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FORD
03-04-2010, 10:51 PM
Christian Hate Group ‘Repent Amarillo’ Terrorizes Texas Town, Harassing Gays, Liberals, And Other ‘Sinners’

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An evangelical Christian hate group called “Repent Amarillo (http://www.repentamarillo.com/)” is reportedly terrorizing the town of Amarillo, Texas. Repent fashions itself as a sort of militia and targets a wide range of community members they deem offensive to their theology: gays, liberal Christians, Muslims, environmentalists, breast cancer events that do not highlight abortion, Halloween, “spring break events,” and pornography shops. On its website, Repent has posted a “Warfare Map (http://www.repentamarillo.com/map.php)” of its enemies in town.

Calling Repent an “American Taliban,” blogger Charles Johnson notes that the group’s moniker “Army of God” is a rough translation of “Hezbollah.” Led by a man named David Grisham, a security guard at a nuclear-bomb facility called Pantex, Repent first gained media attention in Texas following a campaign to boycott Houston for electing a gay mayor. The group, which is associated with Raven Ministries (http://ravenamarillo.blogspot.com/), collaborates with other Christian groups as well as forced pregnancy advocacy associations like “Bound 4 Life (http://bound4life.com/).”

According to a new exposť by the Texas Observer, Repent set out earlier this year to destroy a discreet club of swingers they discovered in town. On New Years eve, the harassment began, with Repent members, almost exclusively young men, showing up in military fatigues and bullhorns, blaring Christian music at the swingers’ club building. The swingers, made up of “regulars” of middle aged, working class couples, were then stalked at every following visit to the club. Repent not only took video of each member, but obtained the swingers’ license plates and dug through their trash, informing neighbors and coworkers of what was once private. Watch a Texas Observer report:

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Repent has struck with some success at many of its enemies within the town. A community theater attempted to open “Bent,” a play about the persecution of homosexuals during Nazi Germany. But the day before opening night, Repent members helped shut down the play by calling in fire marshals to complain about the theater’s permit. Staffers at a nature preserve were featured on local news defending themselves against Repent accusations that their site represents something related to witchcraft.

But grassroots opposition to Repent is also building. A group called “Angel Action (http://www.newschannel10.com/Global/story.asp?S=9692866)” has mobilized against Repent, and blogs and Amarillo-based Facebook groups are springing up to protest Repent’s hate.

Think Progress Christian Hate Group ‘Repent Amarillo’ Terrorizes Texas Town, Harassing Gays, Liberals, And Other ‘Sinners’ (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/04/texas-taliban/)

bueno bob
03-04-2010, 10:56 PM
I'm contacting Angel Action to make a sizable contribution tomorrow morning.

No bullshit.

Kristy
03-04-2010, 11:05 PM
So this is what happens when you have three of the most unfuckable people in Texas with too much time on their hands. Yeah, nothing says "repent" than a bunch of redneck quasi-militant douchebags bordering on death threats for those they do not like. Personally, I can't wait for Jesus to return to do some serious bitch-slapping to those who pull shit like this.

Kristy
03-04-2010, 11:13 PM
Yeah, what's that line from that Jethro Tull tune...


If Jesus saves, then He'd better save himself from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death.

kwame k
03-04-2010, 11:36 PM
I prefer....Lord, save me from Your followers.

FORD
03-04-2010, 11:43 PM
Or, as Jello Biafra once said.... "God must be dead if you're alive". :(

kwame k
03-04-2010, 11:57 PM
:biggrin:

jhale667
03-05-2010, 02:29 AM
I prefer....Lord, save me from Your followers.

"They know not what they do"....or do they?

Seshmeister
03-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Hezbollah were elected by a popular vote...