Calling themselves "Repent Amarillo" a group of self-identified "Christians" connected with Raven Ministries has organized a Militia Group which has been going around town stalking and harassing "Sinners" (i.e. Gays, Muslims, Swingers, Liberals) as shown in the following video.
Please note, no one in this club even if you may find it a bit skeevy is breaking any laws ("consenting adults") yet they've been stalked and outed - some have even lost their jobs due to "Repent Amarillo".
Bet if they made this Club an ABC Reality Show, these guy would eat it up!
The most disturbing thing about this group is their self-proclaimed "Army of God" moniker, besides the fact their already is a group called Army of God who are directly connected to various bombings of gay clubs (including the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing) and shootings of OB/GYN's (like Dr. George Tiller), the term actually translate into - wait for it - Hezbollah.
In addition to their stalking of the Swingers Club, "Repent Amarillo" has also gone to lengths to have a play about Gay people during Nazi Germany completely shutdown. Via Thinkprogress
Repent has struck with some success at many of its enemies within the town. A community theater attempted to open “Bent,” a play about the persecution of homosexuals during Nazi Germany. But the day before opening night, Repent members helped shut down the play by calling in fire marshals to complain about the theater’s permit. Staffers at a nature preserve were featured on local news defending themselves against Repent accusations that their site represents something related to witchcraft.
Witchcraft? Witchcraft?! Seriously, Witchcraft?
Do these guys even know that Harry Potter is just a Movie? (Clearly these guys don't READ!)
If they did read it's obvious these guys don't seem to be reading from the same bible the rest of us have been reading. Seems to me, if you're going to call yourself "Christian" - you should be paying attention to the teaching of Jesus The Christ.
If you believe Levitican law as laid down by Moses, then Adultery and Homosexuality are sins. They are Abominations:
For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
You know what else is an abomination? Eating Shellfish and "Creepy" things.
And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.
Fortunately we have something called Refrigeration now, but what does that mean for Football Players who are constantly touching a "Pigskin"?
What else is an abomination>? Doing it with a woman, when she's got the Curse
And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Y'know Jesus was actually asked about these things, and most of us know what he ultimately said about Adultery. Then again may be don't.
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Get that, Divorced People getting remarried to someone else are Adulterers. Gee I hope nobody in "Repent Amarillo" has ever been divorced the way that Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove have been several times.
And what did Jesus do with Adulterers? From John 8:
3And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Ok, Ok, but what about Teh Ghey? Doesn't Jesus Hate Teh Ghey? Well, Maybe not according to Matthew 19
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Here Jesus argues that Moses was WRONG to allow for divorce, and as I stated above states that anyone who marries a second time - is an adulterer. He also says people are "born eunuchs: from their mother's womb". I may be going a stretch, but that seems to suggest that some men are BORN WITHOUT AN ATTRACTION TO WOMEN.
Also I see nothing in here that condemns women who are attracted to other women. Inconsistent much? Either way, the one consistent thing in Jesus teachings was the power and value of forgiveness, not condemnation.
Luke 7:37 - And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner." 40 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?"
41 "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?" 43 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly."
The bottom line is that these people aren't "Christians" at all, they don't understand the first THING about Jesus' teachings - they're merely a bunch of Thugs trying to push people around and dictate how they think other people should behave against their will.
What's next tossing acid into the faces of school girls for failing to "Honour their Mother and Father?" with sassy back talk?
And it's not just in Texas where teh crazy is spreading.
A Louisiana sheriff plans to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a "war wagon," as part of "Operation Exodus," a program to provide security in the event of a terrorist attack or civic unrest. "It's a calling," he says.
The office of Sheriff Larry Deen of Bossier Parish, near Shreveport in the northwest part of the state, last month selected for the program 200 local residents -- mostly ex-law-enforcement personnel -- and began training them in "defensive techniques in the event of a struggle," reports the Shreveport Times. The plan calls for the new recruits to be sent to protect food from grocery stores, gas from gas stations, and other crucial local resources, should the situation demand it.
Gee, where have I seen a bunch of armed white militant people in the middle of a Louisiana Crisis before - oh yeah, on the Streets of New Orleans during Katrina.
Just like the Anti-Government Truther Conspiracy Theorist Right-Wing Nutbag who Shot up the Pentagon Yesterday - The Militant American Taliban is real, and it is Dangerous.
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