Sunday, August 19, 2007


The Service Crashers

Remember when anti-gay marriage forces were spreading the lie that, by approving gay marriage, we would force their particular religions into performing gay marriage, whether their doctrine was for or against it? It had to be said repeatedly by people who knew common sense and the Constitution that their religion was still theirs to practice as they saw fit, and that most gay people probably wouldn't barge into their churches and demand a marriage anyway.

Apparently, this doesn't quite work the other way around:

A conservative Christian values group has been interrupting services at two central Ohio churches to protest their support for homosexuality.

Minutemen United vowed to attend services every Sunday.

The group started its crusade when First Baptist Church in Granville hosted "Love Makes a Family," a traveling exhibit by the Family Diversity Project showing photos of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families.

Go on, Minutemen! Tell us why our individual right to worship is an affront to your individual right to worship:

Hurt said a man, who introduced himself as a minister from the New Beginnings Church in Warsaw, Ohio, started to give a sermon about how the church was acting against God's word by accepting homosexuals.

Members of Minutemen United also visited King Avenue United Methodist Church in Columbus that same morning, said the Rev. John Keeny.

"They rebuked me as a pastor for preaching that God's love is for everyone," Keeny said.

For parties like the Minutemen (and a good number amongst the political wing of the religious right), equality doesn't matter. They already have equality. What they want is supremacy. Anyone who voices any opinion counter to theirs must be browbeaten into submission.

And somewhere, God just shakes his head and washes his hands of all this shit.

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