The minister and eternal political candidate is at it again, distributing fliers that accuse the backers of the Sept. 28 Open Streets - in which Blue Hill Avenue between Warren and Dudley streets will be shut to traffic for an afternoon festival - of being godless Commies who have managed to dupe certain other "Judas ministers" he won't name in working to sap the spiritual essence out of the good Christian folk of Roxbury and Dorchester.
This is an abomination of moral and religious belief that we should close down churches during religous hours or have to tolerate loud rap music swearing, lewd dancing, and drinking, and half-necked (sic) people during worship hours.
Because cars will be banned, church members should not be required to pay for public transportation or walk to get to their destination; or forced to use credit by bank to rent bikes, skating board or other forms of secular activities.
Owens, who protested last year as well, says Colombian Communists came up with the idea as a way to inculcate people with their Godless ways, much like frogs in pots of water that are slowly raised to the boiling point. Owens calls on good church-going people to stay home that day and pray and fast.
Owens is an elder at the Walthall Chapel Church Of God In Christ on Otisfield Street, which, according to this page, holds its Sunday services at 11 a.m., two hours before the start of the festival, part of a citywide
But what of Owens the annual candidate?
The reverse side of the flyer is a campaign pitch for electing him to the state senate, to vanquish incumbent Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, whom he accuses of being no better than "popular lesbian super star lady Gaga" and of wanting to force religious groups "to pay for abortion and other satanic rituals."