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10/10/2013

Head of Illinois 'protect marriage' effort: Gay activists 'hate God'

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2013-10-10 At 11.13.25 AmDavid Smith, the extreme-tongued leader of the Illinois Family Institute (one of the few statewide family policy groups with public engagement hostile enough to make the Southern Poverty Law Center's active anti-gay groups list) is taking his reliably over-the-top rhetoric one step further. In his latest, coming just days before the state legislature gears up to consider civil marriage equality, the IFI president comes right out and says that marriage equality activists hate God:

"The push for same-sex “marriage” is meant to divide people, and it is, of course, a negative. Secular progressives know that if they push this negative hard enough it will eventually appear to be a positive. They hate the God of Christianity and the Bible."

David Smith, IFI president

Because why not just go ahead and claim that backers of civil marriage equality (i.e. a majority of the American public) hate God? I mean, it's not like God's going to come down and correct the record. And it's not like the modern anti-gay movement retains much hold on rational debate or fostering peace. So why not scare your supporters in a way that makes them think loving same-sex couples, our families, and our allies are itching to go to war against the Christian faith's benevolent deity?

Decency would be one reason why I would refrain from such charges. But what do I know? I'm just a societal negative pushing that great "negative" known as love.

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