. "Kurt, how do you know? You can’t
prove there’s no god."
"You can’t prove there isn’t a magic teapot floating
around the dark side of the moon with a dwarf inside of it that reads romance
novels and shoots lightning out of its boobs, but it seems pretty unlikely,
"Is God an evil dwarf?" whispers Brittany.
Quinn freaks out and says talking like that isn’t right, and
Kurt says he can’t believe something he doesn’t. "I appreciate your
thoughts. But I don’t want your prayers." And the diva departs.
Then we join our other diva, Sue Sylvester, with Will
and Principal Figgins. She’s picked up Glee Club’s
"spirituality" week on her hidden surveillance cameras, and she’s got
a problem with it. "This is a public school," she says. "And
there’s this little thing called ‘separation of church and state,’ which
happens to be the pillar of a functioning civil society."
Mr. Figgins and Will implore her to be more understanding,
and Will reminds her that Kurt is going through a tough time and needs all the
help he can get.
"Well, William, if your kids want to praise Jesus in
class, then I suggest they enroll at Sweet Holy Mother of God Academy
on I Love Jesus Street, but not here. This country is not a monarchy, William;
trust me, I’ve tried. And as much as I enjoy giving you impromptu civics
lessons, I’ve got work to do." And our other diva also departs.