Militant and Marxist protesters from LGBT and Antifa groups gathered to shut down a Christian church in Austin, Texas, on August 26 — demanding that its members renounce their biblical views on sexuality, while condemning the church’s support of biblical marriage between one man and one woman.
“Members of the Stonewall Militant Front (SMF) were joined by a dozen or so other gay rights activists who chanted, waved pride flags and held signs [last] weekend to protest Celebration Church because of its opposition to gay marriage,” PJ Media reported. “The gay rights activists also protested the church's Sunday morning services at the Austin school district performing arts center in order to criticize the district for renting the facility to Christian ‘homophobes.’"
Attacking the Church for its Biblical Stance
A leftist news site heralded the protest as a new civil rights movement, as it took to social media to show masked Antifa and LGBT activist demonstrators waving rainbow flags while yelling out virulent chants at worshipers walking into the church’s auditorium.
“Masked protesters were chanting, ‘Defend our youth from these attacks!’ ‘Pride means fight back!’"
Intolerant protesters were quick to denounce the church’s stance on homosexuality, rooted in the Bible.
“These kids that are gay, lesbian or trans—they end up hating themselves because of the beliefs y’all are spreading!” a masked protester exclaimed, according to Incendiary News.
Other protesters filmed the demonstration disrupting the church service — insisting that Christians not supporting the LGBT lifestyle and illegal immigration should be excommunicated from the capital of the Lone Star State.
“These are the kind of people your beliefs attract!” the angry anti-Christian protester shouted, according to Incendiary News. “They are anti-immigrant and anti-LGBT! They should be run out of this city!” Demonstrators threatened that a repeat protest could take place in the upcoming weeks. “We are not going to give up!” a masked protester screamed through a megaphone, according to Incendiary News. “We won’t stop until this bigoted church leaves Austin!”
Social justice ... or Social Injustice ?
Activists promoting homosexuality and open borders often claim to be promoting so-called “social justice,” claiming to be rooted in “tolerance. However, it has been apparent that LGBT and pro-immigration activists are the ones who have demonstrated intolerance.
Antifa and LGBT protesters insist that Celebration Church’s stance on homosexuality is discrimination. Their Pastor explained that they are merely holding to the Word of God, which is always just.
Celebration Church Executive Pastor Jim Kuykendall defended his church’s views regarding sexual purity, emphasizing that it is Scripture — not his church — that has the final Word on the issue.
“That’s in the Bible, which is several thousand years old,” Kuykendall told Incendiary News before noting that he did not see either group budging from their beliefs on sexuality. “They believe what they believe, and we believe what we believe.”
Kuykendall explained that his church teaches the Word of God, and cites numerous Bible verses which designate homosexual and bisexual behavior as sin.
In an effort to intimidate the church from continuing its use of the facility, Antifa activists resorted to scare tactics that threatened a family member of the church’s leadership.
In the lead-up to the protest Sunday, SMF doxed the son of the church's founder and pastor—sharing his name and photo on their Facebook page,” Christian Post’s Brandon Showalter informed. “His photo was subsequently shared with other far-left groups that advocate for violence against people they consider ‘bigots’ or ‘fascists.’"
“Marvel not, my brethren if the world hates you; understand that it hated me before it hated you” (1 John 3:13; John 15:18).