It might sound like we're condemning people but we're not we're just preaching the Bible

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It might sound like we're condemning people but we're not we're just preaching the Bible

A GAY and lesbian rally against homophobia in Adelaide has ended in violence after it was crashed by Christian protesters, with one person being removed by police.

About 200 people gathered outside parliament today to rally in support of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia when members of the Adelaide Street Church showed up.

Rally organiser Jason Virgo said one woman was pushed out of her wheelchair and police had to be called.

"A small number of right-wing Christians came out and started waving their flags and getting in people's faces, yelling quite loudly, some of them got in a bit of a fight," Mr Virgo said..

"(They had) signs saying 'God hates sinners' ... no sign should say 'God hates'.

"It's an International Day Against Homophobia and for them to come to us and come to our rally and say things which we find homophobic, it's disrespectful.

"We would never go to their church and disrupt things the way they did today."

The Street Church's Damien Gloury said the preachers were mobbed and hit for proclaiming their Christian message.

"We're just preaching the Bible, we're quoting the bible and it says that homosexuality is a sin," he told the ABC.

"We thought we would go out and not try to disrupt because we do love everybody, it might sound like we're condemning people but we're not we're just preaching the Bible.

"We've been mobbed, we've been hit, our banners have been thrown down and these people have been hating our guts just for proclaiming the Christian message in this nation and that's what it's about."

A spokeswoman for South Australia Police said one person had to be removed by police for breach of peace, but no arrests were made.

 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/gays-christians-clash-at-adelaide-protest-rally/story-fn3dxity-1226055973929

 

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I wonder why

I wonder why every religion is so obsessed with sex and particularly gays ? They must have some seriously repressed issues going on.

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harleysportster wrote:I

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I wonder why every religion is so obsessed with sex and particularly gays ? They must have some seriously repressed issues going on.

If an omniscient, omnipotent God were to exist, I would suspect that there are a lot of things to worry about than one person's sexual thoughts or practices.

Especially since God created sex, and those sexual thoughts, and made possible all of those acts. It seems He would have known about it in advance of creating it, and if He didn't want that, to do it differently.

Unless, of course, in all of His omniscience and omnipresence, He chooses to focus on watching and listening to all of the raunchy stuff.

Maybe THAT'S why God hates people watching pornography. It's something reserved for God alone, and porn viewers are encroaching on His territory.

LOL  Maybe heaven is nothing more than God letting YOU see His porn collection throughout eternity!

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Atheistextremist wrote:"God

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"God hates sinners"

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"We thought we would go out and not try to disrupt because we do love everybody, it might sound like we're condemning people but we're not we're just preaching the Bible."

 

Douchebaggery by proxy. You wanna express loathing, do it openly and not behind The Cloth™.

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"We've been mobbed, we've been hit, our banners have been thrown down and these people have been hating our guts just for proclaiming the Christian message in this nation and that's what it's about."

 

 

Then there's this - we are proclaiming a message of hate yet our brains are too small to comprehend why people have reacted with outrage over our hateful banners. And I love this: "hating our guts just for proclaiming the christian message..."

If there's anything that pleases me it's that these people received the treatment they deserved - unbridled hostility. It's past time ordinary people reacted to theistic hate crimes with an emphatic and voluble rejection.

Tolerance for intolerance has gone on long enough.  

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BethK wrote:If an

BethK wrote:

If an omniscient, omnipotent God were to exist, I would suspect that there are a lot of things to worry about than one person's sexual thoughts or practices.

Especially since God created sex, and those sexual thoughts, and made possible all of those acts. It seems He would have known about it in advance of creating it, and if He didn't want that, to do it differently.

Unless, of course, in all of His omniscience and omnipresence, He chooses to focus on watching and listening to all of the raunchy stuff.

Maybe THAT'S why God hates people watching pornography. It's something reserved for God alone, and porn viewers are encroaching on His territory.

LOL  Maybe heaven is nothing more than God letting YOU see His porn collection throughout eternity!

Hehe. Good points. I like that.

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BethK wrote:harleysportster

BethK wrote:

harleysportster wrote:

I wonder why every religion is so obsessed with sex and particularly gays ? They must have some seriously repressed issues going on.

If an omniscient, omnipotent God were to exist, I would suspect that there are a lot of things to worry about than one person's sexual thoughts or practices.

Especially since God created sex, and those sexual thoughts, and made possible all of those acts. It seems He would have known about it in advance of creating it, and if He didn't want that, to do it differently.

Unless, of course, in all of His omniscience and omnipresence, He chooses to focus on watching and listening to all of the raunchy stuff.

Maybe THAT'S why God hates people watching pornography. It's something reserved for God alone, and porn viewers are encroaching on His territory.

LOL  Maybe heaven is nothing more than God letting YOU see His porn collection throughout eternity!

again, i'm reminded of the family guy episode where god is telling adam and eve not to go near the tree of knowledge, and the camera pans back and reveals that god has an enormous porn stash behind the tree.

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7 billion people will NOT

7 billion people will NOT always agree or always make rational claims. It is just as absurd for an atheist to drive for a utopia that wont happen as it would when we rightfully reject theist's utopias.

No one who has any compassion for others should deny human rights, even the right to make irrational claims. We don't condemn humans. We might condemn their actions or their claims.

Without the ability to question or even blaspheme something our species will always be doomed to the tribalism as being the unfortunate REAL side affect of evolution being the default, rather than making empathy and compassion the default, which we can achieve more of.

All humans like the right to bitch. What we should not do is set up taboos to avoid conflict. What we can do realistically is foster the idea that no matter what is said our common ground as a species is wanting to be free from the physical harm of others.

Which is why when someone blames the Florida pastor instead of the real criminals, I get highly upset. You have the right to be a dick and an asshole. You do not have the right to murder someone over the mere offense of being offended.

 

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You know, as a gay man I am

You know, as a gay man I am really offended by this type of action and it really gets on my nerves that everyone is so worried about stepping on religions large toes to do anything about it. Now don't get me wrong I don't mean like bomb churches but there are in my experience far too Atheists making public examples of what christianity is and what it does to people. I feel like if it were more out there in the common media and in peoples faces they would be more likely to see logic and reason rather then blind faith.