Written by Lee Fang for Think Progress
An evangelical Christian hate group called Repent Amarillo is reportedly terrorizing the town of Amarillo, Texas. Repent fashions itself as a sort of militia and targets a wide range of community members they deem offensive to their theology: gays, liberal Christians, Muslims, environmentalists, breast cancer events that do not highlight abortion, Halloween, spring break events, and pornography shops. On its website, Repent has posted a Warfare Map of its enemies in town.
Calling Repent an American Taliban, blogger Charles Johnson notes that the groups moniker Army of God is a rough translation of Hezbollah. Led by a man named David Grisham, a security guard at a nuclear-bomb facility called Pantex, Repent first gained media attention in Texas following a campaign to boycott Houston for electing a gay mayor. The group, which is associated with Raven Ministries, collaborates with other Christian groups as well as forced pregnancy advocacy associations like Bound 4 Life.