In an effort to discover if this story was in fact true, I searched online and finally emailed the source. This is the press release response….
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David J. Williams
Violent Disruption at Local Assembly
Mount Hope Church Visited by Homosexual/Transgender Anarchist Group
On Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the 11:30 AM services the people of Mount Hope Church were
shocked by an unwelcome violent demonstration by a homosexual/transgender anarchist group
based in Chicago, IL. The group threw fliers at churchgoers and shouted sentiments such as, “It’s
okay to be gay” and “Jesus was a homo” during a Sunday morning service. The Eaton County
Sheriff’s office was called and the illegal demonstration ceased.
Mount Hope churchgoers were unclear as to what the purpose of the demonstration was. One
churchgoer commented on the “lack of civility” in the demonstration and said, “There must be a
better way for this group to advance their perceived cause.”
The group’s blog states that they were “targeting a well known anti-queer, anti-choice, radical
right wing establishment” and stated that they would have a “militant” looking presence outside
of the building.
The leadership of Mount Hope Church does not attempt to identify the church as antihomosexual,
anti-choice, or right wing. The church does take the Bible at face value and believes
what the Bible says to be the truth. According to the Bible, Mount Hope Church believes
homosexuality to be a sin, just as fornication, stealing, drunkenness, and lying are sins. No sin
greater than the next. Mount Hope Church strives to follow Jesus’ example of loving the sinner
but not the sin while helping people change their lives for God’s glory and their improved
quality of life. Mount Hope Church also recognizes that to each person God grants freewill.
Mount Hope Church has groups to help people caught up in unwanted sexual sin, drug abuse,
and many other areas. If you are in need please contact the church by calling 517.327.HOPE.
David J. Williams, Communications Director
Mount Hope Church • 202 S. Creyts Rd. • Lansing, MI 48917 • 517.321.2780 • 517.321.6332 fax
firstname.lastname@example.org • http://www.mounthopechurch.org