How many times have we heard that we all should be shipped to a deserted island. Our response has always been, all of us in one place? FABULOUS! After all, it won't be too different than Provincetown, Fire Island, Ogunquit, Saugatuck, etc. and we flock to those places as it is.
Now, the opposite is being proposed by homophobes. They want to ship themselves off somewhere to start their own cities without the gays.
The leader of an anti-gay Christian group wants all homophobes to form their own cities so they can escape things like marriage equality and other basic civil rights.
Linda Harvey, president of the Columbus-based Mission: America, waxed poetic in an article for the conservative WND titled "WHERE ARE SANCTUARY CITIES FOR MARRIAGE?" Harvey took issue with County Clerk Kim Davis being jailed for defying the Supreme Court's ruling and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky.
"[T]yranny and mythology are winning and American constitutional principles and the rule of law are losing, as well as reasonable accommodation for Christian beliefs," she writes. Later proposing: "Since we are beginning to see violations of constitutional rights based on objections to homosexuality as marriage, I believe there’s a clear precedent for establishing sanctuary cities for authentic, lawful, man/woman marriage."
These cities, she says, would be "much healthier and safer" without gay pride parades or anti-discrimination laws, but with "gay cure" programs. This, coming from a woman who believes an LGBT protection bill is a “fascist attempt to dismantle the First Amendment” and who thinks transgender people are possessed by demons.
"Marriage sanctuary cities are a wild proposal, but why not? It’s not just a good idea — it’s the law," she concludes. – huffingtonpost.com
What should we say to this? BRAVO! Go! Bye Felicia! Bonne Chance! The only thing I would say is they need to let people out if they want to go. If differences exist, people should be able to go. We couldn't fix people like you, don't try to fix people like us.
This is not a far fetched idea if we look at history. Why were the 13 original U.S. colonies settled? One of the main reasons was because of religious differences. Why did the Exodus occur? Didn't Moses lead persecuted people out of Egypt? Apparently, the answer to your problem, like everything else, is in your good book. Practice what you preach. If you are feeling oppressed by other religions and government, go start your own nation.
If homophobes want to leave based on their religious beliefs, then so be it? But good luck finding the pretty places for we occupy most of them. And if you land in a place that isn't pretty, don't expect our gay gentrification to fix it up.
I do want to apologize for not having any wonderful pics to share of gay-free cities. Instead I found pictures of fellow gays "punishing" themselves on islands and beaches.