Pro-gay marriage Maple Grove church defaced with passage from Leviticus [IMAGE]

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Parishioners at Pilgrims United were welcomed by this message yesterday morning.
Over the weekend, the exterior of the progressive Pilgrims United Church of Christ in Maple Grove was defaced with anti-gay messages.

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Vandals spray painted "Church of Sodom" and "Church of Gomorrah" along with "Lev 18:22." That Bible passage reads: "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable."

According to KARE, this isn't the first time the church, which Pastor Robin Raudabaug characterizes as "a very progressive voice in Maple Grove," has been targeted by anti-gay vandals. During the run up to last year's marriage amendment vote, Vote No signs were stolen from the property. Then, early last month, "Romans 1:26-28" was inscribed on a monument outside the church. Those Bible passages read as follows:
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.
No arrests have been made and there isn't security footage of the vandals in action.

"This was a very hate-filled act," Raudabaug told KARE. "Some people wonder if our message is getting out, but this proves that people do hear us."

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Keira Kleen
Keira Kleen

Prove it ! Then throw the first stone.

Jessi Brennan
Jessi Brennan

Go Christians! I wasn't aware that "piss off thy neighbor" had been added to the bible.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

What do you expect from conservative cowards?    They have lost the debate completely.   All they have left is random acts of stupid bigotry.   Look at the conservatives on City Pages.  There isn't a single one that uses civil language and facts to debate, its all racial slurs, insane fact free ranting, and name calling.  

Rebecca Jean Heroff
Rebecca Jean Heroff

It always amazes and disgusts me that people that claim to be so good & righteous & religious always manage to forget how to do one thing... be nice to others...isn't that really the bottom line in all of of it. Just be nice.

Rebecca Jean Heroff
Rebecca Jean Heroff

Obviously they skipped over the following which is also in Leviticus: Leviticus 19:18 "'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

a036618
a036618

If there is to be a silver lining in this, perhaps the attention the church receives will bring them more parishoners.  If it hadn't been for the hateful bigot criminal(s), I wouldn't have even known the church existed.

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

Leviticus doesn't expressly say "sexual relations"

kennyX
kennyX topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann

"There isn't a single one that uses civil language and facts to debate, its all racial slurs, insane fact free ranting, and name calling. "

Pot. Meet Kettle. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@kennyX I only name call bigoted idiots like you, kirk,  and Cin.  You can pretend all you want I'm the same as you but it isn't true.  I've never used racial, homophobic, and sexist slurs like you do.  I've never threatened to kill anyone like you have.  I've never made fun of dead children like you and kirk have.  I'm more than happy to insult stupid losers like you.   You and Cin love to use racial slurs on one story and pretend to be offended by accusations of racism on the next story.   No way I'm letting you stupid phonies cry your crocodile tears.   

kennyX
kennyX topcommenter

@j.reiter That's why he works for the City Sewer. Hell, not even Mother Jones would hire him as a blogger.

j.reiter
j.reiter

@MicheleBachmann What do you expect when you read a Rupar story, all the guy does is race-bait and trash on traditional ideas.  He is such a instigator and bad reporter, never an unbiased story with this guy.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@kennyX  Says the weirdo that feels the need to make bigoted comments on every story.  What pills did you forget to take that made you threaten to kill me twice?   Only the craziest freak threatens to kill random strangers on the internet because they don't like being teased.  

kennyX
kennyX topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann I think you need to talk to your doctor about increasing your dosage of Xanax. 

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