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Focus on the Family's resident 'ex-gay' equates marriage inequality with eliminating slavery

by Jeremy Hooper

NOM president Brian Brown did it at last week's pro-discrimination rally in Utah. Now watch on as the "ex-gay"-identified Jeff Johnston, Focus on the Family's marriage analyst, also compares his modern fight against marriage equality to the past fight against owning other human beings for the purposes of forced labor:

201402031026You can’t assume any more that your kids will grow up understanding what marriage is — the union of a man and a woman. And you can’t assume they’ll know why marriage matters: It’s a foundational building block for society; children do best with a married mother and father; and healthy marriages are the best way to combat poverty and a whole host of social problems — crime, drug abuse, educational problems.

So our team worked to create a creative, user-friendly tool to help parents understand God’s design for marriage, help them model a healthy marriage to their kids and give them ideas for talking to their children about marriage.
A large part of the culture has moved away from a Christian sexual ethic — it’s like we are a post-Christian or pagan society. Just look at some examples from popular culture in the past couple months:

-- On Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga was featured on “The Muppets” singing with a drag queen
-- The Macy’s parade had a dance performance from “Kinky Boots,” a Broadway show about a shoe factory that makes boots for drag queens
-- On the first of the year, the Rose Parade included two men getting married on top of a float
-- Just this last week the Grammy Awards broadcast a mass wedding — with same-sex couples

If your children or grandchildren are watching this — say they’re just watching the Rose Parade — they’re seeing a gay wedding. Our culture is inculcating our children with sexual confusion and sexual brokenness.
We want to make a difference in the world around us. My sons and I have been reading about William Wilberforce, who set out to eliminate the slave trade in England — and then to eliminate slavery. He also wanted to change the moral character of English society — to model and teach healthy, virtuous living. That’s what we want to do.

FULL: Friday 5: Jeff Johnston Talks About How to Teach Your Children About Marriage [Focus on the Family's CitizenLink]

I know these folks think they are helping to drive the wedge between gays and blacks that the National Organization For Marriage admitted it wanted to drive. They are overplaying their hand.

Here at Black History Month, the last thing we need is a white, politically-motivated, "ex-gay," conservative from a special interest group that has a rich history in the discrimination business telling society that the almost unthinkably brute injustice that was (and in some cultures still is) slavery is pretty much the same thing as two men or two women having the right to enter into a civil marriage. This new meme will backfire on them. Because it should. It's achingly awful.

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