When we think of terror attacks, we think of bombs and gunmen—but there is another brand of terror. When you attack one’s property, it is still an attempt at terror, even if you do no physical or bodily harm. When you vandalize and destroy property, you are saying to the property owners, “See how easy it was for me to hurt you? Stop what you are doing, or it could get worse.” And though this might not have been the intended message of the sodomites who attacked two churches, this was the message conveyed.
Christian News reports:
Two North Carolina churches recently suffered thousands of dollars in damage as their buildings and property were trashed and spray-painted with pro-homosexual messages.
We should not be the least bit surprised at this escalation. These wicked people have been morally and legally empowered by the recent political and social trends. They feel that most people who are not affiliated with these churches agree with them. It is good to be a sodomite, and these stupid Christians have no reason to oppose their deviate practices.
Christian News continues:
Officials at Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown arrived last Saturday to find the church sign broken and pelted with eggs and silly string. Some of the church windows had been smashed, flowers were uprooted, and parking signs were ripped out the ground. The hood of the church bus was scratched as if it had been keyed, and a sign was shoved through the front grill.
On Sunday, officials at Grace Baptist Church in Greensboro also arrived to find similar damages to their building and property. A window had been broken, eggs had been pelted at the building and toilet paper was strewn around the outside of the facility.
So, then, why these churches? The two are in no way linked to any anti-sodomite movement in NC. They are not linked to one another either. Neither pastor is cited as having recently preached a message against sodomy. There is absolutely no discernible reason that these churches would be targeted, and that should tell us something.
These sodomites, either to take out their anger at the symbols of what they see as hate or to strike fear in the Christian community, in general, attacked Christians for being Christians. This indiscriminate attack was not aimed at any particular group of Christians. Any Christians would do, and this is the very definition of hate and discrimination. There was no care taken as to the position of these churches concerning sodomy. They are Christians, so they are guilty.
Pastor Coward puts the event into perspective, according to Christian News:
“Why would someone stoop so low to vandalize a church? In a word: Sin! The prophet Jeremiah says that ‘the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things,'” Coward wrote in a post on Facebook. “Yes, it’s true that Satan opposes God and he is probably laughing about this vandalism. But God shows us the destructive sin nature found in all mankind—including each one of us!”
If things do not change in this country, and soon, these events will become progressively worse. Christians need to see that we will soon be under persecution if God does not act quickly. We must pray for God to change these people’s hearts.