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“Gay Marriage” Is Out! “Sodomy Based Marriage” Is In!

by David Badash on April 10, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,Marriage,News,Politics

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“Gay marriage” is so 2011. Remember last week when we reported that some conservatives believe America’s third party will focus only on defeating same-sex marriage across the nation? Well, it appears they have their own Super PAC now, and it’s called the No Special Rights PAC. The No Special Rights PAC asks that you use “the term ‘Sodomy Based Marriage’ and avoid the deceptive terms ‘same sex or gay marriage’.” No Special Rights is based in Maine and is trying to defeat a voter ballot initiative that would deliver same-sex marriage — I mean “sodomy based” marriage — back to same-sex — I mean “sodomy based” — couples.

Click here for a large copy of the No Special Rights PAC Truth Pledge.

No Special Rights Truth PAC, founded by partners Paul Madore and Mike Heath — the pair have been anti-gay activists for 20 years — even has its own version of NOM’s and Bob Vander Plaats’ Marriage Vow, but this one the voters, not the candidates, sign. The fact that now almost six out of 10 Maine voters support marriage equality doesn’t seem to phase this latest attempt to use hatred of gay people as an ATM.

In fact, Mike Heath’s website shows he is a direct mail fundraising consultant. So, the anti-gay PAC is yet another convenient way to pay for the kids’ college education and stuff some away for retirement, one could easily assume.

Zack Ford at Think Progress notes that the “pledge also refers to marriage equality as ‘an attack on the religious freedom of all Christian men and women’ that oppresses, silences, and persecutes ‘those who hold religious or moral objections to homosexuality’ and seeks to introduce ‘homosexual indoctrination into the curricula of our schools.’ Madore also told reporters that homosexuality represents a ‘culture of death.’”

READ: Homophobe? You Hate Gays, Because You Are Gay, Yet Another Study Finds

Ford adds:

Madore and Heath’s rhetoric is unabashedly anti-gay, but it’s important to note that all of the rhetoric fits the models offered by groups that use tamer language, like the National Organization for Marriage and Catholic Church. By framing the effort around so-called “religious freedom” and protecting children, No Special Rights PAC is fighting with fear and trying to erase same-sex families and the many faith communities that support them.

Curiously, Heath lists himself as the Iowa State Director, 2011 – 2012, for Ron Paul for President. And he’s also an active anti-abortion activist and lobster fishing fan.

Unsurprisingly, Heath is a former  board Chairman of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) now an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group.

By comparison, Madore is a recluse — little about him is available, but Towleroad has this article from 2009, and Jeremy Hooper at Good As You offers this lovely quote from Paul Madore:

“It’s time to get serious with society on the issue of homosexuality and the practical effects that are very harmful to society that this distorted and perverted lifestyle will have. It’s time to take the gloves off,” said Paul Madore. “Good people just keep moving the line back regarding homosexuality. But not anymore.”

Madore continued, “Maine people are coming together to say ‘enough is enough’. Marriage does not belong to homosexuals. It never has and it never will. Even if people get tired of saying no, and end up caving on the issue.”

“On that note,” said Madore, “The only reason why the number of supporters for same sex ‘marriage’ may be increasing is because people are sick and tired. Homosexuals have made people sick and tired. Homosexuals have absolutely nothing good to contribute to family life, which is what marriage is all about. A sterile union (between same sex couples) is never in need of marriage, and has nothing good to contribute to marriage or family life – absolutely nothing.”

No word on what “it’s time to get serious” means, but it reminds us a little of “second amendment remedies.”

“Heath and Madore have held leadership roles going back to the early 1990s opposing gay rights and gay marriage initiatives in Maine. Heath was executive director of the Christian Civic League for 15 years until his resignation in 2009, and Madore once headed a group called Maine Grassroots Coalition that opposed sexual orientation laws,” the Bangor Daily News reports:

As the name implies, the goal of the No Special Rights PAC is to convince voters that allowing members of the same sex to get married amounts to “special rights,” Heath said.

“There’s no basis in nature for a right to sodomy or a right to call two men or two women who are choosing to relate to one another sexually as a marriage,” he said. “There’s no intrinsic or natural right to that. So we believe that these are special rights.”

Heath and Madore’s PAC has yet to raise any money, and the amount of funds raised will determine what it does during the campaign, Heath said.

 

Image via Think Progress

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{ 9 comments }

Rsyk April 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

No word on what “it’s time to get serious” means, but it reminds us a little of “second amendment remedies.”

Nice way to tie gun control into an issue that has nothing to do with it.

You would think that this PAC, based on it's name alone, would be opposed to marriage entirely. It is, essentially, giving special priveledges to couples.

tat0010 April 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

“sodomy based” marriage is awful sounding. Makes me want to vomit.
I just wonder how anyone could degrade themselves that way.

bgryphon April 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

"degradation" is a personal opinion- just like "sin" and those other religious-based words you through around. If you think sodomy is degrading than for gawd's sake don't do it.

StanleyJames April 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Reminds me of the poll run a couple years ago where 37% of the respondents admitted they did M>F anal sex.

We tried it last night and promised each ohter once a week its rear time.Thats how we honor the ani equality people – Most of whom are probably doing it same sex anyway and terrified of telling the truth about themselves

NJS_Philly April 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

So I guess they want us to start calling opposite-sex marriage, 'vagina-based marriage.'

SouthPaw1981 April 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

WELL, since almost every married couple I know practices oral sex (a form of sodomy) and about half admit to anal sex (another form of sodomy); I guess all marriages are "sodomy based marriages" and some are "double sodomy based marriages". Go figure. (I wonder if "No Special Rights PAC" wants to annul those marriages too.)

bakslider April 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

It is funny that these folks claim a biblical source for their rants about the definition of marriage. I can think of no place in the bible that defines marriage as "one man, one woman." Quite the contrary. Biblical heroes commonly have many wives and up to thousands of concubines. Why don't Christians promote THESE god-ordained biblical standards of what a good marriage consists of?

I also find it entertaining that the word "sodomy" does have biblical foundations. I remember Sodom, that was the place where Lot's daughters were offered up for gang rape by their father, the same father that later knocked both of them up while drunk. GOP/Christian apologists always end the story of Lot when wifey turns to stone. Of course there is always "the rest of the story." If you follow the plot beyond Lot, the descendants of Lot's daughters paved the way for the first bible-sanctioned abortions (Hosea/2Kings). Turns out that abortion is OK as long as it is performed devoutly. So if the bible condones, abortion, bigamy, incest, and child rape, why aren't these acts viewed as family values? God says they are.

bakslider April 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

It is funny that these folks claim a biblical source for their rants about the definition of marriage. I can think of no place in the bible that defines marriage as "one man, one woman." Quite the contrary. Biblical heroes commonly have many wives and up to thousands of concubines. Why don't Christians promote THESE god-ordained biblical standards of what a good marriage consists of?

I also find it entertaining that the word "sodomy" does have biblical foundations. I remember Sodom, that was the place where Lot's daughters were offered up for gang rape by their father, the same father that later knocked both of them up while drunk. GOP/Christian apologists always end the story of Lot when wifey turns to stone. Of course there is always "the rest of the story." If you follow the plot beyond Lot, the descendants of Lot's daughters paved the way for the first bible-sanctioned abortions (Hosea/2Kings). Turns out that abortion is OK as long as it is performed devoutly. So if the bible condones, abortion, bigamy, incest, and child rape, why aren't these acts viewed as family values? God says they are.

StanleyJames April 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Well re child rape, tks for the openeining. thats why the catholic church and its unmarried priests is know known as the church of the endless hidden molestaion of children

Which is justified by the Vicar of Christ on Earth, Pope Bennie
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/18/world/m
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/20/irish

BTW havent heard much of these phobes old line about protecting the sanctity of marriage, Once it was revealed that in the battle to allow black marriage and inter-racial marriage the battle c ry against it was

Protect the sancitty of the white race

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