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Anti-Gay Activist Calls Marriage Equality "Monstrous Insaneness"

MikeHeathWith the pro-equality groups fundraising like gangbusters to pass a November vote on same-sex nuptials, homophobic activist Mike Heath (pictured) is trying to convince other right-wingers to join his hateful cause.

In a post over at the group Americans For "Truth" About Homosexuality, Heath, who heads up two PACs fighting a ballot measure that would give same-sex couples the same rights as straights, decries Facebook founder Chris Hughes' $100,000 donation to the pro-LGBT cause and then proceeds to suggest fellow activists start describing "this whole issue" — he calls it "sodomy-based marriage" — as "monstrous insaneness."

From Heaths' post, via Good As You:

[Hughes made] a huge $100,000 donation to assure Maine enacts sodomy-based “marriage” in November of this year.
The Christian supporters of common sense in Maine struggle to stay faithful in the fight. Even though Maine is the only political jurisdiction to have twice overturned “gay” rights in statewide voting, the momentum has shifted to the homosexual activist lobby. Polling shows them winning the vote in November. That would make Maine the first state to approve of so-called same sex marriage in a popular vote.

Now is, of course, not the time to soften our message. It is, in fact, the time to abandon the pro-family politicking of the past four or five decades and simply tell the truth. A good place to start is this sermon by Saint John Chrysostom. He calls this whole issue “monstrous insaneness."

Heath is most likely fighting an uphill — not to mention archaic — battle: the latest polling gives equality a 20-point lead over tired, old discrimination.

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  1. He looks like a real Di#k!

    Posted by: Zo | Jun 29, 2012 10:33:14 AM

  2. Gee, get more strident! That will work.

    Posted by: Gus | Jun 29, 2012 10:37:36 AM

  3. This homophobic douchbag is a coward for not publishing his hate-mongers in a public venue where people can respond. That speaks volumes about his position. Even he knows he's part of a bigoted fringe group that doesn't represent the public at all.

    Is there any doubt this guy is a self-loathing closet case?

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jun 29, 2012 10:38:41 AM

  4. Sorry, that should have said, "hate-mongering". I was kinda pissed when I wrote that ;-)

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jun 29, 2012 10:39:49 AM

  5. This poor guy needs a boyfriend.

    Posted by: Keppler | Jun 29, 2012 10:40:37 AM

  6. um....the word is "insanity?"

    Posted by: doug | Jun 29, 2012 10:53:17 AM

  7. I imagined him saying "monstrous insaneness" with a lisp and now it's all I can hear.

    Posted by: kirkyo | Jun 29, 2012 10:53:50 AM

  8. As if straight married people don't have some "sodomy" every now and then...

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jun 29, 2012 10:59:04 AM

  9. Exposing bigotry with the bible :

    Hatred is the greatest sin which goes against the greatest commandments of Christ. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Christ has clearly mentioned that the way to have eternal life for his followers is through his commandments to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. He has mentioned that those laws are above all other biblical laws of any other prophets.

    Homophobes promoting hatred are antiChrist who do not believe or pretend to believe in Jesus Christ but do not acknowledge Christ's commandments to love God and to love thy neighbor as thyself, to be the highest of all biblical laws. The antiChrist, like the devil, is a master of quoting biblical verses except those 2 top commandments of love from Christ, they avoid using Christ's name but use other names, even 'God', to bring all sort of biblical verses or 'facts', to lie and to prove their justification to hate. AntiChrist deceive people that those 2 commandments of love were not above all laws for Christians, and they are around in many organizations pretending to be of 'religious' faith.

    The issue of homosexuality, same sex marriage and many other issues (sexual/non sexual) are different forms of a test of the Christian faith on that choice of who they really believe in the end, to love (Christ and His greatest commandments) or to hate (succumb to temptation of verses NOT from Christ's greatest commandments to justify their hatred).

    Posted by: Simon | Jun 29, 2012 10:59:56 AM

  10. I think it's time to go one step further and ban organized religions. The amount of followers with brain damage due to incompetent theological teaching no longer negligible.

    Posted by: Wyett Earp | Jun 29, 2012 11:00:22 AM

  11. @ Kirkyo

    Exactly! "Monstorous Insaneness" sounds like something a cartoon version of a 1960s queen would say. I imagine this Mike Heath guy sounding like a cross between Sylvester the Cat and Paul Lynde.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 29, 2012 11:00:40 AM

  12. "Sodomy-based marriage" does he know every gay marriage is based on sodomy? Maybe some marriages are for love alone and no sex is involved, maybe there is just oral sex, maybe it is just cuddling or jerking off, maybe both partners are impotent.

    Why does he care so much about what married people do in privacy? Does he assume that heterosexuals do not have anal sex? But what if they did, would he insist they get divorced?

    This bigoted man is a prime example of a borderline fascist.

    Posted by: trees | Jun 29, 2012 11:12:35 AM

  13. "... common sense..." Oh dear.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 29, 2012 11:17:25 AM

  14. If we win equality at the polls then it will really deflate the NOM people who love to say "put it to a vote". However civil rights should never be up for a vote.

    "Monstrous Insaneness" sound like a good name for an alternative rock band....

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Jun 29, 2012 11:18:29 AM

  15. Closet case! Maybe he and Santorum can whip up a little santorum!

    Posted by: Truth | Jun 29, 2012 11:28:49 AM

  16. Can all you lesbians stop sodomizing each other, you're ruining it for the rest of us. :-)

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jun 29, 2012 12:29:11 PM

  17. Wow, the haters are getting desperate. And the more desperate they get, the louder they will scream their hate. And this will backfire against them big time. The end for the bigots is rapidly approaching, and it is amusing to watch. Sorry bigots: we won, you lose.

    Posted by: Rob roberts | Jun 29, 2012 12:47:41 PM

  18. This man is standing on very thin ice and
    he hasn't got the smarts to grasp it.
    What part of 'nit wit' doesn't he understand?
    It's a shame what a flawed
    theology pertaining to human sexuality
    has produced in this world. It is high
    time that humanity simply moves on in
    courage and faith from this kind of

    Posted by: Frank | Jun 29, 2012 12:58:55 PM

  19. Do you ever realize that they can only use "scary phrases" to describe equality issues but don't actually produce solid facts or evidence to qualify their statements? Boogey man this Boogey man that, but when you turn on the lights it's just a jacket on the chair.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jun 29, 2012 1:05:54 PM

  20. I'm originally from Maine. This guy, along with Madore, are just completely out-of-touch with today's world. The only reason they are against SSM is based on religious views. But, this is a secular issue having nothing to do with their version of religion or anyone else's for that matter.

    I'm not sure where he got the idea that SSM has been put to the vote twice in Maine. It has not. The Maine legislature passed a SSM bill in 2009 and it was signed into law by the Governor. Then, the hate group, NOM, along with the Catholic church spent a lot of money campaigning and got the issue on the ballot via the People's Veto. The people voted and in a 47/53 split amounting to 30,000 votes, in an off-year, referendum-only ballot, SSM was repealed.

    Mainers now have had a chance to review what happened and this November we are optimistic SSM will be restored.

    Heath and Madore are dinosaurs and in November they will share the fate of their ancient cousins.

    Posted by: ChuckGG | Jun 29, 2012 1:16:27 PM

  21. He must hate mirrors.

    Posted by: oliver | Jun 29, 2012 1:45:54 PM

  22. Please stop saying that marriage equality has a 20-point lead in Maine polling. If readers will click to the Towleroad link that you provide for the prior story, and if they will read the Comments related to that prior story, they will see that many of us believe there is no 20-point lead, and that the election will be much, much closer.
    For those who think that we're definitely going to win in Maine, please don't take that view -- we need to continue contributing $$ to Maine because there is a great chance we CAN win, but there is still a lot of work to do.

    Posted by: MiddleoftheRoader | Jun 29, 2012 1:46:01 PM

  23. The anti-gay Christians are insane monsters.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 29, 2012 2:03:17 PM

  24. This jerk's words are readily applied to him and his ilk. The only difference is that we're right (I mean 'correct') and he's miserably wrong. His mother should have been concerned about the PCBs she ingested while nursing him.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jun 29, 2012 2:50:48 PM

  25. Exactly how do lesbians have a "sodomy-based marriage"? Actually, my marriage here in California is based on a lot more than our sex life. If that were the only reason to get married, then what is the point of the entire institution? How sad for him if his entire relationship is based on just one aspect of it.

    Posted by: Keith | Jun 29, 2012 3:25:19 PM

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