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When the Wicked Seized a City

A video is making the rounds of a Pennsylvania State Representative, a Democrat, who was mocking and harassing an elderly woman who was praying in front of a Planned Parenthood “clinic.” State Rep. Brian Sims’ viral mocking of anti-abortion activists shows the boldness of some homosexual activists.

His initial video, posted to his Facebook page on April 18, shows the lawmaker approaching a woman and three girls outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 12th and Locust streets. He begins to scold them for praying outside the clinic, referring to them as “pseudo-Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here.” The Democrat also offered “$100 to anyone who will identify” the three girls, claiming he was raising money for Planned Parenthood. (Billy Penn)

When has someone who wants to stop women from killing their unborn babies become a “pseudo-Christian”? Sims knew he could do what he did because he knew there wouldn’t be a rebuke from the media or the Democrat Party. We should all be thankful for social media and alternative media for exposing him as a bully.

When it was learned that one of the two suspects in the STEM School attack in Highlands Ranch, Colorado was a 16-year-old transgender who is transitioning from woman to man and who hated Christians and Pres. Trump, most media outlets dropped the story.

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“Isn’t it interesting how, just two days after the shooting in Colorado, the suspects have remained relatively unmentioned? This is a drastic departure from every other shooting. The mainstream media aren’t even trying to hide their blatant bias. If the facts don’t fit their narrative, they get left out — even if it’s a tragedy,” said Jon Miller, host of “The White House Brief.” (The Blaze)

What you are about to read is a little-known history of the gay rights movement. Very few people have ever heard this story.

Homosexual groups have thrown blood in church sanctuaries and fire-bombed the home of a San Francisco pastor because they did not like his politics. According to the homosexuals, they deserved to have their church doors locked and their ministers run out of town for the good of society.

It all started when Rev. Chuck McIlhenny, pastor the First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, started a church. In March 1978, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a law which stated that no one could be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation. In August of that same year, the church learned that their organist, Kevin, was a practicing homosexual. The young man was approached by Rev. McIlhenny on the basis of Matthew 18:15-20. After several hours of fruitless debate over what the Bible said about homosexuality, Kevin was fired. Based on the anti-discrimination law, Kevin sued Chuck, the church, and the entire Presbytery consisting of ten other churches in northern California. And what was the response of the homosexual community?

The media attention stirred up a spiteful homosexual population in San Francisco. As a result of the news articles and radio interviews, we received obscene phone calls, dozens of threatening letters, pornographic materials mailed to us, and death-threats, some of which described the children in detail C their names, ages, what they looked like, where they attended school, and what sexually deviant acts were going to be performed on them before they killed the children. More than once we had to leave the city for safety.1

Through the legal efforts of John W. Whitehead, Chuck and his church won the first round of their legal battle. Here is some of the April 3, 1980 ruling from Judge John Ertola who argued that the church was “within its rights to fire its organist, who was an unrepentant homosexual”:

The framers of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights wrote the Free Exercise Clause to protect religious beliefs that may not be followed by the majority, to allow every person to obey his own conscience without interference from the government. Freedom of religion is so fundamental to American history that it must be preserved even at the expense of other rights which have become institutionalized by the democratic process.

How times and legal opinions have changed.

As a result of the favorable court ruling, the McIlhenny family “continued to be terrorized by death threats over the phone and through the mail.”2 Homosexual protestors attended Sunday morning worship services. Some defaced pew Bibles and psalters. Others would stand up, walk around, slam windows, and verbally protest while Chuck was speaking. Keep in mind that when homosexuals do not get their way, they riot.

Prior to controlling politics in San Francisco, homosexuals exerted their influence through intimidating violence. “On the night of 21 May 1979 hundreds of angry homosexuals stormed city hall, set fire to trash cans and parts of the building, set police cars on fire, broke windows, and injured scores of policemen” because they did not like a jury’s decision concerning the murder of a homosexual. (McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 81.))

Things got worse for the McIlhennys. Three years after the lawsuit, things heated up once again. Literally. ARocks, beer bottles, beer cans were thrown through the church windows on many occasions. Swastikas were carved in the church doors and drawn on our house. A window in our car was smashed out. Graffiti was spray-painted all over the church, house, and sidewalk. Anti-Christian, pro-homosexual leaflets were scattered around the neighborhood calling us Nazis, bigots, anti-gay, etc.”3 Their children were once again threatened.

The daily threats and harassment continued for a full three years after the court decision. On three occasions the death threats were of such a serious nature that the McIlhennys flew their children down to Los Angeles to stay with relatives for protection. “Then on 31 May 1983 at 12:30 a.m., someone actually attempted to follow through with their threats to kill us.”4 In the alleyway next to their house, someone lit two cans of gasoline. Donna McIlhenny describes it this way:

The church and the house are right next door to each other, attached by a small alleyway. Our bedroom was right next to the alleyway. As I lay down, I was looking toward the alleyway window. I saw something flicker, and before I could even wonder what it was, a huge ball of fire roared up the alleyway wall and burst through the window into the bedroom, breaking the quarter inch pane of glass.5

God spared the McIlhenny family that night. The fireman on the scene told the McIlhennys, “The intent was to kill. It’s as if someone pointed a gun in your face and pulled the trigger . . . only, in this case, the gun misfired!”6 As of the writing of When the Wicked Seize a City in 1993, “nothing has been turned up by the police and fire department investigations as to who may have set the fire. No leads, no clues, and no person has ever been questioned!”7 The McIlhenny’s were attacked again on March 22, 1990.

Homosexuals are one of the most mean-spirited and violent groups in America when they do not get their way. Since they no longer fear God, they certainly do not fear man. When Governor Pete Wilson vetoed a homosexual rights bill in 1991, the homosexual community literally went wild. Homosexuals hounded Wilson at political events and showed their violent side in a pro-homosexual demonstration.

As the protestors reached the old state building where Pete Wilson maintains an office, “[a] break-away group of about 400 people suddenly ran toward the building, which was being protected by fewer than 20 San Francisco and State Police officers. Grabbing metal barricades, news racks and other objects, some among the 400 began smashing the $60,000, multi-colored, lead-glass entrance doors. . . . Others hurled missiles that shattered windows, then tossed large wads of paper and ignited flares inside. The resulting fires destroyed office equipment, including costly computers, before the blazes were extinguished.”8

The homosexual rioters did not care who they hurt so long as they got their way. The pro-homosexual establishment in San Francisco protected the rioters. “In spite of the fact that the gays had set fire to a government building, graffitied the new state office building one block away, threatened the lives of dozens of police and state employees, and caused $250,000 in damages, no arrests were made that evening.”9

At another protest gathering, Crystal Mason of ACT UP/San Francisco told the crowd, as reported in The San Francisco Sentinel, “Let violence speak. Why should we allow straight society to jam their justice down our throats?”10 The tables are now turned. Homosexuals have jammed their perverted view of justice and morality down our throats.

Through fear and intimidation, the homosexual community has beaten back the opposition. They no longer have to riot and bomb since they have friends in high places who have given in to their outrageous demands. But just below the surface of the genteel facade often displayed by homosexuals in movies and comic acts resides a dark and foreboding evil that will surface when the need arises. “All of this violence, vandalism and rage is to be expected from the gay community. One protestor’s placard said it well, ‘Gay Rights or Gay Riots.’ They have shown time and time again that if they don’t get their way, they will resort to any kind of civil disobedience that they consider necessary to achieve their goals. The gay political movement is not kind and gentle; if you oppose them, you can expect to have your life and family threatened, your job security threatened, your property vandalized, and your character vilified.”11

The following was written in 1991:

Chuck hesitates to predict the future. But if the outcome of the conflicts he has found himself embroiled in, as well as those facing America as a whole, is unclear, the stakes of the conflict are very clear. Those stakes, he claims, are nothing less than the life and death of our society. “The homosexual issue,” he says, “is a secondary issue. The real fundamental issue is a secular humanism which rejects Christ and the Scripture as the basis to society. And the ultimate end is always death–death to a society.”12

Where was the hue and outcry from the Christian community? I forgot. We’re not supposed to be involved in the Culture Wars. God’s law doesn’t apply. We live in the midst of two kingdoms where God’s Word only applies to the Church, and there’s even some debate about that.

  1. Chuck and Donna McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City (Lafayette, LA: Huntington House, 1993), 56-57. []
  2. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 70. []
  3. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 109. []
  4. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 110. []
  5. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 110. []
  6. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 112. []
  7. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 112. []
  8. “Eight face arrest in riot over rights veto,” San Francisco Examiner (October 10, 1991). Quoted in McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 217. []
  9. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 217. []
  10. October 17, 1991. Quoted in McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 219. []
  11. McIlhenny, When the Wicked Seize a City, 221. []
  12. James Davison Hunter, Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America (New York: Basic Books, 1991), 8. []
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