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    Tag: Bash Back

    About Time

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 10:35:13 AM EST
    Tags: Religious Service, Disruptions, Michigan Liberals, Mount Hope Church, Bash Back (all tags)

    There is the first amendment, and then there is disturbing the peace.

    What was gained by the reckless and personally destructive behavior as it was demonstrated in Lansing nearly 4 years ago?  Was the proselytizing they exhibited successful in converting the church goers to their way of thinking?

    No.  They were simply thugs who don't much like religious freedom.

    Today's news wire reports the governor has expanded punishment for such disruptions:

    "LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation to protect Michiganders' religious freedom from outside disruptions.

    House Bill 5560, sponsored by state Rep. Deb Shaughnessy, creates misdemeanor penalties for those who disrupt a worship service. Violators will face up to 93 days' imprisonment, $1,000 in fines and 100 hours of community service. Repeat offenders can face 93 days' imprisonment, $5,000 in fines and 200 hours of community service.

    "Religious liberty is one of the founding principles of this country and government is tasked with defending that right from those who try to disrupt a worship service," Snyder said.

    The bill now is Public Act 202 of 2012."

    Its about time.  

    Break out the sprinkles.

    Comments >>

    Appropriate Resolution

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 01:45:20 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Mount hope church, Bash Back, Gay Activists, Violent Tendencies, Intimidation, Judges Order, Justice (all tags)

    Nick had it here first. That particular story seen today for the first time in over a year finally has a bit of conclusion to it.

    As Worldnet Daily, and WILX news report, the type of behavior seen over two years ago by the radical Pro-homosexual group bash back is not protected speech.  It is NOT acceptable to invade churches, yell profanities, scare children, and defile those sanctuaries with tossed about condoms and violent actions.

    The announcement at the time that they were intent on confrontation with conservative church goers:

    "I can tell you that we are targeting a well-known anti-queer, anti-choice radical right wing establishment."
    Left no doubt that absent capitulation by god fearing families in this state, their agenda would be heard, and accepted.

    More below ~

    (1 comment, 757 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Legal organization fires back at Bash Back!

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 19, 2009 at 07:27:04 AM EST
    Tags: Bash Back, Mount Hope, militant gay, church attack, gay, Liberal, regressisphere (all tags)

    Last November RightMichigan was the first outlet anywhere in the world to tell readers about a militant homosexual organization's violent physical attack in the middle of Sunday service on congregants of Delta Township's Mount Hope Church.

    Now, more than six months and nearly a half-million google links after the story exploded, the Alliance Defense Fund is taking the next step.  They've filed suit in United States District Court on behalf of the church, seeking an injunction against and damages from "Bash Back," the organization that orchestrated and carried out last year's assault.

    "They don't have the right to come in and terrorize the congregation," Kevin Theriot, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund told the Lansing State Journal. "This case would have never been filed if these folks had just stayed on the public sidewalk, held up their signs and didn't disrupt the service."

    Of course, they went much further than that.  

    Read on...

    (4 comments, 601 words in story) Full Story

    Kahn, Jones introduce legislation to protect worship services

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 12:02:32 PM EST
    Tags: Kahn, Jones, Bash Back, Mount Hope (all tags)

    Less than a week after the election of Barack Obama as the nation's first Dem President in nearly a decade a pro-gay-special rights group calling themselves "Bash Back!" invaded an evangelical church in Lansing, vandalizing the property, disrupting the service, running over worshipers and attempting to instigate physical confrontations.

    And that's just what happened OUTSIDE the bathroom where church security found two of the homosexual activists after police thought they'd cleared the campus.  (The image below was screen-grabbed from the website where they claimed credit for the attack.)

    RightMichigan was the first to tell you the story (which you can find HERE) but certainly wasn't the last.  Our coverage was discussed everywhere from WorldNet Daily to the Drudge Report and wound up shining a pretty bright spotlight on the liberals who'd commissioned and carried out the violent anti-Christian attack.

    Sadly, the libs claimed they weren't done and that similar church-targeted violence should be expected in the future.

    Now, several months later, some in the Michigan legislature are standing up and saying `not so fast.'

    Yesterday Senator Roger Kahn and Representative Rick Jones introduced legislation in each Michigan chamber increasing the penalties for church service invasions.  House Bill 4537 and Senate Bill 351 ratchet up the punishment for this sort of anti-religious behavior to a $5,000 fine on top of any additional criminal charges.

    The bills protect religious services across the board, in churches, synagogues and mosques.

    "Michigan must send a strong message that hoodlum-type behavior is not welcome in our state, and certainly not in our churches," Jones said.  "Freedom of Religion is one of our basic American rights and it must be protected.  By increasing the penalty for this shocking crime, we can effectively deter future demonstrations and allow people to worship in peace."

    Kahn said Michigan must enact this legislation to help maintain the sanctity of the state's places of worship.

    "This legislation is just plain common sense," said Sen. Kahn. "Our people expect and deserve the right to worship in peace.  Extremist groups who would be so insensitive as to interrupt a religious service should know that such behavior will not be tolerated."

    A quick listen to a liberal blogger's recorded interview with Bash Back!'s defacto spokesman makes it plain as day that the criminal penalties for trespassing and vandalism don't worry these Democratic extremists.  Hit them in the pocket-books, though, in this Granholm-Cherry economy?  That's going to pack a wallop.

    Props to Senator Kahn, Representative Jones and the folks who have already begun signing on as co-sponsors.  This is common-sense, non-partisan legislation that should move quickly through both chambers... one would assume.  Then again, one could have also assumed the Dems would never dream of attacking peaceful church goers on a Sunday morning.  And we all know now the danger of assumption.

    (7 comments) Comments >>

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