Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Confront Evangelicals' "Battle Cry"

The real point is that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were NOT confrontational at the demonstration addressing this year's gathering of Battle Cry where Christian youth gather in the ball park -- one stop in Battle Cry's never-ending circuit through the nation.

I think we are all coming to realize that with this organization the real confrontation needs to be with the children's manipulators who are undoubtedly making an immense profit.

I described to some people last year's mind-blowing and bizarre confrontation with the young people, some of them really children, whom their manipulators had convinced that they would be facing the demons of hell -- that is, us folks.
The children facing us from the steps of City Hall cowered together,

clutched each other, and wept in terror! (There was only curiosity, not fear, I hope, in the local children pictured here.) True, we San Franciscans are a motley crew, and there were the usual variety of bizarre costumes and behavior,

and a good dose of cold political jades, but it was no fun frightening children.

Some of the Sisters were there last year, but, faced with these bullied children whose vision had been so distorted, they could not play their satirical roles. Battle Cry seems next stage in that brainwashing revealed in the recent documentary JESUS CAMP. On the one hand, bound to tolerance ourselves, or indifference, let Christians are free to do their own thing. On the other hand, we cannot ignore that the children are being taught hatred and intolerance of others, and I am glad that the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, while diplomatic, let them know they are tolerated but not endorsed.

LEFT: Singer, Finian Makepeace. RIGHT: Free Thinker.

Some of the speakers presented good analyses of the poison Battle Cry spreads, and the psychic damage they cause, leading some to suicide.

But the Sisters were most eloquent, saying: Last year you got us to play your game of fear and threats. But while you teach intolerance, San Franciso represents tolerance and love. Go out and experience the love in the City of San Francisco.

I hope everyone knows how much money the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence raise for charity, bringing a light-hearted touch and merciful attitude to events and organizations involved with sobering challenges.

1 comment:

GIllian said...

Awesome. I love the Sisters. I just saw Jesus Camp this week and I completely agree that the best word to describe that is brainwashing. The next best is child abuse, followed by blasphemy (and I say that as a Christian).

Thanks for the coverage!