MIDDLEBROOK — A small fire was set in St. John’s Reformed United Church of Christ this morning and anti-gay graffiti was painted on the side of the building.
The outside of the church was vandalized with anti-gay messages and a declaration that United Church of Christ members were sinners. The graffiti’s message appeared to be a reference to the national church’s decision earlier this week to endorse gay and lesbian marriages.
There's nothing else to call this but what it is: terrorism. The goal is to change people's actions through intimidation and fear. Whether a woman in Pakistan gets her feet cut off for being promiscuous, or a church in America is defaced for daring to promote acceptance, the message is the same; We, the religious order of (Jesus/Allah/Zoroaster/etc.) will stop at nothing to silence those who don't show fealty to our radical beliefs.
And these are the people who say that without God there is no morality.