Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Yeah right. More like fundamentalists carrying signs that were hostile to Arabs and then shooting it on video to say "Aww look at us. They attacked us because we're Christian"
NO ONE IS BUYING THAT STORY ! THIS AINT 1934
They attacked them because they were disrupting their festival with hate filled rhetoric and xenophobic material on the signs they were carrying.
unreal, I cannot believe you said that. Did you even WATCH the video? My god..
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by doobydoll
It doesn't happen in the US, at least not to the degree that fundie Christian groups do it. And yes, I have said several times already, the fundies have the right to say what they say, they shouldn't say these things, they should leave people alone,but they have the right....up to a point and I think they crossed that line. The law generally doesn't look too fondly on inciting and that is exactly what these fundies did. I promise you that if anyone got in my childs face and told him the prophet of his God was a child molesting murderer, it would be far worse than a water bottle. You do not threaten a childs peace of mind nor their ability to attend an event freely.
All that said, were any dopey elected official to try and use these morons to silence free speech I would stand with them to fight it, regardless of how much they disgust me.
Originally posted by Eidolon23
Holy crap, that poor effing cop. He is calm, reasonable and his priorities are in the right place: "We need to go, because you know this is just going to escalate... I am here to protect everyone's rights... One of your people is going to get hurt, or one of the crowd, or one of my guys is going to get hurt."
At one point, the ringleader of the Christian group (though their signs proclaim some distinctly un-Christian sentiments), claims that he observed police officers turning their backs when bottles were being thrown. You know what? If that was the case, I truly do not blame them.
If someone decided to slather themselves up in honey and march into a bear pit holding a sign that says, "Bears sux!" and then demanded to be protected, well... Buddy, maybe you shouldn't be starting shhh and then crying for Daddy Law Enforcement to save your dumb ass.
Originally posted by Nspekta
reply to post by TrueAmerican
From a little while ago,
Christian missionary group with pig's head taunt Arab-Americans at Dearborn festival
Text Tensions flared Friday evening at the annual Arab International Festival in Dearborn as members of some Christian missionary groups — including one called the Bible Believers — taunted Arab Americans with a pig’s head and signs that promoted hatred of Islam.“You’re gonna burn in hell,” one missionary shouted at a group of young Arab-American boys listening to him speak on Warren Avenue, where the festival takes place.
Some of the signs the missionaries held read: "Islam is a religion of blood and murder" and "Muhammad (Islam's prophet) is a ... liar, false prophet, murderer, child molesting pervert
If this is the same group, and I'm sure it is, They werent there just for fun, they had a cause. They were spouting hate. They were carrying a freakin' pigs head! Do they deserved to be stoned?
Originally posted by iIuminaIi
What a ridiculous thread and rather unproffesional move by members for putting on front page and that is intentionally to cause a stirr and curry favour to dumb christians on ATS.edit on 27-6-2012 by iIuminaIi because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by doobydoll
Personally I can't stand all this extreme religious stuff.
I can't understand why people can't follow and worship their chosen religion privately, like at home or something. That way they can't get on anyone's nerves and subjecting others to it.
Why do they have to preach from the rooftops?
We don't all want to hear/see it/suffer it, me included - what about our right to NOT be subjected to it? That's what I'd like to know
Originally posted by DoctorMobius
reply to post by getreadyalready
Right to peaceably assemble? Silly me, I forgot that right doesn't extend to Christians anymore.
what about our right to NOT be subjected to it? That's what I'd like to know