CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN NEWS & THE JAMES HARTLINE REPORT
BREAKING NEWS! HISTORICAL VICTORY FOR SAN DIEGO CHRISTIANS
September 4, 2007, 4:30pm.pst
SAN DIEGO CHRISTIANS MAKE BIG STAND AT SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL.
REQUEST FOR SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL TO ENDORSE GAY MARRIAGE LEGAL CASE IS STOPPED AFTER SAN DIEGO CHRISTIANS MAKE BIG STAND DURING ALL DAY CITY COUNCIL BATTLE.
Approximately 40 Christians appeared at the San Diego City Council on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 to oppose an attempt by lesbian San Diego City Councilwoman Toni Atkins to get the city council to issue a legal brief in support of gay marriage. The issuance of a legal brief in support of a gay marriage case currently being heard by the California Supreme Court would have been catastrophic for Christian values in California's second largest city.
James Hartline, a well-known San Diego Christian activist and a candidate, himself, for the city council seat being vacated by termed-out Councilwoman Atkins, led the campaign to oppose the gay marriage legal brief.
Supporters for the gay marriage legal brief even had the city attorney for the City of San Francisco come down to San Diego to plead with the council to approve of the issuance of the legal brief.
Hartline gave a powerful and informative presentation on behalf of the thousands of Christians in San Diego who are opposed to redefining marriage to include couples engaged in homosexuality and lesbianism.
After a contentious and sometimes, hostile hearing, the request to approve the gay marriage legal brief failed on a 4-4 vote. A 5-3 vote was required for the item to be approved. When the smoke had cleared, some Christians in attendance declared that a real miracle had happened in the city council chambers.
Those who voted with the Christians in opposing the gay marriage legal brief were:
Councilman Kevin Faulconer, Republican, District 2
Councilman Brian Maienschein, Republican, District 5
Councilman Anthony Young, Democrat, District 4
Councilwoman Donna Frye, Democrat, District 6
Those who voted for the homosexual marriage legal brief were:
Councilman Scott Peters, Democrat, District 1
Councilwoman Toni Atkins, Democrat, District 3
Councilman Jim Madaffer, Republican, District 7
Councilman Ben Hueso, Democrat, District 8
There will be a more in depth look at the events surrounding this historic victory for San Diego Christians in an upcoming James Hartline Report exclusive.
This has been a breaking news story from California Christian News and the James Hartline Report.