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A federal appeals court dismissed a civil rights complaint by 11 Philadelphia Christians, ruling their First Amendment rights were trumped by the First Amendment rights of homosexuals at the city's taxpayer-funded "Outfest" celebration in 2004.
....it does seem somewhat contradictory to say that, on the one hand the Philly 11 had a constitutionally protected right to be present at the event and to speak, but then to also say that if the crowd does not like their message, the(y can be removed.)
1 Corinthians 1
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Christian rights = the rights to prevent strangers from doing with each other whatever they want.
And just how is a peaceful protest expressing a dissenting view doing "wrong on others?" If anyone is doing wrong, it is the people in pink who are blocking the path of the protesters and makling "jerks of themselves."
You speak of "the lost" and "they way" but you can't even recognize that antagonizing potential converts is bad PR.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Quoted with approval from an outside source: "A federal appeals court dismissed a civil rights complaint by 11 Philadelphia Christians, ruling their First Amendment rights were trumped by the First Amendment rights of homosexuals at the city's taxpayer-funded "Outfest" celebration in 2004 . . "
One thing glaringly absent from the self-proclaimed righteous is TOLERANCE. A civilizing feature notably lacking in the over-zealous. Tolerant they are not.