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08/17/2009

Mike Heath continues to paint us into victory's corner

by Jeremy Hooper

portland-gay-graffitiO.M.G: Maine's most prominent anti-equality leader, Mike Heath, has written YET ANOTHER piece on the city Portland, wherein he asserts that there is a connection between same-sex marriage spray-painted walls! Enjoy the tall can of nutty:

By now many readers are wondering why I am so concerned about the plague of graffiti in our cities. I am concerned because there is a close parallel between graffiti and same sex marriage. Both are warning signs that our society is very sick indeed, and may be entering its final crisis.

Graffiti was once called vandalism, named for the barbarian hordes which sacked Rome. Similarly, same sex marriage was once called perversion, a term which literally means turning away from the truth. Today same sex marriage is called a "civil right" a misperception spread by gay radicals, with the help of the liberal establishment. In our politically-correct society, we do not use the words 'vandalism' or 'perversion,' because we do not want to offend those in positions of power and authority.

Yet the truth remains - graffiti can never be art. In fact, graffiti performs the opposite function of art. Unlike art, which uplifts and ennobles the viewer, graffiti obscures and effaces what is noble in man, and in the process, demoralizes a city.

Similarly, same sex marriage performs the opposite function of marriage. Where marriage is for procreation and the education of children, same sex marriage produces no children, and misleads the young regarding the most basic fact of marriage, that marriage is between one man and one woman. For that reason, same sex marriage will eventually destabilize society, just as true marriage shores up and strengthens society.
The Handwriting on the Wall [Maine Family Policy Council/CCL of Maine]

It's no wonder that the organized anti-equality side is so desperately trying to paint Mr. Heath as a fringe voice detached from their "people's veto" effort, despite the fact that he's been involved in every anti-gay fight to ever face Maine and that he's connected with people's veto backers like Focus on the Family, FRC, and the Alliance Defense Fund. It's just a shame for them that we (a) pay attention, and (b) are indefatigably dedicated to making sure that Maine voters get the message.

A vote for the so-called "people's veto" is a vote to embolden this kind of rhetoric. The spray paint is on the wall for all to see.

EARLIER:
7/13: 'Pro-family' wisdom 101: Marriage equality = urban decay [G-A-Y]
7/20: Gays and graffiti: An update [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

Did you see the one where he blamed Maine's passage of marriage equality for their cold and rainy summer?

I couldn't stop laughing when they were reading this on OutQ News!

Posted by: Bonnie_Half-Elven | Aug 17, 2009 6:51:10 PM

"Yet the truth remains - graffiti can never be art."

He should try telling that to Banksy, Obey, Ewok, Futura 2000, or maybe even EVERY FUCKING MEMBER of the Wooster Collective!

Who the hell is a barbaric, closeted boxer-turned-bigot to determine what is and isn't art???

Posted by: Peanut Gallery | Aug 17, 2009 6:55:15 PM

He must *really* have hated Keith Herring...

Posted by: DN | Aug 17, 2009 9:11:55 PM

*Haring

Posted by: DN | Aug 17, 2009 9:12:11 PM

"FINAL CRISIS" OMFG! We're doomed I tell ya! Doomed!

I just can't get the song "Final Countdown" by Europe with the word "Crisis" swapped for "Countdown" out of my head. And, these guys have been using this DEFCON 1 Threat-Level assessment for the past 30 years, and none of the minions seem to have caught on that it is all a farce designed to engender fear of something that will never happen.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 18, 2009 1:23:57 AM

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