I'm talking about Christians who rent a facility. However, recently an atheist activist group "Freedom From Religion" took some high school cheerleaders to court for placing Bible scriptures on their signs. No one was apparently offended by this other than the "FFRF".<quoted text>
1. Are you talking about churches renting these facilities for meetings or are you talking about Christians holding prayer at sporting events or shows?
The former is legal,anyone can rent time and space in public auditoriums and parks etc.
The later it should not be legal for Christians or any other religion to hock their beliefs on people who have paid to watch a sporting event or show.
Recently in Florida some Pagans rented space at marina for a festival and all the Christians in that area tried to stop them and even said they would picket their festival. Also,a few yrs ago in Oklahoma, a satanic church rented the city hall to hold a public ritual on Halloween and the Christians there picked outside. I have never heard of Pagans or Satanists doing that to Christians when they rent space for their meetings and gospel concerts.
Out of curiosity, if you don't mind me asking, what is your view on the "Freedom From Religion Foundation"?
2. I don't deny that these things happen to pagan organizations, and this was an event in the 90's in San Francisco. I didn't go, but know people personally who did:
I think this article is a bit misleading. The only marching through the city I recall was Christians marching from the parking lot or BART train station "in" to the Civic Auditorium.
I don't agree with Larry Lea's statement concerning "real Satan worshiping" going on. "If" he really made that statement, my guess is that he wasn't too familiar with "Laveyan Satanism".
But this was Christians renting an auditorium to hold a prayer meeting. I think most of the protesters and/or hecklers were from the gay community. But there were those who wore hoods, attempting to look intimidating, throwing smoke bombs, heckling the event-goers, etc.
The Warlock Eric Pryor apparently became a Christian that night. This may be disputed but I don't see any reason to doubt it. I think he had his ups and downs afterward like I and other Christians have. I think he has passed away fairly recently if I'm not mistaken.