Americans for Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera has issued an infuriated statement following the Supreme Court's decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals cases from the fourth, seventh, and tenth circuit courts. In it he urges others who feel wronged to fight back with "civil disobedience on a massive scale" in those states whose bans have been overturned. From "statesmen" to everyday "citizens," LaBarbera wants everyone to get involved; as he so astutely points out, "if 'We the People's' votes do not count, then We live not in freedom but under tyranny."
Right Wing Watch reported his statement:
We are witnessing a "gradual Roe v. Wade" by which unelected judges impose homosexual 'marriage' on the nation. Hubris rules the day as millions of Americans' votes defending actual marriage (one man, one woman) are negated by one court ruling after another. Each decision bastardizes America's noble quest for racial justice by invoking "equality" for unions based on disordered sexual behavior that can never be "equal" to God-ordained sex within marriage. Now the nation's highest court is content to let the ongoing disenfranchisement become law…
The notion that nine men and women in black robes know more about what constitutes marriage than 76 percent of Oklahoma's voters is insulting and preposterous. Now is the time for civil disobedience on a massive scale: we hope that statesmen and citizens alike–in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, Utah and Virginia—indeed, any state where the people's will has been robbed by elitist judges—will reassert their state sovereignty against escalating judicial supremacy.
LaBarbera makes a somewhat coherent argument here, one that at least falls in line with the beliefs of many conservative groups across the country. It all goes downhill, though, when he invokes shoddy right-wing Christian "facts."
Homosexual activists yearn to be told that their defining sin is not a sin at all—and legalizing genderless "marriage" is their holy grail to achieve that end. "Love is love," we are told, or rather scolded. But God is not mocked: the Scriptures are clear that homosexual practice is an offense against both God and the very bodies of those who practice it (as is all sexual immorality).
The truly loving thing for Christians to do is not to "bless" same-sex relationships but to guide men and women caught up in false homosexual identities to the One, Jesus, who will forgive them and guide them to a life pleasing to God.
With 30+ states now, or soon, affording the right to marry for same-sex couples, we'll see how many homosexuals take LaBarbera up on his Christian kindness.