Thursday, July 02, 2009

Hartline & Team Shut Down Eleventh Porn Business in San Diego's Gay Community
















Here we are standing in front of a closed porn business that I fought a four year battle to successfully shut down. The building is now a restaurant.

Our team recently shut down another of these evil places. It was the eleventh porn business in San Diego's Gay Community that we have successfully shuttered. We are tearing down the altars of the devil so that a city can be free of its spiritual captivity.

A 2003 article in the San Diego Reader detailed the battle I had launched to rid our community of 13 illegal porn stores. As I have obeyed God, they have closed, one by one, each demonic enterprise silenced.

As a forerunner going forth ahead of a God-ordained revival, this is the most dangerous assignment that one can be given by the Holy Spirit: Facing off with the devil until he flees. No greater love is this: that a man or woman would lay down their life to see their neighbor set free and gain eternal life.

And I am determined to see that our city becomes a City of Light, burning bright with the Spirit of the Living God. I will not be denied what the Word of God has promised me. It is an unavoidable reality that my city shall see the work of the Lord come forth. There is no plan of man that can undo or sabotage what God has ordained. And there has never been a more true cultural statement than this: that history records the greatest moral revivals are founded in the sacrificed lives of a few brave men who devoted their lives to God and the saving of mankind.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." Luke 4:18

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ernie Grimm, former editor of Jim Holman’s ultra-conservative, Catholic San Diego News Notes, wrote the Reader propaganda piece. What a surprise!

Hartline included Ernie Grimm and Jim Holman among his annual San Diego Christian Activists of the Year awards in 2006.

Real unbiased reporting there.

Hey James. You might consider taking a journalism class because you failed to list a single detail about this alleged closure of a porn shop, like, for instance its name.

James Hartline said...

How many of them do you still see open on the list? It would appear that you are more concerned with the porn businesses being open than you are with anything else. That says all that needs to be said.
What is the neighbor store next to the Crypt on Park look like now, mmmm?

John said...

James said, “We are tearing down the altars of the devil so that a city can be free of its spiritual captivity.”

James, this story is a couple of years old. Apparently due to lack of current progress in the culture war you have to rewrite some old stories and pretend that it is a recent achievement. That porn store in your story was owned by F Street and was closed for business reasons, not because of any efforts on your part. F Street is still thriving along with Romantix and others.

The porno industry is alive and well in San Diego.
Wait until you see what will happen in the “adults only” section of the Pride Festival this year. You can also check out MKV Mankind at 3425 Fifth Ave in Hillcrest or order online at www.mankindvideo.com There are others also but surely you know about those. The devil has some new alters for your spiritual enlightenment.

James Hartline said...

Again, another erroneous response. The store recently shut down is on Park Blvd next to the Crypt. The photo is reflective of one of the stores on University Ave. we went after and is now shut down. If you had accurately read the story you would have understood the difference. We are fully aware of the new enterprise on 5th Ave. and its proximity to residential properties in violation of municipal codes. And its ties to this year's San Diego Gay Pride events.
And as to the methods for removing works of evil, you are ignorant of the weapons of spiritual warfare at our desposal. You discount the weapons that God gives us to spiritually dry up the rivers of prosperity of the wicked and their works. The Bible teaches us that the weapons of our warfare ARE NOT CARNAL, but Mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Then again, you would not understand that because you are in rebellion to God and His eternal truths.

Anonymous said...

Would you please just drop the little "christian" front and be who you really are. A gay man.
You are delusional to think that you need to live this little self-righteous self-loathing, life you have created for yourself. BTW you aren't responsible for any business closing in San Diego's gay community. You are simply a media whore.

Anonymous said...

James, no matter how the devil uses different voices to attack God's work, you've done so much to help many people to be strong and courageous. Words can not tell how great your writings are in leading others to face all the evil possessed beings and voices out there. Anyone who has the Holy Spirit inside of them could tell what's good and what's evil. And those who speak for the devil probably don't even know that they are serving the devil. And God said, pray for them.