Thursday, December 6, 2007

Was It a Set-up?

Look at this video from YouTube and decide for yourself.

Try to Google the name James Stabile. Nothing.

I received an email from the Dallas Voice. The event happened on September 7th. Very curious. Why did The 700 Club decide to air this “news” piece almost three months later? What was a 19 year-old twink (sorry) doing hopping drunkenly from club to club in pursuit of his "fiance" then getting zapped by the Holy Spirit?

The Dallas Voice reported a different scene to be sure:

...On both Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, a Christian group has chosen a sidewalk on the northeast corner of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street as a venue for prayer demonstrations. With their numbers approaching 100, the Christians’ presence has raised the ire of clubgoers and others, and on Sept. 7, police reportedly asked the group to leave after a beer bottle was launched in their direction from the balcony of J.R.’s.

... Lauren Palmer is a psychic who’s been operating a table in front of Crossroads Market — directly behind the site of the demonstrations — on Friday and Saturday nights for nearly a decade. “I’m a very religious person, I really am, and this is like a nuisance,” Palmer said. “Who are they helping? Why are they not helping some of the homeless people around here?”Palmer said the demonstrators were hurting her business by blocking her sign and infringing on customers’ privacy. “It’s not that I don’t like what they’re doing, but I don’t understand why here on this corner,” she said. “I think the people around here are beginning to get hostile toward them.”

Read more here.

And a “purity siege”?? Here’s Wikipedia’s definition of a siege:

A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. The term derives from the Latin word for "seat" or "sitting."[1] A siege occurs when an attacker encounters a city or fortress that refuses to surrender and cannot be easily taken by a frontal assault. Sieges involve surrounding the target and blocking the reinforcement or escape of troops or provision of supplies (a tactic known as "investment"[2]), typically coupled with attempts to reduce the fortifications by means of siege engines, artillery bombardment, mining (also known as mining), or the use of deception or treachery to bypass defenses. Failing a military outcome, sieges can often be decided by starvation, thirst or disease, which can afflict both the attacker or defender.

Again with the military moralizing. Does The 700 Club approve of trapping people and laying siege to them, FORCING them to become saved? Of course they do. Is it ethical to lay in wait and attack someone when they are coming out of an establishment? Of course it isn’t.

Should people be armed when they come out of a bar and are confronted by CINOs (Christians in Name Only) trying to lay hands on them?

Probably. But cream pies are expensive.