Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ah tolerance!

The forces of "tolerance" are out in full swing, even in hotbeds of radicalism like...central Michigan? From the Lansing State Journal...

Gay rights protesters disrupt Sunday service

People threw fliers, shouted slogans at Delta Township church

DELTA TWP. - A radical gay rights group is claiming responsibility for a protest Sunday at Mount Hope Church in Delta Township.

Protesters who entered the Creyts Road church along with worshippers surprised the congregation when they stood up during the service, threw fliers at churchgoers and shouted slogans such as "It's OK to be gay," and "Jesus was a homo," according to David Williams, communications director at the church. His father, Dave Williams, is the church's longtime pastor. He was not preaching at the church Sunday.

Another group of protesters demonstrated outside the church at the same time as the indoor protest.

The Eaton County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene Sunday but no arrests were made.

In a released statement, David Williams said churchgoers were unclear as to the purpose of the demonstration.

A Lansing group affiliated with a radical gay organization known as Bash Back, formed to protest the Republican and Democratic national conventions earlier this year, put out a call on the Internet on Oct. 7 for activists to come to a "radical queer convergence" in Lansing on Nov. 7-9.

A posting on its MySpace page declared the convergence a "fierce success."

Now if a bunch of Christian interrupt a "gay marriage" ceremony, you can be sure that the condemnation would be swift and severe. But in 2008 it is perfectly permissible to disrupt religious services, deface religious property and threaten and block entrance to houses of worship as long as you are on the side of "tolerance". Of course the problem is the amorphous nature of that word, which has come down to this: anyone who believes strongly in something that I don't believe in is "intolerant". Makes for a nice way to shut down conversation. I especially like the declaration that it was a "fierce success". In what way? How is a success "fierce"? Do they think that lots of people at that church are suddenly sympathetic to their cause? This was nothing more than a vulgar, narcissistic display glorifying sin.

From RightMichigan...

The lefties were a part of a liberal organization known as Bash Back Lansing and their collection of radical blogs, including one of the state's most widely read "mainstream" progressive blogs (and none which will receive a link on this website) called on "queers and trannies" from across the state and the region to converge on Lansing for what they refer to as an "action." While many of the members claim to be anarchists (they drove on roads, ate non-garden grown foods, printed materials on products created by government protected free markets, wore clothing, talk incessantly about "organization," etc etc etc) their broader goal is stated plainly on one of their lefty blogs.

"I can tell you that we are targeting a well-known anti-queer, anti-choice radical right wing establishment."

Mount Hope, for the record, is an evangelical, bible believing church whose members provide free 24 hour counseling, prayer lines, catastrophic care for families dealing with medical emergencies, support groups for men, women and children dealing with a wide variety of life's troubles, crisis intervention, marriage ministries, regular, organized volunteer work in and around the city, missions in dozens of countries across the globe, a construction ministry that has built over 100 churches, schools, orphanages and other projects all over the world and an in-depth prison ministry that reaches out, touches and helps the men and women the rest of society fears the most. They also teach respect for all human life and the Biblical sanctity of marriage as an institution between one man and one woman.

This is what Michigan liberals label a "radical right wing establishment," and over 30 of them showed up in force yesterday. Wearing secret-service style ear pieces and microphones they received the "go" from their ringleader and off they went.

This is the struggle we are in, and make no mistake the enemy we face is not these poor deluded homosexuals. It is the great Enemy that has been sowing strife and evil since the Garden. These people are lost and dead in their sins, and it is up to Christians to not knuckle under to these sorts of tactics, but instead to all the more boldly declare Christ and Him crucified. There is no hope in the homosexual lifestyle and that needs to be made lovingly but boldly declared to these people.

1 comment:

Bethany W. said...

You said that "There is no hope in the homosexual lifestyle and that needs to be made lovingly by boldly declared..."

I perfectly agree, but what does that look like? How do we do this? Any ideas?