Skip to comments.‘Angry Queers’ smash church windows in Portland
Posted on 04/27/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by Morgana
PORTLAND, OREGON, April 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) A homosexual activist group calling itself Angry Queers claimed responsibility for smashing nine windows in a church known for teaching traditional sexual morality early Tuesday morning.
Upon arriving at the church, we discovered nine separate windows had been smashed in with rocks, including two beautiful 100-year-old stained glass windows, wrote Tim Smith, pastor of the Portland campus of Mars Hill Church. We estimate the damage to be several thousand dollars.
The vandals sent an e-mail to local television station KOIN-TV stating they took the action, because Mars Hill is notoriously anti-gay and anti-woman.
Church members say they hold to traditional Bible-based views on homosexuality.
Eyewitnesses told police they saw six young men wearing dark, mask-like partial face coverings flee the scene around 2:30 a.m.
This certainly saddens us greatly as our pastors in Portland have made many efforts to build relationships with the homosexual community in Portland, Smith said. Even though they chose to destroy our property and scare away people trying to worship Jesus, we wish them no harm.
The Oregonian reported black-clad demonstrators some of whom wore kerchiefs to cover their faces, shouted profanities at adults and children last October, when the new campus of the Seattle-based church opened. About 20 protesters blocked the entrance and screamed, Shame on you homophobes. Youre not welcome here. Youre going to burn in Hell.
The Portland location of Mars Hill Church opened last September, one of 14 nationwide satellites under nationally known pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle. The church postponed its opening last September after learning LGBT activists planned a kiss-in at their first ceremony.
Police believe the same activists who smashed the windows also struck a nearby U.S. Bank branch Tuesday morning. The bank had been vandalized in February just before the Occupy Portland protest.
The latest series of attacks comes just days after the Obama administrations Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that historic Civil Rights provisions allow transgender employees to sue over alleged discrimination, a new interpretation of the law. The shift follows months of transsexual advocacy by this administration, including hosting the first-ever White House transgender summit.
President Obama had a transsexual nanny as a boy in Indonesia.
Liberal Christians have generally condemned the church desecration and the church. Christian Piatt at the Sojourners website wrote the Angry Queers had righteous anger, but such a response actually serves an opposite purpose from what I believe was intended.
Chuck Currie, a local minister in the liberal United Church of Christ (UCC), wrote, If Mars Hills Church represents the worst of Christianity, and I believe it sadly does, those responsible for this attack represent the worst of Portland.
Lavinia Marks, who lives next door to the church, said, Part of being liberal is being tolerant of everybody.
But not everyone opposes the vandalism. We support the action and stand in total solidarity! said members of local LGBT activist groups Blow Pony and Homocult. Mars Hill has not been trying to build relations with our community. Comparing homosexuality to cancer is not building relations!
The church has refused to respond in kind or allow the violence to dampen their enthusiasm.
A few piles of broken glass doesnt change anything for us, Pastor Smith wrote on his congregations FaceBook page. Be encouraged, stay on the message, keep on the mission and Ill see you this Sunday.
angry queer ping!
[ The vandals sent an e-mail to local television station KOIN-TV stating they took the action, because Mars Hill is notoriously anti-gay and anti-woman. ]
Occupy Wallstreet is notoriously Anti-Jewish, so i suppose I can go down there and burn the whole occupy camps down to the ground using their “Lieberal Mob Logic”.
Here is an earlier rant o’ mine:
I hate the way the GLBTQ community keep pushing for more.
At first they wanted Tolerance in the vein of Not beating up people who are queer on the streets for how they behave in their private lives Which is fine, Tolerance is fine and dandy just dont piss in my cornflakes and I wont piss in yours, whatever.
But now like little children with mommy and daddy issues they want out and out Acceptance to the point that the LARGE CLUMSY HAND of the GOVERNMENT is involved in FORCING it upon those who mildly dislike their lifestyle choices.
You cannot legislate Acceptance, it is a social meme and thus cannot be legislated or forced on an unwilling majority public. When it is legislated there is always a backlash by those being forced, those short sighted morons over at the GLBTQ side dont see they are doing more long term damage to their cause because of this simple fact.
They have forgotten the difference between Tolerance and Acceptance and they crossed that line a LONG time ago. Acceptance is another form of Entitlement in the way the far left uses it.
They are like the small child who keeps screaming LOVE ME, LOVE ME, LOVE ME!!!!, in a shrill and off putting scream, which makes it impossible for anyone to ACTUALLY LOVE them because they are so damned annoying.
Also the fact that the organizations that were formed in order to stop the deadly beatings of homosexuals have more or less achieved their goal YEARS AGO, but the people in those organizations never declared victory and disbanded/scaled back, they became a self supporting meme that keeps searching for more and more things to justify themselves. Ironically this has the effect of sometimes ignoring the modern day beatings of Homosexuals who are not on the same page or worse yet using the modern day beatings as justification for pushing Acceptance instead of Tolerance.
The civil rights movement also suffers from this as well.
They are not entitled to the usage of a PRIVATE CHURCH if they want to use it to get gay-married. They should simply find a church that does support such a thing and stop the whining like a small spoiled child.
Filthy scum c*** s*****s showing their colors.
Hmm, committing an act of violence against people because of their religious beliefs and sexual orientation....I wonder if there is some Federal law regarding that?
Hmm, using vandalism to terrorize a group of people, I wonder if the Patriot Act covers domestic terrorism?
Hm, destroying valuable cultural artifacts...
And you are right, Morgana, try this to a mosque and they’d hunt you down, take your shoes off, and smack the soles of your feet with boards.
> Mars Hills Church represents the worst of Christianity
Yes, of course. According to the jerk that said this, Christianity is based on boosting the self-esteem of reprobate, unrepentant sinners.
Christianity is based on the BIBLE, not on anybody’s FEELINGS!
Nobody is forcing the queers to believe anything, but they want to force us into silence.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
~ Isaiah 5:20
>>Chuck Currie, a local minister in the liberal United Church of Christ (UCC), wrote, If Mars Hills Church represents the worst of Christianity, and I believe it sadly does, those responsible for this attack represent the worst of Portland.
Hey Chuck. The homosexual vandals broke windows. You destroy souls. You are the worst of Portland!
Angry Queers? Is that a new app for my smart phone?
Queers forewarned: Armed Christian defender here.
It’s difficult for me to say this, but we need to pray for these violators. They do not understand the eternal consequences of their actions.
“Liberal Christians,” who knew? I say anti-christians who get tax-exempt status for being social justice indoctrinators. God will not be mocked.
Angry Queers is a criminal organization intent on bullying people into their way of thinking.
Anyone in this country can believe anything they want and most of the time we are free to act on it.
At least they admit what they are.
DON'T download it.
You'll get a virus ...
(Liberal Christians have generally condemned the church desecration and the church. Christian Piatt at the Sojourners website wrote the Angry Queers had righteous anger, )
Many will be the tools of Satan. To say that perverts demanding acceptance of their sin and stoning the Church to achieve it as “righteous anger” serves the enemy and not Jesus Christ
Nice rant, but a little behind the times.
They’ve moved from Toleration, to Acceptance, to Celebration!
It’s no longer enough to Accept them, you must now Celebrate their wonderfulness. By implication apologizing for being stuck in breeder-dom.
May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless these protesters with the grace of repentance and conversion.
What other kind are there?
And I bet these angry queers didn’t have good role models when they were growing up. The rise in homosexuality seems to me to have risen lockstep with the increase in absent fathers. And that’s the term that should be used rather than just “single mothers.”