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11/16/2007

And now in stone-casting news: Heath ups 'evil' ante

by Jeremy Hooper

Yesterday we expressed great detestation over comments made by the Christian Civic League of Maine's Michael Heath, wherein he said that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was supporting "evil ideas and lifestyles" by agreeing to co-sponsor the Senate version of ENDA. And while Heath would likely call us evil for speaking out against his own "evil" accusations, there is at least one person who apparently agrees with us -- Susan Collins herself. Last night the Senator appeared on a news program on Portland's CBS affiliate, WGME, on which she called Heath's rhetoric "very unfortunate." Click below to watch the video over at WGME's site:

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Well you know what they say: Hell hath no fury like an anti-gay scorned. And an extremely furious Mr. Heath has proceeded to launch an even more unfortunate bit of rhetoric in response to the Senator's comment. He says, in part:

"... It isn't rhetoric at all. It is the truth. The creation of legal rights that protect evil is ... well ... an evil political agenda. I wasn't being rhetorical (sorry), and the only unfortunate thing about this whole political discussion is how insistent people like Susan Collins are on avoiding the facts.

The fact is that there really are evil forces at work in our culture. They have already mostly destroyed the innocence of childhood in the west. This powerful force is rapidly undermining the capacity of young people to imagine and live the age-old story of creation, sin and redemption...

This force is telling us that it is possible to create a civilization built on the premise that all sex is good sex as long as it is consensual. Normal people know that this is nonsense.

Politicians appear to be losing their grip on normal.
...
It is most sad that Jesus Christ is the only teacher who is too diverse for the diversity mob. Christianity makes it possible for there to be a heaven and hell. Today's politicians merge the two and call it equality. Everybody knows there is no equality of ideas and truth. Some ideas are true, noble and good. Other ideas are false, ignoble and evil.

For the sake of your kids and grandkids let Susan Collins know today that her support of sexual orientation theory is evil because it isn't complete, it isn't real ... it isn't loving."


Yuck. If Heath's non-rhetorical labeling of whole sects of the population as "evil" is the entrance fee into the normalcy club, we will gladly follow the unusual drummer who's beating out the message of peace, love, and understanding.

Heath's piece: Unfortunate truth [CCL of Maine]
Collins' WGME appearance: Streaming Video [WGME 13]

Our piece from yesterday: 'Evil ideas and lifestyles' -- the words of a virtuous man? [G-A-Y]

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What the h--- is "sexual orientation theory"?? Is that like "curly hair theory" or "speeding ticket theory"?

This guy must have fried his brain on something.

Posted by: dr haber | Nov 16, 2007 3:51:21 PM

"It is most sad that Jesus Christ is the only teacher who is too diverse for the diversity mob."

That's the comment that bothered me the most. They claim to be Christians. They're not Paulians. Then why don't they follow the words of Jesus instead of Paul when discussing homosexuality? Jesus said nada about homosexuality. In the first chapter of Matthew, there is a story of Jesus saving the life of the Centurian's servant. The word originally used for servant probably translated as "toy boy". Jesus apparently had no problem with the relationship between those two men. Jesus was definitely pro-family, because He came down hard on divorce, but most of these faux Christians (such as the Christian Civic League of Maine) have no problem with divorce. There are few Christian churches that still oppose divorce, but many, many of them are willing to oppose homosexuality. Maybe Jesus Christ was too diverse for them.

Posted by: Mike in the Tndra | Nov 16, 2007 8:48:30 PM

Ahah. He even used the Anti-Homo Rhetoric Trump Card(tm): mentioning the rampant destruction of the innocence of childhood.

I'd laugh if I didn't know there are people out there that take this crap seriously.

Posted by: Alle | Nov 17, 2007 4:30:45 PM

I evil don’t evil think evil he evil used evil the evil word evil enough evil.

Posted by: Emproph | Nov 18, 2007 12:05:06 PM

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