Tuesday, October 18, 2005

When Evangelicals Go Too Far

Christian 'looters' destroy sex shops in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, zealous Christians from several Southern ministries converged on the Big Easy to destroy every sex shop they could find.

"If looters can rob electronics stores, then we can tear down satanic businesses," said Melvin Smith, a minister from Christ Cornerstone Ministries in Tupelo, Miss. His team of 19 Bible institute students methodically gutted a sex shop in the French Quarter, burning the contents in the street. They left a note posted on the wall: "They will call you the City of the Lord - Isaiah 60:14."

7 comments:

bob said...

John, What a sad note, Christians even if we don't like something should still obey the laws.

James said...

Uhm, did you happen to notice the source Bob?

gavin richardson said...

i love the lark news folks, scary piece is that there was probably a conversation somewhere at some time that actually entertained a thought like that.

bob said...

James, Thanks,I had missed that goes to show I should read more carefully.

John said...

Yeah, the thing is, this story is not far from conceivable reality.

James said...

About an hour north of here in Washington, IN a church actually did buy up all the adult videos from a video rental store that was going out of business and rolled over them with a steam roller.

John said...

Free market, free choices. I have no problem with that. Now when Christians burn down a strip club or porn store or anything else, then I'll stand against it. It is the initiation of force which is evil.