The leader of a US anti-gay Christian group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group has proposed that Christians who disagree with LGBTI rights all go and live in their own cities so that they will not have to come in contact with anyone who thinks differently to them.
Mission America founder Linda Harvey put out the call earlier this week in a column for far-right American news website WND in which she proposed the creation of anti-gay ‘marriage sanctuary cities’ – suggesting that Christians gravitate towards certain US cities as sanctuaries from the law in the way that she claims undocumented workers do.
‘If sanctuary cities are permissible for defying standing US immigration law, why can’t we have sanctuary cities that honor only authentic marriage?’ Harvey asked her readers.
‘Since we are beginning to see violations of constitutional rights based on objections to homosexuality as marriage, I believe there’s a clear precedent for establishing sanctuary cities for authentic, lawful, man/woman marriage.’
Harvey said life in her proposed segregated communities would be wonderful because nobody would have to accept the fact that LGBTI people have rights.
‘Think about how great life would be in those cities,’ Harvey said, ‘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.’
Harvey also outlined her plan to make sure contrary views never made it inside these communities.
‘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,’ Harvey daydreamed.
‘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.’
‘[But] no one in such cities would be arrested or sued or fired or demoted over marriage, or have a TV show canceled, or be kicked out of grad school, or lose a consulting contract, or be mocked, or given a failing grade for supporting only man/woman marriage, or be prevented from preaching the whole Gospel.’