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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

It's not a ghetto when you move there to keep others out.

Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, “Truths That Transform”, D. James Kennedy Ministries broadcast, Memorial Day Weekend, 2016:

“We are not disqualified from engaging in the public square simply because we’re Christian. And that’s where we’re at today, where people want us to check our Christian faith at the door of even public service; not just holding public office, but if you’re a fireman, a policeman, a teacher, a football coach, you’re supposed to leave your faith at home or within the confines of the church. [That is] totally contrary to what the founders envisioned and, I would argue, Frank, totally contrary to what God has called us to do. We see this administration, we see the left creating these spiritual ghettos where we are forced into, confined to these areas, trying to quarantine faith so it’s more easily controllable.”

Mission America politicovangelical Linda Harvey, “Where Are Sanctuary Cities for Marriage?”, WorldNetDaily, September 8, 2015

“I believe there’s a clear precedent for establishing sanctuary cities for authentic, lawful, man/woman marriage.

“Think about how great life would be in those cities. After all, unlike the defiance of immigration law, these cities would be upholding the actual law under our actual Constitution, not the imaginary one in the mind of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“So, why not cities that uphold a standing, just law? Family life would be much healthier and safer in these cities. Keep out the vile “gay-pride” parades as well as harassment lawsuits against bakers and florists. And how about no pro-homosexual lessons in school, falsely implying that some people are born homosexual, or born to mutilate themselves by sex-change surgery? Also, no ban on counseling for teens who have same-sex attractions.

“And the local media, if they tried to distort the truth in the current popular fashion, would find local advertisers withdraw. “Tell the truth or forget our support” would be a refreshing new response by the unshackled corporate community.

“Businesses in such cities would not be pressured to contribute to homosexual causes, or if they were, they could respond, “Sorry – please go away!” And contractors outside the city would have to adhere to the marriage sanctuary’s policies: “Honor marriage and family, or you are not eligible to compete here. Take your business elsewhere.”

“Of course, such cities would not be without challenges. They would be targets for dirty tricks, phony “hate crimes,” special sections on “gay apartheid” by the New York Times and so on. The formulaic fables and drama, based on no facts but lots of screeching, can be composed now in advance.

“We are not unaware of the schemes of Satan, nor of Saul Alinsky adherents.

“It will take a courageous city council to take this step, yet the trend would be contagious as people share their positive experiences with friends and relatives across the country.”

(Ms Harvey also complained, last Thanksgiving, that with all the big store chains taking the mean gays’ money, there was nowhere decent to shop for Christmas.)

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