“It was like a scene out of the 1980’s movie, “Airplane.” I was accosted by Jesus freaks at the Port Authority Bus terminal in New York City. Listen, I was raised in a religious family. Born Catholic, but my parents consider themselves non-denominational Christians.
But, I don’t like religion shoved down my throat. In “Airplane,” the Leslie Nielsen character confronts all sorts of peddlers as he’s strolling through the terminal. He punches them out and kicks them, as each approaches. I kind of felt that way at the bus terminal. “Have you been saved.” they asked. “Have you found Jesus.” I could have responded with a bunch of crude jokes, but I bit my tongue.
Like many other public places, those who solicit inside these spaces are heavily regulated. Often, the vendors are told to move from place to place. But, the people at the King James Bible Baptist Church in Manhattan have a free reign.
They hand out tiny leaflets with titles like “this WAS your life”, “men of peace”, “no fear” and “Satan.” They’re religious stories using cartoons and they’re designed to steer you on the straight and narrow. Again, no problem. That is until, they shove them in your face and begin lecturing you as you walk through the bus station.
It’s about time these “public places” treat religious organizations like for-profit enterprises. Some of the brownstones in my neighborhood say “No Menus.” Yet, there’s nothing stopping the Jehovah Witnesses from knocking on my door and lecturing me about Jesus. Like my sexuality, I’m comfortable in my religious beliefs, I just don’t want to be molested by the Jesus freaks.”
The above is from the blog entitled I was molested by Jesus freaks.
Little did the gay man who wrote that tragically ironic blogpost March 30, 2008 know that his soul would be required of him less than a year later. George Weber, an ABC News broadcaster in New York was stabbed to death March 22, 2009, by a 16 year old boy he picked up for sex. The report said Weber routinely picked up men for sex from Craigslist. [source]
No one knows when their time to die will come. If you are reading this and you have not given your life to Christ, don’t delay. Don’t turn a deaf ear and go on enjoying your sin. Don’t mock God or the people he sends to you to tell you time is winding up and your soul is at stake. The only payment you can receive from sin is death. And when death comes and you are not in relationship with Christ, hell and eternal torment await you. That’s not to scare you, its just the unfettered truth.
Weber probably thought he was being smart to deride and mock the evangelists who tried to save him. He may have felt justified in his hatred of those sent to save him. Little has changed, people did it to Noah who preached for 100 years before the door closed and the rains began to fall. Weber may have thought being “comfortable with his sexuality” was right, but there is nothing worth losing your soul over. Nothing.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12
Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts Hebrews 4:7