First off, an entry from Down Under. The Australian Christian Lobby is making an offensive comparison between marriage equality and the country’s “Lost Generation”. Gay Star News explains:
Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has offended aboriginal rights groups and marriage equality advocates by saying gay marriage will create another ‘stolen generation’. In Australia, the ‘stolen generations’ were aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families to be brought-up under white ‘Christian’ values, where many were physically and sexually abused. ‘The Prime Minister who rightly gave an apology to the stolen generation has sadly not thought through the fact that his new position on redefining marriage will create another,’ said the ACL in a statement in response to former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd’s pro-gay-marriage announcement yesterday.
Here in the US, “historian” David Barton had his own lovely things to say about the gays. Joe.My.God reports:
“I’ve gone on record before, and I’ll say it again: I think Romans 1:27 is one of the reasons that we’ll never find a complete cure for AIDS; and if we do there will be another disease pop up like this bacterial meningitis because the Bible says this, Romans 1:27 says ‘men committed shameful acts with other men, sexual acts, and received in themselves the due penalty for the error.’ God says there is a penalty in your own body when you do this kind of sexual acts – the Bible calls them shameful sexual acts – and so we as Christians have to have that same position, regardless of what the culture says.”
In Iowa, Bob Vander Plaats is sounding like a broken record: KSFY reports:
Vander Plaats says he isn’t personally judging anyone…that he doesn’t hate gay people…but says there must be a standard clearly defining what marriage is. That without a clear definition…marriage loses its meaning. “If you take away the fences regarding marriage, you have undefined marriage. all of sudden in means anything to anybody.” In 2009, all seven Iowa Supreme Court justices ruled gay marriage legal. Three of those justices faced retention elections in 2010. All three…David Baker, Michael Streit and Marsha Ternus….were removed from office. Bob Vander Plaats led the effort to remove those justices from office and he tells me, he’s not done. “I believe the governor should issue an executive order …the executive order would be…call time out…and lets let the process play out the right way.”
Over in the UK, the newly elected UK Independence Party Councillor was caught making homophobic comments. Pink News reports:
Alan Jesson the UKIP County Councillor for Spalding South, made postings on his Facebook page, over several months, between November 2012 and March this year, reports Hope Not Hate. He wrote: “No Mosques should be entertained in this country. Islam is anti Gay [sic] and anti women [sic] . It can never be part of English culture.” Despite the appearance of concern for the gay community, in February, the newly elected Councillor also posted homophobic comments, saying that “most gays are indeed Heterophobic”, and that gay and lesbian people have no right to church marriages.