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UK evangelist wants gays killed

UK evangelist wants gays killed

CORNERSTONE is a coffee-shop-cum-eatery in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. It’s a veritable nest of Christian fundies, which is OK by me. Even deluded lunatics deserve a place to gather.

However, here is something I have just discovered about Cornerstone, which opened last summer. The owner and Managing Director, Paul Shinners, pictured above with two cafe staff members , is a hatemonger of the first order, and one of a posse of Western-based evangelicals who have been pushing Uganda hard to introduce anti-gay legislation: the “Kill the Gays” bill.

Hatemongers Paul and Michele Shinners

Paul and Michele Shinners

Shinners, who also runs an outfit called Passion for Souls,  has a mission statement. It says:

Cornerstone is a cross-denominational company with directors from different churches and aims to bring Jesus into the high street and provide resources for local Christians and churches. However, its primary aim is to serve Jesus by blessing and loving the people in the area by representing him to them.

We are here to love the Father, love one another, love our neighbour, and even to love our enemy.

Very little love was shown by Shinners when he travelled to Uganda at the end of 2012 to speak at a “National Prayer Day and Night”, an event used by a bunch of Pentecostal preachers to demand that the “Kill the Gays” bill be introduced without further delay.

Shinners, according to the blog run by San Franscisco human rights campaigner, Melanie Nathan, commended Uganda for the bill, saying it was a clear stand for God.

There is no other nation world over that has such a plan and through this, Uganda is going to be blessed.

A similar rally was held at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, where the leader of the Born Again Federation of Uganda, Dr Joseph Sserwadda, said there is an urgent need for the anti-gay law because the country needs to confront sin head on.

Nathan wrote:

If Nelson Mandela knew his name was being associated with a stadium that propelled such hate and violence – he would no doubt disassociate and request a name change. It was Mandela who came out of prison saying that never again would a minority or majority group be discriminated against and so he separated church and state and appropriately ensured protection for sexuality minorities in the SA Constitution.

Shinners, pictured in this rogues gallery of homophobes

Shinners, pictured in this rogues gallery of homophobes

I would urge people to mount a peaceful protest outside Cornerstone, and organise a boycott of the business, situated at 2-6 Cambridge Street, St Neots.

People can also call  Cornerstone on +441480 471505 to express their outrage over Shinners interference in Uganda’s political affairs, or email paul.shinners@cornersn.com. Cornerstone is also on Facebook, where I have just posted this report.

59 Responses to “UK evangelist wants gays killed”

  1. remigius says:

    This definition from the Urban Dictionary…

    Curdling – The act of manually stimulating a man so rapidly that he ejaculates while still flaccid. The stimulator then backhands the receiver, leaving a mustache of semen—“Curdled!”

    I’m surprised they’re allowed to do it in public.

  2. Buffy says:

    We are here to love the Father, love one another, love our neighbour, and even to love our enemy.

    Naturally Christian “love” involves killing.

  3. Matt Westwood says:

    “Curdling – The act of manually stimulating a man so rapidly that he ejaculates while still flaccid. The stimulator then backhands the receiver, leaving a mustache of semen—“Curdled!”

    I’m surprised they’re allowed to do it in public.”

    In a truly free society, they would.

  4. [...] supporter of the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill. You can view the article that caught my attention by clicking here. His alleged support appears to be reported on a selection of websites, here, here and here, and, [...]

  5. Re291 says:

    I’m not going to lie… I am not seeing any rock evidence that this event is supporting the bill? Feel free to prove it too me as I don’t want to hate someone for something that perhaps isn’t true!

  6. bob says:

    I think is fairly categorical from Paul Shinners ….www.passionforsouls.org.uk/?p=221

  7. [...] our report that UK pastor Paul Shinners had attended a Christian rally in Uganda, which was was used, [...]

  8. barriejohn says:

    Re291 et al:

    “We ask Members of Parliament to stop wasting time debating the Bill but simply pass it to save school-going children, who are at risk of being recruited. Our leaders should desist from any act that would frustrate this proposed law because it has delayed,” said Bishop David Kiganda, the leader of Christianity Focus Ministries (CFM). Bishop Kiganda, the overseer of Bornagain Churches in the country, said the vice threatened the morality of the people.

    The remarks by pastors came amidst controversies and media reports of increasing promotion of homosexuality. Rev. Paul Schinners from the United Kingdom commended Uganda for the Bill, saying it was a clear stand for God.

    “There is no other nation world over that has such a plan and through this, Uganda is going to be blessed,” Rev. Schinners said.

    “We understand that Uganda had many problems like tribalism, corruption, but many people are simply pointing fingers and judging each other yet all this cannot cause change but it is conviction that would bring change in society,” he added.

    http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Calls-to-pass-the-anti-gays-Bill-dominate-New-Year-messages-/-/688334/1655670/-/11vv8ob/-/index.html