“Soapbox: A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.” (according to the Free Online Dictionary)
Last week, for the first time in quite a while, one of the preachers (we call him Chad – don’t know if that’s his real name or not) brought his step stool, and his microphone, and preached to us. He preached to us for a full hour and fifteen minutes, leaving some of the other preachers on the sidelines.
I thought I’d share some of that pleasure with you.
…so your children may live. He commanded us to go forth and multiply and fill the earth. That’s what he commanded us to do from the very beginning – he told Adam and he told Noah to do the exact same thing.Come on, people! Come on! We’re in America! We don’t need to do this! If someone said, “Well, I can’t have a baby because I can’t do this or I can’t do that or I don’t have a job or whatever,” – there’s no excuse in this country today for doing this (waves his arm at the fetal porn) There are adoption agencies – people waiting in line to adopt babies – there is someone – someone wants to help you in this situation. If you don’t have a job, someone will find you a job. If you don’t have a home somebody will find you a home. If you need money, clothing, shelter, food, there are people in this country who will help you in an instant. And they don’t even have to be Christian or religious. There are secular groups that will help you in this country today.You don’t need to do this!! (Pointing at the fetal porn.) This does not need to be done!!
Just a couple of comments – notice that “He told Adam and Noah to do the same thing” about going out and multiplying – no need to mention Eve and Mrs. Noah, right?
Servalbear says her favorite line is “Come on, people! We’re in America!” and I agree, that has a nice ring to it. But I think my favorite line is in this one:
…so you can live the gangster rap life. This is what murder is. This is what happens. We don’t need to do this in our country today. There are people who want to help. So the excuse, “I’ve got no other choice,” DOES NOT HOLD WATER! Not with me. Not in America. I know what happens in this country. There are people that wanna help. Let them help you!!Let them help you do something that’s right! Let them help you find a home for your baby! Let them help you find a job! Let them help you find a way to do something that’s right instead of doing something that’s wrong.And THIS is wrong! THIS is wrong! (Pointing to the fetal porn) Turn from your wickedness and turn from your sins today. Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. And if you don’t…
Ok, it’s kind of repetitive, but worth it for the line “…so you can live the gangster rap life.” Really, Chad? That’s classic.
Unfortunately, I didn’t capture the part where he says “there are no intellectual arguments that support evolution…” and “…there are no scientific facts that supports feminism, evolution or abortion. They are all sins against god.” No intellectual arguments – no scientific facts- good grief.
We do have a longer video of him and other things going on at the same time that gives a really good picture of what it’s like in front of the clinic, but it’s tough to transcribe. I may work on it though. It’s such a lovely cacophony – Chad and another preacher both preaching at the same time, and red-jacket guy wandering over to some young escorts to talk ask if they “want to delight a thousand angels…” Yeah, I may have to work on it.
But I post this today to highlight the privilege and the arrogance that the antis bring to the sidewalk. I think Chad says it all when he proclaims that “your excuses DON’T HOLD WATER.” You need to know that your “excuses” for your life decisions don’t hold water with Chad.
Doesn’t that kind of say it all?