The petition drive to force a referendum on San Antonio’s new LGBT inclusive ordnance led by pastor Pastor Gerald Ripley of Abundant Life Church failed to collect the 61,046 signatures needed.
MySA noted that the Cornerstone was the only mega church that participated. I was part of Soulforce’s 2009 effort to reach out to pastor Haggee at Cornerstone.
Evidently we failed at Cornerstone so at risk of sounding to smug I would like to dedicate this version of “Onward Christian Soldier” to Pastors Gerald Ripley and Haggee:
Onward, Fundie soldiers, kill a queer for Christ.
Wait! They are protected — Lord that burns our rice!
Once we ran the government, threw them to the cops,
Now we cannot do a thing but fume and grind our chops!
Slog on, Fundie soldiers, peddling hate and woe —
Now the mainstream shuns us, our lives really blow!