“Soulforce” activists play the victim after invading safe worship space – smear Christians as “killing” homosexuals
Believing Biblical Truth = “Killing” Homosexuals? The above are Soulforce tweets showing activists protesters who disrupted a worship service at the National Religious Broadcasters convention. The bottom tweet reads: “‘Stop killing us’ queer people of faith protesting queerphobia, racism at #Proclaim 16.” The LGBT religious-left group Soulforce accuses Christians who adhere to the Bible’s clear teaching against homosexualism as fomenting “violence”–or at least “spiritual violence”–against homosexuals. AFTAH responded on Twitter that invading and disrupting a peaceful worship service is itself an act of spiritual violence. The Old Testament book of Leviticus, chapter 19:, verse 16 states: “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.” Leviticus strongly condemns homosexual behavior along with other sexual sins like incest and adultery. Lev. 20:13 states: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” Click on photos to enlarge.
By Peter LaBarbera
Pro-homosexual activists with the LGBT religious-left group “Soulforce” disrupted a worship service Wednesday night at the National Religious Broadcasters’ (NRB) annual conference in Nashville–and began shouting at attendees and chanting a gender-bending mockery of a popular Christian children’s song. After being escorted out of the room, some activists then claimed on social media that they were “kicked out” of a worship service.
NRB is an annual, four-day conference–this year going under the name “Proclaim 16”–drawing Christian media and communicators from across the United States. Given the NRB’s evangelical and biblically orthodox emphasis, this naturally makes it a target of pro-LGBT activists like Soulforce.
Christian radio talk show host Janet Mefferd was attending the worship service with her family and witnessed the LGBT militants’ disruption. Mefferd told Americans For Truth that her eight-year-old daughter was brought to tears by the sudden disruption. Here is her description of Soulforce’s “direct action” protest:
“I was at the service at the NRB convention tonight [Wed., Feb. 24, 2016] in Nashville. Michael W. Smith had just finished singing, and Rick Warren said just a few sentences when he was rudely interrupted by a group of about 20 gay activists who assembled in front of him. They held a banner and started yelling the lyrics to “I’m in the Lord’s Army,” ending with, “Yes, MA’AM!” [as opposed to “Yes, SIR!” in the actual song]. They yelled and marched through the ballroom, carrying a banner. The worship service crowd, which numbered in the hundreds, was a bit stunned and wasn’t sure how to react. Many people just filed out, as the whole service had just been totally disrupted.
“Once the activists left the ballroom, they went into the outer area, still yelling and chanting, then assembled in a circle, where they held hands and offered something like a prayer. The security guards/cops just stood there for many minutes and allowed them to do it. The activists started yelling again, hollering their rather incoherent objections (which were muddled, at best). Then one male activist started screaming at NRB attendees in the outside hallway that we were “Pharisees,” and the security guards finally walked them out of the building–calmly. I didn’t hear one protester even object to being escorted out.
“They were not singing praise to God at all. They yelled their “songs” and chants. They were not victims. They were disruptive activists whose aim was to shout down the Christians assembled at NRB and cause trouble. To see them claiming on Twitter that they were thrown out for praising God is a lie. That isn’t what happened. Had they wanted to talk to any one of us, they could have. We would have talked to them. But they had no interest in that. The whole point was disruption, followed by social-media truth-twisting.
“Many Christians afterward said they were praying for these activists. I am, too.” — Janet Mefferd
Homo-Fascist Harassment of Faithful Christians: Religious-Left activists with the LGBT group Soulforce storm a worship service at the NRB convention in Nashville, chanting activist slogans and singing a gender-bending mock version of a Christian children’s song. Photo: Janet Mefferd.
Soulforce has a history of castigating biblically faithful Christians and accusing them of “spiritual violence” for opposing homosexualism. After gaining some notoriety a few years ago by making unsolicited visits to Christian college campuses and churches demanding a “dialogue,” the group has been eclipsed in recent years by younger, more tech-savvy “gay christian” activists.
Smearing the “Enemy” (Faithful Christians): Soulforce activist and Philadelphia Gay News columnist Chrystal Cheatham’s tweets mischaracterize the NRB and its attendees as “bigots” and racists.
Homosexual Behavior as a Protest Weapon? Tweet by Christian talker Janet Mefferd highlights another LGBT activist protest against NRB. Interestingly, homosexual activists use their “sexuality” as a weapon–with perverse PDAs like this to punish faith-based opponents. AFTAH blocks homosexual kisses because they are indecent, according to thousands of years of Judeo-Christian moral teachings.
This is not the first time that homosexual activists have disrupted, protested or phyically attacked a church, religious service or gathering–far from it. Indeed, LGBT activists are in the vanguard of attacking and challenging biblically moral individuals and institutions as they seek to assert “gay rights” over people’s free-conscience right to uphold historic Judeo-Christian teachings against the sin of homosexuality. The following are some homosexual “direct action” protests similar to the Soulforce attack on NRB, committed over the years in the name of “rights” based on sexual behavior proscribed in Scripture as an “abomination”:
- In 1989, homosexual activists with the radical, direct-action group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) staged a huge protest outside the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City–passing out condoms and fliers that attacked Catholic Cardinal John O’Connor, who opposed liberal sex-ed programs (“AIDS education”) in city schools. The protesters also denounced the Church’s pro-life position against abortion.
- In 1983, Pastor Chuck McIlhenny’s home adjoining the First Orthodox Presbyterian Church was fire-bombed–years after the church was targeted by homosexual activists after it let go the church organist, who was a practicing homosexual. Thankfully, McIlhenny and his wife Donna and their children escaped the nighttime blast without injury.
- In 2008, an anarchist “queer” group under the name “Bash Back!” stormed the Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan during a Sunday morning service–and began flinging condoms and pro-homosexual fliers around the sanctuary. The lesbian militants were upset that the Church sponsored a Halloween “Hell Houses” that–in the words of a Bash Back! flier–“depict trannies and womyn [sic] who seek abortions as the horrors. Mt. Hope is complicit in the repression of queers in Michigan and beyond.”
- In 2013, a homosexual activist named Floyed Corkins was thwarted in his bid to gun down employees of the Family Research Council in a pro-“gay” mass murder. Corkins had planned to shoot FRC staffers and then stuff a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich in their mouths. He apparently targeted FRC due to their placement on a list of “hate groups” created by the far-left, pro-LGBT Southern Poverty Law Center.(AFTAH is also listed as a “hate group” by the SPLC.) Thanks to God, Corkins was thwarted before carrying out his evil plan by Leo Johnson, FRC head of security, who tackled the assailant.
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