Tim Gaydos, the lead pastor at the new location said Mars Hill Church plans on using the new location to minister to the homeless, business people, and of course the satanic LGBT community.
“Being closer to Capitol Hill is a blessing as we are serving and ministering to those who are infected with AIDS on the hill,” said Gaydos in a release to KOMO News.
Mars Hill Church allows for gay people to attend, but they can’t become members. So of course those in the neighborhood and local LGBT rights organizations are outraged. Shaun Knittel founder of Social Outreach called Gaydos’ remarks “lower form of hate speech — ignorance speech.”
Knittel told the Daily News: “What the pastor is saying is that gay neighborhoods equal AIDS neighborhoods. That just because you’re gay or lesbian on Capitol Hill, that means you have HIV/AIDS.”
So the question is, how do you kick out a bunch of religious a-holes without infringing on their right to be there?
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