From the Columbus Dispatch:
A conservative Christian values group has been interrupting services at two central Ohio churches to protest their support for homosexuality.
Minutemen United vowed to attend services every Sunday.[...]
[Rev. Kathy] Hurt said a man, who introduced himself as a minister from the New Beginnings Church in Warsaw, Ohio, started to give a sermon about how the church was acting against God's word by accepting homosexuals.
Members of Minutemen United also visited King Avenue United Methodist Church in Columbus that same morning, said the Rev. John Keeny.
"They rebuked me as a pastor for preaching that God's love is for everyone," Keeny said.
And that's not all....
One of the sermon crashers explained himself:
"There are people there who are truly hungry for the true word of God," Erwin said. "The word of God is the word of God. It is not subject to private interpretation."
He went on to clarify that private interpretation is OK as long as he agrees with it. Haha, just kidding, but wouldn't it be great if they were that honest?
These folks learned a thing or two from the GLF's zaps and are starting to use the technique themselves. Of course, it won't work because the technique is supposed to increase people's awareness of issues, not decrease it.
But this comes down to respect for people's religions, and the Religious Right always declares themselves on the side of religious freedom promulgating paranoid fantasies of police rounding up pastors after hate crimes legislations gets passed or school teachers locking away students with Bibles or whatever. But then when it comes to anyone who disagrees with them, suddenly the word "freedom" gets exposed for the window dressing that it is.
"It's one thing to have your opinions, but it's another thing to take it to the next level by crossing the threshold of a worshipping congregation," Ahrens said.
Did anyone think that this movement was actually about religious freedom?