Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Homosexual Advocates Infiltrate, then Disrupt Worship Service

Mainstream media refuse to report Sunday's undercover commando raid of a Michigan church

In the wake of Christian efforts, one American state at a time, to protect against a redefinition of marriage, militant leftists are stepping up their attacks on conservative churches.

UPDATE 5/15/09: Lawsuit filed against militants

NewsBusters reports their analysis of the few local news sources that covered the story with little criticism of the harassers, and the absence of any reporting nationally:

Belaboring what is by now terribly predictable: A Google News search at 11 AM ET [11/12/08] for November 8-12 returned 14 results, none of which were Old Media sources outside of Michigan. The New York Times . . . as expected, has nothing relevant.
Below are excerpts with links to eye-witness reports of the incident, including from the perpetrators. It's disappointing to read that despite the harassment, the hateful chants against the Christians, and the pulling of the fire alarm, the authorities arrested no one.

The Right Michigan report includes this:

On Sunday, November 9, 2008 . . . at Lansing's Mount Hope Church.

Prayer had just finished when men and women stood up in pockets across the congregation, on the main floor and in the balcony. "Jesus was gay," they shouted among other profanities and blasphemies as they rushed the stage. Some forced their way through rows of women and kids to try to hang a profane banner from the balcony while others began tossing fliers into the air. Two women made their way to the pulpit and began to kiss.

The "open minded" and "tolerant" liberals ran down the aisles and across the pews, hoping against hope to catch a "right winger" on tape daring to push back (none did). And just in case their camera missed the target, they had a reporter in tow. According to a source inside the church yesterday there was a "journalist" from the Lansing City Pulse along for the ride .....
Here's, in part, what the perpetrators, calling themselves "Bash Back" had to say:

The Mount Hope Church is a deplorable, anti-queer mega-church in Lansing, Michigan.
Bash Back! ain’t down with that. And so on Sunday November 9th, about thirty radical queers from Lansing, Chicago, Memphis and Milwaukee disrupted the church’s most well-attended sermon.

[We] began demonstrating outside the church. The group was extremely loud and wildly offensive.

The demonstration drew a majority of Mount Hope’s security staff outside to watch them.
Meanwhile, with the guards pre-occupied by the distraction, over a dozen queers had put on their Sunday-best and infiltrated the church’s congregation. At the signal that the guards had been lured outside, the infiltrators sprung into action.

Upon hearing the loud interruption, other affinity groups went into action. A team that had been hiding under the pews in the closed-off balcony dropped a banner and pulled back the curtains to reveal “IT’S OKAY TO BE GAY! BASH BACK!”.
Another group threw over a thousand fliers to the entirety of the congregation. The fire alarm was pulled. Queers began making out in front of the pastor. And within a matter of minutes, everyone had evaded the guards and made their escapes.

Let it be known: So long as bigots kill us in the streets, this pack of wolves will continue to BASH BACK!