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06/09/2012

Maine's longest-engaged marriage warrior and current PAC head: Gays create 'inky blackness of evil'

by Jeremy Hooper

When reading what you are about to read, you should know that Mike Heath posted it along with a picture of him speaking at the Maine state house back in 2005. That's important to know, because it's imperative to understand that Mike, as a fifteen year leader of the Christian Civic League of Maine (an official affiliate of Focus on the Family), is a historically key player in that state's LGBT rights opposition movement. He worked alongside the very same people who now declare themselves the "official" arbiters of "pro-family" engagement (Tony Perkins, Bob Emrich, et. al), and it wasn't until those figures realized that his direct confrontations might become a liability at the ballot box in '09 that Mike's fellow Maine "culture warriors" succumbed to outside pressures from campaign-minders like NOM and Frank Schubert pushed him into the closet.

Okay, now you're free to read what Mike Heath, the man who is running one of the official PACS trying to stop marriage equality in Maine, thinks is at the heart of this, a decades' long mmarriage and rights fight with which he is inextricably linked:

As our society continues her descent into the gloomy depths love compels us to come together here today. The inky blackness of evil only appears solid. The flicker of a solitary candle reveals the deception. Light always forces darkness to flee. Darkness has no power over light … and love.

Sodomy, and those who practice it, choose to live in the darkness. First they convince themselves that evil is good, and then they must convince everyone else.

The siren song of sexual pleasure entices them from the righteous course God prepared for them in eternity. The clanging song excites them for a minute, but the pleasure always flees before the moment passes. And so it will be with Maine.

The most unloving and intolerant act we could choose to perform would be to not engage the people of Maine in a conversation about morality, sodomy and sin. My heart is heavy, for the institution most capable of leading this conversation is itself now turning her head in the direction of the siren’s song.

The church must repent. It must choose clarity and courage over political correctness and sin.

The light of our civilization flickers as Christianity chooses fund raising, politics and psychology over moral clarity about marriage, family-formation and sexual sin.

Our pledge today is to be clear with the people of Maine.

Love compels us to tell the truth.

All sex outside of marriage is wrong. Societal approval of homosexuality is an extreme form of wickedness that does great harm to everyone, especially vulnerable children.

All government actions that hint at the acceptance of sexual evil must stop immediately. This evil must be replaced with government support for the creation of strong multi-generational families.

Maine’s overwhelming NO vote rejecting sodomy based marriage in November will begin the healing.

With your hard work the candle that flickers here today will light a righteous wildfire. From the smoking embers new life will take root and bloom.

As Maine Goes So Goes the Nation.
Love Compels Us [No Special Rights PAC]

Then again, maybe Mike's former friends kicked him to the curb because they didn't have room for a stage big or theatrical enough to host his drama queen performance art. Who's to say?

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