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10/22/2012

Protect Marriage Maine turns to 'victim' who says gays are 'throwing away a gift that’s been given to you by God'

by Jeremy Hooper

His motivations are wholly religious:

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His view on LGBT people culminates with "Courage," a Catholic organization that tells gay people to be celibate:

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He has said that marriage equality will lead to a "cultural sinkhole of which there really is no return." He has claimed that gay people are "throwing away a gift that’s been given to you by God." Oh, and his past employer, SportsNet, says that we was let go for reasons that go beyond his public support of discrimination:

"As we've previously stated, Mr. Goddard is aware of the reasons - which are well documented - why he is no longer with Sportsnet. Out of respect for our employees we do not discuss personnel issues in the press."

Adam Auckbaraullee, spokesman for SportsNet, in a statement emailed to G-A-Y

But hey, why should any of that matter to the campaign opposing *civil* marriage equality in Maine. After all, they have a faux victim script to sell the public:

Oh, and we also must mention that Goddard is from Canada, which is actually an entirely different country with speech laws that are different from our own.

But for Protect Marriage Maine, desperate times call for even more desperate maneuvering than we've seen before. A man who can't even vote in this country who has made it clear that his resistance to civil marriage is completely religious and goes beyond just the issue of marriage itself? Good enough, they say!

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