As our towns and cities grow more diverse, they will be increasingly enriched by encounters such as this one. Celebrate diversity! Our diversity is our strength! This man only shouted; he didn’t pull out a knife or a gun and start murdering Infidels. He must be a “moderate.”
Meanwhile, all those Christians in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church and Roman Catholic Church who told me that I had done a terrible thing in co-organizing and speaking at the AFDI/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest that was attacked by jihadis in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015 should take note of this incident. They claimed that Pamela Geller and I were gratuitously provoking Muslims, and brushed aside our response, which was that to bow to intimidation, in that case the threat of violence against those who drew Muhammad, would only encourage more intimidation. Very well. These Christians should note that some Muslims might consider any expression of their Christian faith as provoking Muslims, as this Muslim did in Pennsylvania. So if their intention is to avoid provoking Muslims at all costs, they should close down their churches now and convert to Islam.
“Similar Incident in West Conshohocken with Man Disrupting a Church Service,” More Than the Curve, May 2, 2018:
Earlier today MoreThanTheCurve.com published an article on a disturbance that recently took place during Mass at Saint Matthew Parish. After posting the article, we received a tip that there was a similar incident at a West Conshohocken church the week prior.
We contacted BlueStone Church and received a message back from John Stange, who led the service the evening of the disturbance. He recorded the entire service, so there is audio. He also wrote about it on his blog.
The audio (we have it cued to just before the shouting):
From Stange’s blog:
The front of the church is very close to the edge of the road, and while I spoke this evening about the sacrificial love of Jesus and how Jesus calls us to love one another with that same kind of sacrificial love, I noticed that a man pulled his car up to the entrance of the church and he sat there during the course of the message for over 35 minutes. At first, I assumed he was waiting to pick someone up from one of the nearby homes. Then I wondered if he was planning to attend the service, but wasn’t sure where to park. But soon it became clear that he wanted to hear the message from his car, so he parked in the fire lane outside the church and listened. It seemed a little curious to me, but didn’t immediately strike me as alarming.
As I was wrapping up the message, he began yelling into the building. I wasn’t sure what he was saying at first, so I stopped speaking and walked toward him so I could engage in conversation with him. It quickly became clear that he took great offense to what I was preaching about, and in the midst of yelling at me he stated, “You press on my nerves. You press on Muslims’ nerves. You’re going straight to Hell on the day of judgment.” Apparently, he was Muslim and he wanted to make sure that I knew he had a problem with the Christian message I was preaching….