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We are in great need of more like Mayor Alfonso Cirulli

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  1. Wesley Briggman

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    NJ Mayor Stands Against Homosexual, Transgender Curriculum in Schools as ‘an Affront to Almighty God’

    NJ Mayor Stands Against Homosexual, Transgender Curriculum in Schools as ‘an Affront to Almighty God’

    Why don't conservative Christians have a leader to organize a national rally to make our voices heard? While I did not/do not support or endorse Promise Keepers, they clearly demonstrated the ability to assemble large numbers of men under their banner. We, conservatives, keep backing-up. Why?

    Perhaps Mayor Cirulli would step-up if asked.
     
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    Good for him. I was encouraged by one comment in the article:

    According to the Asbury Press, most of those in attendance listened quietly without comment, but one resident who counsels homosexual and transgender youth complained during the meeting that she “felt like [she] was in church.”​

    At least someone there still had some idea of what it should be like "in church."
     
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    My first thought is that Christians have so many view points -and we are unwilling to compromise at all (the old "how can 2 walk together if we don't agree") The old "I will only do it my way"

    Many years ago - (1988) I hosted a radio talk show - when the movie "The last Temptation of Christ" came out. One of my listeners, called up and wanted to know what could be done about this movie. Due to her question,the following week, our radio station hosted an information get-to-gether. About 300 people showed up. - From that meeting we decided to organize in order to have a united front. At the meeting, I mentioned, that is one time that Protestants and Catholics (Baptists too!) could work together on this. The next day, my boss gets a phone call from the catholic Bishop - he was complaining about what I had said. (actually, I don't remember what his complaint was all about) Well, anyways- we did decided we needed to do something. The following week, a Baptist pastor
    came to me and said that he had a plan but no people - and that I (meaning me) had the people but no plan - and that we should work together. It ended up that we made a peaceful proclamation at the movie theater. (as opposed to a protest) Over 500 people showed up. The theater owner had heard about our plans - and thus hired xtra security. The other leaders and I went to the police officer on duty, and told him our plans - told him we were not a threat - and we would assist the LEO in any way we could. Though the theater was packed out- the owner ended up loosing money because of what he had to pay his security.
    Now for the rest of the story - that pastor who wanted "MY" people to accomplish his plan - well in the past 30 years, he has been interviewed a number of times by Christian newspapers, ect - and he explains how he organized everything. Never once has he mentioned me-, our radio station, or how the group actually began.. Mind you - its not that I feel left out - but it is a matter of someone who takes full credit- that wasn't even there at the beginning. In fact, as I stated before I give credit to that young lady who called in that Sat night and asked what we were going to do.

    So yes, Christians do want to work together - as long as each one can do it their way.
     
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    I would certainly stand by and reinforce his argument:

    "Cirulli believes the new law indoctrinates children and infringes on the religious rights of parents. He is also concerned about how teaching could confuse youth and thrust them into an unnecessary “identity crisis.”

    “They could go to the extremes with this, like bringing in a drag queen to kindergartners,” he stated, according to the Washington Post. “They’re just forcing an issue on kids, where I don’t think the state has any interest sticking their nose.”

    “Everyone has the right to live his or her life the way they want, but no group has a right to force others to comply with their beliefs, deprive them of their First Amendment rights, and strip the rights of parents of how to morally raise their children,” the mayor continued. “That especially applies to state and federal authorities.”
     
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    One of the few bright spots from my home state. Thank you for sharing this.
     
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