And the city of Indianapolis wonders why an inclusive Human Rights Ordinance is necessary? These religious extremists will stop at nothing to terrorize the Hoosier LGBT community. The only thing missing from the equation is hate-mongers like Eric Miller or Micah Clark egging on the mob with a flaming cross...
Group protests gays with flag burning, songs
Church demonstrators target The Inner Chef downtown
by Gavin Lesnick
Indiana Daily Student
Published November 8, 2005
About 25 members of the Old Paths Baptist Church protested Monday afternoon outside The Inner Chef, chanting anti-gay slogans, burning a gay pride flag and brandishing signs with messages like "Fags Die, God Laughs."
Bobb Easterbrook, a clerk at the store, was the only person working there at the time.
"I was playing on the computer and somebody came in and said to look outside," Easterbrook said. "I was like, 'Ahh. Uh oh.' I'm going to hell, I guess."
The Old Paths group began the day with a protest behind Woodburn Hall. Though the group has been to IU many times in the past few years, Monday's demonstration was larger than usual, complete with children playing instruments and singing songs beside the sign-wielding adults.
John Lewis, pastor of the Old Paths church, said his group burned the flag there because it believes gay people will burn in hell.
"The elite city of Bloomington harbors an elitist, faggot business called The Inner Chef which openly and unabashedly claim they are against God Almighty," Lewis said. "... We were there to cry against it. We burned the flag, and we will do it again."