crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
Peter LaBarbera's “prayer” in regards to “homosexuality promotion zones” only scratches the surface when it comes surreal zaniness during Saturday's religious right event (and $70,000 COLOSSAL flop) “May Day 2010: A Cry To God For A Nation In Distress.”
People for the American Way's Religious Right Watch broke it down in easily digestible (but still nauseating) chunks:
. . including Ted Baehr repenting for the movie “The Runaways” with its sex, and drugs, and rock and roll, while others repent for Los Angeles and its role as the home of the pornography industry. Eventually, Janet Porter repents for all the time and money Christians have given to an industry that hates God and prays that Christians will gain control over the industry and take dominion until Christ returns. That is then followed by a woman from Minnesota who repents for her state having elected the first Muslim to Congress … and then eventually God shows up at the rally.
With all due respect, because I don't like to be in a position to attack religious beliefs, this event was about a small number of ill-informed, religiously obnoxious individuals making huge asses of themselves.
A few thoughts:
What with these folks and Dakota Fanning?
According to Ted Baehr in his prayer, the religious right wants to take over the arts and entertainment industry and create “a new Michelangelo” and a “new (Leonardo) Da Vinci.” Wouldn't that defeat the point of Peter LaBarbera's prayer, seeing that both Michelangelo and Da Vinci were gay?
The hateful prayer in regards to the Muslim Congressman (Keith Ellison) was just wrong. Period.
How pitiful is it for an event to have such low attendance that someone points to the sun's rays and say something like, “see, God is here.”