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World Can't Wait Protests Christian Fascists in San Francisco and Appears on O'Reilly
31 Mar 2006
Battlecry, a Christian fundamentalist youth group, held a rally on the steps of the San Franisco City Hall to campaign against gay marriage. They were met with a spirited counterprotest by World Can't Wait.
WCW on FOX's "O'Reilly Factor"

http://worldcantwait.net/av/sunsaraonoreilly.wmv

On Monday night, March 27, on national TV (Fox's "O’Reilly Factor"), World Can't Wait (worldcantwait.org) advisory board member Sunsara Taylor debated Ron Luce, the middle-aged head of "Battle Cry," a Christian fundamentalist group (battlecry.com)

The backdrop: In SF this past weekend 25,000 youth gathered for a Christian revival meeting called by Battle Cry to "show America in a very visible way that there are young people that love God and want to build the future of our country on biblical values." World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime called a counter-rally to Battle Cry’s gathering at SF City Hall steps on Friday. They were joined by other groups as well as the SF Board of Supervisors, who had just passed a resolution condemning the Battle Cry rally that reads in part: “It is an act of provocation when a right-wing Christian fundamentalist group brings their anti-gay and anti-choice agenda of intolerance to the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall.”

Interestingly, when World Can’t Wait activists went into the Battle Cry crowd, they found that while a solid core of them were fanatics who declare gay marriage to be “a sign of the End Times,” many others were confused and as they began debating us the older organizers literally told them to close their eyes and not look at our literature, but just pray. Knots of debate formed up around World Can’t Wait organizers. It turned out that many Battle Cry youth were actually against the war, didn't like Bush - and some were at least willing to debate abortion, gay marriage, birth control, abstinence.

It is a sign of how late the hour is in the US that tens of thousands of youth can be brought into stadiums drawn by this extreme rightwing people-crushing program. But even here the situation is more fluid than one might imagine. World Can’t Wait is committed to peeling away as many of these youth as possible, based simply on the truth of what we are saying.


Sunsara: "We agree there is a moral crisis in this country, but 'Battle Cry' has it all wrong. There is torture being carried out right now by our government, unjust war in Iraq based on lies. Women are being stripped of our rights to abortion and birth control. Bigotry against gays is being whipped up. Thousands of young people in this country are realizing that the only moral way to live right now is to stand with those determined to drive out the Bush regime. ‘Battle Cry’ say the youth are being preyed on and manipulated-- but there is no one more guilty of that than the president of this country and his administration who sent thousands of young people to kill and die in an unjust war based on lies."

Battle Cry’s Ron Luce equivocated in a smarmy manner throughout the debate on O’Reilly, but there should be no mistake these people are for instituting theocracy. From Battle Cry’s website (until it was oddly removed the day of the O’Reilly broadcast): “There are young people that love god and want to build a future of our country on biblical values. We want the world to know this is the purpose of our gathering.”

From the World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime Call: “Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule… That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn – or be forced – to accept.”

There is something historic happening here in the showdown between this rapidly-growing army of youth being trained by extreme rightwing political operatives in thought-free obedience to a literal reading of the bible and the young people who are stepping up to consciously oppose the Bush-led remaking of America in a fascist direction.

World Can’t Wait plans to show up at the Battle Cry revivals in Detroit, April 7-8 and in Philadelphia May 12-13.
See also:
http://www.worldcantwait.net

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Re: World Can't Wait Protests Christian Fascists in San Francisco and Appears on O'Reilly
31 Mar 2006
World Can't Wait is a front group run by the Revolutionary Communist Party. They are using WCW as a recruiting front because they know that people would be put off by their zany brand of politics, which includes worship of their cult leader, Bob Avakian.

The World Can't Wake
http://www.worldcantwake.org/
Re: World Can't Wait Protests Christian Fascists in San Francisco and Appears on O'Reilly
01 Apr 2006
Woaahh!!!! Did I miss something on the news? I'm goingt to have to complain to CNN for not reporting that Christians have joined the Nazi Party. Why am I always left in the dark?