Saturday, March 25, 2006

Religious Teens Hold 2-Day Event in SF

Via newsalert we learn about a gathering of 25,000 teens in San Francisco, there for a 2-day event decrying the sex and violence glorified in pop culture today. How were they welcomed in lovely Baghdad By The Bay? Why, by a board of supervisors condemnation and protesters who called them fascists, of course!

Way to go, San Francisco. Love it when you show that tolerance your city is so famous for.

The Chron reports:

"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.

Luce, whose Teen Mania organization is based in Texas, kicked off a three-city "reverse rebellion" tour Friday night intended to counter a popular culture that he says glamorizes violence and sex. The $55 advance tickets for two days of musical performances and speeches were sold out, but walk-up admission was available for $199.

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.

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."

Luce didn't flinch in the face of the counterprotest.

I agree completely with the final statement in the newsalert post:

Here's an interesting question to ponder: who's more tolerant, Assemblyman Mark Leno or evangelicals?

And the irony award goes to idiot Peter Cobb:

"There is a real intolerancy to homosexuality in a lot of these organizations," said Peter Cobb, an organizer with Not In Our Name.

Ah yes, "intolerancy". None of that in San Francisco.

What do these wonderful San Franciscans want? Would it be better if these kids were celebrating sex and violence? Knowing San Francisco, the answer is yes.

I detest that city. Why does such a beautiful place have to be as f***ed up as the day is long?


Rhymes With Right said...

Great minds think alike (or at least along similar lines). I just posted my piece on this, and then went to see who else was writing.

rightwingprof said...

Consider this a manual trackback.