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04/12/2013

WND publisher to inject anti-gay partisan politics into 9/11 anniversary

by Jeremy Hooper

Joseph-Farah AvatarWND (formerly WorldNetDaily) publisher Joseph Farah thinks America is broken—ills that "rival anything we’ve seen since the start of World War II." The very first "problem" he notes—the VERY first one—accuses gay people of wanting to completely redefine marriage:

There’s a concerted effort to redefine marriage as any union between people, regardless of sex, possibly regardless even of the number of participants in that union and possibly even regardless of the status of blood relationship between them [SOURCE]

To foster his claims and to "cure" us of such things, Mr. Farah is planning a nationwide day of prayer of fasting. The date he has chosen, you ask? Why the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, of course:

A nationwide day of prayer, fasting and humility can have an enormous impact on restoring our country.

Imagine thousands of churches opening their doors to millions of worshippers who heartily confess their sins, seek forgiveness and pray for salvation and redemption and the restoration of our country.

I can think of no better date for such an event than Sept. 11, 2013.

Will you make a note on your calendar now to join me in that commitment?
[SOURCE]

Yup, that's right—Farah and his likeminded allies are going to take this reverent day that marks a true American tragedy and turn it into a socially conservative attack on things like marriage equality. He can think of "no better date," he says. He thinks the way to honor those who lost their lives on this day—gay, straight; Republican, Democrat—is to make suggestions like the one that says gay people's marriages are just a hop, skip, and sister-smooch way from incest.

As a married gay New Yorker, I couldn't be much more offended. Then again, there are still several months before this ill-conceived effort, so I'm sure Mr. Farah will find new ways to offend.

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