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Words Have Consequences

Timothy Kincaid

September 24th, 2007

activists.jpgIn May we reported about Waymon Hudson and Anthony Niedwiecki, a couple that was startled to hear Scripture played over the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport calling for their death. Steve Rothaus, on a Miami Herald blog site, provides a follow-up on how the incident turned the men into activists.

Just a few days ago, we reported how Alan Chambers went to Florida to tell anti-gay activists that they were fighting an “evil agenda”.

Why do I list Chambers’ words of demonization (literally) here with Hudson and Niedwiecki? Because this is what Hudson tells us has happened in Florida since their experience:

”A woman came up to me [in Publix] and asked if she had seen me on the news,” Hudson said. “I said possibly. She looked at me right in the face and said, `You two deserve what that man said to you.’

”The next day I was at the gym,” Hudson said. ‘A large-size note that had `fag’ scrawled across it was stuck in my windshield. At that point I started to take side roads going home. It was a weird way to live. A few days later, a woman came up to me and spit in my face in the grocery store, with her 6-year-old son in hand.”

Can I prove that these vile people were in the audience at the Family Values Summit? No, of course not. But when you tell people that they are fighting against “evil”, you justify anything they do. All the “love the sinner” in the world won’t offset giving permission for cruelty and abuse.

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Jason
September 24th, 2007 | LINK

all that and they even took in a friend’s foster child with HIV.

That’s crazy that they had people spitting on them and stuff, course I was just at a wedding where me and my partner kept getting odd looks.

Robguy
September 24th, 2007 | LINK

A few days later, a woman came up to me and spit in my face in the grocery store, with her 6-year-old son in hand.”

I think I would have repressed the urge to smack her and called the police to file assault charges. A cell phone with a camera is a wonderful invention.

Ken R
September 25th, 2007 | LINK

A woman came up to me [in Publix] and asked if she had seen me on the news,” Hudson said. “I said possibly. She looked at me right in the face and said, `You two deserve what that man said to you.’

”The next day I was at the gym,” Hudson said. ‘A large-size note that had `fag’ scrawled across it was stuck in my windshield. At that point I started to take side roads going home. It was a weird way to live. A few days later, a woman came up to me and spit in my face in the grocery store, with her 6-year-old son in hand.”

Ahhhh…true Christian virtue always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! *hugs self*

Zoe
September 25th, 2007 | LINK

Disgusting the way they treated him. Disgusting. I wonder how many of these crazy anti gay types have ever met a gay person and got to know them?*

*excluding the bitter ones with gay relatives.

Makes me want to write “Judges” on their windows and spit in their face.

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