November 17, 2007
What part of "interfaith" was not clear?
Organizers of an Austin interfaith Thanksgiving celebration scrambled to find a new location for the annual event after an evangelical Baptist megachurch objected to Muslims worshipping on its property.
Hyde Park Baptist Church notified Austin Area Interreligious Ministries this week that it would not allow the event scheduled for Sunday at Hyde Park's sports complex, known as the Quarries.
The Thanksgiving event is in its 23rd year and invites Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Baha'is and others to worship together.
Hyde Park Baptist at first agreed to the service, but then changed their minds, claiming the service was not "Christian oriented."
Maybe the Hydists should put plans for another parking garage on hold while they build a prayer shield to keep those Muslim prayers from getting to Heaven and cluttering up God's inbox.
Posted by mayor mcsleaze at November 17, 2007 07:28 AM
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Seriously, do any real Christians still attend unholy services like Jekyll and Hyde Park Baptist. Seems like the only people still going are those who are looking to consummate their next business transaction or showing off that new trophy wife.
Well, there are those Eagle Forum ladies too.
1) There is a baptist church in Hyde Park? I thought the closest one was in Round Rock.
2) Parties are always more fun without the baptists.
Posted by: mcblogger at November 17, 2007 11:43 AM
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