Nick had it here first. That particular story seen today for the first time in over a year finally has a bit of conclusion to it.
As Worldnet Daily, and WILX news report, the type of behavior seen over two years ago by the radical Pro-homosexual group bash back is not protected speech. It is NOT acceptable to invade churches, yell profanities, scare children, and defile those sanctuaries with tossed about condoms and violent actions.
"I can tell you that we are targeting a well-known anti-queer, anti-choice radical right wing establishment."
Left no doubt that absent capitulation by god fearing families in this state, their agenda would be heard, and accepted.
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Nick wrote at the time:
Mount Hope, for the record, is an evangelical, bible believing church whose members provide free 24 hour counseling, prayer lines, catastrophic care for families dealing with medical emergencies, support groups for men, women and children dealing with a wide variety of life's troubles, crisis intervention, marriage ministries, regular, organized volunteer work in and around the city, missions in dozens of countries across the globe, a construction ministry that has built over 100 churches, schools, orphanages and other projects all over the world and an in-depth prison ministry that reaches out, touches and helps the men and women the rest of society fears the most. They also teach respect for all human life and the Biblical sanctity of marriage as an institution between one man and one woman.
This is what Michigan liberals label a "radical right wing establishment," and over 30 of them showed up in force yesterday. Wearing secret-service style ear pieces and microphones they received the "go" from their ringleader and off they went.
Prayer had just finished when men and women stood up in pockets across the congregation, on the main floor and in the balcony. "Jesus was gay," they shouted among other profanities and blasphemies as they rushed the stage. Some forced their way through rows of women and kids to try to hang a profane banner from the balcony while others began tossing fliers into the air. Two women made their way to the pulpit and began to kiss.
Their other props? I'll let them tell you in their own words... from another of their liberal blogs:
"(A) video camera, a megaphone, noise makers, condoms, glitter by the bucket load, confetti, pink fabric...yeh."
The video camera they put to good use as they attempted to provoke a violent reaction. The image of the pink-clad folks above is one of theirs, stating in a picture worth more than a thousand words the goals of the Michigan left.
The "open minded" and "tolerant" liberals ran down the aisles and across the pews, hoping against hope to catch a "right winger" on tape daring to push back (none did). And just in case their camera missed the target, they had a reporter in tow. According to a source inside the church yesterday there was a "journalist" from the Lansing City Pulse along for the ride, tipped off about the action and more interested in getting a story than in preventing the vandalism, the violence and anti-Christian hatred being spewed by the lefties. We'll see what he files and what his editors see fit to print.
"It is ... ordered that, by consent of the parties, Defendants Anton Bollen; Wendie Renae Debnar; Spencer Dilday; Amy 'Andy' Michelle Field; Melissa Kim; Samuel D. Kreuger; Ryan Levitt; Cailin Elizabeth Major; Devin Scott Merget; Kelsey Myking; Allison 'Ryan' Margaret Pennings; and Michele 'Tyler' Nicole Troutman shall pay Mount Hope total damages of $2,500 within 90 days of the court's entry of this consent order," wrote U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell in his decision yesterday.
"If any defendant named in this order is found to have violated this consent order, he or she shall be subject to a fine of $10,000 and reasonable attorneys fees and costs associated with enforcement of this order."
Will it prevent these types of happenings from happening to good people in the future? Will it put a check on the aggression that the leftist gay agenda groups utilize? Will it at least retard the intimidation methods they employ?
Only time will tell, but this judge's decision is a good start in the right direction.