Orange County Church's Sunday Marquee: "Thou Shalt Not Use Drones to Kill"

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Outside of Unitarian Universalist, the Catholic Worker, and Metropolitan Community Church congregations, O.C. churches are notoriously conservative--like, hate-the-queers/bomb Iran conservative. So color us shocked when a Facebook pal of ours posted the following picture of the marquee outside Brea Congregational United Church of Christ in--where else?--Brea this past weekend: "Thou Shalt Not Use Drones to Kill"

OH SNAP...now, bigger!

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Now, anger toward drones is really big in the Randian world right now, but sources tell us the UCC is all lefty and shit, supporting gay marriage and other progressive causes--hell, their website proclaims the church "honors the radical inclusivity of Jesus Christ," whatever the hell that means. We salute the congregation for daring to be Left in this wacky land of ours and urge the Warrens and Beshores of OC to do the same--yep, we're laughing as hard as ustedes, too!

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OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Ryan: Let's hope not! Adam: YEAH!

Adam Rogers
Adam Rogers

Very cool - thanks for posting. I live in Brea and saw this same marquee a few months ago when it said, "Would Jesus Own A Gun?"

sam2sam
sam2sam

For national security purposes, Americans are already subject to warrantless wiretaps of calls and emails, the warrantless GPS “tagging” of their vehicles, the domestic use of Predators or other spy-in-the-sky drones, and the Department of Homeland Security’s monitoring of all our behavior through “data fusion centers.”

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/

Given this toxic mashup of losses of privacy, if the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then domestic drones are a superhighway to an Orwellian panoptic gulag.

America’s promise has always been the power of the many to rule, instead of the one. Ungoverned drone usage, particularly domestically, gives power to the one.

Domestic drone usage is ill-conceived, elitist, and end-runs our inherent Constitutional protections.

Here are two (2) different videos that anchor my points:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssoOASanKao

http://vimeo.com/59689349

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@Adam RogersProbably not, since they weren't invented yet.

Strangely enough, Jesus actually ordered his apostles to go out and buy the contemporary equivalent of a 'piece' -- i.e. sword.

He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. [Luke 22:36]
But finding they already had a couple of swords between them, he decided that was enough. (Your God is an indecisive God!).
Take home: Christ may not have carried a gun, but would have 'rolled' with guys that did.

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