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April 3, 2008
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders Scheduled As Featured Speaker
At Vehemently Anti-Christian Gay Republican Convention.
Annual Log Cabin Republican National Convention To Be Held
In San Diego, California Will Feature A Movie That Mocks Christians
Log Cabin Republican National Convention To Be Held In San Diego
From April 10-13, 2008 will feature Mayor Jerry Sanders,
Lesbian District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and
non-stop attacks against Christian Conservatives who hold a
Traditional Biblical View that Homosexuality is a Sin.
Gay Republican Convention will also Feature the Extremist Anti-Christian Movie
"For The Bible Tells Me So." New York Times Review: "Movie entitled
'For The Bible Tells Me So' features an animated short in which a gay man,
a lesbian and a booming Voice of God (Don LaFontaine) disabuse a homophobe
of his ignorance. The dummy’s name? Christian."
(JHReport) The mayor of San Diego, California has now intensified his disturbing record of attacking Christian Conservatives by agreeing to be one of the featured speakers at an upcoming national convention for the Log Cabin Republicans. The Log Cabin Republicans, a vehemently, anti-christian gay Republican organization, has announced that San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will be one of their featured speakers during the group's national convention to be held from April 10 - 13, 2008 in San Diego, California.
The appearance by Sanders at the convention is sure to leave many political veterans confused and angry at the mayor of America's 8th largest city, particularly when he needs the votes of Christian conservatives far more than he needs the support of the few homosexual Republicans that live in San Diego. Sanders is currently seeking a second term as mayor during the June 3, 2008 California primary.
Jerry Sanders, a Republican, created a firestorm of controvery last September when he broke a 2005 campaign pledge not to support same-sex marriage. In a move that shocked Republican voters who are fighting to preserve the historical definition of marriage in California, Sanders abruptly broke his campaign promise and signed a city council-issued gay-friendly legal brief to the California Supreme Court. The Sanders-approved legal brief stated that the City of San Diego supports the lawsuit filed by homosexual activists to have marriage redefined to include same-sex couples.
The Log Cabin Republicans have a long history of attacking the values of Christian Conservatives within the Republican Party. Some keen political observers believe that many Log Cabin Republican members are nothing more than homosexual Democratic Party operatives who are infiltrating the GOP in the hopes of dismantling conservative opposition to the homosexual movement within the party.
Recent attacks by members of the Log Cabin Republicans against Californians who are defending the traditional definition of marriage have even extended to the Log Cabin Republicans joining with gay and lesbian Democrats to put pressure on California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign legislation which would legalize homosexual nuptials in the state.
As recently as last year, NBC was reporting on the aggressive tactics of the Log Cabin Republicans to push forth the legislation to redefine marriage: " 'When it comes to marriage, we believe in the fundamental fairness of the American people. There has never been a major civil rights movement that has failed in the United States,' said statewide director of the Log Cabin Republicans, James Vaughn.
"The California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus at the capitol are all Democrats, NBC reported.
"' Log Cabin is working on that,' Vaughn said. 'One of my goals this year is to start building a farm team of Republicans who can run credible campaigns.'
"Log Cabin Republicans are meeting with the Schwarzenegger administration, seeking appointments to state boards and commissions as part of their grassroots campaign.
" 'Although the governor is unlikely to sign a gay marriage bill in 2007, the Log Cabin Republicans are not giving up,' Luery reported. They said they are committed to broadening the reach of California's Republican party.
"California's marriage equality bill, similar to a measure vetoed by Schwarzenegger in 2005, was written by Democratic Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco."
Some of the current activities of the Log Cabin Republicans are viewed as dangerous by many long time Republican activists and leaders. Priscilla Schreiber, a popular boardmember of the Grossmont Union High School District, says that the Log Cabin Republicans are causing great concern for those who are trying to preserve the foundational principles of the Republican Party. Regarding Mayor Sanders speaking at the group's national convention, Schreiber said, "This is one more step towards furthering their agenda by infiltrating the Republican Party and desecrating the planks of the Republican Party Platform."
Mrs. Schreiber, who was reelected in a landslide victory to the East San Diego County school board in 2004, is seeking a third term this year. It was Schreiber's stand against the infiltration of the radical gay agenda in her school district which fueled her popularity and her political career. Schreiber is not alone in her criticism of the Log Cabin Republicans and their liberal, anti-christian agenda. John Steele, a San Diego-based military veteran and long time Republican leader, told the James Hartline Report that he is greatly concerned with the moral direction of the country and the attempts to hurt the military by promoting homosexuality within its ranks.
In a time of war, the last thing that the military is looking for is a lack of cohesion within its armed forces. Yet, that is exactly what the Log Cabin Republicans will be accomplishing if they get their way. Joining gay activists within the Democratic Party, the Log Cabin Republicans are seeking to end the the military's ban on the practice of male sodomy by male soldiers. On the agenda for this year's national Log Cabin Republican's convention in San Diego is a session titled: The Path to Victory.
The Path to Victory session is described this way: Find out what's ahead in Congress and in state legislatures on issues such as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), relationship recognition, and more.
To put this particular session into context, a review of the Log Cabin Republicans' website provides clarity. The group states: As our nation fights the war on terrorism, we need the most qualified and competent service members, regardless of their sexual orientation. The Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is undermining our efforts to win this battle.
Joining Mayor Sanders as a speaker at the convention will be lesbian San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Of great concern to Christian voters in San Diego is the appearance of Dumanis at an event by a group which has the kind of serious discriminatory view of Christians as that held by the Log Cabin Republicans. "How can Bonnie Dumanis participate with a group that attacks Christians at the same time that she is responsible for prosectuting hate crimes committed against Christians?" asks James Hartline, a well known Christian Conservative leader in San Diego.
The Log Cabin Republicans make very little effort to hide their disdain and their discriminatory attitude towards Evangelicals within the Republican Party. On the Log Cabin Republicans' website they describe in detail their hate-filled attitude towards Christian Conservatives this way:
"Defeating the radical right and transforming the GOP will allow gay and lesbian
Americans to achieve full equality much sooner-decades sooner. The radical right
represents the last obstacle on the path to full equality. Defeat them in the grassroots
of the GOP and all of us can enjoy the benefits of liberty much sooner."
To gain a better understanding of just how hostile the Log Cabin Republicans are to the Christian Conservative influence inside of the GOP, one needs to look no farther than a 2006 press release issued by the group after the U. S. House of Representatives failed to approve President Bush's constitutional marriage amendment that limited the definition of marriage to one man and one woman:
Log Cabin Praises Resounding Defeat of Anti-Family Constitutional Amendment in U.S. House : "....This proposed amendment to our constitution is about discrimination. It is about fear. It is unnecessary. It is unwarranted and it should be soundly defeated. Today's victory for the forces of freedom and fairness highlights a growing chorus of Republican and conservative opposition to a constitutional amendment on marriage. Log Cabin aggressively lobbied House and Senate Republicans against this amendment and mobilized unprecedented grassroots support from across the nation, hand-delivering thousands of postcards to Members of Congress asking them to oppose this anti-gay amendment."
James Hartline says that Jerry Sanders is once again making an extremely revealing blunder by speaking at an Anti-Christian, Anti-Republican platform event at the same time that he is seeking the vote of Christian Conservatives in the current mayor's race. "Mayor Sanders continues to aggressively participate with groups that have an extremely hateful view of Christians and those who believe in the traditions articulated by America's Founding Fathers," says Hartline.
What makes Hartline even more concerned about the Log Cabin Republicans' current national convention to be held in San Diego is the group's very specfic attack on Biblical Christianity, an attack that is being highlighted during the convention. Among the featured events at the convention is the presentation of a film titled "For The Bible Tells Me So."
Incredible as it may be, the Log Cabin Republicans are actually showing this hate-filled, anti-christian movie with the director in attendance during the convention. To put things in perspective, Hartline asks, "Why is an alledged Republican political organization showing an anti-christian religious movie at its convention?" Hartline points out that the movie is being shown right after those in attendance participate in a cocktail party.
A review in the New York Times stated that the movie, Daniel Karslake’s documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So”, won’t win any prizes for technique, but innovation surely ranks very low on this filmmaker’s to-do list. Mr. Karslake has said that the movie is mainly intended as a feature-length primer that can be deployed in arguments with homophobes."
The movie is so repugnant in its attack on traditional Christianity that it is incredible that the mayor of San Diego would be willing to partner with such bigotry. Hartline says that Mayor Jerry Sanders has now reduced the mayoral office in San Diego to nothing less than the office of anti-christian bigotry.
The New York Times review of the Log Cabin Republican-embraced movie reveals an even more twisted analysis of the film: "Filmgoers and critics who are mainly interested in aesthetics will have little tolerance for this secular sermon. Viewers who got this particular memo long ago will likely deem it condescending, a word embodied by this movie’s most unfortunate sequence, a smart-alecky animated short in which a gay man, a lesbian and a booming Voice of God (Don LaFontaine) disabuse a homophobe of his ignorance. The dummy’s name? Christian."
Footage from the film attempts to depict all Christians who believe homosexuality is a sin as hatemongering criminals. The director of the film does this by putting together bits and pieces of religious hate speech by various fanatics and extremists. For the mayor of San Diego and the district attorney to participate in any event that features this film under the guise of politics is really a monumentally disgraceful event for the City of San Diego.
The fact that the San Diego County Republican Party continues to endorse Sanders after he betrayed his promise during his original mayoral campaign to not support same-sex marriage is very troubling for most conservative voters in San Diego. The idea that Sanders is now participating with a group that is so hateful in their attacks on Christians, to the point that the convention is devoting a good portion of its time to mocking Bible-believing Christians, makes it really disgraceful for the GOP leadership to continue supporting Sanders.
"Christian Conservative voters have lost all confidence in Sanders to govern with fairness and impartiality," says Hartline. "And voters equallly, have no confidence that lesbian District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will ever prosecute hate crimes being committed against Christians in San Diego. Her particpation in this extemist anti-christian convention really proves that point quite well," Hartline adds.
To contact the office of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders to express disapproval of his involvement with the Log Cabin Republicans' anti-christian convention:
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