Saturday, January 15, 2005

Christians must defend the 'Philadelphia Four'

[Baptist Press News] January 14, 2005--Of the crimes the four are charged with, the most troubling are possession of instruments of crime and ethnic intimidation. Video of the demonstration, captured by documentary filmmakers from San Francisco, reveals that members of Repent America had in their possession Bibles, a bullhorn and signs. The most prominent message conveyed via the signs was: “Homosexuality Is Sin, Christ Can Set You Free.” How do Bibles, a bullhorn and signs constitute instruments of crime? From what I viewed the Bibles were not thrown, the bullhorn was not used to convey threats and the signs were not used as clubs. What rationale did the district attorney use in charging Repent America with possession of instruments of crime?

The following articles can also be found at the Baptist Press News website.
"Homosexual groups pledge to continue 'gay marriage' fight"
"Kan. marriage amendment passes first hurdle in state Senate"
"Canada taking up 'gay marriage’ bill in Feb.; Ill. passes ‘sexual orientation' bill; Lesbians win case in Israel"

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