Dr. Kurt Korver is announcing his intention to run for mayor of Orange City. Korver spent part of his childhood growing up in Orange City in the 1970s. He graduated from Northwestern College in the 1980s and he has practiced medicine as an Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) doctor in Orange City for the last 18 years.
Korver is a full-spectrum conservative. He understands social issues cannot be separated from economic issues.
He’s a fiscal conservative who supports growth, lowering taxes and spending wisely. He has proudly invested in important community projects such as the event center, the library, the Knight Center, the hospital and the expansion of the grade school . He’s also constructed three personal homes and two commercial buildings in Orange City. Korver’s relatives were part of the founding of Orange City in the late 1800s.
“When you look at what is happening in America with liberals trying to take over, I think Orange City is a place filled with upstanding, moral people,” Korver said. “It’s worth standing up for our Christian conservative heritage and it makes it easier because there is such wide support for the moral principles — strong families and churches along with hard-working, honest people — that made this area so successful.”
Orange City is ground zero for an orchestrated effort from radical political outsiders attempting to fundamentally transform the community’s values, tradition and heritage.
OC Pride, a pro-homosexual/transgender group, has received recognition from President Barack Obama as well as One Iowa, the state’s leading LGBTQ group, for their activism.
The library has stocked its shelves with books aimed at children that promote homosexuality and transgenderism.
Korver has been one of many residents to speak out against the LGBTQ coercion happening in Orange City. He has presented at city council meetings and library board meetings to encourage Orange City leaders to defend the community’s values.
“The LGBTQ activists are not here organically,” Korver said. “Now that we see both state and national recognition for OC Pride, we are now sure this is an orchestrated effort to change our culture. We need to stand up against it. The change they are trying to bring is not a morally neutral change. This type of diversity will foster negative consequences. They celebrate drag queens dancing with kids! It is tearing at the very fabric of our society and the family and the virtuous lifestyles that have made this area so strong.
“This isn’t just an LGBTQ issue. Planned Parenthood representatives were brought to town. Anti-biblical evolutionists have spoken in Orange City, undermining biblical teachings and authority. These activist groups support the whole socialist/Marxist, green new deal, racial reparations package. All of these issues affect our culture in a detrimental way.”
Orange City, the county seat of Sioux County, is targeted because of its reliable support for strong Christian conservatism. In 2004 President George W. Bush won Iowa by 10,000 votes. Bush won Sioux County by nearly 12,000 votes. If liberal Democrats transform Sioux County, the political effect will have serious ramifications for Iowa and will assist in ushering in a more socialist, progressive agenda.
“We want to make Orange City a sanctuary city for conservatism,” Korver said. “Just like all towns that want to prosper, we don’t want to have strip bars, prostitution, legalized marijuana, gambling houses and we certainly don’t want to have drag queens dancing with kids. We don’t want to indoctrinate our kids into thinking that transgenderism is normal or healthy. City resources should not be used to promote immorality.
“Having lived in the Netherlands and Sweden and other parts of the U.S., like many people who left their hometown thinking there was something better out there, I came to realize what a special place Orange City is to raise a family. That’s why I came back and why I want to protect our Christian heritage. As I see what is going on with outsiders trying to destroy our culture, I just cannot stand back and let it happen. That’s why I am running for mayor.”