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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

 
They Call Us Fascist, Write Us Off The Page

(Musical reference)

The local government of another city named after a Catholic saint complains about visible signs of Christianity:

More than 25,000 evangelical Christian youth landed Friday in San Francisco for a two-day rally at AT&T Park against "the virtue terrorism" of popular culture, and they were greeted by an official city condemnation and a clutch of protesters who said their event amounted to a "fascist mega-pep rally."

"Battle Cry for a Generation" is led by a 44-year-old Concord native, Ron Luce, who wants "God's instruction book" to guide young people away from the corrupting influence of popular culture.

When culture A criticizes culture B, that is not fascism - that is the natural state of affairs in a pluralistic society. Conservative Christians get together in a staduim to share a message they share all the time in their individual churches. So what? This is a peaceful gathering, not a reenactment of the September 19, 1993 riots at Hamilton Square Baptist Church of San Francisco.

A city government has found compelling interest to condemn a private rally that poses no threat to civil order. That is fascism.

"But they're intolerant." I've got news for you - everyone's intolerant. Grow up.

(Hat tip to TPCrasher78, who linked the article in this Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler thread.)




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