From Worldnetdaily: Christians look to form 'new nation' within U.S. Same-sex marriage called last straw prompting plan for 1 state to secede Posted: May 24, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com One less star? Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts "the straw that broke the camel's back," a group of Christian activists is in the beginning stages of an effort to have one state secede from the United States to become its own sovereign nation. "Our Christian republic has declined into a pagan democracy," says Cory Burnell, president of ChristianExodus.org, a non-profit corporation based in Tyler, Texas. "There are some issues people just can't take anymore, and [same-sex marriage] might finally wake up the complacent Christians." Burnell is leading the charge for a peaceful secession of one state from the union, and after originally considering Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina due to their relatively small populations, coastal access, and the Christian nature of the electorate, Burnell says South Carolina has been selected as the target location. The plan initially calls for at least 12,000 Christians willing to be active in political campaigns to move to the Palmetto State. "We're not an invading force, we're reinforcements," Burnell tells WorldNetDaily, saying it would be a waste to move to liberal-minded states such as Massachusetts, New York or California where conservative votes would be diluted. According to the ChristianExodus website, which is slated for a major relaunch next month, "Christians have actively tried to return our entire land to its moral foundation for more than 20 years. We can categorically say that absolutely nothing has been achieved. If you disagree, consider this: * Abortion continues against the wishes of many states * Children may not pray in our schools * The Bible is not welcome in schools except under strict federal guidelines * The 10 Commandments remain banned from public display * Sodomy is now legal and celebrated as 'diversity' rather than perversion * Preaching Christianity will soon be outlawed as 'hate speech' * Gay marriage will be foisted upon us in the very near future "All these atrocities continue in spite of the fact that we now have the 'right' people in places of power. Indeed, the occupant of the White House is a professing Christian. The U.S. attorney general is believed to be a devout Christian. 'Conservatives' control both Houses of Congress, and Republican presidents appointed seven of the nine Supreme Court justices." The idea of moving thousands of people to affect the voting in one state is not new. As WorldNetDaily has previously reported, the Free State Project has goals of restoring certain personal liberties and limited government – but without seceding from the union. Last year, a group of 4,500 libertarians decided New Hampshire would be the best state. Burnell, a math teacher and cell-phone dealer, stresses he's not looking for bloody battles that took place in the American Revolution and the Civil War, but is rather seeking a "political divorce." "It's got to be different today," he says. "It has to be peaceful, brokered." But he admits if the federal government decides to use military force to stop the effort, "Then it can't happen." Already a dozen people are actively working on the project, and some 1,500 by e-mails of support have been received. If all goes according to plan, Burnell is hoping to have a constitutional convention by 2014, with a president of the new nation – still to be known as South Carolina – elected in 2016, which is also a presidential election year in the U.S. He says the nation would be founded on Christian principles, and the people writing its constitution would have to hash out details to safeguard it as a Christian republic. For now, Burnell prefers to shy away from specifics on the precise laws governing the country. "Independence first, details later," he says. ***end of article*** Now this is an interesting idea. South Carolina? I've been there many times. I could live there if this actually happened. But realistically, this would take the providence of God to make happen, just like we had when we separated from the worlds greatest world power in 1776. But lets look at what's really going on here. America is so severely divided as a country, something or someone is going to snap, and soon. I agree that the radical homosexual agenda is going to be the death of us. They keep pushing and they keep making headway. As said in the article, a lot of Christians have lost faith in President Bush and Ashcroft. Aside from a few laws passed such as the partial birth abortion ban, they haven't done much to preserve what little is left of our Christian heritage. I won't be afraid to say that we have an absentee President. Anyone here willing to move to S. Carolina and partake in the creation of an independent Christian nation? One thing is for sure, if it ever succeeded, it wouldn't be hard for the islamofacist to find us when the Islamic Anti-Christ takes over. Just paint a big bullseye on the map.