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As Titanic Anniversary Approaches, Anti-Gay Activists Claim Equality Is 'America's Iceberg:' VIDEO

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April 14th marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful brush with an Atlantic iceberg.

As most of us know, 1,514 people died that day, and the world became forever enraptured with the doomed ship's tale. Rather than honoring the people who lost their lives that day, a group of anti-gay activists have produced a film in which they claim that LGBT equality is the United States' iceberg, and that without a conservative course correction, we're all doomed.

RightWingWatch offers the gory details:

The Truth that Transforms film features well-known anti-gay activists such as Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy and Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action Ministries, Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, right-wing historian Bill Federer, radio talk show host and author Michael Brown, and pastors Harry Jackson, Robert Jeffress and Erwin Lutzer.

Staver warned that the “homosexual agenda is the moral iceberg that we need to steer clear of” and maintained that it is “the biggest threat I believe in our lifetime to religious freedom and the fundamental values we share here in America.” While Jackson said the “homosexual agenda” is “one of those icebergs that if we don’t navigate around them correctly, will take us under,” Brown claimed “we’ve already hit the iceberg and the ship is already going down” and Land insisted that “we’re taking on water, the only question is whether or not we’re going to be able to survive and the ship won’t sink.”

Staver predicted that opposition to gay rights is bound to be “criminalized and targeted for assault” and Federer even asserted that “there are just a couple steps before the military could be used in a persecution of those that are viewed as enemies of the new state belief system.”

Just when you thought social conservatives had hit the water mark for illogical, offensive and outright bizarre arguments, along comes a video like this. You can watch some snippets AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Wow ...

    http://wp.me/p1se8R-2Hm

    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvations | Apr 12, 2012 1:50:28 PM


  2. The only place where most of these anti-gay nutjobs are "going down" is in the men's room of their local airport.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Apr 12, 2012 2:03:15 PM


  3. Wow. Just wow.

    Actually, social conservatism is, and always has been, America's, more so Republican's, iceberg.

    Posted by: Matt | Apr 12, 2012 2:20:39 PM


  4. Lack of equality(race,gender,age,sexual orientation) is the iceberg bringing America down.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Apr 12, 2012 2:22:31 PM


  5. Religious bigotry has been sinking the ship of civilization for centuries.

    Posted by: MiKem | Apr 12, 2012 2:22:48 PM


  6. I didn't really find the video I saw offensive - the metaphors are so tortured as to be verging on self-parody.

    Posted by: Nat | Apr 12, 2012 4:36:02 PM


  7. Is there a video there? I don't see it. Can someone provide a direct link?

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 12, 2012 5:26:01 PM


  8. So, the gay civil rights movement/homosexuality is the iceberg. Christianity is the Titanic.
    Icebergs are natural; the Titanic was man-made and thought to be invincible and due to human error ran into the iceberg.
    Why are they ramming their Christianity into our natural state of being?

    Posted by: benjamin | Apr 12, 2012 6:20:56 PM


  9. Thats one of the few correct pictures-paintings of the Titanic,shown at 'service speed' 21 knots,or so, and NO SMOKE from #4 stack...which was a 'dummy' used for fresh air -draft-ventilation only,including the cooking galley.

    Posted by: codyj | Apr 12, 2012 7:13:15 PM


  10. actually was 22 and 1/2 knots when she hit and those stacks look to be red, not the buff color of the White Star Line ( sorry to be a geek just back from the Imax 3d version, worth the trip)

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Apr 12, 2012 7:32:06 PM


  11. But it's really need cherish of the one hundreds years ago history.

    Posted by: Hello kitty | Apr 13, 2012 5:19:12 AM


  12. TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT TO REMEMBER! S.O.S! What would YOU do to get into a LIFEBOAT? First gay novel about “Titanic.” Nearly 500 gay men drowned. 53 pages read fast as a screenplay unless you slow down for the sex scenes. Paper & KINDLE @ AMAZON.

    Posted by: Jack Fritscher | Apr 14, 2012 9:01:10 PM


  13. TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT TO REMEMBER! S.O.S! What would YOU do to get into a LIFEBOAT? First gay novel about “Titanic.” Nearly 500 gay men drowned. 53 pages read fast as a screenplay unless you slow down for the sex scenes. TITLE: "TITANIC: THE UNTOLD TALE OF GAY PASSENGERS AND CREW." Paper & KINDLE @ AMAZON.

    Posted by: Jack Fritscher | Apr 14, 2012 9:03:43 PM


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