Saturday, August 18, 2007

How Soon Can We Expect This in Massachusetts?

I read this post on Pam's House Blend and I can't say that I was surprised. I wonder how soon we can expect anti-gay stuff happening here in Massachusetts:
Anti-gay activists crash worship services
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.

Ah yes, "Christians" at work, no one is safe until everyone succumbs to their beliefs.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is illegal in Massachusetts to disrupt a church or funeral service.

You can disrupt an abortion clinic, though, and then run to your safe little "church" and be safe from criticism.

PART IV. CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

TITLE I. CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

CHAPTER 272. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER

Chapter 272: Section 38. Disturbance of assembly for worship

Section 38. Whoever wilfully interrupts or disturbs an assembly of people met for worship of God shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.

http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/272-38.htm


See also:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=1632266&mesg_id=1632266

Molly said...

"I don't care what anyone does at home, but when they want to bring it out of their homes and into the street, now it becomes a public issue," he said. "I have an obligation as a Christian and father to stand up and say, 'My faith says this is a sin.' "

Really now. Because my denomination of MY faith is fine with it.

He should certainly be allowed to have and profess his faith. But he's taking his faith into another denomination's home, and that, I think, is where the problem is.

John Hosty said...

If you look in religious teachings you can find a justification for just about anything. In the Old Testament it speaks of a need to tear down the altars of those who are not with Jehovah, hence the Holy Wars.

This is why secular government is best. It takes into account that people have different beliefs and gives us all guidelines on how to "play nice".