This upcoming Tuesday, June 14th, from 11:30am – 12:30pm, on the steps of New York City Hall, some deliciously crazy right-wing bat-shit Christians (no, not all Christians are crazy!) with the City Action Coalition are holding a press conference.
They will be asking “fellow believers” to join them in prayer and a day of fasting. Prayer mixed with fasting apparently invokes “divine intervention” which should stop Mayor Bloomberg from “using his influence and the media to turn the tide against us and pass this insidious law that would do unfathomable damage to families,” They are talking about gay marriage, for anyone who missed it.
Okay, just so we get this right… prayer + fasting = God’s help against the Gays. Got it. We know that the Lord works in mysterious ways, so this seems right up His alley.
They are asking that a maximum of 250 clergy members join them for this press conference, which should look particularly impressive in photos. All clergy who would like to join them MUST pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org. (We are giving you this email address for a reason. Feel free to drop them a polite note.)
And also – we encourage you all in New York City to take your lunch break that day and to join in a counter-protest. Connecting Rainbows, an LGBT civil right group, will be hosting the counter-protest and all of the information is here on the Facebook event page.
And next time you find your hands clasped in prayer, remember that God will only help if you lose a little weight. Try fasting.