Wednesday, March 28, 2007
In spite of my personal belief that organized Christianity is a cultural failure, I admire these folks for trying. If only the people they were trying to reach actually read the Bible and tried to live their lives in accordance with the principles set forth by Jesus. Every time the Soulforce activists are arrested, or even visit one of these parachristian extremist training camps [such as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary led by Albert Mohler, Jr, the guy who advocates "treating" gay or lesbian fetuses with maternal hormone patches], it ensures a flurry of local media attention and even some national attention. This forces the extremists and the local warlords who habor them to expend money on extra police and court time. This is money that otherwise would be spent discriminating against and persecuting people with whom they disagree.