Activists Plan Action At Local Concert
Members of numerous political and social activist groups are making plans for a show of force at the upcoming ‘Two Poor Pastors’ concert, scheduled for Friday night, March 31st at 7:30pm.
“We’re planning to show up and protest the concert. We are making signs and placards right now that will expose the 2P2 for what they really are – MEAT-EATERS!” said the Vegan Vigilante, Ruth Chris. She continued, “These guys don’t just eat hamburger. They’re going to Africa and eating Kudu and Oryx. Something needs to be done to stop them!”
The New England chapter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has been put on Red Alert status. “It’s about more than eating meat. These two guys have a history of terrorizing helpless animals wherever they go”, said PETA’s Graham Lamb. “Sure, they deny it. We’ve seen copies of their videos!”
It’s not only animal rights organizations that are upset.
Pedro Loco, president of the Latino Anti Defamation League, remarked, “The one they call Miguel (Michael Knight), they call him a humanitarian. He is no friend of Latinos! He wrote a love song about a man and his Mexican donkey. It alleged that Latinos are drug smugglers. He makes fun of our water. He sings his song and the Americans laugh – oh, ha ha! He is a bigot and we will never welcome him again in Mexico!”
Even those who have been friends of the 2P2 in the past are surfacing to question changes they’ve seen in recent years. John Book, former schoolmaster of the Fundamentalist Baptist Pre-School Darin Shaw attended in the early 1970’s voiced his concern, “Brother Darin, and I hesitate to call him brother these days, has turned against the roots of his religious upbringing. They say he’s licentious now. I believe it. I’ve seen pictures of him preaching – he’s not wearing a coat or a tie! A polo shirt? He’s let himself go and grown some facial hair. The devil wears a goatee, you know! What’s next? Will he start listening to that rock-n-roll music? What then, he’ll start blogging? He’ll become a friend of Emergent? God help him!”
In response to this fervor, friends and fans of 2P2 pledge they won’t be discouraged from attending the concert. One fan, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “Darin and Mike are two of the best guys I know. They love animals – except for moles.” Another who identified himself simply as ‘Ozzy’ said, “What the Smoke? These guys rock, man!”
The Two Poor Pastors concert on March 31st will be free to the public. Love offerings will be appreciated to help fund this summer’s Namibia trip. Opening for 2P2 is Servant’s Heart, a musical duo refusing to use their real names in association with the 2P2. The concert will start at 7:30pm.