No room for dialogue

This is a video posted by Equality Rider Matt Hill Comer, documenting the vigil at Patrick Henry College and the reasons for the visit. Students who are being “prepared to lead the nation and shape the culture” could benefit from a little more knowledge about the fellow citizens among whom they will be working and living. It turns out that the PHC students who spoke with Matt were not only embarrassed by the way the college handled the Equality Ride visit, they also “readily admitted that they and their peers would be at an extreme disadvantage when their time comes to enter the ‘real world.'”

Also, we have learned, from a local blogger who is sympathetic to PHC’s position, that the reason given by the Sheriff’s Department for the deployment of 112 law enforcement personnel for the Equality Ride visit was that PFLAG had posted information about the visit on their website.

I’m sure that everyone is aware (sarcasm alert) of the radical and unpredictable nature of PFLAG, the parent and family organization that encourages parents not to throw away their gay children. The aforementioned blogger claims that “these groups” were under no obligation to respect Soulforce’s commitment to non-violence, and even attempted to connect PFLAG to a “history of serious disruption and desecration of churches by gay groups.” This would be somewhat funnier were it not for the desecration of churches by anti-gay terrorists during the campaign to pass Virginia’s so-called “marriage amendment” last year. Here’s the alert from PFLAG that supposedly had the law so spun up. Read it and see what you think.

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7 Responses to No room for dialogue

  1. David says:

    Yep, and we can expect the PHC noise machine to be in full swing, claiming through unprincipled smears like the one cited in this post that Soulforce and/or Equality Loudoun is somehow connected to these mysterious “other groups,” and is therefore the party responsible for this embarrassing and costly display of force.

    Check out the April 13 editorial in the Purcellville Gazette that attacks me by name. Not only does it get the facts completely wrong, it also manages to completely miss the point.

  2. Jack says:

    Sorry, David, I’m missing something. What churches were desecrated?

  3. David says:

    Jack, there’s a link.

  4. Jack says:

    David, I followed the link, but found only one church desecrated. That is why I said that I am missing something. I will admit that I did not read all of the comments — it got rather tedious and repetative from both sides after a while. Was another church mentioned?