Archive for May, 2012

The Strange Diffidence of Pro-Family Leaders on Homosexuality versus Pro-Life Issues

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Pro-life advocates would never abandon defense of their core truths, neither should we…

While many pro-life and pro-family conservatives have shied away from directly discussing the morality of homosexuality and confronting "gay" activism, LGBT advocates have steadily indoctrinated young people in the platitudes and myths of their movement. Above is a page from the groundbreaking children's book "Daddy's Roommate," claiming, "Being gay is just one more kind of love." It was published in 1991. Click on graphic to enlarge.

By Peter LaBarbera

MADRID, Spain–Attending the Sixth World Congress of Families put on by the Howard Center, I am struck once again by the enormous gulf between the international pro-life groups and leaders that have assembled here — with their tremendous progress, momentum and cultural influence — and the diffident, ambiguous and defensive posture of pro-family groups and leaders opposing organized homosexuality.

The pro-life movement has palpable energy and confidence — reflected in the myriad of pro-life groups tackling every aspect of the struggle to protect innocent life and reach and heal abortive or potentially abortive women. It is fantastic to behold and provides much-needed evidence that good can rally against evil (though there is of course much work to be done).

Contrast that with the struggling “movement’ (if you can call it that) of those who are dedicated to the principled cause of defeating the Homosexual Lobby — just like pro-lifers aim to defeat the Abortion Lobby (i.e., without an ounce of guilt or reservations). Talking with pro-family activists from various countries here at World Congress reveals the simmering divide over how to approach the homosexual juggernaut: some, like me, favor a direct approach on the issue while others believe we should sidestep the “H” debate and instead focus positively on the campaign to protect the definition of marriage.

This is not to say that preserving marriage as between a man and a woman is not a critical priority — but rather that it is only one battle in a much larger war that must be fought aggressively if we have any hope of turning things around as the pro-life movement has. This necessarily means not just defending our First Amendment “right” to oppose homosexuality, “gay marriage” and gender confusion but systematically tackling these salient issues:

  • Explaining WHY homosexual and transgender behaviors are always wrong;
  • Educating youth and potential allies on how homosexual sex is fraught with health risks; ditto for gender-confused behaviors including “sex reassignment surgeries”;
  • Teaching why homosexuality violates Natural Moral Law, the teachings of Judaism and Christianity and most major religions;
  • Acknowledging the reality that many men and women (like Charlene Cothran) have successfully left homosexual, lesbian or transgendered identies behind;
  • Building awareness of the tragic realities surrounding homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyles, such as the inordinate drug and porn use among homosexual men, and “gay-on-gay” assaults and abuses;
  • Ground the Church and religious/moral citizens in a basic understanding of how homosexual militants like Dan Savage have been in the vanguard of mocking and attacking Biblical Truth and time-honored, Judeo-Christian tenets that historically have served as the basis for wholesome sexual values and stable marriages;
  • Educate the public on how State-enforced “gay rights,” e.g., “Sexual Orientation” laws — not just legalized homosexual “marriage” and “civil unions” — naturally war against the freedom of citizens (religious or not) to oppose sexual immorality (sin). Show how “gay” laws corrupt “civil rights” and force Christians and religious citizens to subsidize and “celebrate” immoral homosexual relationships.

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AFTAH Attends World Congress of Families-Madrid: USA Promotes Homosexuality to the World

Friday, May 25th, 2012
 
 
America is exporting perversion and radical sexual agendas abroad, particularly with Hollywood’s incessant advocacy of homosexual and gender-confused behaviors. Here two teenage male characters kiss in the popular FOX show “Glee.” We have blocked the kiss for decency’s sake.

By Peter LaBarbera

MADRID, Spain–Greetings from the World Congress of Families conference in Madrid!  After a long flight across the Atlantic, I arrived in Spain early yesterday morning and have already spent an amazing day in this beautiful city, discussing cultural developments and strategy with some of the top names in the pro-life and pro-family movement–people I have long admired like Stephen MosherDr. Janice Crouse and Don Feder.

World Congress is put on every year by the Rockford, Illinois-based Howard Center, founded by the prolific scholar Dr. Allan Carlson, himself a national treasure.  Please support the Howard Center, whose work in uniting pro-family advocates from across the world is a blessing.

On Saturday, I will chairing a panel on “Freedom to Educate” – dealing with the escalating threat to parental rights authority posed by neo-totalitarian governments like Sweden’s — which actively persecutes home-schoolers.  Naturally, I will also discuss the homosexualist agenda that somehow translates “nondiscrimination against gays” into ACTIVE DISCRIMINATION against Christians and those who resist the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) agenda in the public square.  This now includes forcing people of faith and even religious schools to indoctrinate impressionable children with pro-homosexual propaganda — as is threatened in Canada. [See this video on Bill 13 in Ontario, Canada -- another attempt by the Homosexual Lobby to hijack the "bullying" issue.]

America: Corrupting the World

Over dinner last evening I heard a comment from a Venezuelan-born journalist, Omar, that shook me.  Omar lives in Virginia but is widely traveled, and observed how on a recent trip to Mexico City he saw something that he said he never would have witnessed just a few years ago: homosexual male lovers walking hand-in-hand down the street and then stopping to engage in a perverted male-to-male kiss right out in the open.  (So-called homosexual “marriage” was legalized in Mexico City in 2009.)

My new acquaintance and I agreed about how to explain this perverse development in once socially conservative Mexico: the tremendous influence of decadent American Culture.  ”People all over the world look to America as a leader in trends,” Omar said.  But just as the USA largely has been a force for international good – and helped rescue so many nations from tyranny — we now have become, tragically, a force for immorality, abortion and perversion.

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LISTEN: AFTAH Interviews North Carolina’s Patrick Wooden on Passage of North Carolina Marriage Amendment, Part One

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Says Obama has come full circle by returning to early support of homosexual “marriage”

Patrick Wooden spoke across the state of North Carolina in support of the Marriage Amendment, which passed by 61-39 on May 8, 2012.

This is the first of a two-part interview with Raleigh pastor Patrick Wooden on the landslide passage of the North Carolina Marriage Amendment May 8, 2012 [click HERE to listen]. This interview was recorded May 10, 2012, and aired on WYLL-Chicago (AM 1160) May 12th. Joining the interview with AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera is John Kirkwood, pastor of Grace Gospel Fellowship in Bensenville, Illinois. (Beginning in June, AFTAH’s weekly radio broadcast will be transitioning to a weekly podcast, hosted by LaBarbera and Kirkwood; all programs will be archived on the Americans  For Truth website, where most listeners have heard the show.)

Wooden, pastor of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ Church in Raleigh, discusses how homosexual activists sought to confuse North Carolina voters on the Marriage Amendment, which passed by a 61-39 percent margin. He said many citizens had not even read the Marriage Amendment language, which in its simplicity would expose the “outright lies” of the opposition in exaggerating its effect of the amendement in the state. He also discusses President Barack Obama’s capitulation on the homosexual “marriage” issue–which he says is contradictory to Obama’s professed Christian faith. For previous AFTAH interviews with Wooden, do a search on his name in the search box in the upper right corner fo the website.

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5-12-12, Patrick Wooden, Part One

LISTEN: AFTAH Interviews Amy Contrada (Part Four) and Brian Camenker on Bullying, GOP Shift on Homosexuality

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

This is the last of a four-part interview [click HERE to listen] with Massachusetts family advocate Amy Contrada, author of “Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’ in Massachusetts.” Amy is joined by Brian Camenker, founder of Mass Resistance, the leading organization confronting the homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda in the Bay State. This interview was pre-recorded in WYLL’s studios in Chicago April 4, 2012 and aired on WYLL April 21st. Contrada and Camenker discuss the growth of the “gay youth” agenda in Boston and the use of “anti-bullying” legislation to stifle free speech in schools. They also discusses how wealthy Republicans led by Paul Singer (a major backer of Mitt Romney) funded the pro-homosexual “marriage” effort in New York.

Previous AFTAH interview with Camenker and Contrada can be found by searching their names at www.aftah.org.

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5-5-12, Amy Contrada with Brian Camenker, Part Four

LISTEN: AFTAH Interviews MassResistance Author/Activist Amy Contrada – Part Three

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Amy Contrada's thoroughly-research book, "Mitt Romney's Deception" (and two shorter spin-off e-books), are available at www.amycontrada.com, or through Amazon.com

We apologize for the long delay in posting this Part Three of our interview with Amy Contrada, author of “Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’ in Massachusetts.” This interview (one of four) was recorded in April 2012, and focuses on Mitt Romney’s record on homosexuality-related issues (including “gay marriage”) in Massachusetts, as then-governor and as a candidate-politician. For Part One of the Contrada interview, go HERE; and Part Two HERE.

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4-28-12, Amy Contrada, Part Three

Obama’s ‘Religious Left’ Folly: Using the Bible to Justify Homosexual ‘Marriage’

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

As he did in justifying his support (as a "Christian") for homosexuality, President Obama twists the Bible and specifically the Golden Rule to justify his embrace of homosexual "marriage."

Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.com.

May 10, 2012

CHICAGO–Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) President Peter LaBarbera issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama announcing his support for homosexual “marriage”:

President Obama’s embrace of homosexual “marriage” (so-called) is surprising only in its timing. Most Americans do not realize that Obama was FOR homosexual “marriage” years ago as a State Senate candidate in Illinois, before switching to “Civil Unions.” Now this president, like a chameleon changing colors, returns full circle to advocating “marriage” between people of the same sex – as a public Christian, no less.

Obama’s embrace of homosexual “marriage” (an oxymoron) completes his sellout of the American people, and of God, on this critical issue that speaks to issues far deeper than politics.  Many will remember this 2008 presidential debate exchange between then-candidate Sen. Obama and Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren:

REV. RICK WARREN: Define marriage.

SEN. BARACK OBAMA: I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. (Applause.) Now, for me as a Christian, it’s also a sacred union. You know, God’s in the mix. (Applause.)

That solemn affirmation of real marriage helped Obama become president, but four years later it appears to have been a sham –an artful pose intended to convey piety and moderation to gullible Christians. As President, Obama has gone so far as to unconstitutionally refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act – passed overwhelmingly by a bipartisan Congress and signed into law by Democratic president Bill Clinton — to help his homosexual activist allies in their “marriage” quest.  Yet they demanded more.

Once again, as he did to justify his support of proud homosexuality (dismissing Romans 1), the president twists Scripture to rationalize his expedient rejection of biblical Truth. With unparalleled chutzpah, the same Obama who called marriage “sacred” now cites the Golden Rule to justify its absurd and revolutionary redefinition to include sexual perversion (homosexuality). It seems precious little is truly sacred to the Left, secular or religious. God cannot bless sin, and no true Christian would confirm others in a sinful lifestyle – one that merits eternal judgment (I Corinthians 6). The good news is that many men and women once trapped in homosexuality have found freedom through the same Christ whose words Obama distorts.

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Marriage Amendment Passes in North Carolina in 61-39 Landslide

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Congratulations to all the grassroots pro-family activists who worked so hard to get this long-awaited Marriage Amendent passed in North Carolina. Below is an electoral map showing pro-Marriage Amendment counties in green, and anti- in red. With 98 percent of the votes counted last night, 1,303,000 (61 percent) had voted FOR the amendment, and 821,625 (39 percent) had voted AGAINST it. Source: WRAL tracking poll relying on Associated Press updates.

Matt Barber on Dan Savage: ‘Tolerant Bully’

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Dan Savage's perverse and Christianity-mocking speeches, such as one last week in a chapel at Elmhurst College, are shocking mainstream America.

Dan Savage Links (also see “SavageHate.com“):

“Savaging the Pope” (exclusive AFTAH video from Elmhurst College speech)

Dan Savage Chides “Pansy-Ass” Attitude of Offended High School Students

Dan Savage Angrily Rejects Peter LaBarbera’s Request to Take Down “Santorm.com” Hate Site

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They used to arrest middle-aged perverts who get their jollies from talking dirty to children. Today, they get a television show, a nationally syndicated column, a lecture circuit and multiple visits to the Obama White House.

You know: “Forward.”

The irony is palpable. Dan Savage, sex columnist and founder of the LGBT anti-bullying “It Gets Better” campaign, has been outed. Not as a homosexual. He’s out and proud in that regard. In fact, Savage pushes his “anything goes” brand of sexual anarchy on kids worldwide. MTV has even given the sex-obsessed radical his own show, “Savage U” – a moral-relativist platform from which to corrupt the kiddos.

Creepy stuff.

Savage has finally managed to publicly discredit himself as the anti-Christian bigot and bully he’s always been. Never again will this guy be taken seriously as an anti-bullying crusader.

Savage lectures teens in high schools and colleges around the country on the benefits of “non-monogamy,” the occasional “three-way” tryst and any other disease-spreading sexual impulse that might cross their impressionable, hormone-charged young minds (and many they can’t yet imagine).

Well, recently, rather than just shocking his teenaged audience with vulgar, sophomoric psychobabble as usual, Savage apparently thought it’d be fun to bully the kids with whom he disagreed.

While addressing a crowd of hundreds of high schoolers at the National High School Journalism Convention, Savage launched into an unhinged anti-Christian diatribe. He advised the teens to “ignore the [bulls–t] in the Bible” about sexual morality. “We ignore [bulls–t] in the Bible about all sorts of things,” he barked.

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