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June 17th, 2008

Loving The Sinner…(continued)

Via Box Turtle Bulletin…

According to “Storm Bear” at the Bilerico Project, a marriage supporter was playing a guitar when he “suddenly dropped like a tree” of an apparent heart attack or cardiac arrest. Police immediately swooped in and began administering CPR.

And while that was going on, one of the “loving” Christian protesters was chanting, “Satan Got You!” and “What is the Devil whispering in your ear about now?”

“Storm Bear” takes it from there

I yelled at the guy, “If you are such a Christian, why aren’t you praying for the guy dying on the concrete?” The protester replied, “God killed him for loving fags!!” The cops even stepped in and told the guy to shut his mouth.

Go read the whole thing.  This happened in front of San Francisco’s city hall, I think as same sex couples were lined up for marriage licenses. 

Love.  People in love doing what people in love have done for millennia in one form or another; swearing to love honor and cherish until death do them part.  A guitar player…was he married, or single and just in love with love…serenades the happy couples as they wait.  I am desperately single myself, and had I a musical bone in my body, I would have done something like that for the waiting couples.  Love has not been kind to me, and yet I am still in love with love.  But then the guitar player falls to the ground, and an anti-gay protester with as much Christ in him as Himmler steps forward and shouts at him that the devil has him.  Love.

Can we stop now with all that love the sinner hate the sin claptrap?  I would like, very much right now, to be there to whisper, not shout, just whisper, something in this guy’s ear at the moment he finds himself on death’s doorstep.  Not that the devil has him.  Not that the next voice he hears will be the devil whispering in his ear.  But softly, that Jesus is there with him now…and that guitar player he once cursed is standing right beside him.

One Response to “Loving The Sinner…(continued)”

  1. Bill S Says:

    I have zero respect for people who use their chosen religeous beliefs as an excuse to act like an asshole.

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