Protesters hit The Strip

While a huge crowd was gathering in Fair Park for the first day of Dallas Pride weekend and the Miller Lite Music Festival, a handful of right-wingers hit The Strip on Cedar Springs today (Saturday, June 4)  to protest …. well, something.

The protesters reportedly gathered first in front of Mr. Misster, at the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Reagan Street before Dallas police officers forced them to move across Reagan to the sidewalk in front of the fire station.

Activist Cannon Brown, who was at the scene, said the protesters were there to rally against a drag queen story hour happening at Mr. Misster. “They were there to scream at kids,” Brown said on Facebook, noting that some were Roman Catholics who were “actually behaved and just chanting the rosary. It’s the Infowars/fascist crowd that is problematic.”

The group, described by Brown in a Facebook post as “christofascists,” carried signs vaguely resembling the Texas flag and the U.S. flag along with a large white flag with some sort of X symbol in red, and a gold-and-white flag with some symbol in the center. The size of the group has changed over the course of their protest, but Brown said it averaged about 20.

Photos show one protester carrying a sign declaring “confuse a child, abuse a child,” and another had a sign shouting “stop groomers.” Yet another demands, “Stop exploiting our kids.” And, in what is apparently a swipe at the rainbow power of Pride Month, one woman wore a black T-shirt with a block of rainbow colors saying “rainbow revival.”

— Tammye Nash, photos by Chad Mantooth

From Joe My God the right wing religious bigots couldn’t resist lying.   

A spokesperson for the extremists claimed to Dallas’s ABC News affiliate that police removed children from show. That didn’t happen. The bar reports having gotten hundreds of threatening emails. Some of the tweets below are from far-right extremists.

I want to respond to the religious asshole in the above video.   He starts out making a claim about doing something to between boys legs, then he makes a comment about letting children near men in dresses.   Has this pious asshole threatening parents with children which is traumatizing the kids ever looked at the pictures in his church?  What does he think Jesus and the disciples wore, three piece suits?  

Jesus With Children - Kids - Christian 8 x 10 * 8x10 Photo Picture:  Everything Else: Amazon.com

Jesus and Small children

So I do not want to hear anything more about men in dresses talking with or reading to kids.   

The psychosis in America is deepening.

 

If they didn’t blame us they would have to face the fact that they have been enabling child predators in the name of their worthless non-existent god. Introspection isn’t their strong suit.

 

Hell, if these folks didn’t have external targets to focus their hate and measure their “moral superiority” against, they would be tearing each other apart. (I’ve seen it first hand.)

 

Lol, what was your first hint. Maybe the fact that 75% of rethuglicunts actually believe that the election was stolen! Proof positive that if you say a lie enough times it is believed regardless of facts. This is the same ploy they are using to paint the LGBTQ community as those grooming children to become gay. As if it were a fucking choice in the first place! All the while they hand over their kids to the real groomers, the churches, where they are indoctrinated and scarred mentally for life by the daily harrowing experiences they are forced to endure by the church community. What is worse is that the people they most should be able to rely on for protection, their family, are the very ones that force them into it! Seriously hating what this country is becoming.

 

 

12 thoughts on “Protesters hit The Strip

    1. Hello Roger. They would love you screaming at them. They see it as a badge of honor and use it to claim they are the real victims. But what they really hate is someone who can have a reasoned conversation with them and refute everything they claim. I am surprised I have not gotten any push back on saying Jesus wore dresses. Hugs

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      1. They an’t been screamed at by a Welshman, for a start we use a lower voice register and secondly our tenor tends to be biblical in style (not necessarily using biblical quotes- but we do like that Old Testament prophet approach) and we throw in ethics (unless in a pub then it tends to get…..off topic).
        Never mind dresses, try and tell them Jesus Christ did not preach or converse in English, and that the Bible they are so fond of quoting literally is actually the result of at least four translations, and the English words are only approximation (so quit that highlighting guys!)

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        1. Hello Roger I love it. Here it would blow their minds, and leave them sputtering you were sent by the devil you demon you. They wouldn’t be able to respond because most of them here do not know the bible especailly the OT. They are sure that the only parts of the bible are what their preacher tells them to feel good every Sunday right before they head home for the beer and wings / snacks as they watch the football game swearing at any black players that dare to kneel for equal justice. All in the honor of their lords sacred day of course. Hugs

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          1. They don’t have an answer to this:

            Matthew 31-46
            31“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
            32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
            33And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
            34Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
            35for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
            36I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
            37“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
            38When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
            39Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
            40And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
            41“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
            42for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
            43I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
            44“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
            45Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
            46And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

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            1. Hello Roger. Do these evangelicals that believe their mission is to increase their gods power and reach, to cement their gods authority over other, do they see that part of their scripture as applying to them? Because from their actions they don’t. The party of family values slashes food assistance and housing assistance to the poor especially poor children. They deny any attempt to improve the lives of others, choosing to improve their own lives instead. Hugs

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              1. Fanatics of any stripe Scottie. Be they religious, political or social do not have that sort of mindset. It’s all about The Mission.
                Then there are the hucksters and the opportunists who are along for the Money-making possibilities.

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        2. Just thought I’d throw this in (from my book research) … The Bible has been translated into more than 450 languages since its early beginnings. When considering the various translations of the Bible, it is important to recognize that “all translation is interpretation, and none is strictly literal.” (KenCollins.com)

          This doesn’t even take into consideration the numerous “translations” in circulation.

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          1. Hello Nan. I think for the average church goer the idea of translations doesn’t really matter because they don’t read it.

            I think back to when I was a kid suffering the worst of the abuse at home and the family had to move around to avoid charges, at the new town the adoptive mother took us kids to church every Sunday and the adoptive father went to church on holidays. They only knew what the guy in the big robes in the front of the stage said the bible had in it. They never attended bible classes, they never read it at home. But they could spout what god hated really quick. They could tell you what god wanted you to do while claiming if I did not do as they wished I would be going to hell. God wanted me punished you see, don’t spare the rod was something they heard was in the bible. Then they got tired of the game and by the time I was ten they had quit entirely going to church. The point was church never changed them or their lifestyle at all, it never changed how they acted. And they really did not care what was in the bible. It was a social game for them.

            I know that most people are not as bad as those people. But I do think most people go for the social environment and do not really care much about what is written. It is too hard to follow anyway, right. Plus the book is malleable for them, meaning whatever they need it to at the time.

            For people like me that use reason, this information is spot on about the misuse of the bible and its meanings, and to argue the god they worship is made up. But I don’t think it matters to believers. Hugs

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            1. You’re absolutely correct, Scottie. It doesn’t matter -at all- to the average church-goer. It’s all about being a “Christian” (as defined by them) and fulfilling their weekly “church-required duty.” Now, I will say there are SOME who take their faith much more seriously, but as a general rule the odds are not in their favor.

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          2. Yep! Well thrown in Nan.
            And, OT in particular Genesis, is based on oral traditions, which are a collection of poetical allegories of great subtlety and depth.
            So the ancestral folk weren’t just looking at a literal Seven Day creation…..
            Try telling that to some in the MAGA ranks

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