The Illinois Family Institute is working overtime to prevent the state legislature from passing a law allowing same-sex marriage and their new tactic is to have people from other states that have marriage equality tell their followers how much of a hellhole their states are now that gay people can get married. So they asked Michael Heath (not to be confused with the longtime commenter here, of course) to spin a fairy tale of dystopia about what has happened in Maine after marriage equality:
In the late 1980′s God placed me at the Christian Civic League of Maine. Formed in 1897 by clergy, laymen and academics the League fought throughout the 20th century to keep Christianity at life’s center in Maine. I was often told by politicians that the League is the conscience of Maine.
Shortly after my arrival at the League the men who led the ministry, all of them respected leaders in their communities, decided that the matter of “gay” rights must be addressed by the League. We realized that Satan was rapidly undermining sexual rules — written and unwritten — that protected all the people of Maine.
Adding the phrase “sexual orientation” to other minority designations in our human rights laws would lead only to mischief. We noted that no other institution was stepping up to defend common sense.
To their credit these men put the League on the firing line in this battle. Throughout the 1990′s we remained firm in our resolve to resist. Our efforts bore much fruit.Homosexuality was hotly debated for twenty years. The Christian Civic League of Maine proved to be the only institution with the will to fight. Overwhelmed, wearied and confused by years of attacks of all kinds a slim majority of Mainers grudgingly handed the sodomy movement the keys to Maine’s home.
Tragically marriage, family, decency and common sense are all collapsing in the Pine Tree State. The truths of Genesis 19 and Romans 1 are becoming evident.
I am encouraged by the efforts of Dave Smith and the Illinois Family Institute to avert this same disaster in the Midwest.
Fourteen states have fallen to the radical homosexual agenda. New Jersey is the latest state to pledge obeisance to this evil. And make no mistake, a society’s decision to turn it’s back on God’s definition of marriage can end only one way.
Judgment and destruction.
I’m sure the people of Maine will be surprised to hear that marriage and family are “collapsing” in that state. Has Heath’s marriage and family been destroyed by the horrifying prospect of equality? Has anyone’s? Of course not. Which is why these idiotic arguments are having less and less of an effect. 14 states have same-sex marriage and so do many countries. And guess what? The sky isn’t falling.