Maine Politics

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The CCL

It's easy to dismiss the gay-bashing rhetoric of the Christian Civic League as just so much right-wing lunacy, but their political abilities shouldn't be ignored. They managed to gather enough signatures, and then enough votes to first bring the anti-discrimination bill to a referendum and then defeat it twice in state-wide elections while being outspent 10 to 1. Right now, they are focused on defeating gay rights in the legislature and passing an anti-same-sex marriage amendment. To that end, they have created a website to help their members know where legislators stand on the "homosexual agenda". You can check it out here.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to applaud Mike Heath for taking a great step towards tolerance and rationality in today's CCL email, where he admitted that gay people did not, technically, perpetrate the holocaust, declaring: "Homosexuals aren't nazis [sic]. Their ideology is, however, evil."


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3 Comments:

Wow. That's scary. 

Posted by Loco

2/09/2005 10:53:00 AM

 

I find it horribly sad that people who claim to follow Jesus promote such hate. If there's a hell, they're headed straight for it. 

Posted by Andy

2/09/2005 04:43:00 PM

 

My hope is that people like this are a fading share of ME's population. 

Posted by jimbo

2/10/2005 05:24:00 PM

 

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