Fort Bragg area pastor Sean Harris said that we should punch our kids if they ‘act gay’. Referring to effeminate boys he said,
“Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do.”
This is a brilliant sign featuring the daughter of Priscilla Parker, the new leader of MASH Fort Bragg (Military Atheists & Secular Humanists). It’s funny and cute way to say – who cares if their daughter is a lesbian (‘digs holes’)?
Priscilla has secured a protest permit near the Berean Baptist Church. The Police Department has estimated that hundreds of people are going to show up, starting in about an hour, but going all the way up until noon. RSVP here.
Christian groups are actually coming out to represent in large numbers, standing tall with us. They instantly realized that Sean Harris’ statements are extreme in nature and they want to send a message – that his theology is the fringe. His congregation is akin to Westboro Baptist Church.
This particular protest is not about attacking ‘all religion’. Please do not bring signs that divide this rare opportunity for acceptance in a highly polarized town. Make your message about Sean Harris and his statements. Don’t spare local Pastor Mark Rowden either. He outed himself as an ardent supporter yesterday. I hope the media has a field day with him too.Take a lesson from the above sign. Make yours like this. Not everyone even needs a sign! I’ve heard some of my friends mention they are dressing up their infants ‘in drag’. Get creative! But stay on topic, and relax if someone didn’t get the memo. You can’t win them all.
Autistic child? Crack those wrists for Jesus!
Priscilla Parker had another problem with Sean Harris statements.
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Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok?
Her daughter Rhiannon (featured in that picture above) is autistic. She is very interested in digging holes because she likes the feeling of textures, and also the pressure on the ground. Limp wrists can be associated with autism. Lots of autistic children hand flap while ‘stimming’ (stimulating).
It is often stated that diseases like epilepsy were the likely culprit for tales of possessions, leading to futile bloody witch hunts. I wonder how often statements like these can still take root and have similar consequences. Is it mainstream Christian doctrine to ‘punch the gay away’? No. So let’s keep it that way.
Sean Harris, Mark Rowden – you are ignorant bigots, and awful humans. Christians see this clear as day. You do not belong in my city. Go be with your friends from the Westboro Baptist Church.