Dr. Chuck McIlhenny served as a pastor of San Francisco's First Orthodox Presbyterian Church for numerous years. In 1978 Dr. McIlhenny wrote a book which recounted how he was threatened and his church and home firebombed by homosexual activists subsequent to a lawsuit he won regarding the church's right to fire its organist who was homosexual.Dr. McIlhenny's home was firebombed while his family was sleeping inside.  No one was ever prosecuted for the arson attacks and Dr. McIlhenny is still counseling homosexuals 20 years later. The title of Dr. McIlhenny's 1978 book recounting his experiences is titled When the Wicked Seize a City .
In 1989, Dr. Mcilhenny helped defeat a domestic partnership law that would have treated two homosexuals as a family.  For three years, the Mcilnhenny household received thousands of threatening and harassing phone calls 24 hours a day. Some of the callers threatened to sodomize and kill Dr. McIlhenny's three young daughters.  In 1990, repeatedly vandalism occurred to his church and home with graffiti such as "Dykes for Choice".  In addition, the church's windows were broken so repeatedly that the churches congregants boarded them up permanently.
Dr. McIlhenny has stated that "straight society in San Francisco is without power and without influence, living on the fringes of that society." Dr. McIlhenny has been the target of repeated death threats from homosexual activists.
When the Wicked Seize a City - ISBN 0595154328