In the name of Christianity, Richard Peachey of Citizens for a Morally Strong Abbotsford is calling on people to email Abbotsford's mayor and councillors in protest of the decision to fly the Pride flag at City Hall next month.
Peachey's call to action was posted on the blog of his wife, Gerda, who has responded to my post with a post of her own.
On her blog that promotes Creationism and attacks the scientifically-accepted theory of organic evolution, Gerda begins:
Stephen Hui at the Georgia Straight, in commenting on Richard’s letter to Abbotsford church leaders,…..writes:
“(warning: some of our readers will find the following offensive and ignorant):”
That editors at the ‘Straight’ consider us offensive does not surprise. Generally this paper is not known for its advocacy of holy living. And as firm believers in the Evolution Religion they deny the existence of their Creator.
I have bad news for the folk at the Georgia Straight. God is real, and He is present in our universe. Their displeasure at His existence will not make Him forsake His throne. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
The good news for Stephen and his colleagues is that God loves them, and proved that when he sent His only Son to pay the penalty for their sins. The free gift of salvation and eternal life in His presence is extended to fallen, rebellious humanity.
I’d love to be able to tell Stephen that the people of God in the Bible Belt of BC will rise up and take a stand for sexual purity, for families as God intended them to be, but I haven’t seen much zeal for God’s truth reflected on our city council, and hardly any more among church leaders.
The Bible gives all we need to live in His light, but here in our city so full of large evangelical churches it has been sad to see the apathy displayed when some very immoral events have come to our publicly-owned venues.
Later in the same blog post, Gerda writes:
On Monday our Christian councillors, Les Barkman, Dave Loewen and Ross Siemens quickly approved the hoisting of a flag that symbolizes a life-style in direct violation of the clear teaching of God. Henry Braun as mayor did not vote. I don’t know if the other council members have any Biblical compass for their lives. But shame to you so-called Christians.
People are free to live as they wish but where did you, our City Council get the mandate to make what people do in bed, something that we should all focus on, and celebrate?
Unbelievably, in another blog post on her site, Gerda compares the raising of the Pride flag to flying the flag of the militant group ISIS:
A flag is a symbol of conquest.
Amundsen planted his flag on the South Pole as a symbol of conquest.
ISIS plants its flag over every town and village it conquers.
As I stated yesterday, if you support equality for LGBTQ people and the flying of the rainbow flag at Abbotsford City Hall, you can send your own message to the mayor and council.