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Sanctuary Cities for Christian Bakers?

A reader poses an interesting question:

Have you given much thought to the idea that on the Left end of the political spectrum there are 200-300 sanctuary cities that essentially ignore or even (as in the case of SF) defy Federal immigration law and requests from ICE for cooperation in deportation, yet those same people expect the entire nation to follow the new gay marriage rulings and, as in the case of the Oregon bakers, pay heavy fines for running afoul of anti-discrimination laws? Seems a bit hypocritical.

Now, I am not totally against sanctuary cities. I think they are a horrible idea but are in some ways necessary because of our broken immigration system. However, the idea that we have whole cities defying Federal law and Federal agencies tasked with carrying out the law provides a pretty interesting perspective in light of the new reality regarding gay marriage.


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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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