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Springfield MO Pastor Uses Fire and Brimstone History To Make A Case For The Present

This one totally flew under the radar but its pretty awesome so I thought I’d post it now.

Back on August 13th of 2012 The Reverend Doctor Phil Schneider of Springfield, MO stood up before the Springfield City Council to comment of the impending passage of the expansion of granting protections to Springfield’s LGBT residents.

Snider of the Brentwood Christian Church gave a fire and brimstone speech with a twist at the end that leaves many in awe who watch it.  (The money quote is in the last forty or so seconds.  Listen all the way through its not very long.)

Scott Lively, the anti-gay activist behind the Abiding Truth Ministries hate group who has been engaged in a decades-long, international campaign to demonize the LGBT community and lobbied on behalf of a law in Uganda to make homosexuality punishable by death traveled to Springfield to spearhead the fight against the proposed expansion of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance which he called a “Gay Fascism bill.”

The decision of the City Council is still pending.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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