This story coming out of my home state of Michigan is more than a little disturbing:
A gay anarchist group infiltrated the Mt. Hope Church in Eaton County Sunday morning, disrupting a service by pulling a fire alarm, dropping leaflets and yelling at parishioners, a pastor said.
Sharing a report from one of the attending church members, the blog Right Michigan paints an even uglier picture to contrast with the church’s active and productive role in the community:
Mount Hope, for the record, is an evangelical, bible believing church whose members provide free 24 hour counseling, prayer lines, catastrophic care for families dealing with medical emergencies, support groups for men, women and children dealing with a wide variety of life’s troubles, crisis intervention, marriage ministries, regular, organized volunteer work in and around the city, missions in dozens of countries across the globe, a construction ministry that has built over 100 churches, schools, orphanages and other projects all over the world and an in-depth prison ministry that reaches out, touches and helps the men and women the rest of society fears the most. They also teach respect for all human life and the Biblical sanctity of marriage as an institution between one man and one woman.
This is what Michigan liberals label a “radical right wing establishment,” and over 30 of them showed up in force yesterday. Wearing secret-service style ear pieces and microphones they received the “go” from their ringleader and off they went.
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.
You can read the rest for yourself. Blue Collar Muse had his own strong reaction, concluding:
I expect this sort of thing to be more common until people learn that yelling obscenities in a crowded congregation and defiling objects of worship are no more protected speech under the 1st Amendment than the proverbial cry of â€œFireâ€ in a crowded theater.
On this point he’s exactly right, you know. The group that perpetrated the act is the Left-wing equivalent of these hatemongers. Civilized society ought to be disgusted by the behavior of both. The freedom to bury the dead – especially a fallen soldier – and to have a peaceful church service should be respected, honored, and upheld. Learn to disagree in peace. Enough said.
I just hope this isn’t the start of some sort of trend. Meanwhile, the Mount Hope pastor summed it up well:
â€œMt. Hope Church struggles to follow Christâ€™s example of loving the sinner and not the sin,â€ he said.