Batsh*t AmTaliban to protest at Phillies' Gay Community Night
Two loons — Michael Marcavage of Repent America, and possible future governor of Alabama Roy “slab-o-ten-commandments” Moore.
“We must go out into the world and declare the word of God in front of the abortuaries and sexually perverse establishments, and at the homosexual parades and other sin celebrations and call them to repentance.”
— Michael Marcavage of Repent America
What a bunch of morons. The AgapePress headline — “Christian Philly Group Going to Bat for Jesus Again This Year.” The event is tonight.
A Philadelphia-based Christian ministry plans to protest the third annual “Gay Community Night” hosted by the Phillies Major League Baseball team.
Members of the group Repent America (RA) will be displaying signs and distributing literature tonight (Thursday) at Citizens Bank Park, notifying fans that the Phillies continue to promote the homosexual agenda by hosting Gay Community Night. RA members have been ejected from the ballpark two consecutive years for holding up a banner declaring: “Homosexuality is sin. Christ can set you free.”
Repent America president Michael Marcavage says he plans to take the banner into the ballpark again this year and to peaceably display it, with no intentions of provoking any disorder. But Marcavage says a major difference this year is that RA’s attorney has contacted the attorney for the baseball team.
…Marcavage contends that because Citizens Bank Park belongs to the city of Philadelphia and was created by millions of taxpayer dollars, the stadium is a limited public forum in which Repent America can exercise its free-speech rights.
Sponsors of tonight’s event include the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP) and the Philadelphia Chapter of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLJGA). According to PhillyGayDays.com, approximately 1,500 “LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered] individuals and their friends” attended the pro-homosexual observance at Citizens Bank Park last year — constituting the largest crowd of all the “gay day/night” observances at Major League Baseball parks in 2004.
It should be noted that Marcavage was arrested last year and faced charges of riot, criminal conspiracy and ethnic intimidation – and five misdemeanor counts including disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment for disrupting Outfest, a gay and lesbian celebration in Philly. [The self-proclaimed “Philly Four” were freed].
Mike Tidmus has more on Repent America’s behavior at Outfest, and background on Marcavage.
A letter from Repent America:
It has come to our attention that you have inaccurate statements posted on your website from Thursday, August 18, 2005.
You posted: “Repent America demonstrators carrying banners with inflammatory messages like ‘God Abhors You’ and ‘AIDS: Judgment or Cure?.’ Marcavage and his group are shown calling festival participants ‘fags’ and ‘she-man’ and warning attendees that they were ‘going to Hell.’ One transsexual was singled out for special abuse by a female member of Repent America, with remarks that included, “your mirror lied to you this morning … you have a 5 o’clock shadow. …Irene Benedetti, the LGBT Police Liaison, said the demonstrators, ‘… became rowdy and physical.'”
All the above comments are completely false and defamatory. The signs mentioned belonged to a group called the “Street Preachers’ Fellowship”. Please remove these statements from your website; otherwise, we will be forced to seek legal remedy. The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, etc. have already printed retractions in regards to similar comments. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our attorney, Scott Shields, at (610)892-7777.
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