Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Battle in Amarillo:
The War on Straight's Rights

Seriously? Yup.

A blockbuster of a story came out last week in the Texas Observer about a radical Christian terrorist group, Repent Amarillo, that has successfully shut down a swinger's club and is on the warpath to do more damage to anyone not considered a member of God's "Special Forces."

The group's website looks an awful lot like GoArmy.com and is clearly trying to hook in disaffected, bored young men who need something "manly" to do in their spare time. This sounds an awful lot like Taliban recruitment, to me, and their mission statement about being "warriors" couldn't be more clear:
Repent Amarillo is comprised of two groups blended together, working together, to compliment and support one another for the purpose of spiritual warfare. They are;

1. Intercessory prayer group...
2. The Soldier group. The soldier group will consist of warriors dedicated to witnessing to groups of unbelievers or one-on-one witnessing. This group will be more visible to the public and will be comprised of bold believers willing to confront the world. This group will be schooled in the “Way of the Master” method of witnessing to the lost. This group will be the ones who plant God’s seeds in the ground that has been prepared by the intercessory prayer group. Believers who participate in this group will have to be bold but loving. Confrontational but composed. The individual members of these two groups are allowed and highly encouraged to move between the two groups based on the individual’s calling and the unique mission involved. In other words, no one is stuck to only one group. Soldiers can pray and intercessory members can witness.
It was members of this "soldier" group that confronted, harassed, and smeared members of the Amarillo swinger's club, employing such apparently "Christian" tactics as posting names, employers, and license plate numbers of club attenders online, resulting in lost jobs and social ostracism--which, I guess, was the point--for several members.
The swinger's club has been shut down, but Repent Amarillo won't stop there--their website has a map featuring their local targets.

Repent Amarillo's "Prayer Map" of objectionable churches, parks, and businesses

Repent also gives a preview of the kinds of events they find objectionable and predict they will show up to and "witness":

1. Gay pride events.
2. Earth worship events such as “Earth Day”
3. Pro-abortion events or places such as Planned Parenthood
4. Breast cancer events such as “Race for the Cure” to illuminate the link between abortion and breast cancer.
5. Opening day of public schools to reach out to students.
6. Spring break events.
7. Demonically based concerts.
8. Halloween events.
9. Other events that may arise that the ministry feels called to confront.
1. Sexually oriented businesses such as pornography shops, strip joints, and XXX-rated theaters.
2. Idolatry locations such as palm readers, false religions, and witchcraft. Many of the smaller missions listed above may be just prayer oriented missions for tearing down demonic strongholds or they may involve more aggressive use of soldiers and prayer warriors.
That doesn't leave much to do in Amarillo except for...church. But not St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, which is described thusly on their "warfare map":
Referred to on OUTstanding Amarillo's ( Homosexual activists) website as a "gay friendly" church. In other words, they do not tell homosexuals who attend this church that they must repent of the sin of homosexuality. This a serious violation of scripture.
And not First Church of Christ, Scientist, the Unitarian Church, the First Church of Practical Christianity, the Metropolitan Community Church, or the Islamic Center of Amarillo. They don't even like the Masons.

Live in Texas? Want to stand up for your right to not be chased around by a bunch of Christian terrorists? Join the Facebook group. But don't try to go to the Route 66 Swinger's Club in Amarillo, because it's been shut down. Their website now carries the message below.


  1. Oh wow. Do they have these "Demonically based concerts" on a map? cause that sounds like it could be good times.

  2. JESUS H. FUCKING CHRIST!!!! These people are insane. Insane.... fucking crazy. Mad I tell you.

    Okay now that I'm collected but still feel like I've gone insane for knowing this group exists, shouldn't their be some way to sue them for harassment?

  3. it seems clear that it's only a matter of time before these people get violent. their militaristic rhetoric and their clear belief that they are doing god's work will eventually lead them to do god's work by...you know, killing strippers or something.

  4. Part of me wants this to fizzle out on its own with nobody getting hurt, and yet part of me wants these people shut down by the National Guard the instant they do something physically violent.

  5. Awesome! How thoughtful of them to map out where all the good times roll!! I usually have to search about to find the fun spots. Thoughtful.

  6. Good enough reason to get the hell out of Amarillo. I mean really, have you ever been to Amarillo f-ing TX?

  7. These people are Fudds. As in Elmer. There are two kinds of Christofascists in this world: Elmer Gantys and Elmer Fudds. But we must always beware of the Fudds. After all, they're the ones with the guns.

    There will be bloodshed someday. A website filled with Hummers, fatigues and bullet holes marks the spot where violence is percolating.

    It's fun to make fun of religious "fanatics" but these people are fanatics who are capable of toting guns. Our attention should be riveted to Amarillo for a long time. A least until the first shot is fired.

  8. I am really shocked...can you legitimately be fired for being a swinger in your free time? I know a lot of places still don't have laws against job discrimination based on sexual orientation (sadly) but I am really surprised that there isn't some kind of legal recourse for being fired for heterosexual swinging.