Where are the protestors?
    July 3 2014 by Mark Perko, Wadesboro, N.C.

    I am now in my 25th year of pastoral ministry and have been a faithful attender of the [Southern Baptist Convention] each summer only missing two or three times. I vividly remember being in St. Louis where our facility was briefly locked down, and the handful of protestors who actually charged the platform were subdued. I remember in New Orleans when the pro-homosexual crowd staged the mock funeral, and the New Orleans police were there in force arresting them and loading them on a bus to be processed.
     
    For the longest time the John the Baptist guy promoting “Go Veg” and the other person who wore the chicken outfit (they may have just been protesting each other) along with the Westboro Baptist Church crowd were there in full force. They have all but disappeared. The last couple of years I have not seen any protesters at all, and I am wondering: “Is the devil and his army not even worried about us anymore?
     
    Have we lost our saltiness and light? Have we lost our impact? Is there some link between this and our drop in baptisms?” I have always felt that when the devil is getting stirred up the most is when the church is giving him the most anguish. I do not wish to sound critical but would love to hear more thoughts about this from others.

    Mark Perko
    Wadesboro, N.C.

    7/3/2014 11:21:22 AM by Mark Perko, Wadesboro, N.C. | with 1 comments




Comments
Eddie Hall
I think you are right. The protestors are not concerned anymore at the SBC. Since the SBC wants to exclude everyone, they figure, "what's the use?" I have talked with the protestors at the Phoenix SBC convention in 2003 and they are some good people who simply love their children whether they are gay or not. The SBC needs to have a little more love in their heart.
7/18/2014 11:06:32 AM

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