Originally posted by Lightmare
What other "facts" are there? I see none. Do you have some kind of evidence that the church in question has done anything other than hold the
traditional view that most Christian churches hold in regards to homosexuality? If so then spit it out. If not, then stop trying to make accusations
that you have ZERO evidence for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No, I do not. THAT IS WHY I AM ASKING. The difference is that you have already decided that since you have not seen any evidence of wrongdoing, they
have done no wrong. You already decided the church was innocent based on NOTHING. I am still trying to find out why this church was targeted. I
already laid blame at the protesters. They were wrong, what else is there to say?
Now why is it so unfair of me to set my anger at them aside and then be curious as to why it was THIS church and not any other church?
Is it really so insane that here on ATS, I would question whether or not there is a reason this specific church was the target?
Given the fact that we know entire churches can be guilty of some rather heinous sins, it is not so far fetched for me to reserve jumping on the cross
for them until I know a little more about the church.
Like I said, I am glad that you are satisfied jumping to conclusions and feelig justified.
Let me tell you a lil story. I used to work with a sweet lil ol lady. Her husband was a retired minister. They were the cutest sweetes couple and
everyone in that town loved them. He was well known from working at the church. One day he was found beaten to death in his home. It did not take long
before they had the guy. Everyone went nuts. This is NY, use the death penalty finally. It was a big deal in that town that this punk pulled this crap
on this wonderful man. People were furious and wanted nothing less than the most vile of justices for this kid. It spread quickly to people that had
no idea who either man was but heard about the kind minister getting killed. Weeks went by with editorials and slanted articles and letters to the
editor spewing the kind of hate usually edited out. This man was scum and this minister was holier than Jesus for a short time here.
The problem came when the court proceedings revealed that the minister had been repeatedly raping this man from the age of 7 to 17. Of course that
revelation lead to the list
of other boys. Many that the church knew about but helped "hush up."
I am not justifying his getting beaten to death by any means. All I am saying is the before you jump on either side, perhaps you should stand across
the street for a little while and look at the entire situation. You just may find that both deserve scorn and neither is worthy of any defense.
Again, since you seem to miss it...I am not justifying or sticking up for this pink mafia or whatever. I am simply asking to know more about this
church since all churchs are different, there are plenty to choose from, there are no security guards here, and they did not do it to my church. So
why did they pick this church?
Is that not a fair question?