Monday, April 16, 2012

Spokane Seeking to Become Seattle Tonight

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The difference between Spokane and Seattle are significant. Besides the weather, there are profoundly different moral and cultural beliefs held by a majority of the citizens of each city. One predominately liberal-progressive, the other predominately conservative.

Tonight, Spokane City Councilman John Snyder hopes to change some of that and make Spokane a little more like Seattle---at least morally and culturally.

Here's what's planned for tonight.

But first, "thank you" to all of you who wrote personal emails to me this past week while I was taking some time off to spend with grand kids and other family members. Your kind and encouraging words meant more than I can say.

Thank you so much.

Citizens in Spokane County have consistently voted in support of natural, biblical marriage and in opposition to advancing a homosexual agenda that would set the stage to redefine marriage, such as the matter of R-71.

In fact, in the R-71 vote, both the city and the county opposed the "everything but marriage" bill. The exception was a few blocks in the city---Browne's Addition and West Central, and of course, out in Cheney.

Councilman John Snyder plans to propose a "Marriage Equality Resolution" tonight at the Spokane City Council meeting. He will be asking the city to formally endorse the redefinition of marriage and support so-called homosexual "marriage" in Washington State.

Snyder's resolution does not represent the majority of citizens in Spokane.

Councilman Mike Fagan and Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin will oppose the resolution and take a stand for natural, biblical marriage.

Councilmen Mike Allen and Steve Salvatori, I am told, are somewhat ambivalent about the issue.

Please pray that Allen and Salvatori will support marriage and vote against Snyder's resolution.

Also, if you live in the Spokane area please, if possible, attend the council meeting tonight in support of marriage.

The council meeting will be held at City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. at 5 PM.

I am told that those seeking to redefine marriage are planning a rally at Riverfront Park around 5 PM this evening.

This is an important moment in the defense of marriage. Should Snyder proceed and succeed with his resolution, homosexual advocates would take the action, make it a rallying point, and tell people across the state that, "even Spokane supports redefining marriage."

Prayer and a strong showing of support for marriage tonight can turn the tide. If possible, please attend the meeting.

Also, if you attend, please email me later this evening after the meeting and give me an update.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.


  1. Gary, I was a pastor in Spokane for a couple of years in the late 1990's. While there are some great people there it is such a negative community. They know what they are against, but not what they are for. They know what they don't want to be, but have no real vision for what they could be. In the 70's and 80's Spokane was used as a test market for "middle America" by advertisers. However, they were dropped in the late 80's for being too "white, conservative, poor and uneducated" to truly represent middle America. I'm praying that tonight the Marriage Equality Resolution will be passed and Spokane will move towards being the progressive community it could be if it chose courage over fear.

    1. Fear of God's wrath is a good thing, courage to stand for biblical marriage in the face of sexual immorality is a great thing. I'm proud they don't what to be a sister city to Sodom and do want to be blessed by God for their steadfastness. Bravo!

      Craig in Lacey


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