Video from ThinkProgress.
Jeremy Hooper at GoodAsYou blog and other outlets are reporting on the charming little Christian rally NY Democratic state Senator Ruben Diaz and National Organization For Marriage (NOM) sponsored in the Bronx, NY on Sunday.
Special guest Rev. Ariel Torres Ortega of Radio Visión Cristiana (another rally sponsor), spoke just moments before NOM president Brian Brown and Senator Diaz. The fine man of the cloth warned of "committing sexual acts between man and man. And receiving the retribution of the things that they have done from straying away." And then he delivered the real crowd pleaser at the 1:35 mark:
“Those who practice such things
are worthy to death.”
Fortunately, the good reverend won't have to get his own hands dirty! There are lots of folks in the Bronx happy to do God's work for him, like these guys:
Bronx, NY, October 11, 2010: He was beaten, bound and left under his mattress to die.
New York magazine
A terrified 40-year-old Bronx man described how he came face-to-face with the gang of deviant goons who allegedly sodomized and tortured his younger brother and two teenagers during a lurid night of homophobic rage.
reported on the death threats the Democratic State Senator's guest made against LGBT New Yorkers on Sunday and added this:
Another pastor, Wanda Rolon, seemed to refer to newly-out pop singer Ricky Martin as "hell's ambassador." Say what you will about these anti-gay factions — they certainly do have a sense of camp.
Ruben Diaz's wife says gays are enslaved and enchained by homosexuality', an 'abomination'; NOM president [Brian Brown] looks on, all smiles.
Apparently National Organization For Marriage's commitment to good Christian values includes a special loophole for the Eighth Commandment. They have a long unseemly history of stealing art, copywrited music and other materials. Their latest heist is a gay activist's video of the rally that they posted as their own on YouTube. They get millions from the Catholic and Mormon Churches and they can't hire their own videographer?!
And, of course another thing the National Organization For Marriage has a history of is soliciting death threats against the LGBT community. Who can forget this iconic image from their "Summer for Marriage" tour last year?
Keep up the good work spreading the word of Christ Sen./Rev. Ruben Diaz, Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown and Rev. Ortega. Your message of Christian love is really inspiring! Christ would just be so proud of you!
News out today: NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg will spend today up in Albany lobbying on behalf of the bill. He is said to have donated $100,000 to the cause, and will be hosting a fundraiser where guests will be asked to donate $10,000 to $25,000 to the cause.