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Some Hallelujah testimony from Durango, CO

Timothy Kincaid

July 26th, 2010

This is a letter to the editor in the Durango Herald which just speaks for itself:

The 4 Corners Pride Festival held June 26 at Rotary Park was far more successful than anyone could imagine. God used the park and pride event for his silent pulpit to touch all who attended.

Unknown to the attendees, everyone received a blessing and permanently was touched by God’s Holy Spirit. This included straight and homosexual people.

While the pride fest participants were indulging in their prefest party at the Lost Dog Bar & Lounge on the evening of June 25, a group of dedicated Christians met at Rotary Park for prayer and physical anointing of the park with God’s holy oil. The oil has extreme spiritual power to overcome Satan’s grip on those who are not Christians. Because of this, the Holy Spirit will remain with each individual as long as believing Christians continue to keep it activated with prayer.

Escape from homosexuality is possible with God’s help. The Wednesday evening prayer chain for salvation is still alive and active. It was established to bring homosexuals to Jesus for eternal salvation and for deliverance from their lifestyle.

Any individual or community that continues to accept and condone homosexuality is going against God’s teachings and will suffer severe consequences. This is explained in the King James Bible, which accurately has predicted mankind’s future for more than 2,000 years.

Everyone is welcome to join the prayer chain by simply asking Jesus to include you in the many prayers going to God on Wednesday evenings.

Vi McCoy, Durango

Let’s just say that Vi doesn’t speak for all Christians. Or most Christians. Or anyone with even the vaguest knowledge of either history or the King James Version of the Bible. Or for King James. Or anyone with a high school education. Or anyone whose TV gets the History Channel. Or for the prayer-chain members in Durango. Well… maybe for the prayer-chain members in Durango.

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EZam
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

After the Holy Spirit makes no difference on any of the attendees, what excuse will Vi use?

Burr
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

Any individual or community that continues to accept and condone homosexuality is going against God’s teachings and will suffer severe consequences. This is explained in the King James Bible, which accurately has predicted mankind’s future for more than 2,000 years.

Ah yes.. this is why the countries that treat homosexuals the worst have the most affluent, healthy, and happy societies on the planet..

..oh wait..

John in the Bay Area
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

I’d much rather anti-gay bigots bless the area used for a Pride Festival with holy oil, than use that same time to plan something violent.

Misguided yes, but not particularly threatening.

Candace
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

Since the Bible clearly says that those who are sick should be annointed with oil and will RECOVER from their sickness, why don’t you folks spend a little less time annointing bars and gay pride parades, and go annoint dying children in your local hospital? How about an “active prayer chain” for THEM, Vi?

Or would you rather claim results that are intangible, that nobody can call you on?

I’m positive that there are things you could spend your time on besides prayng away the gay. The hungry, the sick, the widows, the orphans, those in prison– remember them?

So much effort, so few results. What a shame that you’re wasting your time chasing the wind, when so many people need your time and your help. Sad.

Stephen
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

Mazola?

JT
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

They’ve been watching their anime. I recall a magical barrier that would stay surrounding the city and unbreakable as long as the monks kept praying at a pair of stones that acted as the foundation. Good for them. Jesus magic!

AMPGlass
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

Well, whatever Vi says, I know that the majority of the residents of Durango differ in their views. I have never lived in another city more accepting of gays and lesbians.

By the way, The Lost Dog is an awesome prefest place (try the BLT), and it makes me wish even more that I could have been there…

Ben in Oakland
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

Shades of harry potter. I thought these people were against sorcery nad magic?

And then I want to scream at them when they talk about how the blessings iwll remain; Did God tell you this personally, or did you make it up all by yourself?

Spiritual arrogance coupled with near-terminal stupidity and ignornace. not a pretty combination/

Tommy
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

The Fundamentalists have ALWAYS treated Christianity as witchcraft, ironically while reviling both real and fictional witches.

It starts with their version of creation, in which God literally created the world via an incantation. And then streams through their entire religion where if you say a certain prayer you will be saved (God, apparently, has no say in salvation), and this whole bit where the Holy Spirit (read: God)is literally sustained by their magical incantation.

Interesting, isn’t it?

DN
July 26th, 2010 | LINK

The bible has accurately predicted mankind’s future for more than 2000 years, eh?

Where’s the biblical scholar who was able to decode the bible’s warning about 9/10? Why didn’t we listen to him? That person could have saved over 3,000 lives and did NOTHING.

No, Vi, the bible predicts zero. You might think it does because your cognitive dissonance supports the bible’s assertions, but that’s just an illusion.

Patrick
July 27th, 2010 | LINK

I did not realize the King James Bible has been around for 2,000 years. Thanks to fundies, I learn something new every day. (Happily, I also seem to unlearn what they teach me).

tavdy79
July 27th, 2010 | LINK

Unknown to the attendees, everyone received a blessing and permanently was touched by God’s Holy Spirit.

Several years ago now I was touched by God’s Holy Spirit. She was confused why I was trying to deny who She had made me to be.

Rev Ray neal
July 27th, 2010 | LINK

Love your response tavdy79. God loves everyone exactly the way God created them. God knew you were gay before you knew it because God created you gay!

One church in our city says: God loves you just the way you are and there’s nothing you can do about it. I like that.

My partner says that the oil issue sounds like a Harry Potter Movie: Harry Potter and the Holy Oil. They seem to hang on to magic more than God.

Rev Ray Neal,
Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church Seattle,
The oldest LGBT congregation in the Pacific Northwest!

Priya Lynn
July 27th, 2010 | LINK

One church in our city says: God loves you just the way you are and there’s nothing you can do about it. I like that.

So god loves me as an atheist and won’t torture me eternally because of it?

Neil
July 27th, 2010 | LINK

Lets not single them out for any kind of disapproval. We wouldn’t want to be accused of organising a witch hunt.

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