Christian Disrupts Satanic … Err, Islamic Service at National Cathedral

Posted: January 1, 2015 in religion
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New Year’s Resolution: Spend 15 minutes a day to get rid of my WND backlog. 192 articles that I’ve flagged to write about that I’ve convinced myself I haven’t had time to do. Staring timer … NOW.

Back in November, I think November 14, 2014, The United States’ National Cathedral (in Washington, D.C.), held an Islamic prayer service. The Friendly Atheist posted about this, as did The Raw Story. At least the aftermath. See, the issue all comes back down to equal-access and respecting other peoples’ beliefs even if you don’t like them. That’s part of the First Amendment.

It would’ve been uninteresting, though WND’s Jerry Newcombe would’ve gotten his Nov. 18 article, “Praising Allah at the National Cathedral,” and Leo Hohmann would’ve gotten his out, too: “Imam Insulted Christians, Jews in National Cathedral.”

But, in an astounding display of Christian Love®, Leo wrote three days earlier (before he could invent something else to be mad about), “Christian Booted from National Cathedral Speaks Out.”

See, what happened is that some woman (Christine Weick, which the WND article says is from Michigan but later says she’s from Kingsport, Tennessee), decided to make a scene. Leo describes her with reverence:

Christine Weick, a 50-year-old Michigan woman with flowing blonde hair who lives out of her car, rose from the packed National Cathedral, the hall of halls in terms of religious prominence in America, and moved toward the front of the church.

She pointed to the cross hanging overhead. […]

“Jesus Christ died on that cross over there. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior,” she said. “We have built …allowed you your mosques in this country. Why don’t you worship in your mosques and leave our churches alone? We are a country founded on Christian principles.”

She immediately heard voices in the crowd yelling for security.

“Black coat, white scarf, blonde hair!” yelled one. “We need to get her out of here now!” someone else cried out.

“They were yelling for security, and by that point I was already done saying what I came to say,” Weick told WND. […]

She had instantly become a folk hero of sorts for thousands, if not millions, of Christians who read what happened or watched the video that was posted on the Internet.

The WND article describes a credulous interview with her, where she looked for signs she should interfere (and saw them), she hid in the bathroom for over 90 minutes so she could avoid detection, she waited for the right moment to say her message (she was “literally scared to death”), and that she doesn’t consider herself to be a hero, but she was humbled.

Just 1 comment shy of 1600 comments tend to agree with her.

I, however, see her as a, intolerant, uninformed, Bible-thumper who is a very small person.

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