Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the Pulse massacre that left 49 dead and more than 50 people wounded (and countless more emotionally and psychologically scared). And true to form a "Christian activist" showed up spewing hatred and bigotry - see the image above - and disrupting the memorial service. As noted before, unless and until religious liberals loudly confront and condemn the hate groups and individuals - e.g., Family Research Counsel, Tony Perkins, Brian Brown, James Dobson, the Southern Baptist Convention, etc. - who traffic in such ugliness, they will continue to allow Christianity to be defined by these types of hate merchants. Sometimes open confrontation is warranted. Thankfully, the Orlando police intervened and arrested the "Christian" protesters. Here are highlights from WFTV 9:
A man who protested outside Pulse nightclub Monday following a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attack was handcuffed by Orlando police.
Local officials and the community had just finished a remembrance ceremony at the venue, which honored the victims and first responders.
With "Christians" like these protesters on constant display, it is no wonder that nearly one third of the under 30 generations have walked away from religion. With Hampton Roads Pride events in full swing this week and this weekend, this incident is a reminder that many hate us because we challenge their myth and fairy tale based beliefs derived from Bronze Age herders in the case of Christians, and the writings of a mentally deranged individual in the case of Islam.The man, who has not been identified, was part of a group of about three protesters holding anti-gay signs. The crowds chanted, “Love conquers hate,” as the man was placed in handcuffs.
On a more positive note, the Orlando Sentinel has a number of respectful articles on those who died and the experiences of survivors which can be found here.