Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Is This Happening in Your Town?

"While conservatives work to add a gay marriage ban to the state
Constitution, many Arizona cities are rolling out the welcome mat to
gay tourists, marketing the state as a cosmopolitan, tolerant place to

"Tempe is in the midst of a sophisticated campaign to lure gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender travelers. The Tempe Convention &
Visitors Bureau launched a Web portal for GLBT visitors on its Web
site, and the city plans to usher travel writers from gay publications
around town in the spring.

"It's not the only Valley municipality eyeing a slice of the estimated
$65 billion gay travel market."

(Read the full story at

While we are quick to pronounce judgment against those with whom we
share the Orthodox faith and way of life, the world around us is going
to hell -- and the realms of business and government are often leading
the way.

We are called to be salt and light. We are called to be messengers of
the Gospel to those who dwell in darkness, and in the shadow of death.
But we seem to be straining at gnats, while swallowing the camels of
the advancing immorality of the world around us...