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4 Minnesota Churches Vandalized With "Jesus Was Gay" Posters

 

The press report buries the fact that the message posted at these churches involved homosexuality and four out of the five churches publicly support the Marriage Protection Amendment:

Police are searching for the person responsible for vandalizing multiple churches in Buffalo, Minn., over the weekend.

The Buffalo Police Department responded to incidents at several local churches between Saturday and Monday, with four of those incidents involving placement of handwritten posters containing inflammatory messages.

Police found damage to church buildings at five locations. Police say nothing in the posters left behind referenced the upcoming marriage amendment vote, but most of the churches targeted define marriage as between a man and a woman.

... Rob Jarvis, pastor of Hosanna Lutheran, said he found a poster depicting Jesus as being gay.

“It was (the suspect’s) idea of Jesus and then describing homosexual acts, and things like that,” Jarvis said, as his church’s doors were busted out 24 hours later.

19 Comments

  1. Michael Ejercito
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    If some Christians were to storm a gay rights center and kill people in reaction to this, whose fault would it be?

  2. Paul McMichael
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Wouldn't that be a disproportionate reaction?Culpability always lies first with the perpetrator.

  3. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    I hope these churches take their time in repairing their damaged buildings. This vandalism provides proof of the assertion that the opposition is comprised of an inordinate number of adults who never outgrew their juvenile delinquency.

  4. Posted September 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Well done Michael! Irony at its finest!

  5. Julio Garcia
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    LOL. Don't you love the homofascist's tolerance and love agenda?

  6. Posted September 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    To show how inclusive, diverse, and open minded they are, will activists vandalize Muslim mosques next by spray painting "Mohammed was gay"?

  7. ExLutheran
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Jesus was not gay though many of his current pastors are.

  8. Zack
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Funny since they found a piece of scripture that suggests Jesus had a wife.

  9. Zack
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    @mominvermont

    No because that would be insensitive to an entire group of people. (sarcasm)

  10. Dan
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    >>... will activists vandalize Muslim mosques next by spray painting "Mohammed was gay"?

    Good question! After all, we all know Islam condemns homosexual behavior just as much as Christianity. And these activists are the ones screaming the loudest about "equality" so why is it only Christians they attack? Where's the "equality" in that? Why should only Christians merit their attention? Where's the equal time?

    Of course, we all know the answer is simply that these activists are like cowardly school bullies. They only prey upon those whom they're confident will turn the other cheek.

  11. Dan
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and just to be clear in my above post... I'm obviously not suggesting they should. I'm just pointing out the inconsistency of their message. They shouldn't be attacking anybody.

  12. John Noe
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Of course they do not target mosques as the Islaminsts know how to retialitate and commit terroism.
    Notice they always go after white churches and ignore the black ones so as not to appear racists.

  13. Posted September 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    "Funny since they found a piece of scripture that suggests Jesus had a wife."

    No, they found a fragment of a Coptic papyrus from three hundred years after the life of Christ -- a fragment which might very well be a forgery. (Isn't it odd how the doubts about its authenticity don't get as much coverage as the salaciousness of the suggestion that Jesus had a wife?)

  14. Zack
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    @Jay

    "No, they found a fragment of a Coptic papyrus from three hundred years after the life of Christ -- a fragment which might very well be a forgery"

    I was unaware of that.

    My mother(who's catholic) has told me that there were stories of Jesus rumored to have a wife. Now I'm not sure about the validity of this, you'd have to ask my mother since she's the one who told me.

  15. Chris
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    SIGH.....this is the best you have NOM......likely some stupid kids who were bored on a Saturday night not the LGBT majority

  16. OvercameSSA
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Actually, the papyrus that was found might be real in that it was written in the 4th century, but, like today, it was most likely a made-up story written by someone who sought to change the Church's teaching or practice with respect to, e.g., women's roles. This is not unlike the people who seek to reinterpret the Bible to support their desires or beliefs. e.g., that Jesus was gay or that Sodom and Gommorah were destroyed because the people were inhospitable to strangers (yeah, they demanded to sodomize them!)

  17. Marcy
    Posted September 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    I head a priest say it may have been one of the Gnostic gospels.
    When Gnosticism came in touch with Christianity, which must have happened almost immediately on its appearance, Gnosticism threw herself with strange rapidity into Christian forms of thought, borrowed its nomenclature, acknowledged Jesus as Saviour of the world, simulated its sacraments, pretended to be an esoteric revelation of Christ and His Apostles, flooded the world with apocryphal Gospels, and Acts, and Apocalypses, to substantiate its claim. As Christianity grew within and without the Roman Empire, Gnosticism spread as a fungus at its root, and claimed to be the only true form of Christianity, unfit, indeed, for the vulgar crowd, but set apart for the gifted and the elect. So rank was its poisonous growth that there seemed danger of its stifling Christianity altogether, and the earliest Fathers devoted their energies to uprooting it

  18. Publius
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Re comment 15

    Chris,

    While this action does not represent the LGBT majority, it is part of a persistent and growing pattern (see the shooting at the FRC for a more serious recent example) that results from the LGBT lobby framing its opposition (including churches) as bigots motivated solely by hatred. Once you have demonized your opposition, this and worse is the almost inevitable result. That fact is worthy of not just a sigh but serious moral reflection.

  19. Daughter of Eve
    Posted September 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    The gay political agenda is based on Statist principles and practices. It undermines our Constitutionally protected freedoms, and genuine, unalienable rights.