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Anti-Gay America Forever Group Seeks To Shock With Newspaper Ads

By David Holthouse on February 23, 2009 - 12:11 pm, Posted in Anti-LGBT

A black man and a white man — kissing! Each other! In the newspaper!

A Salt Lake City anti-gay organization bet $15,000 on a racism/homophobia/shock value trifecta when it placed full-page ads that prominently depict an interracial gay couple smooching in recent Sunday editions of the city’s two daily newspapers.

The ads attacked the Common Ground Initiative, a proposed legislation package now in committee in the Utah legislature, that would offer inheritance and medical decision-making rights to same-sex couples, and make it illegal for landlords and employers to evict or fire individuals based solely on their sexual orientation. The Common Ground Initiative does not address the issue of same-sex marriage.

America Forever, a.k.a. America Forever Foundation, paid for the ads, which implore readers to “Stand Up & Stop the Homosexual Movement” and declare “Shame on Utah Gays,” who are described as being “Anti-Species.”

The bulk of the ads, beyond the kissing photo and screaming headlines, consist of bigoted screeds presented as legal analysis. One example: “By holding hands and kissing in a public place [such as] an apartment complex playground, in a family neighborhood, at a party, or to present oneself as a homosexual person in the workplace, is stating and displaying that he or she practices sodomy, and if backed by law, will force the acceptance of homosexuality.”

There’s more: “If a hooker displays her conduct, a druggie displays his conduct and a homosexual displays his conduct, it is our right to not have them in our businesses, living in our basements, or barbequing in our yards. A woman, for example, who may have a good day job but at night dresses up as a hooker, will lose her job if she goes into work and begins to display herself as a Hooker. It is the employers [sic] right to decide who he employs.”

The ads bring comic relief, albeit unintentionally, by reprinting excerpts of “The Homosexual Declaration of War,” a satirical essay produced in 1987. It’s based loosely on Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” (The declaration’s author is “Michael Swift.”)

“We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar laws,” reads the essay, which is credulously re-printed in full on the America Forever website. “We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army barracks, in your truck stops. … Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding.”

“If you dare cry ‘Faggot, fairy queen’ at us we will stab you in your cowardly hearts and defile your dead, puny bodies. … Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks.”

The Salt Lake City newspaper ads solicit donations for America Forever. The group’s website identifies it as a nonprofit organization. However, The Salt Lake City Tribune columnist Rebecca Walsh reports that America Forever’s “many registrations with the State Department of Commerce have lapsed — the last time in 2007.” Furthermore, Walsh notes, it’s illegal in Utah for a nonprofit, even a state-registered one, to overtly spend money for political campaign purposes.

America Forever’s motto is “10 Years Fighting to Protect the Children and Keep America a Nation Under God.” The group first surfaced in 1999 in Salt Lake City, where it protested a proposed hate crime law because it offered protection to victims of crime targeted for their sexual orientation. The bill died in committee.

In 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on a group of America Forever members who showed up in Orange County, Calif., to demonstrate against a high school gay student support group. According to that article, America Forever was launched by a sprawling family of Brazilian immigrants whose patriarch, Dr. J.M.R. Filho, moved to the U.S. in 1975. Dr. Filho’s daughter, Sandra Rodrigues, is currently the foundation’s spokesperson. Jonas Filho, another relative, is listed as its chairman.

Messages left with a receptionist for Rodrigues and Filho, seeking comment for this post, were not returned.

The source of the group’s funding is not entirely clear. It solicits donations and sells anti-gay books and tapes through its website. However, it may have other, murkier income streams. As the Los Angeles Times reported in 2000, the Mexican consulate complained in 1999 to the Idaho and Utah state commissions on Hispanic affairs that America Forever was selling worthless identification cards for $200 each to undocumented immigrants in several Western states.

Following up on the complaint, federal officials investigated but ultimately ruled there was nothing they could do, since the cards were not technically illegal.

Save the children. Scam the immigrants.

Tremble, hetero swine.

  • http://www.ministryofthegreatspirit.blogspot.com Reverend_Boony

    Marki…

    The definition of homosexuality as it means today is totaly different from what was meant in the days of paul…

    Did you know that because women were considered inferior back then that the most effective way to humiliate men of that era was to literaly treat them as women ?

    In effect…As inferior.

    Did you know that, literaly speaking, it is anatomicaly impossible to lay with a man as you would a woman ?

    Think about it…Really think about it.

    Something else to think about is that if you refer to the jewish torah which is where the christian bible originated from then you would find that soddom and gomorrah wasnt destroyed because of homosexuality…But because of the folks there becomming hard of heart, greedy and selfish…Theres even a book in the new testement that addresses that fact although I dont remember which one.

    Chris had the right of it and you know it…Even to the point that trying to use the example of gang rape just shows your ignorance.

    You see…Theres a lot of things that happens in nature AND in human society BUT not all those things are good nor should they be legal…Such as gang rape.

    Homosexuality however is an innate trait just as heterosexuality and bisexuality is so saying that it should be illegal and/or condemned is as logical as saying that blue eyes or brown hair should be considered wrong.

    Yes…I admit that it took a while for the scientific community to come to the logical conclusion that theres nothing wrong with homosexuality but then it also took a while for them to be able to say that the earth wasnt the center of the universe…All because the church had way too much influence and not enough common sense…Kinda like the bible thumpers of today.

    Heres an example you might find of intrest…In nature, no animal attends church…And its a natural thing for them not to…So, why should humans be any less natural than the animals ?

    Heres another…In nature, no animal wears clothing…Why should us humans do so ?

    Same kind of logic your using and just as foolish in its application.

  • Markl

    Gee Chris,

    I don’t have time to list all of your inconsistancies so I will enlighten you on a couple.

    - You said Christianity didn’t view homosexuality as a sin until the late 1700′s. I have already noted that Paul the Apostle called it perversion in Romans, chapter one. If you want to site historical facts, then you should know that the New Testiment is BY FAR the most historically reliable of all the ancient writings.

    - You mentioned several medical, psycological and other associations that all say homosexuality is fine, but you failed to mention that at least one of them (I believe it is the APA) didn’t say that until 1973.

    - You said it happens in nature. Well, Chris gang rape happens in nature too. If you’ve ever owned a female dog in heat you know what I mean.

    As I said, I haven’t the time or desire to refute all of your self righteous and self serving “arguments”.

    “Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.” Prov. 23:9

  • http://truthwinsout.org Chris

    Well Boony its nice to see you on here as well as change.org my friend. Let me help you in this little charade of idiocy that comes from the galls of Makrl and others who think “all Christians” have to believe what they believe about the oppressed minority of the time.

    Well Makrl, let me get this straight. You state that Christianity views homosexuality as a sin and always has. If I were to tell you that that notion didn’t exist until the late 1700′s would you listen to historical fact or continue on your shallow and narrow path of American thinking; which is of course rejecting evidence for subjective opinion, belief, and rhetoric?

    If you are one of those people who believes science is subjective and obligatory to the will of religion then further reading of this is useless for comprehension of this material will not only fall on deaf ears. Insofar as to say if you do not believe the works of science cannot exceed the wisdom of cattle sacrificing primitives who believed every animal species was within walking distance of Paul, and Noah’s house, then I say such a mind is equal to the stupidity of a child who feels he can exceed the decibel levels of a train horn using his own lungs and vocal chords. Its cute and imaginative but only until the child goes mute from screaming to much, and deaf from the damaging sound levels of the train horn. Similar to how people might find it cute that Americans refuse to listen to anything other than their own personal beliefs and bias. It is seamlessly cute until those beliefs and bias seek protection in slaughtering the innocent as is what is happening in this country when people either kill gay people or using their religion instill so much shame, fear and guilt in gay people that they kill themselves.

    If you are one of those rare people in America who actually thinks the works of science are more valid and intellectually honest than primitive mythologies, then let me enlighten you on what the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Pediatrics, and the American Anthropological Association has to say on this issue. “Homosexuality is a normal, natural, positive variant of sexual orientation. Homosexuality is not a choice, and it cannot be change. Homosexuality like heterosexuality, and bisexuality is a fixed facet of a persons being, not an verb or a noun but a part of that person; just like race, ethnicity, and gender.”

    There… it is said and done. It’s normal and check me if I am wrong but if it happens in nature, I.E. in animals, including humans (because we are animals), and in the wild, its “natural.” Logic goes even farther with this one. If it causes no harm and shows positive outcomes is it unethical? No! It’s perfectly ethical. Is it logical to tell people who are equal in their love for one another that their love is wrong and to deny them the same legal rights to protecting their families as your own? Is it logical to tell such families that they cannot join in on the same institution that symbolizes the love and bond of a family, but they must call their family something other, something less? No! It is not logical nor is it ethical. It is also unethical to use a religion as a backdrop for thinking if someone or something is different, because of ignorance and simple arrogance, it should be feared, mistreated, dehumanized, denied full equal rights and the names to those rights, denied protection from mistreatment, and slandered with antiquated codes from a book that uses characters that are nothing more than a simple and two dimensional copies of Pagan gods like Mithra and Dionysus, Amun-Ra, Horus, etc.

    So now that we have that cleared up, let me enlighten you Makrl and those like you who think of “loving the sinner” while hating the sinner at the same time, because the sin in question is actually a part of that person as stated above. It is their being, not their actions. Just like living happy as a black person is part of someones being. Did you know that Christians used to think being black was a sin a choice, a wager of sin upon a “white mans” actions of his former life? Mormons used to believe you could pray it away like the ilk of Exodus International and FOTF believe one can pray away the gay. Fascinating tidbit of history is it not?

    Now in this conclusion, I feel this this little thesis has gone on long enough while I made an absolute mockery of your narrow way of thinking, I feel it is necessary to point out the obvious. Always good to save the best for last as they say. Now I do sincerely hope you took your two hundred and fifty milligrams of nitroglycerin for I don’t want you having a heart attack on us. Are you ready for the most shocking news of the day? There is actually a surprisingly high number of Christians, Muslims, and Jews who do not think homosexuality is a sin, believe that denying gay people protection from mob rule, discrimination and denying them full equal marriage rights including the name is “evil” and wrong. Some go even farther by stating that using a religion to characterize and condemn gay people is not only anti-American as well as it destroys the Establishment Clause of the bill of rights, but is also anti theocratic and hurts religions immensely. Outside of the Davidic Dogmas did you know that many religions celebrate all love between people and sanctify that love. Just ask Revered Boony. He can tell you all about the many different religions out there that marry gay families and have done so for thousands and thousands of year, long predating the Davidic Dogmas. My own ancestors would call me a “two spirit” and not only marry but but would worship the very ground I walk on. You know why? Because to them, my love, in their ways of life, is pure love. I am not bound to a person by an instinctual inclination to reproduce, but bound to a person out of pure love and affection, two souls that intertwine as one. This is what the Cherokee believe, as well as many other Native Americans who have resisted the indoctrination of the European evangelist crusaders. So think of it in this aspect. Because I am not bound to another for the simple aspect of reproduction, but out of the intrinsic capacity of pure love and only love, if such a pure love is wrong. is sinful and should be shunned, what does that say about your love? If you have to don feelings of reproduction to love someone, less of love, by your way of thinking, wouldn’t your love be the most sinful and depraved kind of love in existence. Just a thought…. Hope it gets a few of those dormant neurons firing once again.

    Sincerely
    Chris

  • http://www.ministryofthegreatspirit.blogspot.com Reverend_Boony

    Im not surprised…

    The bible thumpers are gonna continue to lie and misrepresent the truth even as those of us who choose to think for ourselves and stand for equality ever strive to fight their lies and deception with logic and common sense.

  • BrianC

    They’re at it again. They sent this flyer (click on the small picture) to all the fax machines at my university: http://www.americaforever.com/.....ement.html

  • MakrL

    As is customary, they begin with a phrase similar to, “Jesus said”. Is this a trick question or are you just wasting time and cyberspace?

  • http://www.ministryofthegreatspirit.blogspot.com Reverend_Boony

    In what way have they so attributed their words to be what jesus said ?

  • MakrL

    …and your point? The quotes I listed have been attributed to Jesus by the author(s).

  • http://www.ministryofthegreatspirit.blogspot.com Reverend_Boony

    Mr. mark l…

    Its generaly understood by most if not all intelligent folks that unless the author of any particular book is directly quoting someone…And states such that whatever words are spoken in said book are the author’s and no one else’s.

    Whatever jesus said specificly is in red…All else was never spoken by him.

  • http://www.ministryofthegreatspirit.blogspot.com Reverend_Boony

    Good god and goddess…

    What will those bible thumping idiots think of next ?

    Sheeeeeeeeeeesh.

  • Stacey H

    These hate mongers just fax bombed Maine faxes this week, proudly advertising their “kill Obama” video on youtube and stating that the anti hate laws are created to further the homosexual “agenda” along with slamming our senators. It was disgusting.

  • MarkL

    Oh yah, I almost forgot. Paul DID meet Jesus in person, on the road to Damascus, as recorded in Acts, written through Luke. Should we throw out Luke’s writings as well? If so, that would include the words of Jesus as recorded in Luke’s gospel as well as Acts.

    But you sited Jesus, let’s see what he has to say:
    “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”
    “I did not come to do away with the law, but to fulfil it.”
    “Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
    “I and the Father are one.”
    “He who has seen me has seem the Father.”
    “Before the Father was, I am.”
    “Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I shall give you rest. take my yoke upon you and learn of. For I am meek and lowly of heart, and you shall find rest for your soul.”
    “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.”

  • MarkL

    Your lack of understanding is amazing.

    Paul was a Pharasee (a strict Jewish sect) who was converted to Christianity on the road to Demascus (on his way to persecute Christians). It was Matthew who was the tax collector. Remember him? His gospel is the first book in the New testiment.

    And, yes, even a tax collector from the Roman IRS can be forgiven if they repent. (If Jesus can forgive me and all my many sins, he can forgive anyone).

    Jesus was silent on a lot of sins, such as child molestation, beastiality, rape, etc.

    Every Christian I have ever met believes the Bible (Old and New Testements) to be God’s Word.

    If you are going to throwout Romans because they were written through Paul, you have to also throw out 1 & 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Phillipians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and possibly Hebrews. Not to mention a large portion of Acts which contains the ministry of Paul as he travelled with Luke (remember him? His gospel is the 3rd book of the NT. He also wrote Acts.) and others.

    As for Paul being a scumbag, hater: “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinithians 13:3,4,6,8,13 written through Paul.

    But, don’t take my word for any of this. Please read it for yourself.

  • Snorlax

    Jesus never said homosexuality is a sin.

    That would be Saint Paul who said that.

    He’s a real scumbag, a hater. What do you expect from a tax man? He worked for the IRS of the Roman Empire. And he never even met Jesus in person.

    If you follow Romans, you’re not a Christian.

    You’re a Paulist. There IS a difference.

  • MarkL

    Just a few corrections:
    1. Mormons are NOT Christians, since one of the foundational tenets of the Christian faith is that Jesus Christ is God and Mormons do not believe that.
    2. While it is true that Christians believe homosexuality is a sin (read Romans:1) it does not mean that Christians hate homosexuals. In fact Jesus taught us to love everyone.
    3. Hate crimes legislation is unconstitutional as it violates the equal protection clause. Example: In every state it is a crime to assault someone, hence adding to the punishment of the act of assault if it is committed against a homosexual results in unequal protection for everyone else.
    4. Lobbying against legislation one deems bad for their state is NOT hate speech, but is in fact at the very heart of free speech.

    I as a Christian love homosexuals. I love my sister who is a lesbian. I love her enough to tell her the truth about how I feel and to admonish her to turn to the loving arms of Jesus to receive forgiveness and freedom from her bondage to sin. Just as I received the same for my sin.

    Those who chose to label Christians as hate-mongers and bigots betray themselves as hypocrates.

  • Ryan the non-Aryan

    Boony you are right that I misread your comment. Since I’m a busy man with little time using the computers. You pointed that out, which was my bad, obviously. I will be more cautious next time…

    However–

    “I also see that it was you who rewrote my statement in regards to prop. 8.”

    Well if you go back and re-read our comments IT WAS I, who first brought up the prop. 8 and IT WAS YOU, who re-wrote MY comments in regards to prop. 8 but then you went to re-quote my entire comment that is irrelevant to prop. 8.

    “I quoted all that you had said that time out of habit.”

    Weird. I don’t know why someone would developed a “habit” out of re-quoting another’s entire comments without addressing it, is kinda odd. Note that I mentioned a brief history on Mormon atrocities that has nothing to do with prop. 8 which for some reason you re-quoted it. But because of your “habits”, its probably best if your “response are a bit shorter.”

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    Ryan…You and I both know that it wasnt always illegal in california….To wit….Between may of 2008 and november of 2008 it was made legal.

    I also see that it was you who rewrote my statement in regards to prop 8.

    I quoted all that you had said that time just out of habit.
    I think youll find my more recent responses a bit shorter.

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    Ryan….Prop 8 was meant to do exactly what it did…

    Was meant to read “Prop 8 was meant to do exactly what IT did.”

    Did you purposely misread what I wrote ?
    I would have expected you to use common sense in reading what I originaly posted and looking at the overall context of what I wrote.

  • Ryan the non-Aryan

    “Ryan…..the prop 8 was meant to do exactly what I did.”

    What on Earth did you do? But then again whatever it is that you did surely wasn’t meant to follow you. The Mormons have been opposed to homosevuality practices since its creation. In fact, Mormons are Christians and Christians have denounced homosexuality for centuries.
    If memory serves me correctly, somewhere in your previous comments awhile back in another forum, you stated that you are not Christian.

    “It made it illegal once again for same sex couples to get married.”

    It has always been illegal in California.

    “Regrettable the religious right won that battle but would still lose the war.”

    If you are in favor of prop 8, then why is it “regrettable”? Are you implying that you are ashamed of your own actions.?

    Also what is your point when you re-quoted my last paragraph of my previous comment if you are not going to address it? If you don’t address it, then there is no point in re-quoting my comment. Its irrelevant.

  • http://none Robert McLernon

    How dare we call ourselves a democracy! You don’t need
    a gay rights movement in a democracy! Those rights are
    already locked in place in a democracy! You don’t have ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ in a democracy! You don’t have second class citizens in a democracy! Wake up!

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    Ryan the non-Aryan said,

    on February 24th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Although the Mormon church may have been the primary reason behind the killing of Prop. 8 in California and other states, it is also no secret that the church has a long history of excommunicating gays , once they’ve decided to “come out of the closet.”. It is also no secret that some Mormon members are still somewhat semi-racist towards certain minority groups(take Rep. Russell Pearce R-Mesa as one good example of this).

    One infamous atrocity committed by Mormons was the slaughter of one particular tribe in Utah back in the 1800’s, with most of the victims being young men between 14 to 55. And they’ve also engaged in the mass of murders of non-Mormon settlers on their way to Cali, possibly as payback for their eviction from the state of Minnosota where the Prophet Joseph Smith was supposedly murdered by angry mobs.

    Ryan….Prop 8 was meant to do exactly what it did…It made it illegal once again for same sex couples to get married. Regrettably the religious right won that battle but hopefully will still lose the war.

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    Marisa said,

    on February 26th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I am a life-long member of the Mormon Church. I believe the church should seek out every single one of those responsible for running this ad and excommunicate them. This is not “free speech” but HATE speech. It embarrasses me, and it should embarrass every LDS person in America.

    Well said marisa and I concur.

  • Robert McLernon

    Liberty and justice for all!

  • Marisa

    I am a life-long member of the Mormon Church. I believe the church should seek out every single one of those responsible for running this ad and excommunicate them. This is not “free speech” but HATE speech. It embarrasses me, and it should embarrass every LDS person in America.

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    Indeed.

  • http://exaggerator.blogdrive.com/ Exaggerator

    “Reverend Boony” observes where


    The myth of special rights among other myths that james dobson supposedly derived from the book “After The Ball” are all simply that…..Myths.

    If you ask me, “special rights” is just one of those rather lame platitudes that the weird and unwholesome, in their arrogance of racist and white-supremacist hubris, likes to claim solely to assert their arrogance.

    Up there on the same level as apartheid South Africa’s white Afrikaner community in particular, no?

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    The myth of special rights among other myths that james dobson supposedly derived from the book “After The Ball” are all simply that…..Myths.

    For those of you intrested in reading this book for yourselves, you can find it online at barnes and noble in the used book section.
    The authors names are Hunter Madsen and Marshall Kirk.

    Its worth the reading and Im not even into chapter 2 yet.

  • http://www.boony68.webs.com Reverend Boony

    You cant force acceptance on anyone who truly doesnt want it…..You can however “force” anti-discrimination laws in to place that would legaly prevent those who would discriminate against homosexuality from doing so and as with the other types of anti-discrimination laws, we clearly need these as well.
    It should go without saying all across the board that prejudice against any group who does no harm simply by how they are born is wrong but unfortunatly, in today’s american society, it does have to be said….Again and again and again.

  • ?

    How can these people be so dumb as to compare druggies and prostitutes to gays? Their stupidity just baffles me.

    Oh and by the way, how’s it so “special” to have equal rights as everybody else? I mean really! Ever heard of human rights, you neo-Nazis!?

  • Ryan the non-Aryan

    Although the Mormon church may have been the primary reason behind the killing of Prop. 8 in California and other states, it is also no secret that the church has a long history of excommunicating gays , once they’ve decided to “come out of the closet.”. It is also no secret that some Mormon members are still somewhat semi-racist towards certain minority groups(take Rep. Russell Pearce R-Mesa as one good example of this).

    One infamous atrocity committed by Mormons was the slaughter of one particular tribe in Utah back in the 1800′s, with most of the victims being young men between 14 to 55. And they’ve also engaged in the mass of murders of non-Mormon settlers on their way to Cali, possibly as payback for their eviction from the state of Minnosota where the Prophet Joseph Smith was supposedly murdered by angry mobs.

  • Paul

    cool story “GENÖ: the Shadow Wolf”

  • Carter

    “Tremble, hetero swine”…. That’s sort of cute; isn’t it?

    The issue regarding employer’s rights is an interesting issue however. It appears appropriate to demand a level of decorum from everyone at the work place. And if anyone, no matter who, can’t maintain a level of professionalism, employers have a right to demand it. After all is said and done it IS their business. This, certainly isn’t limited to a gay/lesbian agenda what-so-ever. In fact, the authors do themselves a disservice by attaching it there.
    If a man cannot maintain a level of professionalism; let’s say the fellow uses scatological language to customers or is so self absorbed that he does not deliver any proficient customer-service – should he not be fired?

    Let’s take it to a different professional level. I know a psychologist who happens to be gay. He told me once that it would be the height of unprofessional behavior for him to have a picture of himself & his significant other on his desk as it would create a stumbling block in the dynamic of therapy. This fellow is well regarded in his field. But in the same breath he said even if he was not gay he most likely would not have any personal pictures or personal observation placed upon his patients.
    His point was that there is a very real place for privacy in the manner in which we promote professionalism in the work-place.

  • GENÖ: the Shadow Wolf

    I used to live in Salt Lake City and Utah County for 11 years. Even then the religious white folks up there considered “interracial” heteorsexual couples and relationships as somewhat “shocking” and sometimes but seldomly disapproved of it. Not all the Mormons were biased or prejudiced about it, in fact, the vast majority of them were fairly cool, caring and great families. And they are still my friends today. All the girls that I dated in H.S. were White(with most of them being Mormon).
    Mormons are more tolerant with “interracial” relationships nowadays than “homosexuality”. Half of my family members are members of the church. However, the church has a strong standing against “homosexuality” and “gay marriages”. And I am not ashamed to say that I share the church’s principles in that context. But it does not mean that I hold quarrels with the gay community nor am I against them. What bothers me concerning America Forever is that they are considerably a sly bit racist in terms of their vicious stance against “proposed hatecrimes law.” Since I am a strong staunch supporter of the hatecrimes initiative. And I wish the Obama adminstration would take additional steps to seek ways to boost and expand the hatecrimes laws. To keep the white supremacists/neo-Nazis in their place….

    Therefore, I think marriages is a sacred institution strictly between man and a woman. Also I don’t find anything wrong with Lesbianism. Since I believe that women should have the right to love whoever they want , whether its a non-White gentleman or another women. But I also feel that gay people should have some level of Rights the same as married heteosexual couples.

  • http://exaggerator.blogdrive.com/ Exaggerator

    Quoth the ad in question and controversy:


    “By holding hands and kissing in a public place [such as] an apartment complex playground, in a family neighborhood, at a party, or to present oneself as a homosexual person in the workplace, is stating and displaying that he or she practices sodomy, and if backed by law, will force the acceptance of homosexuality.”

    For the sake of historical record, Nazi Germany applied Section 175 of the German Penal Code (which, until repealed in recent years, criminalised homosexual acts and relationships) against not just homosexual behaviour per se, but against such “displaying homosexual tendencies” such as those cited in the ad just now.

    And remember, too, that the Nazis saw homosexuality as an impediment in their desire to create the Final Perfection of the “Aryan Master Race” as much as Jews, Roma (gypsies), those of Russo-Slavic derivation, Jehovah’s Witnesses (or, as they are known overseas, “Bible Students”) and those with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities–even if “Aryan,” technically, has no ethnological validity or qualification.