I have lots of small thoughts on it.
1. Egalia’s right. They’re marching down Church because they want to send a message to gay folks. What that message is, I’m not sure. Possibly “We’re didn’t realize that y’all would probably be asleep and not out shopping in the gay district at 7 a.m.”
2. Is it really appropriate for a bunch of Christians to gather together for a religious event out front of the Parthenon?
3. When you see all of this talk about “the spirit of Prostitution” ruining America and you see it constantly referred to as a “she” and you see the predominance of men on the boards of both the Pure Life Revolution and The Call, does it kind of squick you out? It does me.
4. You don’t have to dig very deep in The Call’s website to see the old-school anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish Protestant ugliness is still simmering just under the surface. See “After a 40-year judgment, could we be in a season in which a great spiritual awakening could occur in America, and the Jewish people would return to Yeshua?” and “WE BELIEVE that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God.” I guess that could also be considered anti-Orthodox and anti-Coptic, too. So, in other words, they’re for all Christians, but only the Protestant ones, and of those Protestant ones, only the ones praying for the conversion of Jews. Oh, how narrow the definition of “everyone” becomes when you get right down to it.
5. Is it just me or is there something that sounds like bragging in the tone of Matthew Stark? It appears that all his life he’s liked to be a bad-ass and now he’s found a way to be a bad-ass for Jesus. Folks, I’m not Christian. What you do with your faith is your business. But I know Christian leaders and I can tell you that Jesus never, ever says “Continue doing just what you’re doing only you focus your energy on me now.” Just think on that; that’s all I’m asking.