Did you see how Washington, D.C. painted the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street leading up to the front door of the White House? Mayor Muriel Bowser sanctioned the project last week and also named that part of the street “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
Now a group of Christians is suing her over it. The federal lawsuit was filed on Wednesday.
The plaintiffs include Pastor Rich Penkoski of the “Warriors for Christ DC Chapter,” last seen on this site throwing a hissy fit after his son was accidentally handed a flyer in school advertising free birth control… and attorney Chris Sevier.
Sevier may ring a bell because he’s known for his baseless lawsuits in the name of Christian bigotry.
In 2013, he sued Apple for making computers that let him access pornography. In 2016, he filed several lawsuits because he wanted to marry his computer — because if two gay men can get married, why not a man and a machine? (CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!) And in 2017, he sued four Democratic members of Congress for having a rainbow flag outside their offices because they apparently established the religion of homosexuality.
There’s also a third plaintiff, Tex Christopher, a lobbyist who is described in the lawsuit as “former bull rider.” So there you go.
The three men insist Bowser’s actions establish a new religion:
Defendant Bowser’s paramount objective was to convey to the Plaintiffs and all other taxpayers the Black Lives Matter cult, which is a denominational sect of the religion of Secular Humanism, is the favored religion of the city and the Nation and that another who disagrees with their gospel narrative is a second class citizen.
Jesus Christ, the persecution complex in these people…
And, no surprise here, they want the courts to force Bowser to replace the “banner” (it’s not a banner, it’s a mural) with three banners saying “Blue Lives Matter” (for cops), “Green Lives Matter” (for the National Guard), and “All Lives Matter” (for ignorant white people… or, as they call it, to promote “a secular self-evident all inclusive truth claim”).
As for Black Lives Matter Plaza, that must also be renamed… or else the plaintiffs want to rename a similar street with “Jesus is the answer Plaza.”
Maybe you’re thinking this will get thrown out because #BlackLivesMatter isn’t a religion. BUT WAIT! The plaintiffs say they can list the religion’s beliefs, including the tenet that “Black lives do not matter to the Black Lives Matter cult unless a black person was killed by a white police officer in the line of duty.”
By the way, the mailing address for all three men says they’re from Nashville, Tennessee, even if they occasionally work in Washington… but I’m sure a judge will just let that slide.
The suit will be tossed out, I’m calling it now. I’m not a lawyer. I just know how to read.