Sunday, July 12, 2009
And, this time, it's personal.
The incredible nerve!
Or, the stupidity!
This group of well-meaning folks actually tried to engage the "demonstrators" in conversation.
I was standing back, slack-jawed, wide-eyed and thoroughly disgusted and appalled, when I realized than Matt Kennedy of "Stand Firm" was right beside me.
His chin wasn't exactly on his chest, but he looked disgusted.
"They are taking scripture out of context," he said sadly, his distress unmistakable.
"I'm glad we agree on that, Matt," I said, my relief unmistakable.
"But you know, Matt, when people see them, they think they are from Stand Firm."
"I know," said Matt, "I know. It's an embarrassment."
We may hold down polar opposite ends of the theological spectrum, but I'd like to believe that we do so with a little more than a modicum of intelligence and reason.
We chatted a bit more - I shared his distress that he had not been authorized press credentials (that just doesn't make any sense when David Virtue and George Conger have their press passes. I promised to ask a few questions to see what I might discover) - before we went on our separate ways.
You know, come to think of it, that just might have been the highlight of my Saturday.