Heath Says Pro-Family ‘Niceness’ Propelled Marriage Defeat in Mass. Legislature

“Polite just doesn’t cut it,” says Maine Christian Advocate 

Mike Heath — and Brian Camenker of Mass Resistance — are right on here: appeasement of a sort did not work in Massachusetts. Compromises within the pro-family camp are paving the way for the continued success of the homosexual activist movement. The “gay” lobby, sensing weakness — with even some Christian evangelicals now accepting “civil unions” as a viable compromise — is emboldened to push even harder for its goal of full “same-sex marriage” and an array of “sexual orientation” laws that will effectively criminalize opposition to their lifestyle. — Peter LaBarbera

http://business.mainetoday.com/newsdirect/release.html?id=4503

The Massachusetts Legislature deep-sixed a pro-marriage referendum proposal today.  Notwithstanding the fact that pro-family forces compromised hoping to ease the concerns of social moderates in the Bay State, the government of pro-homosexual Governor Deval Patrick (D) unbelievably decided to deny the people an opportunity to vote.   In Maine, the Legislature cannot stop a referendum of the people.   If the people want a vote in Maine , they get one. Not so in Massachusetts .

Reflecting on the development in Massachusetts, Christian Civic League of Maine executive director Mike Heath said it is only a matter of time before Maine politicians eliminate the institution of marriage.  Heath said he doesn’t believe Maine can stop them unless the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland decides to strongly oppose it.   

“I don’t want to be overly pessimistic here,” said the 45-year old Executive Director.  “But, I’ve been fighting these guys for almost twenty years.   Polite just doesn’t cut it.”

“They aren’t going to be stopped in Maine by anything short of the truth.  And the truth is that homosexuality is perverse, deviant and disgusting sexual behavior that isn’t a topic of discussion in polite and civil societies.   If people want to do it in the privacy of their home then shame on them, but I’m not interested in stopping their boorish bedroom antics anymore than I’m interested in hearing about it.”

The proposed Massachusetts constitutional amendment would have allowed for civil unions and went so far as to create certain marriage-like benefits.  Creators of the amendment hoped to diminish the resistance offered by pro-homosexual forces.   The proposal also would have allowed all same sex ‘marriages’ performed prior to the passage of the amendment to remain in force.  It didn’t work.  Homosexual activists still cast the proposal as a full-bore attack on same-sex ‘marriage.’

The Christian Education League interviewed MassResistance leader Brian Camenker after the vote.  Speaking from the steps of the Massachusetts State Capitol Building, Camenker described the [homosexual] activists as “gloating.”   Camenker said the pressure on legislators to vote against the marriage referendum was unbelievable.  The public can listen to the interview by going to the Christian Education League’s website ( http://www.christianeducationleague.org/) and clicking on the program titled “The Totalitarianism of Homosexuality.”  

Heath invited the Bishop of Portland to give him a call to discuss stopping the homosexual rights movement in Maine before they confront Maine with same-sex “marriage.”  The Bishop has promised to fight same-sex “marriage.” 

Heath quipped, “I won’t be holding my breath.”

This article was posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2007 at 3:33 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", National GLBTQ Activist Groups, News, The Agenda: GLBTQ & Activist Groups. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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