This is a little late...
But Saturday brought some Christian spoken word, with a multi-ethnic audience clapping along. I have to say that I'm skeptical when I hear people preaching about Jesus on Library Mall.
You can run into people denouncing gay marriage and abortion while holding up pictures of dead fetuses. Usually some drunken fratboys, coupled with a few philosophy majors, are fighting back.
And don't get me started on the baptist accordion quartet. They looked like nice enough gents, smiling and performing Christ-infused polka. That is, until they passed me a illustrated pamphlet on how unbelievers are all doomed to hell.
The Saturday hip-hop evangelists were actually refreshing, speaking about such things as faith helping people out of poverty and despair.
"We're not talking about religion, we're talking about love," rapped the emcee as b-boys danced and the crowd clapped. Now that's a message I can respect.
Plus, I got a laugh out of their low-riding wheels.
As the metal band Ministry said, "Jesus built my hotrod."