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I was surprised for I was expecting at least an announcement from the pastor telling the folks about the broken windows but the announcement never came.
Instead, the joyous crowd conducted themselves the way they would any other Sunday. They sang, laughed, listened and tended to the cohort of toddlers who had the run of the back of the worship center.
Neighbors say they saw the vandals all dressed in black throwing rocks at the decades old leaded stained glass windows in the wee hours of Tuesday, April 24th.
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. Ephesians 5:21-23 (in Context) Ephesians 5But don't forget this part:
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for herSounds like equality to me, but, I dunno, maybe those "Angry Queers" know something about scripture that I don't. It's possible.
So far folks at the Q(ueer) Center in Portland have stepped forward to make amends for the haters who did the rock throwing, but Mayor Sam Adams, our openly gay mayor, has said not one word in repudiation of this hate crime against the church in his city. We've asked via phone and twitter. Trust me: if this had been a rock throwing hate crime against a gay or predominantly black church it would have been front page news, Adams would have had two news conferences by now and deployed his gay security patrol (I'm not making this up) to give them extra security.
The DA's office also will not answer our queries about whether this is a "hate" crime. When--if ever--the cops find and arrest these rock throwers and intimidators of Christian people, I'd like to know if they'll treat this with the same severity as if it had happened, say, to a mosque.