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Iowa Same-Sex 'Marriage' Ruling an Assault on Midwestern Values, Says AFTAH's LaBarbera

Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth about Homosexuality, 630-717-7631, americansfortruth@comcast.net

CHICAGO, April 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today's Iowa Supreme Court decision imposing "same-sex marriage" as a constitutional 'right' is an assault on not just the Judeo-Christian moral foundations of that state, but also on the God we ask to 'Bless America' -- and the common-sense, pro-family values of the Midwest, said Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality.

LaBarbera, who is also on the board of Protect Marriage Illinois, issued the following statement regarding the court's decision:

"Today Iowa becomes the first state not on either of the nation's two liberal coasts to impose homosexual 'marriage' or its mischievous twin, 'civil unions,' on its citizens through judicial tyranny. To call this decision bankrupt is to understate its perniciousness. The evil genius of the pro-sodomy movement is that it targets noble institutions like marriage and adoption in the name of 'rights,' and then perverts them to normalize aberrant behaviors.

"Homosexual 'marriage' is wrong because homosexual behavior itself is wrong and destructive -- as proved by its role in the early deaths of countless 'gay' men. We must shake loose of the secularists' and libertarians' amoral nonchalance regarding 'same-sex marriage' by asking questions like this: how exactly would two men consummate their 'gay marriage'? Answer: by engaging in what one Founding Father, Noah Webster, writing in saner times, rightly defined as a "crime against nature."

"'Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,' said abolitionist Wendell Phillips, and the evidence keeps pouring in that the entire homosexualist agenda is at war -- not just with our nation's Biblical heritage -- but the freedoms that made the United States of America great and blessed among nations. When the courts order society to effectively pretend that changeable sexual misbehavior is a 'civil right,' the law itself becomes perverted by punishing people of faith for their proper opposition toward deviant sex. The battle between 'gay rights' and religious freedom is a 'zero-sum' game -- as even lesbian Georgetown law professor Chai Feldblum admits.

I'm afraid that the pro-family movement -- eager to provide secular, public-policy arguments against "gay marriage" -- has failed to convey the monstrous evil of expanding, state-sanctioned homosexualism in our midst.  Our Creator is pure, perfect and holy, and homosexual behavior is diametrically opposed to His will for people's lives and His purpose for sex within the healthy boundaries of marriage, for the procreation of children. This same God graciously provides a way out of this sinful lifestyle through His son Jesus Christ, a path many former homosexuals have taken -- including those now living in real (man-woman) marriages.

It is high time for pastors, in Iowa and across the land, to shake off their stifling, politically correct timidity and again become the prophetic voices for Truth they were called to be: by boldly warning Americans about the perils of our growing accommodation with the sins of proud homosexuality, and sex outside marriage in general.