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Shaky Town: When the Wicked Seize a City

• Mar, 13 2024

Charles McIlhenny became the pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in San Francisco when he and his wife, Donna, moved there in 1973. In 1978, the beginning of the events chronicled in their book, When the Wicked Seize a City, occurred. The McIlhennys lived in San Francisco for 28 more years after beginning proclaiming the Gospel to the civil magistrates and ministering to the homosexual community. They moved to Southern California in 2005, where Pastor McIlhenny serves as a hospital chaplain at local hospitals and as a retired-pastor at Grace OPC. Donna serves as a non-ordained Chaplain and substance-abuse counselor. The couple co-wrote When the Wicked Seize a City, and Donna wrote her story as part of Choosing the Good Portion: Women of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. You may read more about the McIlhennys in Culture Wars by James Davison Hunter, Power in the Blood by David Chilton, and “Congressional Sub-committee Hearing on Sexual Orientation”, August Hawkins, Chrmn, “Labor Relations”, Oct 10, 1980, and A Stranger’s Gift in Unexpected Places by Tom Hallman, Jr.Colin Gunn is an animator, artist, award-winning documentarian, producer, and film director. His previous films include Shaky Town, winner of the Best Political Film at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), and The Monstrous Regiment of Women, which also won the Best of Festival award there. He most recently co-directed/wrote and produced the documentaries IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America and Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture, winning first and second place in the documentary section of the SAICFF. He most recently directed, wrote, produced, and directed Wait ‘til its Free

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