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Seeing in Full-Blown Color

By Michelle Monger
Opinion | October 6, 2009

WICHITA, Kan. - "You say the word hell, and that's where all of you are going," shouted a lone fundamentalist preacher in front of the Rhatigan Student Center at Wichita State University last Tuesday, September 29.

In this same spot, this man and his associates have preached for the past week and a half to students on campus that, he says, "worship the Shockers."

Most students that I have talked to aren't particularly excited about their mascot like students at different universities are. In fact, they may be as big of fans of the wheat this man devours in his communion bread every week.

As I observed this situation, I decided it was best to ask him about sports. Did he ever play football, or any other sports? "Well," he said, "I played some ball in my day, but now that I am working for the Lord, I have not focused on sports as much." The key, I thought, was to get him talking about something completely unrelated to his original plan and purpose.

WSU's That Gay Group! took the initiative to stand close to this man and his friends with signs and a rainbow flag. When the rainbow flag touched the man, he said, "Get this off of me!"

After conveying that the entire population of students at WSU is going to hell, the man stated to a young woman, "That's what it is. You turn your back on god, and . . ." she interrupted, "You're seeing in black-and-white, and I see in full-blown color."

If any of you readers have any more information on this man or the church he is associated with, post a comment, and let's talk about it.


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Michelle, very cool post! Thank you so much for jumping right in. We're honored to have you with us at Kansas Free Press. Welcome!


"WSU's That Gay Group! took the initiative to stand close to this man and his friends with signs and a rainbow flag. When the rainbow flag touched the man, he said, "Get this off of me!""

IT'S THE COLORS!!! IT'S THE COOOLLLLLLOOOORRRSSS!!!!


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