Have pulpit, we'll politicize: NOM, FRC recruit Rhode Island's faithful troops
Last February, while appearing at an anti-equality rally in West Virginia, the Family Research Council's Randy Wilson (pic, l.) used his faith views to paint gays and their supportive allies as on the side of death, lies, chaos, and plagues:
The nation is in a crisis "between life and death, truth and lies, chaos and order," said Wilson, who frequently quoted the Bible.
He urged people to "stop the plague that is the destruction of marriage today."
"Will we stand for the children who are watching, or will the plague take them as well?" he asked.
Crowd asks politicians to 'let us vote' on gay marriage [Charleston Gazette]
But now it's 2011. New year, new plagues. So next week, Randy will bring this same faith-based "charm" to the National Organization For Marriage's Rhode Island division, for what NOM calls an "informative and strategic gathering":
FRC and NOM - RI Pastors' Symposium
On Thursday January 13th, from 1 – 4 PM at Narragansett Bay Baptist Church, NOM – Rhode Island and the Family Research Council will be hosting a special afternoon for Pastors and Faith-Community Leaders from across the State. Randy Wilson, FRC’s National Field Director for Church Ministries, will be leading an afternoon designed to encourage, equip, and empower you as you lead your congregations into a New Year that will be filled with many cultural challenges to Scriptural truth. Whether it is Life, Family, and Marriage issues, or economics, academics, or politics, the Biblical Church in Rhode Island has a role to play in proclaiming and defending the truth of God’s Word.
FRC AND NOM - RI PASTORS' SYMPOSIUM [NOM -RI]
Ya know, it's so weird. State after state, we keep swearing we hear the local gay activists say they are seeking the civil marriage contract, and yet the opposition keeps insisting on talking about their personally-held views regarding God's word rather than the concretes of our shared constitutional law. So odd how that happens!
Now if you'll excuse this writer, I need to either (a) go make sure I have a certain ingredient for the dinner I've planned for my husband and myself, or (b) ensure that the neighbor kid is properly sick from the chaotic plague that is my gay marriage. Six of one, half a dozen of the other -- you know?
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