As WND reports, a pastor in Hood River, Oregon has a message that is anything but “politically correct.”
Rev. Michael Harrington, 74, put up these words outside the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church. He’s tired of religious liberty being under assault in the era of Obama. He’s calling upon all Christians to “wake up.”
Now, the town mayor and local residents are furious about these signs! (below)
But the message is important, as religious liberty is under assault. Christian bakers are forced to cater for “gay weddings” and Christians are told to keep quiet about their beliefs.
Christians are being mistreated while we’re taught that Islam is supposedly the “religion of peace.” And our Commander-in-Chief can’t use “Islam” and “terrorism” in the same sentence, as he’s trying to seperate the religion from the terrorists acts committed in its name.
Now, Rev. Harrington is under attack:
In a matter of days word spread to Muslim groups and their left-leaning supporters well beyond Hood River. About a dozen protesters descended on the small church with signs saying “take down this sign.”
This church is so small it often can’t muster more than a dozen members for a Sunday service.
“There may be, on a good day, 30 cars go by and see our sign,” said Pastor Harrington. “My intent was anybody who agrees with that come on in, and anyone who disagrees with it, come in and we’ll talk about it.”
But that wasn’t the case.
This simple expression of religious conviction was too “controversial” for some to tolerate.
One man, Eric Cohn, was riding his bike by the church one day and said he “could not believe” what he was seeing. He stopped and told the pastor he wept because he was so offended by the message on the reader-board.
“I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it,” Eric Cohn told KomoNews.com.
Cohn was so offended he wrote a letter to the editor in the local newspaper that Harrington says painted him “as a terrorist almost.”
The big-city paper, the Oregonian in Portland, also filed a report lecturing the pastor on what is “appropriate Christian behavior.”
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