Originally Posted by Zerbie
Let's assume that anything we post here or submit to email subscribers is public knowledge. . . because it is as easy as CLICK to sign up for Soulforce email alerts, and of course it stands to reason there are some who oppose Soulforce who have signed up in order to get the "scoop" on what Soulforce does.
This is true. We've known our email alerts are monitored by anti-gay organizations for some time. After all, we monitor some of theirs. The Soulforce staff, along with Family Pride, decided to send out the alert under those conditions. We figured it might go unnoticed, but then suddenly it showed up everywhere.
In the book Jesus and Nonviolence
, there is a list of "rules" starting on page 39. One of those rules is "the threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." By simply going "Shhh, don't tell anyone" in an email, we sent the anti-gay forces into high-alert, shouting that gay families are crashing the Easter Egg Roll. It generated a lot of press and when our families show up, just being themselves, and their children are laughing and playing with easter eggs, it will make the IRD and the others look ridiculous. Maybe not to the viewers of Fox News, but to thinking Americans, which is still the vast majority.
Rule 5 on page 40 is "Ridicule is your most potent weapon."