Thursday, June 30, 2011

Get Those Lips Off That Preacher!

"Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other." Psalm 85:10

Well, self-righteousness, in this case, and meanwhile the woman representing "peace" is charged with a crime.

From today's Raleigh News&Observer: "A Bible-waving preacher protesting at a gay pride event in North Carolina turned the other cheek -- and got kissed on it by a 74-year-old female gay rights supporter who is now charged with simple assault."

The preacher is Taylorsville Baptist minister James Edward Belcher. The 74-year-old woman is Joan Parker of Colfax. Both were attending a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Day in Salisbury, Ms. Parker with her husband to show support and Preacher Belcher, who was screaming "sodomites" and "you're going to hell" at the top of his lungs, to demonstrate a raging case of envy perhaps.

"I thought he needed a hug. So I gave him a hug," said Parker. She also apparently assaulted the holy man of God with a pair of deadly instrumentalities, her lips.

We certainly trust that the punishment will fit the crime. And think of the sermon the good preacher will have ready for church! But probably not on a text from 1 Peter 5:14: "Greet one another with a kiss of love."

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