Christians Gone Wild
Several weeks ago, the mayor of Fr. Lauderdale held a press conference for his crusade against gay folks. He was armed with men in paramilitary outfits from a local fundamentalist church.
The sight of seeing a politician surrounded by a posse, one engaged in in a spiritual revival against "the depth of sexual sin in Broward County," is astonishing. The best statement summarizing this was from indy catholic bishop Bruce Simpson who said "I'm going to be ill."
"Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman. Those who practice them are insane, satanic and are not fit to live.." Anglican Bishop of Uyo, Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama. I'll let the words speak for themselves. Should the Anglican communion survive? I can't say yes anymore.
And a group called "soulwinners" decided to evangelize UNC Chapel Hill. I'm sure most folks in colleges have come across traveling evangelists who come to these campuses to say the most awful things against students.
While volumes have been written on this subject I still marvel at how religion can be used in ways that are so destructive to one's self and others. The burden of religious faith for those of us seeking something different, is to figure out how one relates to this.