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Line in the sand is drawn in Rehoboth Beach;Freedom Rally goes off without a hitch
CapeGazette.com ^ | 7/4/2013 | Cape Gazette

Posted on 07/04/2013 11:19:30 AM PDT by Nextrush

On a blistering July 4 morning, nearly 1,500 people jammed Rehoboth Beach for a Freedom Rally celebration featuring music, veterans and prayer.

A portion of the beach at Rehoboth Avenue had been sectioned off, but the crowd quickly overwhelmed the area as people lined the dune-crossing and the Boardwalk in front of a small stage.

"We were just hoping for a peaceful service," said event organizer Christian Hudson. But the event far exceeded his expectations.

Hudson organized the rally after the Rev. Robert Dekker, senior pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, was denied a permit to hold eight Sunday services at the Bandstand.

"For a normal service, we'd have 25 or 30 people," Hudson said. "It's just great to see people come out and support your civil rights What is more personal than your right to worship and believe according to your own rights of conscience?".......

Rehoboth officials denied a permit request to hold services on the Bandstand, saying the decision was based on separation of church and state......

(Excerpt) Read more at capegazette.villagesoup.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: constitution; freedom
I first read about this on "The Blaze" and the event came off today without a hitch.
1 posted on 07/04/2013 11:19:30 AM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

Queerhobeth.

Christians aren’t welcome.


2 posted on 07/04/2013 11:21:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I went to Rehobeth as a kid, one time. Didn’t it used to be a [real] Amish vacation destination?


3 posted on 07/04/2013 11:25:19 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Vendome

I was really fascinated when I read this story.

I stopped going to Rehoboth in the mid 70’s and I know people who still go there. I’ve also heard about the gay element that frequents it now.

Good for Reverend Dekker for two reasons.

One, he desires to spread his faith. Two, he desires the freedom to do so and the Constitution gives him that right.

I listened to Reverend Dekker’s father on the radio many years and he was a radio preacher who gave you the religious message alongside the Constitutional one.

A son follows in his father’s footsteps in Southern Delaware today.


4 posted on 07/04/2013 11:27:59 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Vendome

Yes, Rehobeth is notoriously gay and that’s the real reason the Christians were originally denied their permit.


5 posted on 07/04/2013 11:28:28 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: kreitzer

The end game of “rights” for LGBT folks is the denial of civil rights to religious folks and that is utterly against the Constitution of the United States.


6 posted on 07/04/2013 11:30:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush
“If you’re Muslim, Jewish or atheist you’re forced to hear this, and that’s not American,” Suzay Cross said. “As long as they focus on patriotism and not religion, it’s not too bad.”

Moron. She has a right to not listen. And she wasn't forced to hear it. She has the right to go somewhere else. Unlike the children in public schools that are *forced* to listen to the sh1t she believes in.

If it's about patriotism it's not *too* bad. Love your snotty attitude Suzay. Elitist jerk.

7 posted on 07/04/2013 11:31:17 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Vendome

Joe Biden country.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 11:32:46 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Calvin Locke

“Didn’t it used to be a real Amish vacation destination?”

Does that bring back childhood memories! Yes... back in the 70’s and 80’s, I do remember Amish folks walking on the boardwalk or wading in the waves. Back in those day, “Spring Lake” was sort of silently designated as the straight/gay beach area. (the man made lake area/beach area at the very end of the boardwalk). However, any part of Rehoboth is now visibly straight and gay.


9 posted on 07/04/2013 11:33:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Nextrush

I was there. It was fantastic. A WWII Vet spoke and was quite a powerful speaker. The beach was blanketed with people in chairs. It was a proud 4th of July!


10 posted on 07/04/2013 11:37:33 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: central_va

Use to live down the street from him. His home was my one mile mark on my morning run.

Went to Rehobeth many times and enjoyed the Black Pearl Resaurant but, felt more at home in Lewes.


11 posted on 07/04/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nextrush

1500 people is a LOT of people for an event in little Delaware.

That is actually about equal to the entire year round population of Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth was founded as a Methodist Camp Meeting ground by the Rev. Adam White in 1873. Four years earlier, Rev. White helped to found Ocean Grove, NJ in 1869,a Methodist Camp Meeting Ground just south of Asbury Park, NJ. Some of you may have attended events and concerts in the Great Auditorium there, built in 1894, that can seat about 2500 people.

Up until Tuesday, the permit was still being denied for the beach event. Pastor Dekker was on the Glenn Beck’s radio show on Monday, and Fox and Friends on Tuesday(?). There was a LOT of pushback from local Christians, churches and pastors, and lots of local patriots, including yours truly, and made things uncomfortable for RB.

The reason for denial was the separation of church and state and was a red herring, and completely wrong.

Glad to see so many came out to RB to support this event.

I was at the Circle in Georgetown,DE, where four GOP DE state senators read the entire Declaration of Independence, including the names of those who signed the document.

About 50 people came out.

Small town America is the best! Happy Fourth of July to all!


12 posted on 07/04/2013 11:46:41 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

[[[[[Rehoboth officials denied a permit request to hold services on the Bandstand, saying the decision was based on separation of church and state]]]]]]

But if y’all worship anal sex, come on down!


13 posted on 07/04/2013 11:54:55 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Nextrush
IDIOTS! OUR REPUBLIC WAS FOUNDED ON THE FREEDOM TO OPENLY WORSHIP. OUR GOVERNMENT IS BARRED FROM SANCTIONING ANY RELIGION BUT IT DOES NOT REQUIRE NOR DOES OUR CONSTITUTION DEMAND FREEDOM FROM RELIGION. My only solace is that these enemies of GOD will pay for their sins... and maybe I will pay for mine... but I love GOD and they hate GOD. I am truly sorry for my sins... they do not believe in sin. I pray for forgiveness and salvation... they pray to obama and the state.

LLS

14 posted on 07/04/2013 11:58:41 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
If you are truly sorry and asked God for forgiveness through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ, Jesus paid it ALL for your sins and they "are remembered no more."

We are all still sinners saved by the Grace of God but those poor lost souls who resent a biblical message from that bandstand, are lost in darkness and condemned to spend their eternity away from God, as they have demanded.

The signers of the Declaration believed God gave us this land to worship as we choose (or not to) but never to deny others to worship Him,

Happy Independence Day to all!

15 posted on 07/04/2013 12:46:28 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: momtothree
"visibly straight and gay"

What does that mean?

16 posted on 07/04/2013 12:50:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: zerosix
Thank you. I believe as you do but sometimes I feel unworthy of HIS forgiveness and what HE had to give to be able to forgive us. I know that I love GOD and HIS SON with all of my heart. I also know that I am a flawed man. I get so angry at the evil in the world today... I say and think things about the left and obama that I know are wrong. My language degrades accordingly. I pray for forgiveness when that happens. I try to live my life as HE wishes. I do try to do my best. I am coming up on 30 years of marriage and I have NEVER broken my vows. My word is my bond and I strive to treat everyone respectfully during my day. I am not afraid to discuss Scripture and I am proud to profess to being a Christian.

When it comes to politics... I fail time and again... mostly dealing with passion over this republic that I so love. I feel what our Founders felt... I understand them as if I had lived through those times... I share their love of Freedom and Liberty and how GOD is woven into the very fabric of this Republic. Maybe I was just born in the wrong Century.

Praise GOD... we need HIS grace now more than ever. Thank you for posting and listening.

LLS

17 posted on 07/04/2013 1:06:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: steve86

If you walk up the beach from Dewey, which is visibly straight (about as many females as males), you come to a part of the Rehobeth Beach which is visibly all-male. Looks very weird to have no bikini bras on the beach.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 1:12:00 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Vendome

Bethany Beach is the family beach. Rehoboth is the queer one with Ocean City, MD being the rowdy one.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 1:14:21 PM PDT by albie
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To: expat2

Good thing for us you don’t have to walk by the queer part to get to the straight part.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 1:30:14 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: albie

Absolutely.

Spent an afternoon walking around the boardwalk once and found the people a bit irrascible.

Yeah, I know that’s still Bethany but....


21 posted on 07/04/2013 1:45:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Happy Independence Day!!
Please Help keep FR Independent!!

22 posted on 07/04/2013 5:31:32 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Nextrush; Alex Murphy
Hudson organized the rally after the Rev. Robert Dekker, senior pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, was denied a permit to hold eight Sunday services at the Bandstand.

"For a normal service, we'd have 25 or 30 people," Hudson said. "It's just great to see people come out and support your civil rights What is more personal than your right to worship and believe according to your own rights of conscience?".......

Another Presbyterian Rebellion?

23 posted on 07/04/2013 6:18:06 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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To: Gamecock

Yes! And NCPC is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (one of the conservative Presbyterian denominations).


24 posted on 07/04/2013 8:25:58 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Nextrush

“the Constitution gives him that right.”

No, it doesn’t. His Rights don’t come from a scrap of parchment.


25 posted on 07/04/2013 10:57:27 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

If you see the Rights as given by God, then I get the point.

The Founders acknowledge a power greater than themselves in the Declaration of Independence.


26 posted on 07/05/2013 5:24:28 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: steve86

“visibly straight and gay... what does that mean?”

Well... you may see me with my husband and we’re with our kids. You will see two lesbians or two men holding hands and walking the same boardwalk. What I meant to say was that gay people and straight people are in the same locations.


27 posted on 07/05/2013 6:38:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Nextrush

We recently visited the Eastern shore of Maryland to feast on crab cakes for a few days.

There was a T shirt, “I’m not from Maryland, I’m from the Eastern Shore”

There was also a “Don’t tread on Me” bumper sticker with the rattler replaced with a menacing blue crab

The traffic across Maryland to Rehoboth was fearsome


28 posted on 07/05/2013 6:45:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: momtothree
“Didn’t it used to be a real Amish vacation destination?”

Does that bring back childhood memories! Yes... back in the 70’s and 80’s, I do remember Amish folks walking on the boardwalk or wading in the waves. Back in those day, “Spring Lake” was sort of silently designated as the straight/gay beach area. (the man made lake area/beach area at the very end of the boardwalk). However, any part of Rehoboth is now visibly straight and gay.

I think that lake is called Silver Lake, and there's a smaller lake just to the south of it called Lake Comegys.

Rehoboth started out in the 1870's as the site of an annual Methodist camp meeting. The "tent" was located about where the Rehoboth Avenue (DE 1A) drawbridge is now (Rehoboth's western gateway, with a traffic circle to greet you when you come off the bridge) from DE 1 by the shopping outlets. DE 1A follows Rehoboth Avenue to a point 2 blocks from the boardwalk, then turns right and follows 2nd St./Bayard Ave. into Dewey, splitting between those two lakes on the south side and reconnecting with DE 1 in downtown Dewey.

Yes, the gays gather at the southern few blocks of the boardwalk at a stretch called Poodle Beach.

BTW is Rev. Dekker related in any way to John Dekker, who pastored Cub Hill Presbyterian in Carney, MD (NE of Baltimore) a few years ago? I listened to John Dekker's radio show In Defense of Truth on WBMD 750 AM Baltimore a lot back in the day, depending on my status as the temp employee I was back then.

ff

29 posted on 07/05/2013 6:33:28 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: foreverfree
BTW is Rev. Dekker related in any way to John Dekker, who pastored Cub Hill Presbyterian in Carney, MD (NE of Baltimore) a few years ago? I listened to John Dekker's radio show In Defense of Truth on WBMD 750 AM Baltimore a lot back in the day, depending on my status as the temp employee I was back then.

Never mind, I just read post #4.

ff

30 posted on 07/05/2013 6:35:20 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: foreverfree
Not to mention post #12.

ff

31 posted on 07/07/2013 5:34:19 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: Nextrush

I think the only decent restaurant left there is Grotto Pizza and that’s not even saying much. Everything else is poofter food.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 12:47:09 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: NRA1995

I do remember Grotto Pizza and that was some 40 years ago.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 8:36:32 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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