Apparently, Marriage and Family Are Gone in Maine

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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000263140906 Donovan

    “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.”

    When I read that, I thought he was talking about the government of Maine stepping up to defend common sense and opining that if so many other states are ignoring common sense, so can Maine.

  • Mr Ed

    My family has been in Connecticut as long as there has been a Connecticut. My ancestors were in Thomas Hookers party and were original settlers of Hartford. Connecticut has, or should I say had, wonderful charm, quite New England towns center on the local congregational church, four seasons and easy access to Boston or New York. We had good schools and good jobs. Neighbors helped each other and you always felt like you were part of something bigger.

    That all end on Monday November 12, 2008 – Black Monday. Ask anyone from the state and they can tell you what they were doing when M. Jodie Rell legalized the gay agenda and changed the definition of marriage. Many tried putting a bright face on it saying that it didn’t affect them, how could two consenting adults in their own home be an issue. They found out the next April when the newly empowered gay agenda required that each county send two teens, a boy and a girl, to Hartford to fight to the death for the amusement of the gay agenda.

    Next time someone tells you that gay marriage doesn’t hurt anyone remember what happened in Connecticut.

  • frankb

    Next time someone tells you that gay marriage doesn’t hurt anyone remember what happened in Connecticut.

    I am looking out my window onto a lovely fall day here in Iowa thinking that marriage equality hasn’t changed the state one bit. But a tear has come to my eye. IT IS NOT TRUE!!! The Hawkeyes have lost to Ohio State and TA’s are sending porn to their students. Judgement and destruction are at hand. The sodomites are at the door. snark/

  • dingojack

    Adding the phrase “sexual orientation” to other minority designations in our human rights laws would lead only to mischief dancing“. (And the sinful use of two spikes when more than two persons sit down – extravagence!!!!)

    Satan’s coming to Maine (he’s looking for gay wedding to claim expenses on*.

    Dingo

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    * His soul quota got filled in Georgia.

  • dingojack

    frankb – those aren’t sodomites at your door. It’s much, much worse than that –

    they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. HIDE BEHIND THE SOFA!!!

    😀 Dingo

  • sisu

    frankb @ 3:

    I am looking out my window onto a lovely fall day here in Iowa thinking that marriage equality hasn’t changed the state one bit. But a tear has come to my eye. IT IS NOT TRUE!!! The Hawkeyes have lost to Ohio State and TA’s are sending porn to their students. Judgement and destruction are at hand. The sodomites are at the door. snark/

    Wait, does that mean that marriage equality is also to blame for the Vikings’ 1-6 start? MISCHIEF ABOUNDS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360322113 aaronbaker

    I’ve been to Maine, and it is a dystopian nightmare, straight out of Cormac McCarthy. Excellent lobster, though.

  • Trebuchet

    Wait, does that mean that marriage equality is also to blame for the Vikings’ 1-6 start? MISCHIEF ABOUNDS!

    But the Seahawks (gay marriage is legal in Washington) are 6-1. And the Red Sox are in the World Series. Since there aren’t any gay athletes (see Camenker post) maybe it just doesn’t affect them? Or something?

  • howardhershey

    Gee, I was just in Maine this June for a (heterosexual) wedding of a cousin (and a little vacation time added on). Didn’t have a single one of Satan’s minions disrupt the wedding even though there was a minor threat of rain, which would have driven the ceremony inside. Worse, the married couple still live in Maine! By choice! Despite it being this dystopian hellhole.

  • The Beautiful Void

    Here in the UK, the legalisation of gay marriage on 17 July has resulted in the warm weather coming to an end, the days growing shorter, and the leaves falling from the trees. Water has begun to fall from the sky and we have been ordered to change our clocks to the new Gay Time. I predict that within months it will be bastard freezing cold, hideously wet and there will only be a few hours of light every day.

    For the love of all you hold dear, Americans – protect your climate. Don’t legalise gay marriage.

  • Sastra

    Apparently the terms “marriage, family, decency and common sense” need to be translated as “approval of religious bigots.” They lost that. Lost it. Because the Gay Agenda stole it.

    Now, when they tell other people that gay marriage is an abomination and all they get in return is a shrug, a glare, or an argument — oh, how they collapse inside.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153100784 michaelbrew

    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.

    Yes, those in Maine who voted for equality didn’t really want it, they were just so tired of being hounded and assaulted by the Gaystapo that they went to the voting booth and voted yes just to make it stop. Can’t be that most people are fine with gay marriage now.

  • dingojack

    Hmmm – if that’s so The Beautiful Void, we really, really could do with some marriage equality in Oz*.

    Dingo

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    * guess the ACT will be safe from bushfires anyway. :(

  • John Pieret

    We realized that Satan was rapidly undermining sexual rules — written and unwritten — that protected all the people of Maine.

    Except gays who are not , apparently, “people.”

    a slim majority of Mainers grudgingly handed the sodomy movement the keys to Maine’s home.

    But when a slim majority took away marriage equality in California, that was the “will of the people!”

    After New York passed gay marriage, Superstorm Sandy hit. “Nuff said!

  • http://thebronzeblog.wordpress.com/ Bronze Dog

    Adding the phrase “sexual orientation” to other minority designations in our human rights laws would lead only to mischief.

    This has me imagining homophobes threatening to TP houses in protest. …But they generally aren’t that mature or civil.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    People, please! It is a bad thing.

    Look at this logically. With each new gay so-called “marriage” the average marriage gets a little bit gayer.

    I rest my case.

  • dingojack

    ‘A slim majority’

    366,071 Yes to 329,143 No.

    52.6558729% vs. 47.3441271%

    Wining margin: 36,928 votes or a 5.3117457% victory by the Yes side.

    Not quite as ‘slim’ as you are promoting, is it bigots?*

    Dingo

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    * In a Presidential Election that’d be called ‘a landslide’ and ‘a firm mandate’.

  • jamesramsey

    @2 — just to be picky.

    November 12, 2008 was a Wednesday.

  • cptdoom

    I fear Mr. Heath is correct in his assessment of the ramifications of equality in marriage laws. DC legally recognized gay marriages in late 2009 and we ended up with the Teabagger takeover of Congress in 2010. The residents of DC apologize profusely to the rest of the country for unleashing this nightmare on the country.

    Yes, those in Maine who voted for equality didn’t really want it, they were just so tired of being hounded and assaulted by the Gaystapo that they went to the voting booth and voted yes just to make it stop. Can’t be that most people are fine with gay marriage now.

    And the vote had nothing to do with the tremendous grass-roots effort on the part of marriage equality advocates in Maine to literally pound the pavement going door to door and explaining the truth about marriage equality to their neighbors. And those TV ads with the grandparents expressing their wish to see their gay or lesbian grandchildren married before they (the grandparents) die had absolutely no impact on the vote at all. The grandparents were clearly also duped by the forces of evil.

  • tfkreference

    In Minnesota, in addition to the Vikings’ abysmal record, it also seems to have slowed mail delivery. I’ve been waiting since August 1 to get the letter naming the man I have to marry (I just hope that that my wife’s new wife has a nicer house, so I don’t have to move).

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    So, one more time, let me get this straight. The all-powerful, all-knowing, creator and master of the universe, seer of all, is preoccupied with human pee pees, hoo hoos and butts in one tiny corner of his creation, while his archnemesis devotes himself to putting those parts together in different combinaitons for the sole purpose of undermining the Grand Wizard of the Crotchosphere. I’d say both of them are in need of a hobby.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    dingojack “In a Presidential Election that’d be called ‘a landslide’ and ‘a firm mandate’.”

    Sure. For a Republican. For a Democrat it would show “weak support” forcing a move to “govern from the center”, necessitating him/her “avoiding taking partisan stances” that would be “controversial to Middle America”, and “reaching across the aisle” of a “deeply divided Congress”, “trying to bring the two sides together” by doing whatever the Republicans wants.

    Dr X “…the Grand Wizard of the Crotchosphere.”

    That’s Sir the Grand Wizard of the Crotchosphere. The Queen will knight anybody nowadays.

  • Taz

    That entire excerpt is pretty damn funny. It wouldn’t have surprised me to read it in The Onion.

  • wilsim

    These article itself was funny, I agree with Taz i did remind me a bit of an Onion article.

    A few comments, Modusoperandi’s in particular, had me lolirl

  • busterggi

    Dammit, first it was sewer-clowns and now its gays – I’m never visiting Maine!

  • Pen

    I understand that not everyone’s an atheist but people who babble about God/Satan as though you’d find the former occupying the careers advice bureau and the latter shoplifting in Walmart?!! Don’t they realise they sound like they’re on drugs?

  • exdrone

    Unwritten sexual rules are the most fun to undermine.

  • bushrat

    My girlfriend got out of Maine before the fall. She keeps talking about us moving there someday, but I know that’s just the Ghey Agenda talking.

  • colnago80

    Re dingo the chihuahua @ #13

    Hey, according to the chihuahua’s countryman StevoR, same sex marriage is recognized in some states in Oz.

  • spamamander, internet amphibian

    I know here in WA there is nothing but wasteland, tumbleweeds and sage as far as the eye can see… scorched scablands of volcanic rock carved by inexorable glaci… oh wait, that’s normal. Carry on with gay marriage then.

  • Subtract Hominem, a product of Nauseam

    It’s true. I’m commenting from Maine right now and I haven’t seen a single family except my own in the whole two hours since I came home. How could this be if not for the utter destruction unleashed by the Gaygenda of Heterocide?

  • dingojack

    SLC – According to Tony ‘budgie-smuggler’ Abbot that’s ‘absolute crap”. He got his Minister for (not) Science, Greg Hunt, to look it up on Wikipedia* and Hunt couldn’t find a trace of it anywhere.

    😐 Dingo

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    * until they realised that Hunt had typed ‘conservapedia‘ by accident.

    ————————————————————————————————————————————–

    Sydney Morning Herald.

    Climate debate must stick to the science: professor

    Oct 28, 2013. Heath Aston, Political Reporter

    [Excerpt]…

    The Climate Council, which was reformed as an independent body after Mr Hunt abolished it on his second day in the job, will release the report in full next month. It collates 60 pieces of peer-reviewed scientific literature on climate change and fire.

    Professor Steffen said Wikipedia, the crowd-edited online encyclopaedia, was not one of his research tools: ”We never go to secondary sources like that.”

    Mr Hunt has been criticised for citing Wikipedia as evidence that bushfires are a perennial Australian hazard, unrelated to a warming climate.

    On Friday, the Australian Library and Information Association [ALIA] issued a public letter urging the minister to rely on ”well-researched facts”.

    The letter states: ”If the slashing of government libraries continues, we will see more politicians quoting Wikipedia and fewer using high quality scientifically proven facts when making life-changing decisions. Hopefully this gaffe will encourage the minister to use his own specialist library and inspire other ministers to ensure that their libraries are fully funded and resourced’.

  • birgerjohansson

    “Tragically marriage, family, decency and common sense are all collapsing in the Pine Tree State”

    These guys should just take a clip from a post-apocalyptic film, show it on a TV ad and say “this is Maine, today”!

    Yesterday, I watched a film where a post-apocalyptic society had set up in Scotland, after the rest of Britain had cut off the border to prevent a virus from spreading. The savages had a thing for rock-n’ roll, so the Illinois Family Institute would probably consider them typical non-fundies.

    On the other hand there was an old coot who had set up a feudal tyranny around a castle, so this might be a kind of Ayn Rand Utopia.

  • Kimpatsu

    …a society’s decision to turn it’s back on God’s definition of marriage…

    And surely the greatest sin of all is that misuse of the apostrophe?

  • Doug Little

    The league of extraordinarily stupid gentleman I presume.