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Gay/Lesbian Opponent Announces Run for Oklahoma Senate

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(OKLAHOMA CITY)  In this morning's sermon--a sermon filled with early American history, filtered though the prism of the Bible, God's inerrant word--Pastor Paul K. Blair of Edmond's Fairview Baptist Church, announced to his enthusiastic congregation that he intends to file for Oklahoma State Senate District 41.

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In his public sermon, Blair recounted a meeting he went to earlier this year where his friend Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council--who he has known for seven years, the last two being described as a "close friendship'--was "discouraged" by the inability to attract a sufficient number of godly men to run for public office and return America to its Christian founding. 

Blair has answered this call and told his congregation he will continue at Fairview and will be a "citizen-servant-legislator."

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Continuing after the standing ovation Blair remarked that some Oklahoma Democrats and Republican legislators claim adherence to God's word during election but then forget their promises and work not for God, but for themselves by creating comfortable retirement opportunities or move on to higher offices in government.

Seemingly trying out some campaign slogans Blair told his flock that, "The godly must rule God's people", "Faith is an endurance race", "We're on active duty."

The incumbent in SD 41 is Senator Clark Jolley who is in his second term.

Prior to his announcement Blair referred to the Oklahoma City Council meeting on November 15 that approved by a vote of 7-2 a resolution that includes sexual orientation protection in the hiring/retention policies of Oklahoma City government. 
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Blair mocked the invocation of Rev. Jeff Hamilton who opened his remarks with a reference to the "god of many names."  Blair maintains there is only one god.  The resolution was introduced by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid who Blair termed "godless", and disagrees with Shadid's council remarks comparing gay and lesbian inequality in America to the Hitler era of WW II Germany .

Blair was the first public citizen to also address the November 15 meeting stating there was no need to protect "homosexuals" as the current law already protected everyone.  Blair has promoted himself frequently as an opponent to gay/lesbian civil equality associating himself with Republican Rep. Sally Kern and her husband, Dr. Steve Kern of Olivett Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.


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