SAN FRANCISCO – Well, the state of California is back in the news with its same-sex marriage debate. San Francisco Gay Conservative Republican Federal Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The proposition did not allow same-sex couples to marry. This is the second time that Californians voted on a proposition to amend marriage as between man and woman only, and to later have the judicial system overturn the majority votes to amend traditional marriage. The battle of state of California was not to learn whether or not homosexuals should have the right to marry. The battle actually began within the court system after a three judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that imposed a stay on Walker’s ruling to overturn Prop 8.
So who and what are we battling? Are we at battle with Judge Vaughn Walker? Are we battling the gay and lesbian activists that push for same-sex marriage? Is our fight against same–sex couples that wish to marry? The answer would be a resounding no! Why, you ask? Because our battle is not against flesh and blood. It is against evil spirits in the spirit world. It is a battle in the unseen world that manifests itself in the natural world. California has been in a spiritual battle for a long time and most churches have taken the route of the flesh to deal with situation. They simply encourage their congregations to vote on these propositions. I’m not saying that voting is not a good and honorable thing to do. However our churches on a large part fail to deal with the spiritual dynamics state of California. The state possesses some serious demonic strongholds! On December 9, 2009 GMCW posted an online article entitled, In Vallejo, CA Spiritual Warfare Comes to the Forefront. This article shed light upon the spiritual battle in Vallejo, California. The gay community was upset over comments Mayor Osby Davis made during an interview with the New York Times. I believe its a spiritual conspiracy to push California to the forefront for same-sex marriage because the state is a major trendsetter. California is the only state in the United States to have measures on traditional marriage challenged and overturn twice within the last ten years. I believe the goal is to push Prop 8 all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes that the decision will be overturned and make it illegal for other states to ban same-sex marriage. As a result the floodgates for same-sex marriage will be legalized throughout the United States.
The Prince of San Francisco and Powers
The Apostle Paul said that we wrestle not against flesh blood, but a hierarchy of evil spirits with a governmental structure to carry out evil within the world system (Ephesians 6:12).
Within the kingdom of darkness the governmental structure goes as follows:
- Satan as the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)
- Principalities which are devils that have oversight over nations and geographic areas.
- Rulers of darkness of this world – demonic forces that control kingdoms and Satan’s worldly business.
- Powers- evil spirits who control people and areas. They want to possess humans.
- Spiritual wickedness in high places – evil spirits in the heavenlies who have charge over religion and spiritual atmosphere.
In California the city of San Francisco has strong political ties within the state with a strong core of homosexual activist that push their own agenda. San Francisco is also known as the Gay Capital or Gay Mecca of the world. Why? This is because the because of the spiritual principality of the Ohlone Native Americans that once populated the area. The prince of this area ruled for thousands of years. Their principle religion was Shamanism. They believed that the tribe’s shamans possessed both male and female spirits (called “berdache/ joya”). They also believed in a third gender(joya) and promoted witchcraft and same-sex love within the tribe. The ancient principality of the areas controlled sexual perversion and witchcraft. When Spain colonized Mexico they begin to establish Catholic missions within the Mexican territories. Several missions were established in the California territory. Missionaries began to realize that some of the tribe’s people that appeared to be female were actually men that dressed and conducted themselves as females. Eventually the missionaries abolished the practice of berdache/joya. However, they did not abolish the spirit that was behind it.
When the gold rush began in California around 1848, gold was not the only thing that awaited young men seeking to get rich. That same perverse spirit that ruled and controlled the Ohlone tribe was lying in wait for new flesh and blood to control. By water, the voyage between New York and California was between 4 to 12 months. During this time it was not uncommon for there to be intercourse between seafarers. The city of San Francisco was populated with approximately 90% men. Female companionship was available but cost between $4,000 – $8,000 per night in today’s dollars. There just weren’t enough eligible women in early San Francisco to go around. In response to this reality, some of the men agreed to take on the roles of women by becoming dance partners of other men at clubs and bars.
The gay population began to pick up even more in San Francisco during World War II when the armed forces sought out and dishonorably discharge homosexuals from the armed services. The homosexual men who were discharged were processed on base in San Francisco. Many of these men fell in love with the beauty of San Francisco and stayed. Ever since World War II the gay and lesbian population has rapidly increased.
In the 1970s arose Castro Street in the Castro District, many gays moved into the area and started their own businesses. They begin to develop a political base and power within the community. In 1977 Harvey Milk became the Mayor of Castro and was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was the city’s first openly gay elected official. Today, times Castro has the highest per capita gay population in the world and is the center of local gay politics.
The prince of San Francisco is effective in his oversight and influence. The evil spirits that control people first transferred themselves from the Ohlone Indians to the male settlers of the gold rush. From there, the spirits transferred themselves to the settlers from the World War II men who were dishonorably discharged. And now they control the people who live in San Francisco. Jesus, in Mark 5:9-13, cast out the unclean spirits called “…Legions…for they were many.” Those that were cast out begged Jesus not to send them out of the area. Instead they went into the pigs that were nearby. More than likely these unclean spirits were Powers that controlled things. In the kingdom of darkness evil spirits/Powers control areas and want to possess people. Those legions of spirits that possessed the man in Mark 5, not only controlled the man, but also controlled the area. It was for that reason that they did not want surrender that area. Just as in the San Francisco era the Powers from the Ohlone Indians continue to control the area and possess some of the people.
In Part 2 of Prop 8: Spiritual Warfare in California, we will cover how Spiritual wickedness, and Rulers of darkness of this world and the branches of the kingdom of darkness are governing the state spirituality.