We’ve Come A Long Way From ‘A City Upon A Hill’

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If you have been driving on Massachusetts state highways recently, you might be amazed to see electronic signs that encourage all drivers and passengers in their cars to celebrate Pride – as in homosexuality and transgenderism.

The messages on the sign such as this are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and they are typically used to promote safe driving.    

Mixing ideology and and driving instructions, the sign reads as follows:


        Happy Pride
        Don’t Text &


So what is a government authority doing encouraging all drivers to celebrate “Pride” month? Why should we all be asked to celebrate certain sex acts and gender confusion among a small minority of the population? And this in Boston which was founded in 1630 as “A City Upon A Hill”?

Some may think that the phrase “A City Upon A Hill” was coined by President John F. Kennedy in his January 1961 speech to the Massachusetts Legislature. Or that the phrase came from President Ronald Reagan in his January 1989 in his farewell speech.

But both were quoting from the sermon which John Winthrop delivered on the Arabella, as the fleet of ships bringing Puritans from England approached the Massachusetts coast in 1630. The sermon was titled “A Modell of Christian Charity,” and the oft-quoted passage is as follows:


For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world …


When Winthrop delivered the sermon, his hearers would have known that he was quoting Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount, when he said “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14).

The Puritans who founded what is now the City of Boston in 1630 were animated by religion, and they were dedicated to a Christian enterprise. Their “errand into the wilderness” was an attempt to create a city and a culture founded on Judeo-Christian values. And over almost four centuries the City of Boston, and indeed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have flourished as a society built upon these values.

One of the tenets of this value system, embodied in the Ten Commandments, is the proposition that sexual intimacy is rightly to be found in the marriage between one man and one woman.

The laws in this country dealing with marriage were overturned in acts of raw judicial activism, first by a Massachusetts court in 2003 and then by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. It was not the will of the majority that did these things.

Democrats in Massachusetts went to the mat repeatedly to prevent a vote by the citizens of the Commonwealth on this matter — despite a signature drive that got 170,000 signatures of registered voters (the largest number in the history of Massachusetts). The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned state laws and amendments in 31 states mandating that state-sanctioned marriage be solely between a man and a woman. So laws have been rewritten by unelected judges.

How did we get here?

At first we were all told that the LGBTQIA+ community only wanted tolerance of their lifestyle. Then came demands that landlords and businesses must do business with the LGBTQIA+ crowd – despite a lifestyle that is considered immoral by many. More recently, corporations large and small are pressured through the insidious process of environmental, social, and corporate governance to actively recruit LGBTQIA+ folks. And our federal government flies the rainbow flag at our embassies.

We have experienced our schools and the Academy seeking to mainstream this lifestyle through a constant outpouring of LGBTAQIA+ propaganda and lies to children — even in kindergarten. More recently, we have seen drag queen performances to small children in public libraries and “family-friendly” parades that promote exhibitionism and destructive behavior.

Even our military leadership has swallowed the LGBTQIA+ agenda and, as a consequent, has failed to attract enough recruits. Who wants to join a military that demands you accept as true what you consider repugnant?

Naturally the Democratic Party has embraced the LGBTQIA+ cause, and, as is their wont, has been pandering to this “victim group” in order to help them gain and hold onto power.

And now, we see at the White House the rainbow flag flying where the U.S. flag should be.

Hollywood and the media, the handmaidens of progressives and the Democratic Party, have been all-in on this decadent agenda for decades. 

And now, here in the City Upon A Hill, we are exhorted by government authorities to go against our conscience and celebrate “Pride” month. Sex has become an idol – almost a new religion.

We are a sex-drenched society.  Sex is no longer an act. It has become the way people define their entire persona. Any criticism of a sexual act has been translated into a criticism of a person – and therefore defined as hateful.

In this culture war, those of us who believe that sex outside of traditional marriage is immoral have been instructed to be kind, to practice the virtue of non-judgmentalism and tolerance. And, to a large extent, we have.

But tolerance isn’t enough, apparently. We are now tyrannized by the mob – with the threat of being cancelled and even fired for not playing along with the LGBTQIA+ agenda.

If our society continues in this manner, we will have not only obliterated our great heritage as a City Upon A Hill, but we will be well on the way to becoming a failed state. Great nations fail from within.

Enough is enough. It is time to counter this pernicious trend in our land. We need to reclaim the high ground and once again set our sights on becoming a City Upon A Hill. 


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