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05/28/2009

'Abnormal and unhealthy': Head of Maine 'pro-family' movement is also its biggest liability

by Jeremy Hooper

Michael-HeathMore thoroughly "Christian" words from Michael Heath, the man who mainstream "pro-family" groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council have positioned as Maine's leader on the same-sex marriage fight:

The attack on the institution of marriage should not be viewed in isolation. It must be seen as part of a relentless campaign to detract from what is good and wholesome, and to exalt what is abnormal and unhealthy.

Only when people regain the moral certitude that "gay marriage" is not about rights and equality, but is instead an effort to make the abnormal normal, will the public be able to make the right decision about gay "marriage."

California Win Gives Hope [The Record]

Writing off your LGBT citizens as "abnormal and unhealthy": That's what Mainers are suppose to see as "good and wholesome"?!

Gee, we can't wait to see your campaign ads if/when your proposed "people's veto" qualifies for the ballot, Mr. Heath. We thought the California foes' kid exploitation was bad. Your warnings about the need to quarantine evangelicals so as to stave off the effects of pandemic gayness are likely to be way worse!

*EARLIER: Heath's bar: Examining the verbal diarrhea of Maine's head anti-gay [G-A-Y]

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always nice to see someone dispelling that awful myth that taking away our rights doesn't mean they hate us.

Posted by: Penguinsaur | May 28, 2009 5:13:02 PM

Penguinsaur: I intend to document everything that comes out of Mike Heath's mouth, and combine that with my vast archives of nuttiness that he's put forth. Earlier this year, the FOF/FRC crowd rebranded his Christian Civic League of Maine group as the "Maine Family Policy Council," in an obvious attempt to refit it as a mainstream "pro-family" organization. But the truth is that Mike Heath will not play by the ruled of the "nice' anti-gays. He has proven time and time again that he has too much rage inside of him. So if this is who they want to represent them in the Pine Tree State, then we will make sure the public knows all about his body of work.

Posted by: G-A-Y | May 28, 2009 5:23:24 PM

A better name for the "people's veto" is "Bringham Young veto". Mainers do not like out-of-staters meddling in their affairs.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | May 28, 2009 7:08:26 PM

This guy says things, and they're the things that, say, a Pentecostal preacher gets up on a pulpit and says on a given Sunday Morning (and I would know). They are not the things that a political leader, who is supposed to represent the people of their state, would say, in public, where it's on the record.

I also love how the word marriage is in the Scare Quotes. Or are they Sarcasm Quotes? Both?

Posted by: Jordi H. | May 28, 2009 9:41:36 PM

Being gay is normal and healthy.

Narrow-minded bigotry is abnormal and unhealthy. Targeting a group of people with a relentless campaign of hatred, intolerance and vilification is abnormal and unhealthy. Eradicating the human and civil rights of others just because you don't like them is abnormal and unhealthy.

Posted by: Buffy | May 28, 2009 11:17:19 PM

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