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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2009, 12:02:14 PM »

I would've uploaded this to Facebook, but my mom has one as well, and I didn't want a religious butt-chewing from her.



Also, props to the dude with the boombox who Rickrolled those idiots on Saturday. XD
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2009, 02:15:46 PM »

Yep, they'll be back....
I Just hope they dont protest at Further Confusion.... A convention for Anthropornmorphic Furries... i swear.... the randomness of furries + Protestors= OMG...

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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2009, 11:51:38 PM »

I honestly think we should just put them down as some sort of alternative gathering...  and yeah idk why they seem to think preaching hate is any less sacriligous then whatever con-goers are doing.
Talked to a Christian cosplayer who said the protestors gave religious people a bad name, how's that for irony?
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2009, 12:24:28 AM »

We need a megaphone!
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2009, 08:39:03 AM »

I honestly think we should just put them down as some sort of alternative gathering...  and yeah idk why they seem to think preaching hate is any less sacriligous then whatever con-goers are doing.

In their minds, it's okay if they're doing it if it's in service to the Lord.  They seem to take their witnessing philosophy more from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and less from the Bible.

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Talked to a Christian cosplayer who said the protestors gave religious people a bad name, how's that for irony?

They wouldn't be the only one.  There's probably a fair number of con-goers who are Christian and found those guys to be an embarrassment.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2009, 10:44:49 AM »

They'll be back I am certain of it. Until one of them (or unlikely but possible us) steps over the line and it turns ugly. Hopefully that will never happen but given the history of religious fanatics in general the chances of violence are high.

On a lighter note does anyone have a picture of when the Rossiu is holding the "It's ok. I am from the Government and I am here to help" sign with them. That was me and I didn't get any pictures of it unfortunately.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2009, 10:49:14 AM »

They wouldn't be the only one.  There's probably a fair number of con-goers who are Christian and found those guys to be an embarrassment.

I'm Christian, and I laughed at them protesters. :I
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2009, 08:37:30 PM »

I had the same problem where I wanted to talk to them but they were never around when I could. I'm a Christian and I witness to my friends just by being kind and answering their questions when asked. I find it to be a major turn off seeing the "protesters" at Fanime. If I weren't a Christian, I'd be against it by them constantly showing up and telling us we're going to hell. Aren't there other groups they can go preach to?? Seriously. I understand what they're trying to do, but they're going about it all wrong. I'd love to talk to their pastor or whatever from a cosplaying Christian standpoint.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2009, 09:20:36 PM »

I found there YouTube page openrebuker and they post all there little yell-fests and whatnot but I never found anything on Fanime '08 or '09.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2009, 11:45:18 PM »

Ok so stupid question but what does witnessing mean?
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2009, 11:57:52 PM »

Ok so stupid question but what does witnessing mean?

In Christian terms, it's spreading the gospel of Christ (from "bearing witness").  It's another term for proselytism.

Unfortunately, these guys are doing it wrong.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2009, 12:33:16 AM »

Any of you guys saw them again on the last day of con? Cause I was walking with my girlfriend to out to eat with a couple of friends and we were there again while everyone was leaving the convention on that day.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 09:11:31 AM »

They're giving Christians a bad image, my friend who was with me is a very devoted Christian and said it was horribly wrong for them to be spewing such non-scene.

She was going to beat the crap out of them but I was able to pull her away from them before she could do anything.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2009, 08:31:28 PM »

Any of you guys saw them again on the last day of con? Cause I was walking with my girlfriend to out to eat with a couple of friends and we were there again while everyone was leaving the convention on that day.

We were having a treat over at the bakery next to the Fairmont when they were walking over on Monday.  Everyone had the same comment, "You're kidding me!"  then we shook our heads and continued eating our chocolate.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2009, 09:15:28 PM »

I feel bad for the guy standing far off from the protesters with prayer cards. I met him a few times and he was very nice. He had a yellow shirt, and would just wave and say "Jesus loves you." Or just hold out the prayer card he had. He had a totally different demeanor then the other "Christians" right smack out front of the con. People who saw him after the protesters sort of ran him over. O_o But he was there, quietly standing to the side.

To be honest, this is getting quite old. I'd prefer the quiet nice Christian standing on the corner, handing out cards, and pretty much minding his business, rather the the 'Turn to Jesus or Burn in Hell' "Christians". They're giving Christians a bad name, I personally feel offended by this and extremely disapointed. They aren't witnessing, they're disrupting the congoers and upsetting others.


I may not be the best or most devoted Christian, but I am Christian nonetheless. The bible teaches us not to condem or judge others "lest ye be judged." 
I don't want to see this next year, or any year after. The jokes were funny last year.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2009, 10:12:32 PM »

I feel bad for the guy standing far off from the protesters with prayer cards. I met him a few times and he was very nice. He had a yellow shirt, and would just wave and say "Jesus loves you." Or just hold out the prayer card he had. He had a totally different demeanor then the other "Christians" right smack out front of the con. People who saw him after the protesters sort of ran him over. O_o But he was there, quietly standing to the side.
I saw him! He was really nice. My dad thought he was a protester though. We walked right past him and he was there smiling and everything and didn't bother our gathering at all.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2009, 10:22:21 PM »

It's my theory that they just show up at the San Jose Convention Center every weekend if there's an event going on just to rouse attention. Next week, protesting men in funny fez hats! (because fez hats are made by the devil! *le gasp*) Guys like these will take any event that have many people congregating and they'll do whatever. I've been attending the Rose Parade in Pasadena and it's the same group, same signs, etc.

No surprise that they'll be back again next year. *shrug*

Yet, I'm more concerned about having a great time at Fanime (maid cafe can has reservations this time?) in 2010 than anything else.

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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2009, 10:29:41 PM »

It's my theory that they just show up at the San Jose Convention Center every weekend if there's an event going on just to rouse attention.

not a theory, confirmed by the SJCC officers.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2009, 12:16:45 AM »

It's my theory that they just show up at the San Jose Convention Center every weekend if there's an event going on just to rouse attention.

not a theory, confirmed by the SJCC officers.

You mean SJPD =).

But yes, the city officials and SJPD officers confirmed that these preachers attend every major event.
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Re: You think that the protesters will return next year. (2010)
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2009, 03:05:49 PM »

Any of you guys saw them again on the last day of con? Cause I was walking with my girlfriend to out to eat with a couple of friends and we were there again while everyone was leaving the convention on that day.
Yea I did. I didn't think they would show up more than one day. They might end up coming all weekend next year! o_O. *KNOCKS ON WOOD*
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