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YOKED    4'?m2f Missionary dating: unequally yoked 

LIZ -- (enters, begins crossing, sees Amy, covers face) Oh oh!
(turns tries to exit unseen)

AMY -- (enters reading a book, looks up) Elizabeth! How are
you?!

LIZ -- (freezes, doesn't turn) Fine. I'm fine. Listen, I have to
be somewhere. (tries to exit)

AMY -- Say, I waved at you in the mall last night. Didn't you
see me?

LIZ -- The mall?

AMY -- Yes. That was you I saw outside of the movie theaters
last night, wasn't it?

LIZ -- (stops, reluctantly, mumbles to self briefly, turns) Me?

AMY -- Yes.

LIZ -- Oh, yes. I guess I was at the mall last night.

AMY -- I thought you looked right at me. But when I waved...

LIZ -- ...Listen, I'd love to chat, but I have to be somewhere.
(turns)

AMY -- Who was that guy you were with?

LIZ -- (freezes, grimaces) Guy? What guy?

AMY -- The guy who was holding your hand.

LIZ -- He... I... don't think you know him. See ya... (steps
toward exit)

AMY -- That was Brad Johnson, wasn't it?

LIZ -- (freezes, deep breath) Yes. (turns) Listen, I'm running a
little late, (points over shoulder) I really have to go. (turns)

AMY -- Elizabeth, Brad Johnson is an atheist.

LIZ -- (freezes, deep breath) Is he really?

AMY -- He is unless he renounced his belief since last week.

LIZ -- (turns) Oh, well, we don't talk about religion much.
Listen, can we talk about this some other time? I.... (points
over shoulder)

AMY -- No.

LIZ -- No?

AMY -- No.

LIZ -- You're not going to make a big deal out of this, are you?

AMY -- Out of what?

LIZ -- Being unequally yoked with an unbeliever.

AMY -- Are you being unequally yoked with an unbeliever?

LIZ -- It was just one date. I...

AMY -- ...How many dates?

LIZ -- Alright it was four dates. What's the big deal?!

AMY -- I have a better question.

LIZ -- What's that?

AMY -- Why would you want to develop and nurture a friendship
with a person who despises the one thing that you hold most dear
in your life?

LIZ -- Well, I wouldn't say that Brad DESPISES...

AMY -- ...You were at the same party I was last week when Brad
Johnson declared that "God is just a crutch for weak minded
people." Weren't you?

LIZ -- Yes, I suppose I was.

AMY -- So, I repeat the question: Why would you want to develop
and nurture a friendship with a person who despises the one
thing that you hold most dear in your life?

LIZ -- I... I'd rather not say.

AMY -- Is it because he's a great kisser?

LIZ -- I should have never told you that.

AMY -- Well, that's true, isn't it?

LIZ -- You've heard of missionary dating, haven't you?

AMY -- You don't really think you're going to convert Brad
Johnson by dating him, do you?

LIZ -- It's possible.

AMY -- What's MORE possible is that his atheist ways will 
pollute your desire to pursue your religious beliefs.

LIZ -- That won't happen.

AMY -- I think it's already happening.

LIZ -- What do you mean?

AMY -- What I mean is you're avoiding your Christian friends so
you won't have to answer embarrassing questions. Right away, the
scales are tipped in favor of HIS religion, instead of yours.

LIZ -- (deep breath) I hate it when you're right. You're not the
only Christian friend I've been avoiding. I purposely missed
midweek service to avoid confrontations. I'm even lying about
it. I don't really have anywhere I have to be right now. I was
just... (turns) Wait a minute. I do too...

AMY -- Where are you going?

LIZ -- (exiting) I have to tell Brad Johnson I can't be 
unequally yoked with an unbeliever.

AMY -- (follows) Wait for me. I'll go with you for moral
support.
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