We’ll soon need sanctuary cities for religious conservatives

We’ll soon need sanctuary cities for religious conservatives
Source: Nathan Chute/Reuters

The recent San Francisco murder has prompted renewed scrutiny of sanctuary cities.  But while most of the debate has focused on the legal and political ramifications, I’d like to offer the following thought experiment: what if there were sanctuary cities for religious conservatives?

Imagine if some city in red-state America – perhaps Little Rock, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; or Bowling Green, Kentucky – decided to be a refuge for unborn children and refused to grant business licenses to abortion clinics.

What if a city decided that it was going to be a sanctuary city for the Ten Commandments and displayed them in schools, libraries, and the county courthouse?

What if a city decided that it was important for children to have mothers and fathers, declared itself a sanctuary city for traditional marriage, and refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples?

I’m kidding, but only slightly.  A glance at the news headlines underscores the growing need for a place of refuge for conservatives.

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