Thursday, July 14, 2005

Onward Christian Soliders

The City Pages' Jim Walsh wrote a great, short article that just hit their site, "Onward Christian Soliders", about Grace Church in Eden Prairie and a recent service supporting U.S. troops - "Righteousness Exalts a Nation." He's a little tongue in cheek about the whole service and makes it a point to note the lack of women involved in the service, right down to the historical figures:

"Two massive video monitors broadcast the morning's actors/parishioners, who portray Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and other founding fathers, who speak of Jesus Christ, country, and family. The lone woman is Abigail Adams, whose message is, Stand by Thy Man."

Read the article, you'll probably laugh out loud, as I did, at statements such as (by Bob Dees): "We have heard all about weapons of mass destruction. There's been a search for weapons of mass destruction. I'm here today to testify that we have found the weapons of mass destruction. It is Satan's artillery."

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