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... and bigots double down when confronted!

Minnesotans United for All Families (MN United) held a press conference today to denounce Minnesotans for Marriage (M4M) for  comparing the marriage equality campaign to Nazi propaganda. MN Pastors for Marriage is a partner group of the M4M. This pastor group claimed that that there is no gayness gene and that repeating this claim is similar to the Nazi propaganda technique of repeating a lie long enough until the populace believes it.

"This is the second time in less than six months that spokespeople for Minnesota for Marriage have compared our respectful conversation and the loving and committed relationships of same-sex couples to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany," said Jake Loesch of MN United. "Sending this appalling comparison out during Passover and as we approach Easter makes it even more hurtful to people of faith."

M4M were distributing information to pastors and urging their supporters to bring up the Nazi propaganda reference during Easter and Passover sermons.

Third, there is a definitive problem. Homosexuals claim: “We were born this way; it is in our genes; God made us gay.” They cite old “gay gene” studies predominantly conducted by researchers who are homosexuals; studies that have been repudiated by credible research. Yet these same biased and discredited studies have been widely publicized by the liberal media as true and factual. They essentially practice Joseph Goebel’s Nazi philosophy of propaganda, which is basically this: Tell a lie long enough and loud enough and eventually most mindless Americans will believe it.

Hear this: God did not make anyone homosexual. The Bible declares that the definitive problem is ours: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way…” (Isaiah 53:6). Every one of us has a sin nature that twists and perverts God-given desires not only toward homosexuality, but toward all sorts of sin, including sexual sins such as promiscuity, adultery, pedophilia, etc. Our sinful nature is the root of all manner of evil, but with God’s help, we can choose not to give into those evil desires.

Dr. James Dobson says: “I am certain that homosexuality does not result from irresistible genetic influences, as some would have us believe.” Scientifically speaking, there is no gay gene. Listen, I do not believe that God would not place in your genetic code something that would damn your immortal soul. Again, it is our sin nature and its perverted and twisted desires that people give into, just as the Bible says in Rom. 1:24-27. That’s the definitive problem.
(Think Progress)

This is disgraceful. But here's what is worse. When asked to comment by MPR for their story on this, M4M double-down:
"This is simply a desperate attempt to distract Minnesotans in order to convince them that children don't really need a mother and a father. This distraction just exposes the fact that they have been saying the people of Minnesota have given them a mandate to legalize gay 'marriage', when all the polls show that they didn't. This is a smokescreen to cover the fact that they said nothing would change if the amendment were defeated when in fact they are trying to force gay 'marriage' on all Minnesotans. And, it's a perfect example of the attacks on religious freedoms that people can expect if gay 'marriage' is legalized in Minnesota.

The reality is that there are many, many people of faith who believe based on teachings from the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, and other religious texts that marriage is between one man and one woman. They have every right to their beliefs, and to preach on their beliefs. This attempt to discredit MN for Marriage is really a looking glass that allows Minnesotans to see that those attempting to force gay 'marriage' on this state do not, in fact, care about people's deeply held beliefs. They are calling into question these pastors' beliefs as evidenced by their calling out specific Scriptures with which they disagree and the fact that the gay 'marriage' bill only protects the religious freedoms of people when they're in the 4 walls of a church building. That's not enough to protect the freedom of Minnesotans to practice their religion."
(MPR)

Originally posted to The Big E on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Street Prophets , Invisible People, and Kossacks for Marriage Equality.

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