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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:24 AM

Kansas minister who performs same-sex weddings reports daily death threats

Are these good old christians, haters or what ... often I think hate is for pure hatred, an element of humanity just looking for any reason to hate anyone, group or thing. Most I venture to guess have some pretty serious mental issues going on.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article4291320.html

The Rev. Jackie Carter, pastor of the First Metropolitan Community Church, said the church has been getting at least one phone call a day threatening to kill her or to perform acts of violence against her congregation.

The church belongs to a denomination that embraces the gay and lesbian community.

Carter said that she had received threats before the ruling, but they have escalated since she performed a wedding ceremony for 15 same-sex couples on the steps of the Sedgwick County Courthouse on Nov. 17.

“Monday was probably the most scary time for me,” Carter said. “The phone rang and I went to answer the phone and it was just somebody heavy breathing on it. Then somebody rang the door bell and then somebody started throwing rocks at the windows.”

Some callers tell her “to repent so I don’t have to suffer inhumane death at the hands of Satan.” Others have threatened specific acts of violence. Before the group wedding ceremony last month, two callers threatened to chop off her head and put it on a stake.

“Honestly, I’m beginning to get more scared every day that this goes on,” she said. “I’ve kind of talked myself into trying to be more calm about it and realizing that there are more people out there that are supporting us than threatening harm to us.”

“It always says ‘Unknown,’ ” Carter said. “So the couple of times that I’ve made reports, they’ve (the police) said, ‘What do you want us to do? There’s nobody here. There’s no phone number.’ So they take the report and tell me to be careful.”

Asked about the threats, the Wichita Police Department did not comment late Thursday afternoon.

“I think sometimes people get lulled into complacency and think, ‘No, that’s too far off, that won’t happen,’ ” Wilks said. “And yet if we don’t stand vigilant, discrimination can be legalized, people will continue to get death threats, perhaps they’re even acted upon…and then all of sudden it doesn’t sound so far-fetched.”

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RKP5637 Dec 2014 OP
stone space Dec 2014 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2014 #2
closeupready Dec 2014 #3
shenmue Dec 2014 #4
RKP5637 Dec 2014 #6
PumpkinAle Dec 2014 #5
blur256 Dec 2014 #11
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #7
RKP5637 Dec 2014 #8
thesquanderer Dec 2014 #9
RKP5637 Dec 2014 #10

Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:38 AM

1. Anti-Christian / anti-gay terrorists. (nt)

 

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Response to stone space (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:40 AM

2. Yep, my thoughts too and they should be publicly called out as such! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:08 PM

3. Evil is as evil does, vandalism and terrorism being some of those 'do's.

 

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:14 PM

4. Crazy



Can't people just leave each other alone?

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Response to shenmue (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:28 PM

6. Going way back to the BS discussions in my dorm at the university, we used to

discuss how most of mankind's energy is wasted trying to make one group just like another through violence, destruction and outrageous acts than just acceptance of things that really don't harm or bother anyone. It's all illogical, ignorant and ever so utterly stupid. And most of it is driven by unfounded and irrational fear, sadly something some of MSM has seized upon to enhance bottom line profits, and so the cycle continues.



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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:20 PM

5. I can only quote Gandhi...

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

I seem to be recall this quote more and more with this "Christian right fundamentalism" in this country.

Jesus weeps.

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Response to PumpkinAle (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 02:30 PM

11. I use that quote a lot anymore

In fact I just posted it on something yesterday. It is as relevant today as it was back then. And I live just across the border in Missouri, and I see the hate over there and over here. And this is the "liberal" part of both states. So sad.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:35 PM

7. It's really funny when the police want to find someone that they do

they put a trace on calls, call the fbi to trace calls, send a squad to watch the people being threatened, at the very least send extra patrol cars. Yet, now there is nothing they can do. How convienent.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:38 PM

8. Yep, so typical by cops. Call us when someone is dead. n/t

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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:30 PM

9. Caller unknown? I bet the NSA knows who dials her number. (n/t)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 01:45 PM

10. Yep, I bet they do too! It's just a lame DUH cop out by the police IMO. n/t

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