Pastor Grant Quever, donning a red, white, and blue doo-rag, climbed a ladder and proclaimed to 500 bikers, "God is good!
A biker in the crowd responded, "And he's
good all the time!"
According to the Kenosha News
, Pastor Quever
stated that many motorcyclists "have had close calls, and for those who want to be good disciples of Christ, our goal is also to help people connect through Christ."
Ted Rueter, Noise Free America's director, commented that "the decision of Pastor Quever and St. Paul's Lutheran Church to 'bless' motorcycle riding is a disgrace.
Rueter also noted that Pastor Quever's
"blessing" of illegal motorcycles is directly contrary to Biblical emphasis on respecting the law.
"blessing" of illegal, obnoxious motorcycle noise violates the principle of loving thy neighbor.
Romans 13:8 states: "Love thy neighbor as yourself.
Love does no harm to its neighbor.
Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the love.
actions also run counter to Matthew 5:5, which states: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."
"blessing" of illegal motorcycle noise is nothing but pandering, Rueter said: "Jesus came to heal the sick and comfort the afflicted, not to sanction unrighteousness and lawlessness.