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Anti-Gay Activist John Stemberger Says Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Worth Dying For': VIDEO

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John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Policy Council, has said that the fight against same-sex marriage “is an issue worth dying for," reports The Miami Herald.

Stemberger led the 2008 campaign to ban same-sex marriage in the state and spearheaded Trail Life USA as a direct response to the 2013 decision to allow gay youth to join the scouts.

His comments follow Monroe County Chief Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia’s decision to strike down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last week.

However, Stemberger said that “every domestic partnership, every single civil union, every couple that cohabitates, these arrangements dilute and devalue marriage.”

Watch Manatee and Sarasota residents give their reactions to Garcia's ruling, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Marco Rubio Offers Keynote Speech on Morality to Anti-Gay Florida Group: VIDEO

 

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the keynote speech at the virulently anti-gay group Florida Family Policy Council over the weekend, as Towleroad reported earlier this month.

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"The moral well-being of our nation is our business. It's everybody's business," Rubio said to applause at the Florida Family Policy Council fundraising dinner. "The debate we should be having isn't whether or not we have a right to talk about values and morals in the public square, the debate we should be having instead is which values and morals our nation should focus on." ...

The dinner was raising money for the group that led the petition drive to put a gay marriage ban on the state ballot. The constitutional amendment was approved by voters in 2008. Videos shown before and after Rubio spoke showed its president, John Stemberger, speaking against gay marriage, gay scout masters and allowing people who have had sex changes to teach in schools.

Watch part of Rubio's speech about God, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Senator Marco Rubio Headlining Anti-Gay Fundraiser

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is headlining a fundraiser on November 16 for the virulently anti-gay group Florida Family Policy Council which is led by John Stemberger. The dinner will also honor Mat Staver, the head of the radically conservative legal group Liberty Counsel.

Stemberger, as we have reported, spearheaded Trail Life USA, an anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts, and, as Right Wing Watch notes, has said that being gay is an “artificial, social construct” that is “dangerous," warned that the Boy Scouts will experience widespread sexual abuse as a result of including gay members under the age of eighteen, and alleged that affirming LGBT youth is "tantamount to abuse."

Adds RWW: "Stemberger and Staver are far outside of the mainstream, but with Rubio preparing for a possible presidential run in 2016 he may use this event, much like his speech at the Values Voter Summit, to soothe any doubts about his right-wing credentials."


Anti-Gay Alternative to Boy Scouts Launches, with Bush Impersonator and Mike Huckabee: VIDEO

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More than 1,000 people including Governor Mike Huckabee attended a launch event in Nashville over the weekend for Trail Life USA, the group formed after the Boy Scouts began admitting gay scouts. If you'll remember, the group was founded by anti-gay Scouting activist John Stemberger and Rob Green, a former BSA executive. I posted a clip of them discussing the group back in July.

CNN reports:

  J_stembergerThe group, which will officially launch in 2014, says it expects to become a "premier" Christian organization for boys and young men.

At the weekend event, which reporters were not allowed to attend, the group unveiled its name and logo.
The logo includes the words adventure, character and leadership.

"Trail Life USA will be inclusive of boys, regardless of religion, race, national origin or socioeconomic status, and accept boys who are experiencing same-sex attractions or gender confusion," a statement from the group says.

"However, it will not admit youth who are open or avowed about their homosexuality, and it will not admit boys who are not 'biologically male' or boys who wish to dress and act like girls."

Watch their promotional video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Via the group's Twitter are some photos of the event which included, a George W. Bush impersonator:

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Huckabee and the Bush impersonator singing a blues duet together:

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And photo opportunities with the creepy founder John Stemberger:

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Watch their promotional video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anti-Gay Activists Launch Scouting Alternative for Boys Who Don't 'Openly Flaunt Sexuality': VIDEO

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In late June, Towleroad reported on plans by anti-gay activist John Stemberger to create a new, anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts. You may recall Stemberger from the time Zach Wahls utterly destroyed him on CNN.

Yesterday, Stemberger made his big announcement:

GreenThe splinter group, OnMyHonor.Net, said the new organization will offer an outdoors-oriented character-development program for boys similar to that of the Boy Scouts, while also focusing on “sexual purity” and adhering to “a standard statement of Christian values.”

The new organization, which has yet to be named, stopped short of banning gay children but said it would bar any members who “openly flaunt sexuality.”

“We have heard directly from over 30,000 people that recommended a need for this organization,” said Rob Green, a former top Boy Scouts leader in South Carolina and now interim executive director of OnMyHonor.Net’s new program. “There is an organization existing now that is in line with your values.”

Watch a video in which Stemberger and Rob Green (inset), a former BSA executive who is leading the new organization, talk more about it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Writes Good As You:

Rob Green has vowed to stick by his belief that "homosexuality is morally wrong." Which, of course, will be what this new organization will always be about. This is an organization that they are creating for the sole purpose of excluding gay people and keeping anti-gay teaching in place. That will always be what defines this new organization, regardless of what they call it, how they spin it, or where it goes from here. Its history begins with wanton discrimination against gay minors. That history is already written and forever ingrained.

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