there is a church in my city that was bribing people to go for tvs, cars, laptops, etc. i felt conviction rise inside me with the need to protest the indignity of this bribery.i tried to rally the troops only to be told 7 am protesting was too early, or they didnt care enough about church, or flat out afraid to be seen. the reason i protested was not for religious rights or godly treason,nor to really piss of those poor god fearing bastards, but just to remind the posession hording hypocrite pastor bill cornelius that not everyone can be bought.
so, about 10-12 people said they agreed with me and they would like to be apart of it. sunday morning rolls around and the only ones out there were me, my boyfriend, my brother, and our roomate. i must say i was very proud of my signs and their redderik including: bill cornelius- wolf in shepards clothes, must pray for tvs, greed and envy up ahead,win this raffle-lose your integrity, and my favorite: bill cornelius makes me proud to be an atheist. there were many more comparing him to bob barker and so on.
sunday morning although it was just us 4, we were outside the entrance with our chosen redderik boards from 7:00-8:10 am. everyone slowed to read our signs, some were upset, but none enough to yell or curse. surprisingly, we had some friendly honks followed by waves and smiles and one man actually read our signs and turned around and left! i felt we had a small victory and made our point known.
as we were getting in the car to leave, we turned and saw a cop walking very slowly towards us. we considered waiting till he walked up, but we decided our job was done and he wasnt worth waiting for. we reconnoitered at the only place open for brekkie on easter- mcdonalds and celebrated over mcmuffins and oj. today, monday, the news papers actually covered the protest, only to announce that the pastor's wife claimed to "kill the several protesters with kindness- doughnuts and coffee" and how it "must've worked because they left shortly after"
bullshit! how could they think we'd be bribed too!
but then we wouldnt have had to seek mcmuffins...
wait, am i supposed to ask a question in closing? ok... would you be more put-out by the selfishness of others for donating these expensive items just to be re-distributed among the rich masses, or the hypocritical pastor who didnt bother to donate those items to charities or schools? or take the wider more frequently used road and not give a shit?