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Tag: Mount Hope
Last November RightMichigan was the first outlet anywhere in the world to tell readers about a militant homosexual organization's violent physical attack in the middle of Sunday service on congregants of Delta Township's Mount Hope Church.
Now, more than six months and nearly a half-million google links after the story exploded, the Alliance Defense Fund is taking the next step. They've filed suit in United States District Court on behalf of the church, seeking an injunction against and damages from "Bash Back," the organization that orchestrated and carried out last year's assault.
"They don't have the right to come in and terrorize the congregation," Kevin Theriot, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund told the Lansing State Journal. "This case would have never been filed if these folks had just stayed on the public sidewalk, held up their signs and didn't disrupt the service."
Of course, they went much further than that.
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Less than a week after the election of Barack Obama as the nation's first Dem President in nearly a decade a pro-gay-special rights group calling themselves "Bash Back!" invaded an evangelical church in Lansing, vandalizing the property, disrupting the service, running over worshipers and attempting to instigate physical confrontations.
And that's just what happened OUTSIDE the bathroom where church security found two of the homosexual activists after police thought they'd cleared the campus. (The image below was screen-grabbed from the website where they claimed credit for the attack.)
RightMichigan was the first to tell you the story (which you can find HERE) but certainly wasn't the last. Our coverage was discussed everywhere from WorldNet Daily to the Drudge Report and wound up shining a pretty bright spotlight on the liberals who'd commissioned and carried out the violent anti-Christian attack.
Sadly, the libs claimed they weren't done and that similar church-targeted violence should be expected in the future.
Now, several months later, some in the Michigan legislature are standing up and saying `not so fast.'
Yesterday Senator Roger Kahn and Representative Rick Jones introduced legislation in each Michigan chamber increasing the penalties for church service invasions. House Bill 4537 and Senate Bill 351 ratchet up the punishment for this sort of anti-religious behavior to a $5,000 fine on top of any additional criminal charges.
The bills protect religious services across the board, in churches, synagogues and mosques.
Kahn said Michigan must enact this legislation to help maintain the sanctity of the state's places of worship.
A quick listen to a liberal blogger's recorded interview with Bash Back!'s defacto spokesman makes it plain as day that the criminal penalties for trespassing and vandalism don't worry these Democratic extremists. Hit them in the pocket-books, though, in this Granholm-Cherry economy? That's going to pack a wallop.
Props to Senator Kahn, Representative Jones and the folks who have already begun signing on as co-sponsors. This is common-sense, non-partisan legislation that should move quickly through both chambers... one would assume. Then again, one could have also assumed the Dems would never dream of attacking peaceful church goers on a Sunday morning. And we all know now the danger of assumption.
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