Mar 30

Ruthless tactics on the part of the faithful

I get tired of Christians.

So far in the past week we have seen kidnappings*:

Teenagers at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Middletown, Pa., were surprised when they attended a youth group meeting at the church on March 21 and were ambushed by what seemed to be real kidnappers.

Adults, including an off-duty cop, brandished weapons and put bags over the heads of the children, ages 13 through 18, and forced them into a church van. The group was driven to the home of an assistant pastor, who was presented before the group with a seemingly bloodied and bruised face, according to Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo.

We have seen documented evidence of their divide and conquer strategy:

It sounds like a riff of the popular Proposition 8 talking point where the passage of the anti-gay marriage bill was partially pinned to African American voters in California.  “No politician wants to take up and push an issue that splits the base of the party,” NOM writes, and adds in another passage obtained by the HRC: “Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage … provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots.”

We have seen them harass the children of an abortion clinic’s landlord.

But his tormentors crossed the line last fall when a big group showed up at his daughter’s middle school on the first day of classes and again at back-to-school night. They had signs displaying his name and contact information as well as those gory images of the fetuses.

And they call us immoral.

*These were real kidnappings. I refuse to call them faked.

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