Brought to us via Jim Johnson at Straight, Not Narrow:
Last week, Vincent Fields, minister of Greater Works Ministries in New Jersey, delivered the invocation before the New Jersey Senate, praying: “We curse the spirit that would come to bring about same-sex marriage. We ask You to just look over this place today, cause them to be shaken in their very heart in uprightness, Lord, to do what is right before You.”
That’s from an article entitled, “Wanted: More Ministers Like Vincent Fields”, by Mark H. Creech, in the Christian Post.
Turns out, he was
full of the Holy Ghost at the time and didn’t intend to pray that way pissed off that the Jersey legislature was about to obey the New Jersey State Supreme Court’s ruling and grant the right of Civil Union to same-gendered couples.
He just couldn’t let go of his hate, and had to get in one last shot. One last threat of hellfire and brimstone at all the homo-lovers about to obey the law and their conscience. One last reminder that although millions of people are dying all over the world of starvation, disease, and war, the only really important thing worth praying for was the destruction of all those people who won’t interfere with the happiness of two men or two women who love each other and want the same rights as strictly heterosexual couples.
“Wanted”? The only time the word “Wanted” needs to be mentioned in the same sentence as Vinny Fields is on a poster in a post office.
Fortunately, New Jersey’s Senate President Richard Cody gave him the boot. Fields is banned from presenting an invocation in the New Jersey Senate again, ever. I’m glad they’ve got some cojones in Jersey.
But wait for the spin from Creech:
Although New Jersey’s Senate President Richard Cody has banned Fields from ever offering another invocation before that body again, one can be sure the good Reverend has found favor with God and will be named among His hall of famers. It’s the other preachers – that vast host of them in this nation – who are sitting Lot-like in the gates of Sodom and will not raise their voices for righteousness in America’s hour of crisis who should be ashamed. Deserters and hirelings they are!
“Oh, yeah. Those damned Sodomite loving preachers and their damned Love thy neighbor crap! Can’t somebody PLEASE rip that page out of the f’ing bible so we can burn the fags? (Not the dykes, though! They’re HAWT and they might lemme join in!)”
These two make a lovely couple. Perhaps they should be first in the Civil Unions line at the magistrate’s office.
Oh, and the hatemongering Fundy writing the article? Yeah,
Rev. Mark H. Creech (email@example.com) is the executive director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc.
On behalf of those of us in this great state who are actually sane, I offer our apologies to the world for this guy.
Just so y’know.