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AIG, Fannie, Freddie, Lehman: Blame your gay employees!

by Jeremy Hooper

We assumed that many of them think it. However, to our knowledge, the Christian Civic League of Maine's Michael Heath (who's also a proud board member of Peter Labarbera's Americans For Truth group) is the first "pro-family" person to quite pointedly imply that gay sex is at least partially to blame for the current financial crisis.

This bizarre, myopic, self-absorbed post comes from Heath's blog:

200809251117-1The nation will right itself if it fixes sex

We are all rightly concerned about the nation's financial situation today. Our crisis is a symptom, not the cause.

Ruth Graham told her husband Billy years ago that God would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah if He doesn't judge America. They were reflecting on a list of sinful conditions existing in our nation in the 1960s. Things have only deteriorated since then.

I am not saying I know whether this financial crisis is God's judgment or not. It is not for me to know that definitively. Graham's observations are instructive, however.

If Maine's politicians really want to get serious about making Maine strong in light of this national crisis they will do the following immediately:

1. Put Maine on record as being against abortion the nanosecond the Supreme Court releases the Roe shackle.
2. Defund the Family Planning Association of Maine.
3. Amend Maine's Constitution to define Marriage.
4. Eliminate domestic partnerships and ignore pleas to create civil unions.
5. Unleash Maine's private sector to make Maine energy independent.
6. End discrimination against private religious schools and homeschools.

If we did that in 2009 I think God would crack a smile.

No, no, Mike -- you're not saying, definitively, that the financial crisis is God's judgement. That's not the way your side typically rolls. You much prefer to just float the idea out there, so that you can send a message to those who share your views, yet also deny that you're trying to speak for God whenever someone from your opposition calls you out on the nonsense. And the attempt to have it both ways is almost more annoying to this writer than is the idea that my monogamous, intense love has led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Almost.

The nation will right itself if it fixes sex [Mike Heath]

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Your thoughts

Tony Perkins did it, in a roundabout way, yesterday.

Posted by: Evan | Sep 25, 2008 12:16:51 PM

Did I leave the link to Tony Perkins?

Posted by: Evan | Sep 25, 2008 12:17:51 PM

"I am not saying I know whether this financial crisis is God's judgment or not. It is not for me to know that definitively."

No, your just explicitly implying it. I find it funny and sad that bolstering there own organization is number two on the list of things to do to make god happy. For some one who doesn't seem to want to speak for god or imply that he knows god's will he sure does seem to have a lot of specifics about how he rest of us need to change to make his god "crack a smile" by 2009 (even god apparently has a time line). It this illogical, unethical, and unfounded thinking that is a danger to the nation.

Posted by: Patrick B | Sep 25, 2008 12:44:31 PM

I agree, the closet Republicans faggots are definately responsible for the financial meltdown.

Posted by: Dennis | Sep 25, 2008 12:50:58 PM

"They were reflecting on a list of sinful conditions existing in our nation in the 1960s. Things have only deteriorated since then."

The problem with these old coots, is in their fucked up memories, the pre-60's was all in black and white, and every kid was Beaver Cleaver. Gee whillikers!

They need to hurry up and go extinct. Or should I say "hurry up and die".

As for Tony Perkins, I wish some major news outlet would remind the public that he, and several of the folks running the biggest "christian" groups nowadays (the LaHaye's, Dobson, GW Bush, etc.) came out in the early 80's, pushing for the execution of homosexuals:

As if Tony Perkins is straight. Five kids and pretty much strictly obsessed over homosex = he's hiding something.

Posted by: Scott | Sep 25, 2008 12:56:05 PM

"As if Tony Perkins is straight. Five kids and pretty much strictly obsessed over homosex = he's hiding something."

Oh, I've always thought that he, of all of them, was probably closet.

Posted by: Evan | Sep 25, 2008 2:19:46 PM

Poor Mike. He just doesn't realize that, behind his back, most residents of Maine have either never heard of him or are actively laughing their collective asses off at him. My Grandmother better represents Maine than he does- and she lives in Connecticut.

Posted by: Baldran | Sep 25, 2008 3:11:08 PM

It's funny that they didn't blame the devastation in the wake of Ike on us, probably because the Bushies live there, as well as what probably amounts to the highest per capita rate of homophobes in the nation.

But, it is comforting to see that we only rank 3rd and 4th on god's shit list. A list which, presumably, god himself inscribed onto a stone tablet for Michael Heath. And that tablet is probably somewhere up Heath's ass, which gives new meaning to the phrase, "He's just pulling that out of his ass!"

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 25, 2008 3:47:08 PM

We seriously need a list of all the natural disasters and terrorism and financial downturns blamed on us. If we just had a consolidated list, and appended it with each one of these (not including all the Phelps crap of course), I think it would be pretty ridiculous. I mean we are just scapegoats for everything!

The other day, the cream I bought was a little funny a day or two before it should have turned -- I blamed the proximity of my gayness. Clearly there is a causal link.

Posted by: UK Chris | Sep 26, 2008 7:25:15 AM

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