posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 04:34 PM
We cannot be certain what preceeded the video in question, the motivation of the camera operator, or indeed the motivation in even going to the event
for the preachers involved.
I am a Christian, and in my expirience the best place to be in order to be of the most use to God, is to carry light with you when you walk in
darkness, so I am not saying that if a place is one in which Gods word is misunderstood, or ignored, one should just avoid it. I spent waaayyy to many
days in the bar for that to wash with me.
But there is a difference between being where you are needed, as an agent of God, and being there as an agent of a politicised organisation which
attempts to inflict its problems on everyone else. These so called preachers could have merely attended the festival with the intent of sharing the
positive atmosphere, and just being there, should anyone have found themselves needing a spiritual boost, something to make them think, reach thier
hearts and souls.
I have lost count of the times where I have been walking in dark places, and had people come to me with questions, problems, needs, sorrows, guilts
and fears. When they have asked me for help, I do not quote the Bible at them. I do use information from the Bible, but the best way to access a
person, help them when they are really boned, is not to try and recruit them with a Bible study class (I can think of nothing more tedious quite
frankly). The best way to help people, is to HELP them, not preach at them, not lambast them, not demean them or thier beliefs, but to actually help
them, when they ask for it, and not before.
Any preacher who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves. Marching about with a placard, shouting chapter and verse as if fire might start to issue
forth from your outstretched hand, staring at people with eyes so wide that they are in danger of decompression... it is all so much flim flam, a
sideshow, a gimmick, utilised by those who are so narcissistic as to imagine themselves as a font for all the purifying flame of the Holy Spirit, who
believe themselves perfect enough to cast stones at sinners. What they forget is that even the best of us are sinners by the standards of God, of
Jesus Christ. What they forget is that they have no place to comment on the actions of others, nor to militate against them, without considering
themselves perfect, in direct contravention of GODS word, Jesus's deeds, and flying in the face of the power of the Holy Spirit, not aligned with it.
These preachers were not there to save souls. They were not there to do anything other than make a political point, by showing up with all the bells
and whistles, and making a show of attempting to commune with homosexuals, while setting them up to look bad. This is why there is a difference
between true faith, and the sort of belief that has a person visit a building on a Sunday, and listen to what some mortal fool says when they are
stood behind a lectern.