And we were this close to asking him to be our flower boy!
“Today Iowa becomes the first state not on either of the nation’s two liberal coasts to impose counterfeit, homosexual ‘marriage’ or its mischievous twin, ‘civil unions,’ on its citizens through judicial tyranny. To call this decision bankrupt is to understate its perniciousness. The evil genius of the pro-sodomy movement is that it targets noble institutions like marriage and adoption in the name of ‘rights,’ and then perverts and uses them to normalize aberrant and destructive behaviors.
“Homosexual ‘marriage’ is wrong because homosexual behavior itself is wrong and destructive – as proved by its role in the needless, early deaths of countless ‘gay’ men. We must shake loose of the secularists’ and libertarians’ amoral nonchalance regarding ‘same-sex marriage’ by asking questions like this: how exactly would two men consummate their ‘gay marriage”’ Answer: by engaging in what one Founding Father, Noah Webster, writing in saner times, rightly defined as a ‘crime against nature.’
“’Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,’ said abolitionist Wendell Phillips, and the evidence keeps pouring in that the entire homosexualist agenda is at war – not just with our nation’s Biblical heritage – but the freedoms that made the United States of America great and blessed among nations. When the courts order society to effectively pretend that changeable sexual misbehavior is a ‘civil right,’ the law itself becomes perverted by punishing people of faith for their proper opposition toward deviant sex. The battle between ‘gay rights’ and religious freedom is a ‘zero-sum’ game – as even lesbian Georgetown law professor Chai Feldblum admits.
“I’m afraid that the pro-family movement – eager to provide secular, public-policy arguments against ‘gay marriage’ – has failed to convey the monstrous evil of expanding, state-sanctioned homosexualism in our midst. Our Creator is pure, perfect and holy, and homosexual behavior is diametrically opposed to His will for people’s lives and His purpose for sex within the healthy boundaries of marriage, for the procreation of children. This same God graciously provides a way out of this sinful lifestyle through His son Jesus Christ, a path many former homosexuals have taken – including those now living in real (man-woman) marriages.
“It is high time for pastors, in Iowa and across the land, to shake off their stifling, politically correct timidity and again become the prophetic voices for Truth they were called to be: by boldly warning Americans – Christian and non-Christian alike — about the perils of our growing accommodation with the sins of proud homosexuality, and sex outside marriage in general.”
Iowa Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ruling an Assault on Midwestern Values, Says AFTAH’s LaBarbera [AFT]
Oh Pete, you forgot to add, "harumph," "waaah," and "I'm gonna take my toys and go home."
**UPDATE: In an email distributing the above missive, Pete writes:
It's unclear what sort of "righteous anger" Pete hopes to rile up. But we do want to remind him that it's still a hate crime, even if committed with a cross.
"When the courts order society to effectively pretend that changeable sexual misbehavior is a ‘civil right,’ the law itself becomes perverted by punishing people of faith for their proper opposition toward deviant sex."
I am still confused as to what they are talking about when they talk about "punishing" people of faith. If two men or two women get a CIVIL marriage, raise a family, and make a good life for themselves, what negative effects does that have on any person of any faith?
Posted by: dragon88 | Apr 3, 2009 12:09:20 PM
"by boldly warning Americans – Christian and non-Christian alike — about the perils of our growing accommodation with the sins of proud homosexuality, and sex outside marriage in general."
I bet he'd feel the exact same zeal if say, Muslims were to warn Muslims - and non-Muslims alike - about the perils of not living in tune with the Koran, right?
I don't need a warning, thanks Pete.
Posted by: Stef | Apr 3, 2009 12:58:02 PM
God invented marriage? Can you prove that, Pete?
Counterfeit homosexual marriages. That term is infuriating. From now on, I'm referring to his pathetic website/organization as 'Americans for the COUNTERFEIT Truth about Homosexuality.'
Get a life, Mr. LaBarbera! You want to make America a better place? Join Habitat for Humanity, raise money for St. Judes Hospital, volunteer at a nursing home, read to school children at the library...
Posted by: KZ | Apr 3, 2009 3:05:16 PM
But KZ, that would require him to show some shred of humanity! D=
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