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Taking the Battle to the Frontlines

Posted by Adam Graham on March 27, 2006

Hats off to Ron Luce for leading a rally into the belly of the beast in the fight for our culture and youth, San Francisco:

“Battle Cry for a Generation” is led by a 44-year-old Concord native, Ron Luce, who wants “God’s instruction book” to guide young people away from the corrupting influence of popular culture…

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…

Military metaphors abound in Luce’s descriptions of the struggle. He tells young people of how “an enemy has launched a brutal attack on them.” At a pre-Battle Cry rally Friday afternoon on the steps of City Hall, Luce told his mostly teenage audience that “terrorists of a different kind” — advertisers — were targeting them and that they were “caught in the middle of the battle.”

“Are you ready to go to battle for your generation?” he asked, and the young people roared “yes!” and some waved triangular red flags flown from long, medieval-looking poles.

Luce’s approach has been praised by conservative leaders from the Rev. Jerry Falwell to Fox News commentator Sean Hannity. Much of the statistical backing for the horrors Luce sees on TV is provided by the Parents Television Council, which is funded by conservative foundations such as the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

This is the type of thing that is really needful. Too often, Evangelicals tend to rest in their churches. Or those of us in the culture war tend to just shout at the other side. He’s sitting here and he’s taking the fight to an area that for many years has been a cultural sewer.

The left’s mad at the excitements, its mad at the military metaphors. The tolerant left is mad that they’d even show their face in San Francisco:

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…”

Earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution condemning the “act of provocation” by what it termed an “anti-gay,” “anti-choice” organization that aimed to “negatively influence the politics of America’s most tolerant and progressive city.”

Let the irony of that resolution sink in for a moment. The most tolerant city in America who uses its Board of Supervisors to condemn a religious group visiting its city.

Imagine if a resolution were passed by a city where liberals met condemning them for trying to negatively influence the city? There’d be all kinds of outrage, but the left is beating its chest and telling us how appropriate this resolution is.

This is an outrageous invasion of San Francisco. Shakespeare’s Sister opines:

To which I can only say, Guilty as charged. As a card-carrying progressive, I don’t find the merest shred of obligation to be tolerant of people who have declared a war on me and my ideals…Being tolerant doesn’t require that we demur to a group of people who “declare war” on us—something around which one would think the proponents of a doctrine of preemption would be able to wrap their minds.

My response is one of incredulity. Do you think the left hasn’t declared war on traditional society, for better or for worse? They sure as heck as have. The Culture War is a defensive one, provoked by an attack on the values of god-fearing Americans.

Tell me, if you feel no obligation to tolerate “people who have declared a war on me and my ideals” explain how its right for the left to force organizations that believe in God and morality such as the Boy Scouts to except homosexuals and atheists?

Indeed, I’d like to know why there have been attempts to force Christian Clubs to allow anyone as a voting member?

Pat Buchanan called it a culture war in 1992, and its become accepted terminology. We face a clash of cultures, between one that supports traditional values that are at the bedrock of our culture and decency, and one that seeks to tear them down and destroy them. It is a battle between those who value innocent human life, and those who will send us down the road of degradation and depravity. Its a battle between right and wrong. The problem with our friends on the left is that they’re wrong and they’re failed social experiments have left the lives of millions, broken and battered, and homes torn apart from one coast to the other.

It is a battle we can’t afford to lose, because if we do, America will eventually lose its freedom.


6 Responses to “Taking the Battle to the Frontlines”

  1. Good grief. I hate to say “I told you so” but this is exactly the kind of two-faced approach to the law I pointed out in my “Equal Protection” post yesterday. I get busy at work, take a couple days off active blog reading, and the whole world gets into its handbasket again. Time to get back from work-type rambling and defend the side of the mountain…

  2. michael [Member] said

    Let the irony of that resolution sink in for a moment. The most tolerant city in America who uses its Board of Supervisors to condemn a religious group visiting its city.


    It would be irony if San Francisco were tolerant to begin with. The fact is they are one of the most intolerant cities in America. By definition tolerance goes across the political spectrum.

    Did you see O’Reilly tonight? He had Gerardo C. Sandoval to speak to this issue. Sandoval backed the leftist protesters who came to shout down the Christian group. He made some of the same comments as Shakespeare’s Sister These clowns hide behind the right to protest when it suits them but resort to this crap when it doesn’t. Can you imagine what would happen if a conservative city attempted the same thing to a

    So an American City can take a stance on politics and religion based on how the majority of it’s citizens identify? Interesting. Yet they claim the exact opposite when it comes to any form of religion in a school or in a public building. All of a sudden the mantra is that we must protect the minority view. What a bunch of frauds. They clearly lack the courage of their convictions.

    San Francisco has not proven to be a very tolerant city in regard to the way they have handled this incident. But as protesters shout , ” Anti-choice, antigay, Christian fascists go
    away ” the young people involved in “Battle Cry for a Generation” retain their dignity. That is more than I can say for the opposition.

  3. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Exactly, Michael. Think, too about some of the things they’ll do. There’s Gay Pride Marches in Idaho, the ACLU goes down to Louisiana to hold its convention.

  4. michael [Member] said

    It’s time to fight back hard .

  5. Maybe we should borrow our slogan from Twisted Sister (We’re Not Gonna Take it Anymore!”

  6. michael [Member] said

    I see Andrea is the Graham with a sense of humor .

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