Michael Heath Claims Marriage Equality Breeds Violence Like FRC Shooting

MichaelHeathMichael Heath is really taking the new conservative meme — equality activists are violent like Floyd Corkins — to the next level. Heath, the outspoken anti-gay stalwart who called same-sex marriage "monstrous insaneness," released a statement today in which he says allowing marriage equality in Maine would lead to the "sort of violence" seen at Family Research Council's HQ this week.

"If Maine doesn't end this decades long conflict over the evil of sodomy with an overwhelming NO vote in November we can expect to see this sort of violence in Maine in the near future," said Heath, referring to the referendum that could legalize marriage equality.

"Homosexuality can lead to the most horrific and violent consequences in individuals and society. The twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of it."

Heath then takes the fear-mongering one step further by noting that he's getting a gun to protect himself, and others. From his press release, which is written in third person: "Heath is awaiting receipt of his concealed weapons permit from the Maine State Police. He claimed it is the responsibility of all good men to be prepared to protect innocence from evil. Force must be met with force so that innocent people are not harmed."

The statement also notes that Heath will be speaking at Beastfeast, an event at which – and this is a quote – "men who respect hunting and firearms come together to enjoy the results of the hunt — they eat meat."


  1. Luke says

    Wow… would this be akin to yelling “Fire” in a crowded theater? Sounds like he’s telling people to go buy guns and “protect themselves” by killing evil gays.

  2. says

    This is nothing more than a self-fulfilling proclamation. This is no different than claiming actions of one man were a direct result of Southern Poverty Law Center calling Family Research Center is a hate group.

  3. candide001 says

    It’s been a very bad summer for the LGBT cause. The Regnerus “study” which is already being used in court cases, the mismanagement of the chuck-fulla-hate boycott which allowed the anti-gays to take control of the message, and now this isolated act of violence. The war is going to escalate. The anti-gays are politically astute and without principles. Now they have 3 new weapons to use against us. Are our representatives and advocacy groups up to the task? Judging from their dropping the ball on the chik flap, I’m not so sure.

  4. woodroad34d says

    So throughout human history, where heterosexuals were the only ones allowed to marry, we had peace, no violence, or crime whatsoever. Good to know…sure wouldn’t want to upset that lovely utopia.

  5. Rob robertss2009 says

    Mr. Heath can be reached at (207) 956-0819.

    Perhaps he would like to hear your opinion.

    Don’t forget to dial *67 first to turn off caller ID if you don’t want him calling you back.

  6. Polyboy says

    HRC and the other advocacy groups are failing across the board, withering in the face of this call for blood, running scared thinking that “the truth will come out.”

    Truth doesn’t matter to these people. There is no reasoning with them. They are evil and their words need to be fought in the pubic arena.

  7. Artie_in_Lauderdale says

    KEVINVT has it right on the money. A “yes” vote would affirm justice and make shootings like the one at the FRC headquarters unnecessary. A “no” vote would encourage the same kind of rage that fueled the “White Night Riots” when Dan White was acquitted after assassinating Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone. In addition to being a twit, Michael Heath’s logic is upside down.

  8. WHAT? says

    @RYAN: once again the “don’t talk about them and they will go away” crowd has piped in. So, you would rather this twit go about spewing his stuff without being challenged and called out on that crap? Yeah, just don’t expose these jerks for what they are and they will go away. Sarcasm.

  9. k says

    What, like all the violence in MA,NY,IA,DC (and the others)that stems from this very reason? What a joke. (I know someone made a similar comment above, but I needed to put my two cents in.)

  10. EchtKultig says

    “The anti-gays are politically astute and without principles.”
    candide001 – well said. It is a bad summer and it could get worse! And who predicted this before it all started? Me (under my previous handle). I knew that Rove, feeling cornered by the completely disastrous primary, was going to put on his witches hat (he LOVES that part) and stir up a big ole pot of homo hatred for the summer. That’s why the timing of the FRC shooting is just a little too convenient. He could have some ex-CIA psych-ops people working for him, and they concocted a way to make Floyd do something like he did. Perhaps a handsome “love interest” who said he’d have sex with him if he did something violent to prove he was a man, perhaps?????

    As for this loon, it’s “insanity” honey, not “insaneness.” And, like all of your type, you look like a big old closet case.

  11. Stefan says

    I disagree when people say it’s been a bad summer for LGBT rights. The Regearus “study” was only used by a conservative-biased judge in Hawaii and will be thrown out on appeal. The Chik-fil-A controversy had more to do with the belief that First Amendment rights were being violated. This recent shooting along with the Chik-fil-A craziness will be fogotten by election day.

    Oh and polls for our side have never been higher in Maine, Washington, and Maryland (not so much Minnesota, but we’ll get there).

  12. Joel R. says

    I really do believe LGBT should prepare themselves for a battle. These bigots are soooo extreme that I genuinely see a modern day Nazi Germany, except their hatred is directed at LGBT. I believe EVERY LGBT has a duty to educate those around them, through kindness and conversation. We can’t afford to be ‘indifferent’ about our movement when there’s nuts literally out to start a war against LGBT in this country. Everyone should do their part and get involved.

  13. Michaelandfred says

    OK, setting aside all the facts, science and common sense for a minute….

    Just kidding. Only idiots like this do that, which is why we call them idiots.

  14. Gregoire says

    First of all, the ‘battle’ between the extremists and the gay community has already been won. They just havent picked up the fact that they lost. Expect this sort of angry homophobic rage to foment more in the next few years before it slowly dies away for good.

  15. Fred says

    Why do people assume the US is the world. Canada has had ssm for more than ten years and none of these dire predictions have occurred. DUH. I’m not aware of any of this violence occurring there. Am I missing something?

  16. Diogenes Arktos says

    The Religious Right’s groups are many, coordinated, and well-organized. They can mobilize members of too many churches to go out and vote their “well-formed” consciences. Unlike the LGBT groups.

  17. says

    Christianist religion is no longer a sacred cow, through its hateful rhetoric and hypocritical actions, christianists are rapidly becoming America’s pariah as they box themselves deeper and deeper into a corner blind hatred. And now, justifying it by trying to play victim of the “Gay Agenda” is inflammatory and absolutely and totally ludicrous.

    I don’t believe in violence in any way at all and I would never wish that on to others, but the christianist hate industry has been silently been killing with; fear, intimidation, stigmatizing, demonization and condemnation of LGBT citizens for years.

    The blood of this HATE machine is on their hands from the hundreds for murders, assaults, suicides and torture of LGBT victims by this homophobic christianist philosophy during the past 2 millennium around the world.

  18. Diogenes Arktos says

    “If Maine doesn’t end this decades long conflict over the evil of sodomy with an overwhelming NO vote in November…”

    Why does he believe that a NO vote in November will stop the progress of LGBT rights forever?

  19. Christie says

    The FRC is a hate group. They lobbied for the execution of gay people in Africa:
    According to the FRC’s official lobbying report for the first quarter of 2010, they paid two of their henchmen $25,000 to lobby Congress against approving a resolution denouncing Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals. The resolution passed in the Senate on April 13th, but remains languished in the House almost four months after being referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Did the FRC’s lobbying kill it?

    You can download the report yourself here:

    The KKK will say they are not a hate group as well, but sorry they are a hate group.

    I don’t support what that gun person did at all. There is a bad apple in every bunch. Like those people who bombed abortion clinics.

    23 gay rights leaders condemn Family Research Council shooting

  20. Mike says

    The Christians have been murdering people in the name of their god for thousands of years and today the prisons are full of these Christians who commit crimes like murder.

  21. Diogenes Arktos says

    Here’s a good one… The Janet Mefferd (an independet Christian broadcaster) criticized HRC for posting an article the day before the shooting “that was very inflammatory about the Family Research Council, ‘they want to export homosexuals from the US’ and ‘they equate homosexuals with pedophiles’ and all this stuff,” and wished there would be “public pressure on some of these gay rights organizations to tone it down”.

    One small problem, that’s *exactly* what the FRC has said.


    The HRC posting can be linked to from the above URL.

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