Monday, March 27, 2006

San Francisco, Armpit Of The World

San Francisco, what can you say? They applaud every type of debauchery known to man, but let a bunch of Christians rally to help young people make positive changes in their lives, and they are officially condemned.

More than 25,000 evangelical Christian youth landed Friday in San Francisco for a two-day rally at AT&T Park against "the virtue terrorism" of popular culture, and they were greeted by an official city condemnation and a clutch of protesters who said their event amounted to a "fascist mega-pep rally."

Go ahead, read the article. You won't find any evidence of the organizers inciting violence, tearing anything up, or even yelling back at the pathetic counter-protesters...which is a misnomer, because this wasn't a protest. It was a rally, a weekend Christian concert event to kick off an evangelical mission. Wow, dangerous stuff huh?

After stops in Detroit and Philadelphia in the next few weeks, Luce wants to unleash a "blitz" of youth pastors into the communities to do everything from work with the homeless to find new ways to bring others to Christ. He challenged youth leaders to double the size of their groups in the next year.

And then he plans to return to San Francisco next year to chart their progress.

That's bad news to Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who told counterprotesters at City Hall on Friday that while such fundamentalists may be small in number, "they're loud, they're obnoxious, they're disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco."

Did you get that? It's "bad news" to this jerk that these Christian kids are willing to work with the homeless and try to bring others to Christ. And the "loud, obnoxioux, disgusting" remark? Apparently this guy has never been to one of his own city's gay pride parades. They should "get out of San Francisco?" What tolerance!

Read the rest of this article, and you'll see that Ron Luce is absolutely right. There is definitely a culture war going on.