Tuesday, September 16, 2008

$10,000 Taxpayer Dollars given to SC Sodomite "Pride" 2008 Event by Columbia (SC) City Council

Anti-Christian, Socialist Columbia Mayor and City Council gave $10,000 of public "Hospitality Tax" funds to Sodomites -the SC Pride Movement plans to use much of this money to pay Drag Queen performer/entertainer "RuPaul" - Mayor Cobleand Columbia City Council are spending taxpayer dollars that will be used to help fund a Drag Queen performance !!! Mayor Coble and City Council should be IMPEACHED !!! What an immoral use and waste of public funds !!!

Repeating their wickedness of 2007, pro-sodomite Mayor Bob Coble and the Columbia City Council have, as previouslyreported *** once again welcomed and endorsed the SC Sodomite "Pride" [Shame !] Event for 2008:

*** Sodomites to parade in downtown Columbia, SC Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Once again, Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council have issued a Welcome Letter to the sodomites: "to welcome you [sodomites] to a week long celebration in honor of South Carolina Pride" - signed by Mayor Bob Coble and all six Columbia City Council members: E.W. Cromartie II, Sam Davis, Tameika Isaac-Devine, Daniel Rickenmann, Kirkman Finlay III, and Belinda Gergel.
"He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD." Proverb 17: 15

However, now in 2008, the wickedness of Mayor Coble and the Columbia City Council has increased to an even greater degree. Using funds collected from the extra 2% Columbia City Hospitality Tax, the Columbia Mayor and City Council have again revealed their Anti-Christian, Socialist hearts by give $10,000 of Taxpayer Dollars from the Hospitality Tax to help the Sodomites promote their wicked, abominable, immoral lifestyle. The Sodomites are using much of the money to pay for a Drag Queen performance !!!

S.C. Pride to pay for ‘so gay’ adColumbia group will fundraise in connection with September festival
July 18, 2008

The fundraising campaign will be linked to S.C. Pride’s Sept. 20 Columbia parade and festival, featuring entertainer RuPaul.
The tag line? “South Carolina will be ‘so gay.’”
S.C. Pride has received $10,000 in hospitality tax grants for the festival.


"Welcome to SC Pride 2008"
Ryan Wilson, President, SC Pride Movement

" On behalf of the Board of the SC Pride Movement, the 2008 SC Pride Committee,and all of us at the Harriet Hancock Community Center, I wish to welcome you toSC Pride 2008: “A New Day Dawns”! "

" Truly this year has signaled a new era in the history of South Carolina’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. The City of Columbia, in particular, has demonstrated its commitment to equality by passing a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance, by declaring the last Saturday in June to be SC Black Pride Day, and by approving a grant for $10,000 to sponsor this year’s SC Pride Festival. “A New Day Dawns” here in SC, and Pride ‘08 is just one example of all the great things happening around our state! "

[ CCL Note: This government grant (taxpayer funds) of $10,000 to a private enterprise is Socialism ! ]


[ CCL Note: The Free Times is a pro-sodomite free weekly paper in Columbia, SC ]

Grant Shows City More Gay Friendly
Pride Festival Receives H-Tax Funding
Free Times (Columbia, SC)
GovernmentIssue #21.28 :: 07/09/2008 - 07/15/2008
[emphasis added]

The Capital City has taken another official step toward showing acceptance and support for gay and lesbian groups and individuals.

Columbia City Council recently allocated $10,000 to the South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement through a hospitality tax grant for the group’s South Carolina Pride Festival, scheduled for Sept. 20. It is the first time a hospitality tax grant has been issued to a gay or lesbian organization.

The hospitality tax, a 2 percent levy on prepared food and drink, goes toward supporting tourism in the city.

Columbia City Council recently approved allocating $10,000 in city hospitality tax revenue to the South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement. The group plans to use the money to help pay for its annual festival in September. Courtesy photo

Organizations hoping to receive H-tax funding from Columbia apply for it to a city committee, which recommends who should get how much. The recommendations are presented to City Council for approval. The council approved the Pride group’s request unanimously.

Pride president Ryan Wilson says the group asked for $20,000 but is happy with $10,000. [ portion omitted ] “I have no complaints.” And he lauds the city for its support. “By doing things like this, the city shows that it’s a very welcoming and inviting place for gay and lesbian individuals,” Wilson says.

In another move to make Columbia gay friendly, City Council in March unanimously approved amending an ordinance to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation when it comes to housing and other public accommodations.

Mayor Bob Coble says he is pleased that the city is presenting a welcoming image. “Columbia respects people of all walks of life, and this diversity is our strength,” Coble says.

From a financial standpoint, Coble says having an open and accepting community is important if the city wants to be competitive in the global economy.

As recently reported in these pages, South Carolina’s predominantly anti-gay culture hurts the state’s economy. Among other things, it depresses business activity related to gay marriage, which is illegal here, and dissuades talented gay and lesbian workers from relocating to the state.

But in Columbia the latter is not the case, Coble says. “Companies see how accepting we are as a community and realize that’s good for business,” he says. “They want to know that every employee will have the opportunity to succeed.”

South Carolina Pride plans to use part of the city grant money to promote its September festival in cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte, Wilson says. The money also will help cover the cost of the festival’s entertainment, namely drag entertainer RuPaul.

Wilson expects 7,000 to 9,000 people to attend the event. “A lot of people think festivals like this are a way of flaunting an alternative lifestyle, but we see it as a way of celebrating identity,” he says.

Coble thinks the city has come a long way from segregation to integration. “Our door is open to all citizens. We work to include everyone because t’s the right thing to do.”

In that regard, Columbia is an island of blue in an ocean of red. While anti-gay sentiments continue to permeate much of the rest of the state, the city is presenting an image of acceptance and tolerance.

Copyright © 2008, Portico Publications


Christians who wish to stand up for Biblical morality are encouraged to:

1) Contact pro-sodomite Mayor Bob Coble and the six pro-sodomite Columbia City Council members to express your views concerning their offensive actions which harm, and put at further risk, the security, safety, morality, health, welfare, and prosperity of Columbia, inviting God's divine judgment both upon themselves and the city (remember God's destruction of the city of Sodom ? - Genesis 19)

Mayor and Council Member Contact Information

2) Write a letter to the editor exposing the immoral and damaging actions of Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council.

3) Come to the Columbia City Council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 to speak (up to three minutes) during the public comment portion of the agenda at the end of the meeting. The Columbia City Council Meeting is held in City Hall, 1737 Main St., Columbia, on the Third Floor (located at the corner of Laurel St. and Main St.). The Sept. 17 meeting begins at 9 AM, however the public comments portion of the agenda is at the very end of the meeting. http://www.columbiasc.net/?pageid=3
[Encourage your pastor to stand up publicly for Biblical morality and decency by speaking at the Columbia City Council meeting during the public comment portion of the agenda at the end of the meeting.]

Phone the City Hall Clerk's Office at (803) 545-3045, or the Columbia City Public Relations Department (803) 545-3020 for more information.

4) Come out Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 beginning at 11 AM, not later than 12 noon, and take your stand anywhere along the sodomite's parade route on the public sidewalk as a witness for your Lord and Saviour, and against the abominable, sinful, and criminal acts of sodomy which the sodomites and their allies (such as Mayor Bob Coble, Columbia City Council, and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley) claim the sodomites have a civil right to commit, in spite of the prohibition of such evil deeds by God's Law, the Laws of Nature, and the Laws of South Carolina. Bring Bibles, signs, banners, Gospel tracts, literature on what the Bible says about committing acts of sodomy. Pray for repentance and salvation and deliverance for the sodomites and lesbians, and those who affirm and enable them in their self-destructive sin and rebeellion against God.


Related reports, including last year's (2007) wicked pro-sodomite actions by Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council, in connection with 2007 SC "Pride" [Shame] event:

(See www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net, click on "Events" page)

Pro-Sodomite Columbia (SC) City Councilman welcomes SC "Pride" Rally Pro-Abort, Pro-Sodomite Columbia (SC) Mayor Bob Coble a "No Show"
--- Christian witness of 20 or more, from half a dozen churches, including pastors, missionaries, men, women, and boys; opposing the sinful acts of Sodomy along the Sodomites' parade route; from Laurel Street along Finlay Park, to North Main Street, and past the SC State House in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, and back to Finlay Park for the SC "Pride" Rally.
--- With street preaching, signs/banners, literature, and one-on-one exchanges, Christians publicly witnessed to the Truth of God's Word in the Bible, that Sodomy is Sin, and that only our Lord and Saviour, the Messiah, can bring Salvation and true Freedom.

Columbia (SC) Mayor and City Council called on to Repent and Renounce Pro-Sodomite Endorsement
Statement delivered before Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 in Columbia City Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

"Protest causes campus chaos" at University of Sodomy at Carolina (USC), Columbia, SC
Students at Sodomy and Fornication-infested, taxpayer-subsidized, South Carolina state government-controlled, university in Columbia, SC react to strong Biblical preaching on sin and hell. Full front page article and photo at:
http ://media.www.dailygamecock.com/media/storage/paper247/news/2007/09/18/News/Protest.Causes.Campus.Chaos-2974076.shtml

Mayor Bob Coble and Columbia City Council welcome 2007 "SC Pride" Sodomite Parade
Mayor Bob Coble also scheduled on Saturday, September 22 to speak during the 1 PM Rally in Columbia's Finlay Park from the Events Stage

Columbia, SC Mayor Bob Coble 2007 "SC Pride" Sodomite Parade Letter
Mayor Coble officially welcomes Sodomite Parade to City of Columbia, SC in Letter of Support on behalf of the Mayor and the Columbia City Council:


No King but King Jesus! (Yeshua Messiah)
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982

"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Yeshua Messiah

Hallelu-Yah !

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
Columbia, SC
(803) 765-0916
September 15, 2008

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