Jesus ‘0’, Satan ‘1’
October 8, 2008
“Man will never be free until the last king is hanged with the entrails of the last priest.”
(attributed to) Denis Diderot
A group of Fundamentalist religious extremists have finally been evicted from St Mary’s in the Castle Arts Centre, Hastings, after a successful opposition campaign. The Sonrise Church which has occupied the Arts Centre will leave the building in january 2009 having endured years of “constant harassment from a minority of ‘nameless, faceless people” including death threats to the church members and congregation, egg throwing and vandalised cars: “we have been the subjects of a faith hate campaign. So extreme has this campaign against us as a family been that on several occasions we have had to involve the police” says Glen Khan head of the Church and Sky TV preacher.
The Church, which believes that ” the bible is the literal inspired Word of God” and that Gay people are suffering from a psychiatric disorder and need to be be healed, is funded by the people of Hastings via an annual council grant of £10,000.
More reliable sources suggest that the complaint of a “Faith hate campaign” was invented to cover the Churches inability to find a congregation in Hastings receptive to their fundamentalist message and successfully engage with the local community.
Sonrise Church gained possession of the building in 2007 in a controversial closed deal which allowed Sonrise to operate as a church on condition that St Mary’s remained a Community arts Centre. Despite this agreement the Church has failed to deliver it’s promise to maintain the Arts Centre using the space instead as a front for it’s evangelist activities.
Sonrise Church Website