Wednesday, October 14, 2009
As the battle over a Maine ballot initiative that seeks to reverse the recent legalization of gay marriage equality in the state drags on, a homophobic Roman Catholic group called CatholicVoteAction.org is demanding the removal of an ad features a Catholic mother who says:
“I’ve been a Catholic all my life. My faith means a lot to me. Marriage to me is a great institution that works, and it’s what I want for my children, too.”
CatholicVoteAction.org’s contempt and vitriol against the LGBT community is chilling. Here’s part of a statement the group sent out attacking gays and lesbians:
CatholicVoteAction.org President Brian Burch said, “For decades gay and lesbian groups have attacked the Catholic Church for refusing to accept their skewed views on human sexuality and marriage. Having lost that battle, they have now launched this desperate and despicable attempt to curry favor with Catholics by pretending that the Catholic faith supports their radical agenda.”
“Everybody knows the Catholic Church is opposed to counterfeit marriages . For homosexual groups to suggest that the Catholic Church believes otherwise is disingenuous, dishonest, and an insult to the intelligence of Catholic voters in Maine,” said Burch.
“We call on Protect Maine Equality to stop lying about our faith and to immediately pull this ad from the airwaves and from YouTube,” said Burch.
Got that? According to CatholicVoteAction.org, gays and lesbians who have entered into loving, committed and monogamous relationships have a “skewed” view of marriage. Nevermind the fact that more than half of all straight marriages end in divorce by the 7th year, as long as a penis and a vagina is involved, they Catholics are happy.