On Monday week Wellingto is lucky enough to get the Destiny Church enough is enough march. They are being criticised for using children in theri campaign.
To be fair to them, they are not the only protest march that does this, but it is somewhat sad to hear a 12 year old say in response to why she was marching “Umm, we’re standing up against the bad people, aren’t we?”.
I blogged a couple of months ago about the Destiny Church, suggesting they are getting quite cult like. Soon there after I have several comments from people raving about how wonderful Destiny and Pastor Brian are (which ironically makes it look even more cult like in my eyes). Then some ex-Destiny people started commenting and now the thread is up to 35 posts and still going!
Jordan Carter has details of a counter march at the same time. Personalyl my idea would be to join the Destiny march but with placards quoting from other parts of the old testament (which they seem so keen on) such as:
Exodus 21:7 – a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant
Exodus 21:17 – And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death
Exodus 35:2 – Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Leviticus 11:10 – And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you (damn I do so like mussels)
How could they opbject to you joining their march with direct quotes from the Bible. And hey if the media happen to focus on those signs, well perhaps it shows one should not be overly literal in trying to impose the standards of 3000 years ago on today’s society.