Thursday, July 14, 2011
A gang of Holy-Rollers - waving a flurry of placards scrawled with crude inflammatory remarks on their face - was openly mocked by a posse of twenty-something (slightly-tipsy) lads on Fremont Street last night in downtown Las Vegas.
One frumpy ringleader for the hate-mongers was basically stone faced as he shouted out his dire pronouncements.
"God hates Casinos! God hates fornicators! God hates homosexuals! God hates all that Las Vegas stands for," he asserted, as a crowd of amused onlookers gathered to take a gander at the odd spectacle unfolding before their eyes.
Well, they don't call Las Vegas "Sin City" for no good reason, darling!
In response, the rag-tag band of merry-makers - who found his tirade utter nonsense - danced a little hip-hop jig (which Nancy Grace would have labelled "The Devil's Dance") and high-fived the top of their banners in jest as they openly voiced their disapproval.
At this juncture, a chant went up on the packed street.
"USA! USA! USA!"
When one particularly hilarious dude made fun of the religious zealots, the leader of the group perceived his antics as an affront to the Lord.
And so, he proceeded to threaten that God would punish him for his alleged blasphemy in the end.
The upstart pranksters were mocking the born-again Christians and not the Lord or Christ.
The attacks on the folks on Fremont Street - and those residing (or visiting) the city - annoyed me for sure.
Typical of these holier-than-thou types, the protestors weren't even familiar with the basic verses of the bible, which underscored how sinful their own actions were.
"Judge not that ye be judged"
"Let he who has not committed a sin cast the first stone"
Would anyone honestly believe that God chose these hateful individuals to spread his sacred gospel to the world?
When I strolled up to one of the flock to snatch up a pamphlet (to determine what propaganda they were spreading) I was upfront and to the point.
"You're the ones who are going to be punished by God."
A look of fear swept across the sinner's face.