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05/29/2012

Out of the church and into the street war: Mike Heath calls on Mainers to battle their 'evil' 'enemy' (i.e. gays)

by Jeremy Hooper

Mike Heath, the fifteen year leader of the Christian Civic League of Maine and current head of a PAC trying to stop marriage equality in the Pine State, has come right out and said it: he wants local congregants to come of out their churches and do "battle" with their "evil" "enemy":

The truth is that there is NOTHING complicated about either abortion or sodomy. They are both pure evil. We can stop talking about them today. All it will take is for the truth to win the political day. And all that is required for that to happen here in Maine is for Christians to demand that their pastors and priests lead them out of their stained glass fortresses into battle. The enemy will run faster than those Union boys at Chancellorsville with ole Stonewall Jackson at their heels.
How NOT to win a political campaign [MikeHeath.net]

First of all, don't be so quick to believe that we'd run, Mr. Heath. I know it's easy to write us off as wimpy and cowering, built on the illusion that LGBT = WEAK. Our success in the face of such adversity proves otherwise. You bring your hostile fantasy vision, and we will more than rise to the challenge!

That promise aside, it's pretty damn scary to hear how close to war-in-the-streets this rhetoric is starting to lean. If they keep this up, it's not a question of if someone's going to get hurt—it's a matter of when. All who engage on the side of discrimination need to put an end to it. Now.

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*REMEMBER: Nowadays, groups like NOM personalities like Bob Emrich strategically shun Mike Heath. However, as mentioned in the post, heath led the state's leading "protect marriage" organization for fifteen years. And as you can see from this 2009 flyer, Mike was right up there in the fore, rubbing shoulders with top dogs like Tony Perkins:

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What's changed? The size of the magnifying glass hovering over the state. With more exposure comes more caution from the team that needs to deny animus as a motivator.

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