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Otro mal ejemplo de religión…

8 March, 2010

Horrible, simplemente horrible. Y sólo en Texas.

Un grupo de cristianos fundamentalistas están comenzando una campaña de intimidación, miedo o, como ellos le dicen, de “educación” en Amarillo, Texas.  Un ejemplo de sus tácticas:

At first, the swinger community was mystified by the attention. On the 60-some hours of surveillance footage the Meads have, a swinger can be heard telling a Repent member that the swingers haven’t done anything to bother them.“You’re going to hell, and it bothers me,” Grisham responds. “What bothers me is you’re going to hell.”

Perhaps the most insidious tactic Repent uses is trying to destroy the reputation of the swingers. In Amarillo, people can be ostracized over a whiff of impropriety. On one tape, Grisham directs followers to get the license-plate numbers in the Route 66 parking lot. “A new couple can be here three or four hours,” says Mac. “Whenever they leave, the Repent Amarillo group will call them by first and last name, know where they live, know where they work, just within a very few hours.”

Randall Sammons says he was fired from his job of 13 years in August after his boss learned Sammons was a swinger from another employee, a Repent member. He believes he’s now as good as blacklisted in Amarillo. “I’m screwed at finding a job,” Sammons says. Russell Grisham, David’s 20-year-old son who has a conviction on his record for hacking the computer system at his high school, has posted the names, photos and workplaces of swingers on the Internet, including one man whose wife works for a school district. (“Family-wise, it will kill both of us,” the man says.) In at least two instances, Repent members called swingers’ employers.

No es que le tengo simpatía a los swingers, pero esto es simplemente inaceptable. Si fueran un grupo musulmán, judío, budista o alguna otra religión más, el gobierno local o la comunidad los hubiera tachado de terroristas, jihadianos, traidores o de un peligro a la nación. Se sabe y se ha reportado mucho sobre las preocupaciones de  la FBI y el gobierno de Obama sobre el creciente extremismo derechista y ultra-conservador en Estados Unidos, ejemplificado por el loco que balaceo el Pentágono y el que estrelló una avioneta en el edificio de la IRS en Houston. Y esos son unos de los más recientes, ¿se acuerdan del tiroteo el museo del Holocausto en Washington el año pasado?

El grupo tiene una lista de los otros grupos y eventos que quieren atacar y “borrar de la comunidad”

1. Gay pride events.
2. Earth worship events such as “Earth Day”
3. Pro-abortion events or places such as Planned Parenthood
4. Breast cancer events such as “Race for the Cure” to illuminate the link between abortion and breast cancer.
5. Opening day of public schools to reach out to students.
6. Spring break events.
7. Demonically based concerts.
8. Halloween events.
9. Other events that may arise that the ministry feels called to confront.

¿Quienes son el punto número 9? Pues los lectores del tarot, cristianos que son pro gay o insuficientemente “conservadores”, gitanos (¿hay en Amarillo, Texas?), etc.

Scary stuff, indeed.

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