Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ft. Lauderdale Gets Crazy - Group of Clergymen Flock to Mayor Naugle's Side

Things appear to be getting rather crazy in Ft. Lauderdale and some of the black pastors who have been cynically recruited by white Christianists to oppose gay rights are beginning to look more like para-military types (see photo at left) as opposed to pastors preaching the Gospel of Christ. I continue to be dumb founded by the actions of black clergymen who stupidly act as tools for the same Christianist groups (or their successors) who fought against desegregation. Meanwhile, the black community has so many larger and more critical issues that go unaddressed. I guess it shows what happens when people do not know history. Here are a few highlights from the Sun-Sentinel:
FORT LAUDERDALE - A group of Christian clergymen flocked to the side of Mayor Jim Naugle on Tuesday, saying the depth of sexual sin in Broward County necessitates an old-fashioned spiritual revival.

The group of clergy met with Naugle privately Tuesday in City Hall, then made public statements. They did not say when, where or how long the revival would be.The mayor incited a fight with gays in gay-friendly Fort Lauderdale in July when he commented that he uses the term "homosexual'' because many of them aren't gay, he said, "they're unhappy.'' He also alleged they frequent public bathrooms in Fort Lauderdale to have sex [MY COMMENT: obviously, Naugle is mistaking gays for closeted Republicans].

Naugle's public supporters have been relatively few, while his public opponents have been many. Tuesday's event was meant to help turn that around.Elder Mathes Guice of the Koinonia Worship Center in Pembroke Park said the county tourist council's targeted marketing to gay visitors "led the spiritual community on a collision course with Satan.'' He said "we have no other choice but to step up and do the right thing'' by holding the revival.

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