Door Hangers of Hate —– The Truth Behind the Blue Butterfly

Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the Vallejo Times Herald by the authors over two weeks ago. They have apparently chosen not to run it.

By Susan George and Matthew Finkelstein

hanger_1It’s probably already at your door. A door hanger…with a little blue butterfly on it exhorting you to adopt your street in prayer and transform Vallejo. It seems innocuous enough, soothing in color; but there is more there than you might realize hidden behind a call to prayer. It is a carefully wrapped message with a festering kernel of hate. The proposed effort to adopt every street in prayer might seem amicable or even laudable, but it is in fact the use of the sacred to mask an agenda comprised of hatred, bigotry and homophobia. It is a quest for control of our public institutions by infusing them with a specific brand of religiosity referred to as Dominionism.

“Transformation Vallejo” is the calling card of Ed Silvoso of Harvest Evangelism. Silvoso has been well noted on these pages and nationally as a figure who uses his ministry to “expel gay demons”  and has been solidly linked to the “kill the gays” legislation in Uganda. Silvoso is also known to have connections with various leaders in the Vallejo Faith Community and has appeared in prayer on the steps of Vallejo City Hall with Mayor Osby Davis.

Dominionists hold the separation of church and state to be an obstacle to their specific interpretation of God’s mission. As a faith doctrine it embraces the concept of “marketplace ministry” and deifies the monetization of religion to fuel “spiritual warfare” with the goal of implementing religious control of public institutions such as government and education.

In Vallejo the effort to place Dominionist candidates in positions of influence within city hall and our schools is well underway. Pastor Anthony Summers, a well known and trusted affiliate of Ed Silvoso narrowly lost election to Vallejo City Council in our most recent race. Many of the same players connected to Summers, Silvoso and the “Vallejo Faith Organization” are present in the newly formed, Vallejo based Community Democratic Club. And while it would be unfair to claim that this is a purely Dominionist group, numerous direct adherents to Silvoso’s doctrine are already present along with members sympathetic to goals that run counter to separation of church and state and find the gay members of our community not deserving of the same human rights accorded the rest of us. Now that gay marriage is the law of the land, those who stand in opposition to this ruling are sure to seek means to undermine locally what they failed to block nationally.

The 2016 election season in Vallejo is right around the corner. Three City Council spots and the Mayor’s seat are up for grabs. Four seats represent a majority, and the ability to control the direction of our city government; a prize to tempt various competing interests and groups. The perennial tradition of political cronyism and low voter participation in Vallejo elections are fertile soil for fringe agendas and hidden platforms seeking to move into our local politics. Make no mistake. There will be candidates devoted to or sympathetic with Dominionist goals running for elected office in Vallejo in 2016.

In Vallejo’s last School Board election over twelve thousand votes were cast for Richard Porter, a candidate who had publicly withdrawn from the race. The clueless and uninformed are clearly a voting bloc to be reckoned with in Vallejo politics. Now you know more about the blue butterfly and what it stands for. Ignorance is no excuse.

hanger_2Related Links:

Silvoso on Exorcism of Gay Demons

Transforming Uganda Documentary





'Door Hangers of Hate —– The Truth Behind the Blue Butterfly' have 31 comments

  1. August 14, 2015 @ 8:19 am Michelle Whitney

    I thought City of God was bad enough….now this?? Pagan/Buddhists Unite!!


  2. August 14, 2015 @ 10:33 am Anonymous


    Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, and CVC are three businesses that have recently petitioned the Vallejo Planning Commission to do business in the city of Vallejo. What does LGBT have to do with the Vallejo Planning Commission and its decision to grant the permits? There seem to be members on the Vallejo Planning that feel it is more important to keep Chick-Fil-A, specifically, out of our city because of their political position on same-sex marriage.

    On June 2, 7:00 pm in the city council chamber, I sat in the audience and listened to a Planning Commissioner recommend to the citizens of Vallejo to not allow Chick-Fil-A to do business in our city because of a political bias. One of our local pastors in attendance made a very insightful statement when he said it didn’t matter to him if a person is Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender (LGBT) or even Christian; if Chick-Fil-A wants to do business in our city and that business will improve the quality of life, Vallejo should welcome them.

    It would seem that after experiencing bankruptcy our city officials would roll out the welcome mat to companies wanting to do business in Vallejo. For the life of me, I could not understand why our commissioners would make it so hard for companies to come to Vallejo. For example, WinCo, an employee owned company wanted to come to Vallejo, they had a location on Redwood Street in Vallejo. Because of all the bureaucratic red tape in getting city approval they decided to forego a store in Vallejo.

    Could it be that outsiders have a greater vision for our city than those that are in official positions that represent us? That evening, a commissioner said that Vallejo was not a destination city and that most of the customers who would frequent the proposed businesses would come from local citizens. So what if that is true? To me, the greater problem seems to be that our commissioner is short-sighted and not aware that Vallejo is the Jewel of the Northbay. Vallejo is poised to meet the needs of the millions of vacationers that come through our city, even if it is on their way to other locations. We need to remind the Commission that Vallejo is on the move! It strategically sits between three main highway arteries: I-80, I-780, H29 and 37, that require people to come through our city. Are we ready? We should be. This is an awesome opportunity to grow!

    We need to remind our commissioners that Vallejo is the often over-looked, hidden diamond of the San Francisco Bay Area. Vallejo sits on a hill between San Francisco to the south and the Napa Valley Wine Country to the north, two of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.

    If Vallejo is ever going to thrive, we, its people, have got to see ourselves as something other than what the newspapers and nay-sayers have led us to believe. Vallejo is a college town! How about that! We are the home of the California Maritime Academy, the #3 Mechanical Engineering university in the United States; Touro University of Mare Island – the #1 Osteopathic Medical university in the world. Solano Community College and Sonoma State University have placed satellite campuses in our city for both our youth and adult populations, providing localized access to higher education – a launching opportunity for the betterment of all our citizens.

    Most recently, to add to the brilliance of this city, our school district just received a 6-million dollar grant to provide equity, excellence, and relevant education to our children and young people in our schools (Wall-to-Wall Academies). The faith community consistently joins hands with our school administrators, business leaders, and local government officials to bring equity and excellence to education, and provide a model for other school districts to follow.

    Yes, Mr. & Ms. Commissioner – Vallejo is a destination city. Our business community is working together with the Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Vallejo City Council, to give vacationers and travelers more reasons to stop in our city making Vallejo a destination city. Why is it that a few of us can see it and our designated leaders can’t?

    Mare Island is a potential economic engine that can build a strong financial foundation for continued future growth. That is beautiful waterfront property this is used for recreation. Mare Island’s golf course, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi, is just one of three beautiful spaces for the enthusiast. Hiddenbrook and Blue Rock Springs golf course are PGA-quality greens.

    Six Flags Amusement Park has over 1.2 million visitors a year; and with the 360-Project on the way, we’re looking forward to potentially adding another attraction to encourage tourism in Vallejo.

    To top it off, we have one of the best climates in all of Northern California. And remember, people take the ferry to San Francisco from Vallejo’s pier – not Fairfield or Napa.

    Recently, Vallejo was known all over the world as the first bankrupt city in the United States. Today, we are the first city to come out of bankruptcy. The question we should be asking ourselves is, “Now what: what does a city do after it has been bankrupt?”

    Well, for sure we don’t live in the past. And we don’t continually put ourselves down by saying what we are not! I propose that we begin again with a resilience to build ourselves stronger and not repeat mistakes. How?
    •With our votes we’ve appointed commissioners and other officials to have our best interest in mind – all of us, not just the interests of a few. So as leaders, we petition you, commissioners, to make decisions that reflect the greater good of us all – and that is for business and commerce to be allowed to grow in Vallejo.
    •We need to work together, Government, Education, Business, Religious leadership, and LGBT – together. A city divided against itself cannot stand.
    •That being said, understand that you can be great all by yourself and try to save the day or we can come together and work as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) and change the world.


    • August 14, 2015 @ 8:46 pm Van Helsing

      This was written by none other than Pastor Anthony (Tony) Summers, who is an employee of Michael Brown and runs a “training” program for ex-cons and homeless with subsidies from the state and federal government, funding this theocratic takeover attempt.


    • September 16, 2015 @ 11:15 am Meredith G.

      Thank you for your post, a very reviling one for me. Just knowing people/groups, etc. have an underlying agenda is useless without information to back those beliefs up. I would just like to add that, regarding “Chick-Fil-A”, it was in fact the owner/founder, of this company, spoke on a Sunday, (a day that the business is closed). He was not speaking under the guise of the company but rather of his own opinion & beliefs as a Christian. He did not run the company that way and in fact ran it according to law. He does in fact, have employees that are LGBT’s and those that were interviewed said they have always been treated fairly, like all others, by the company. So, bottom line is that the protesters are in fact trying to deny a U.S. Citizen the right to express his own opinion. That action, in & of itself, is a direct attempt of denying a person his rights under the First Amendment, a right they so loudly adhere to. All groups, such as this, demand everyone respect their First Amendment rights yet, try to restrict the same of those who oppose them. Call them what they are, Hate Mongers disguising themselves as Christians & hiding behind Scriptures from The Bible that they pick & choose to support what they espouse. As most level headed Christians know, there is more to the meaning of a Scripture than one verse. A person has to read Scripture verses both before and after the noted verse, perhaps at least that whole chapter. People need to tell these people to go suck wind. Everyone needs to research any and all organizations that profess a belief in God & learn their real objective. Mostly, people will find a thinly veiled attempt a socialist regime.


  3. August 14, 2015 @ 11:28 am Jesus on a Dinosaur

    It sounds like the Transformation group is still looking to gain political power so they can turn the Solano360 into a “destination” Noah’s Ark theme park. Talk about delusions. Just like the failed Creation Museum Noah’s Ark on Kentucky that is relying on millions in government subsidies.

    “Six Flags Amusement Park has over 1.2 million visitors a year; and with the 360-Project on the way, we’re looking forward to potentially adding another attraction to encourage tourism in Vallejo”


  4. August 14, 2015 @ 12:22 pm Anonymous

    I find it interesting that the phone number on that hanger is a toll-free number which goes to Michael’s Transportation. Michael Brown is on the board of several entities which receive money from our city, county, and state to run “rehabilitation” programs and drug/alcohol “treatment and abatement” services, as well as homeless services. In truth, these entities seem mainly to serve as salary generators for the people involved, and huge sucks of public money into organizations working to insert theocracy into our government at all points. They claim to be very successful in their mission. It looks to me like this new “Community” democratic club is nothing more than a means to give legitimacy and political power to their efforts.

    Here is a listing detail for that business, Transformation Vallejo.

    Transformation Vallejo

    140 Yolano Drive, Vallejo, CA

    Categories: School

    Transformation Vallejo is a growing strategic Alliance of Pulpit Ministers & Marketplace Christians who are coming together to change the spiritual climate of our city for the better, with each one being a person of blessing within their spheres of influence, in the home and on the street where they live, work and go to school.

    Our method is to pray for every one of our citizens, and especially for thos who are in authority over us – including but not limited to our Mayor, City Council Members, Police and Fire Personnel and the Superintendents, Principals and Teachers of our School Systems. (1 Timothy 2:1-8)

    It is our prayer and intention that the leadership of Transformation Vallejo will become known as models for continuous and tangible community support to our city officials, to the local business community and to our educational institutions, beginning with effectual prayer and godly counsel. (Matthew 9:35-38)

    Our objective is to turn God loose in every place in our city for His goodness and grace to be on display, for all to see what He is doing and to follow Him. We want to “fill up the city” witht he presence and power of Jesus. (Acts 5:29; 2 Chronicles 7:14)

    Our expectation is for Vallejo to go from being the first bankrupt city in the United States of America to becoming the first transformed city in the United States for the glory of God.

    As a result, business, education and government will experience:
    1. The corporate power of God being released all over the city;
    2. Prosperity returning to our city;
    3. Systemic poverty being eliminated;
    4. The Faith Community joining hands with business leaders and local govenrment agencies to bring equity, excellence, education, effectiveness, and economic stability to our school districts and to provide a model for others to follow;
    5. Durg addiction, crime, murder, domestic voilence, teenage pregnancy and unemployment will continuously decline to the glory of God.

    With these objectives in mind, we declare: Vallejo, the City of God!


    • August 14, 2015 @ 4:56 pm worthlessbishop

      Alana Shackelford is Michael Brown’s daughter. She used to hold “prayer sessions” in her office at Highland Elementary. While teachers were never pressured to attend there was a definitely a feeling that if you didn’t go or if you spoke out about it she would target you in some way. Rumor also has it that Ramona also holds prayer sessions at the district office. People are too afraid to say anything because of her behavior towards employees.

      One former district administrator who recently retired was admonished for yawning in a meeting by Ramona who asked if she was boring him.

      I hope that more people will run in 2016 and do what is necessary to get rid of the toxic superintendent.


      • August 15, 2015 @ 6:23 pm Jesus on a Dinosaur

        Coincidentally, Superintendent Ramona Bishop is on the Board of Directors and is one of the founders of this new “Community Democratic Club”, along with her very vocal supporters at the School Board meetings Pastors Dante Quick, Danny Jefferson, and Yaahn G. Hunter who is also accused of embezzling over $1 Million from his former church. They obviously see no problem with their attempt at a theocratic based club trying to take over the government, schools, political parties, whatever. It’s all fair game to them as long as they can derive some more power from it.

        I’m sure they will be very active in recruiting a compliant slate of candidates for School Board (Along with Hazel Wilson and Deborah Dickson, also members of the Board of this club)


        • August 15, 2015 @ 6:52 pm Thomas Jefferson

          Danny Jefferson? Whatever happened after he was caught electioneering in favor of Osby Davis from his church’s pulpit? Davis isn’t even a Democrat. He’s now the Vice President of this club? Good Lord!


  5. August 14, 2015 @ 2:13 pm Bong Hit

    The conundrum we face as a city overloaded with poor black people is this: religion tends to help these folks get on a productive path in life while at the same time, separation of church and state is important and it’s the law. So many of these lost people need religion to structure their lives, we also need that for community safety and our own well being. This heavy duty religion is an opiate for poor people with very few options in life. It provides them a social and spiritual outlet as well as an economic benefit and a job in some cases. Without these religious overlords, some of the congregation would be on the street causing problems.

    My greatest fear is that RICO act violations are occurring and will continue until we get the political will to put a stop to it. The description of events at the last school board meeting seemed to be in clear violation of at least the brown act. Interested persons in attendance we not able to go before the school board and ask questions due to forced seating in another room. An organized effort by the Superintendent and a local church suppressed the public’s right to engage the school board members and the Superintendent in a question and answer session on school violence.

    Read about the RICO act and consider for yourself if there are violations:


  6. August 14, 2015 @ 2:20 pm Ben

    The long innuendo filled post of Anonymous of 8/14/15 at 10:33 A.M. is a wonderful writing example of trying to sound positive, while in reality being an argument of scorn. Passive-Aggressive might be a proper description as well. However, rather than responding to the many suggestions of wrong, allow me to correct one uniformed misleading argument – – that of why Winco did not come here.
    During the approval hearing for Winco at council, not the planning commission, Mr. Michael Wilson, acting as chair, asked the Winco spokesman if Winco would be willing to pay 100% of the mitigation expenses in redesigning the freeway off and on ramps at Redwood-I80 and Fairgrounds-I80. That spokesman said “Yes.” My compliments to Mr. Wilson for protecting the public interest. Thereafter Winco correctly examined the cost of such a promise to relocate those off ramps. Upon discovering the rather large amount of capital required by the State of California, CalTrans, for such an undertaking Winco changed it’s mind and withdrew it’s application.
    It had nothing to do with the planning commission, or any individual member or members of the planning commission. The council actually approved the application. Business was not driven away by the veiled false argument that city bureaucracy or planning commissioners had anything to do with it.
    What’s that old Biblical phrase? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone? Mr. Anonymous, you are not qualified to cast that stone. Indeed, your writings only serve to stir the pot of disbelief, distrust, and disgusting messages.


    • August 14, 2015 @ 3:27 pm Anon

      That was completely copied and pasted from the Transformation Vallejo web site.


      • August 14, 2015 @ 5:20 pm wharf rat

        Yes that’s what’s so disturbing about this cult, they even use tactical military terminology in their writings . The above text ”is verbatum”
        from their manifesto (a call to arms to conquer all”pillars” of scociety)
        while enjoying tax exemptions on the backs of the sinning masses because they are the chosen and ritious ones , thereby entiteled to the grace of God and all the manna that falls their way , while the rest of Us burn in hell. This is a fundamentaly flawed business plan .


  7. August 15, 2015 @ 1:26 pm Reader

    Awful . . . thanks for writing this up and researching.


  8. August 15, 2015 @ 3:38 pm Why do I live in this city?

    Amazing how such opinions can be expressed from those who believe God is a superstition and does not even exist. What do you have to fear? The only thing more frightening view perhaps this is just the just-full paranoid fear by the writers of this article who support a kingdom or principality of another kind. .Dominion over that is a very good thing.


    • August 15, 2015 @ 6:29 pm Jesus on a Dinosaur

      Principality? You mean (As Ed Silvoso explains it) The PRINCE of Darkness? i.e. SATAN? Is that what you’re trying to say? Because this is what Silvoso teaches his cohorts, that Demons possess entire cities (Sodom and Gomorrah anyone?) and must be prayed over to protect like a Reaganesque “Peace Shield). If you don’t think that is some superstitious nonsense and a ridiculous way to think about faith and religion, we have nothing to discuss. You’re too far gone and have drunk ALL the Kool-Aid. Good luck with that.


  9. August 15, 2015 @ 4:20 pm MG

    Is Dominion over the separation of church and state as outlined in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America something you consider “a very good thing” ? It seems that the Constitution was written to protect the concept of a secular government as a means to protect religious freedom for the Christian faithful as well as those of other faiths or non-religious freedoms for those of us who do not embrace faith. As one of the cornerstones of our nation perhaps we should take care to protect the Constitution lest we all lose the freedoms we hold dear.

    Marc Garman — Editor VIB


  10. August 15, 2015 @ 6:15 pm Anonymous

    How offensive these “Christian” missionaries are. They posted one of these on my door as well. Can you imagine how insulting this is to a Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Agnostic, Atheist, or other religious/non-religious person? “I’m going to pray to MY God and then everything will be alright, because MY God takes care of everything and can turn around a city or even a NATION all through the power of prayer. Too bad YOUR God is so powerless in comparison. Call me if you want more information about how awesome my religion is, unless you’re a homo. We don’t take to your kind.


    • August 16, 2015 @ 4:22 pm decentamerican

      …….wel, the good news about these “christian” missionaries is that they are IGNORANT — as ignorant as not knowing GOD IS ALREADY IN EVERY HUMAN BEING — every living being on the planet and in the universe.

      …if they dont’ learn the lesson fast, may be someone else will hang flyers on their “christian” doors how Allah will do things FASTER, BETTER !!!


  11. August 15, 2015 @ 6:39 pm wharf rat

    Some backround on this movement for your digestive horror .
    ”Dominionism is a bible-based sect of Christianity that does not represent mainstream Christians in America, or elsewhere in the world. This is a very powerful, very well organized and very wealthy religious-political machine that has been driving toward the goal of marrying church and state in America for decades.

    For as long as humans have existed there have been politics. And even before the birth of Christianity – beliefs, superstitions and faith have wound their way into the rules that govern peoples. Wars have been fought and massive numbers of lives have been lost in the name of religion. A constant struggle to control land and populations has dictated the formations of rules and laws around the world from the very beginning, so when we see this same struggle for power continuing right before us within our own system of government I am stymied as to why this is such an unbelievable concept for us to take seriously. The refrain “history repeats itself” is not an empty one; rather it is a warning that we must heed.

    As time has evolved so have the sophisticated intentions and goals of those who dedicate themselves to obtaining more power and more control. It does not matter whether others agree with them or not, this is about dominion. Religious zealots are undoubtedly a persistent part of this group, but they are certainly not doing this solo. What is making this eternal battle ever more dangerous is the blending of common purposes by other groups who share specific end goals. The common goals are smaller government, privatization, less regulation, a conservative Supreme Court, in order to implement favorable legal findings for private corporations, and conservative religious social laws”.

    (These cults are activley inserting their ”Manchurian canidates” in all forms of Government (see Michele bachman) this pestilence threatens our Democracy , it is a real threat to be taken seriously even in little ole Vallejo )


    • August 16, 2015 @ 2:09 pm Publicus

      The Dominionists are setting up the power bloc to maintain their control on the Mayor’s seat. Oz can’t run again. The Filipino bloc has 3 seats and the white folks have 3. Of those, 4 are Jumpers. This election should be interesting. Battle for Dominion over the souls of Americans who abide by the Constitution. I remember something in those documents about conspiring to overthrow the government (constitution) being Treason. Antichrist anyone???


  12. August 17, 2015 @ 5:22 am Anonymous

    To understand the current state of “Christianity”, you need to read up on this:


    • August 17, 2015 @ 10:48 am wharf rat

      This thread is reading like a Dan Brown Novel !


  13. August 17, 2015 @ 10:57 am Inquiring Minds Want to Know

    I see there is a “Vallejo Ministry Tour” scheduled as part of Ed Silvoso’s “Global Conference” he’s holding in San Jose. Will they be meeting at City Hall again, in the Mayor’s office? Will Osby Davis be attending their event? Will other elected officials? Will they be holding anti-gay prayer rallies like at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast?

    Cathedral of Faith is the conference venue for this year’s Global Conference and is working to Transform the Bay Area in areas of government, education and family.

    Cathedral of Faith
    October 13th – 16th, 2015

    2315 Canoas Garden Ave
    San Jose, CA 95125-2005
    United States

    October 17th, 2015

    San Francisco Bay Prayer Cruise registration at Pier 3, San Francisco
    Purchase the Prayer Cruise Package

    San Francisco Bay Prayer Cruise Departs from Pier 3, San Francisco

    San Francisco Bay Prayer Cruise returns to dock

    2:30pm 10:00pm
    Vallejo Ministry Tour


  14. August 17, 2015 @ 11:51 am curious

    it seems to me that this group is as much a threat to our freedoms in america as isis. maybe more. they are here. in our schools. in our neighborhoods. and infinately more insidious. and don’t kid yourself. it isn’t only the gays they are against. gay people are simply the easiest target. this group won’t suffer anyone who doesn’t slavishly adhere to their docttine. they are not about god or jesus or the christian faith. they are about control, power and MONEY.


  15. August 17, 2015 @ 1:39 pm wharf rat

    Very well said , interestingly many of these Actors rely on public funds for both their personal support and organizations/cults activities , they even meet on public property (wonder if they pay a facility fee ?) to a great extent public funds are being used to subsume Constitutional intent and possibly rights , while their freedoms to practice a particular Religion or any belief are protected by the very Constitution they wish to undermine . This type of behaviour is parasitical by nature and thereby a ”Biblical oxymoron” , that leaves nothing in it’s wake ”positive” for Human kind ..
    Your comparason to ISIS is spot on ”they too preach a scorched earth doctrine” the Dominionists rhetoric is laced with Jesus refrences while their behaviour is very ”old testament”. If they were taught to fish perhaps they would be less dependant on the resources of their intended victims .


  16. August 19, 2015 @ 9:57 am Anonymous

    Hooray! This same church is handing out school supplies to children in schools that they “adopt”. The new democratic club, run by three local pastors is touting their involvement via Hazel Wilson.


  17. September 23, 2015 @ 12:04 pm Michael

    Sometimes a door hanger is just a door hanger.


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