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Religious NC wingnuts: 'The battle for the culture in the city of Charlotte has just begun'

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Darrel Stephens is caught in the middle of a brawl with Operation Save America over a Pride parade; Nathan Tabor publicizes the activities of OSA. Here he’sgetting cozy with NC Senator, Elizabeth “Empty Wig” Dole. Is Tabor the kind of conservative Liddy thinks represents the future of the GOP?

Nathan Tabor is at it again. I just wrote about this f*ckwad yesterday. Today he is using his web site, The Conservative Voice, to promote a fundy organization’s protest of a Gay Pride Celebration to be held on Monday in Charlotte.

The disturbing anti-gay, anti-choice outfit is called Operation Save America. I wasn’t at this particular Pride celebration they are talking about, but I’m pretty certain it doesn’t resemble anything described by these people. The state NC Pride event (held in Durham, which I attended) is a certainly a wonderful, fun, tame event. What is sick is that this group is calling for the police working the Pride event who wore rainbow pins “be reprimanded” for this simple act of freedom of speech. From the whacked, unhinged press release:

The Charlotte City Council will hear from Christians on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 expressing their outrage at events that took place in Marshall Park on May 1, 2004. The City of Charlotte granted a permit to the “Pride Festival” for the express purpose of celebrating sodomy among “gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual persons.” This right next door to the First Baptist Church in downtown Charlotte, and in a public park no less.

The “celebration” included open displays of obscenity with dozens of photos of males displaying full frontal nudity and worse. It included vendor booths selling S&M; merchandise, a sound stage with transvestite dancers simulating sodomy in front of children. Foul, vile, and threatening comments were made toward children by homosexuals during the comedic routines from the sound stage. Hundreds of children of all ages were in the park. Many parents were taken completely unaware by what our city fathers had allowed into the park.

For eight months concerned Christian parents have attempted to bring this information to the District Attorney, the Charlotte Police Department, and the City Council — only to be stonewalled at every turn. We have asked for the prosecution of these lawbreakers. We have asked the city not to reissue a permit to “Pride Festival.” We have asked the police department to reprimand the officers who policed the event and turned a blind eye. Many of those on duty appeared to be homosexual themselves, wearing rainbow pins, etc. Seventeen eyewitness testimonies and irrefutable photographic evidence were provided to the Charlotte City Council in November.

In a memo from Chief Darrel Stephens, he equated the homosexual “celebration” to what transpires in adult establishments in the city. Someone needs to remind Chief Stephens that local Statute Section 12.518 restricts adult entertainment establishments from being within 1,000′ of any park, let alone being held within a park.

The battle for the culture in the city of Charlotte has just begun.

Operation Save America Director Rev. Philip L. (Flip) Benham baptizing Norma (Jane Roe) McCorvey.

OSA has been railing about this Pride festival for a good long while on its site.

Each year the radical homosexual agenda attempts to shove immorality down our throats through their pride festivals. The picture these militant sodomites like to paint of homosexuality in America’s government schools is a far cry from the stark reality of sodomite culture. It is pornographic, obscene and disgusting and these festivals are tame compared their club scene. The depravity inherent in those choosing this perverted lifestyle of death is flaunted openly at their festivals held in public venues. Their clear intent is to destroy the Christian morality that is the glue that holds our society together.

It’s clear that this frightening, American Taliban-style organization is planning to cause a disruption in my home state and they aren’t even from this area. In fact, many House Blend readers could be on the receiving end of OSA’s The Streets movement to get God back in the classroom, and the state back into a woman’s womb. According to its web site, the group has people reporting in on activities carried out in: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Contact info directly from the OSA web site:

Operation Save America

P.O. Box 740066

Dallas, TX 75374

Phone: 972-240-9370

Fax: 972-240-9789

Please feel free to contact OSA Director Rev. Flip Benham at the above address or telephone number. [That’s what it says, right there on its page.]

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