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How activists can stop the “gay marriage” steamroller
The New Movement - what you can do . . .
POSTED: October 22, 2014
How can the pro-family movement – pro-family individuals – effectively fight back? Can the homosexual pseudo-marriage steamroller be stopped? Our recent article, “How the pro-family movement helped spread ‘gay marriage’ across America” got a lot of attention, with many readers then asking us what they can do.
The huge lesson from Maryland – Success and Failure
What happened in Maryland in 2011 and 2012 best encapsulates the problem we’re facing.
In March 2011 a “gay marriage” bill had just passed the Maryland Senate and was on to the House of Delegates. The Governor promised to sign as soon as it passed. In the House, over half of the members were co-sponsors of the bill. It looked completely hopeless for the pro-family side.
But then, possibly the biggest pro-family surge in modern history took place. Suddenly everyone on our side jumped into the fight. Black pastors, white clergy, pro-family activists, Republicans, conservative House members and others all stepped up, and they were on fire!
It was a full-court press on the State House like no one had seen before. The black pastors held nothing back in their sermons. Church congregations across the state confronted liberal House members in their districts with an angry promise to defeat them in the next election. The Maryland Republican Party (not the wimpy Massachusetts variety) placed anti-gay marriage robo-calls and mailed MassResistance materials statewide. Republican legislators organized media events. Prominent ex-gays came and testified.
MassResistance mobilized over 100 of our Maryland activists. Brian Camenker of MassResistance appeared on drive-time radio in Baltimore. The David Parker case (from the MassResistance website) was debated on the House floor.
"The Senate vote was definitely a wake-up call," said Minority Leader Nancy C. Jacobs (R-Harford). "It got the churches involved. It got people involved. Quite frankly, I thought it was going to fly through the House. But once delegates started hearing from their constituents, they started thinking twice.".
Unfortunately, that’s not the end of the story. The following year, the Governor himself re-introduced the bill in the Maryland Legislature with great enthusiasm. His wife joined in, publicly calleding the pro-family people “cowards.”
The pastors were fired up and ready. The evening before the House public hearing on the bill, pastors from across Maryland converged on the grounds of the State Capitol and held one of the most fiery pro-marriage rallies we’d ever seen.
But the next day at the public hearing, the Maryland pro-family “establishment” (not representative of the grass roots activists) came and took over, and dismantled everything. They had decided that our side was using too much “hateful” rhetoric, and needed to sound “reasonable” and “moderate.” ("No Bible thumping," they said.) They controlled who was allowed to testify, insisting on controlling the message. They would not allow the pastors, the activists, or even the Republican House members get out of line. (We were there and saw it for ourselves.) They were adamant that this was necessary so that our side would be taken seriously.
But the opposite happened. The pro-family side was not taken seriously this time. The new “gay marriage” bill easily sailed through the House, then the Senate, and was signed into law by the Governor. It was very frustrating to watch. Later that year, when activists tried to get a referendum passed to repeal it, most of the energy on our side was already dissipated. So now, Maryland has “gay marriage” written into law.
Each pro-family defeat has made things worse
As we pointed out in our recent article, that kind of mentality has caused great damage in the “gay marriage” fight across the country as well as the general “LGBT agenda” battles.
It has given tremendous momentum to the “gay marriage” push in the federal courts. Added to that is the growing problem of ultra-left federal judges, homosexual law clerks (even on the Supreme Court level), and anti-family people placed in other key positions throughout the federal legal system.
A reality check
Those of us under the heel of the powerful LGBT movement often feel overwhelmed, fearful that it can never be stopped. We hear it all the time from pro-family people.
That is simply an illusion. Like other oppressive movements, the LGBT dynasty is a house of cards that can continue to dominate only through force and pressure. It’s particularly true because it is based on such overwhelming lunacy and represents a complete inversion of nature.
You can take this to the bank: There will come a time when people will wonder how that movement could have even existed, much less dominated society. Like other periods of depravity, it will seem like a fictional account of history. Those who cooperated with it will all seem like unbelievable fools.
Right now the LGBT activists – and the lawmakers and judges who drink their Kool-Aid -- love to use the Marxist refrain that they are “on the right side of history.” -- just like the old Soviet Union.
And like the Soviet Union, with enough pressure it will all come down. The question isn’t “if.” The question is: “when.” The answer to that is up to us.
The New Movement: A change of philosophy, attitude and action
MassResistance has been participating in the “culture war” and observing the overall pro-family movement for over twenty years.
The recent national outrage over threats by homosexual activists and their allies to pastors in Houston and an Idaho town are hopeful signs that more people understand how important the issue is.
We believe that to fight this battle effectively takes a certain attitude, a certain mental state, and the willingness to do certain things.
Change of Attitude
Change of Action
We realize that this isn’t an easy struggle to take on. Homosexual activists, even more than liberals, love to terrorize and intimidate and humiliate, often in vicious and extremely profane and obscene ways. They are the ultimate bullies. But the flip side is that they will eventually back down and collapse if you stand up to them. The sad truth is that deep down almost all of them are broken, disordered, and often wounded people who need healing. Those who have gotten it properly have changed for the better dramatically.
Leaving the old behind
We are not suggesting that everyone will suddenly change what they’re doing just because we say so. There needs to be a friendly split in our movement with the “establishment” being left to continue its approach, and the New Movement acting independently with its own strategy..
In fact, judging from our experience over decades the current pro-family establishment is not going to change. They are going to continue with their current mindset and approach. That is their emotional and philosophical DNA. It doesn’t make them bad people. We love them as brothers in this fight and respect them. But there’s room for different approaches.
Nor are the major pro-family lawyers going to change from their defensive posture. That's how defense lawyers think. The ACLU, on the other hand, has a prosecutor mentality. They attack. We've found one or two pro-family attorneys in that mold; we need a lot more.
But also, the current conservative “big donor” community is not going to change, either. The wealthy conservative businessmen who write six-figure checks have not up until now shown much interest in funding “confrontational” pro-family organizations, particularly those that directly take on the LGBT agenda. They prefer the comfort of “respectable” organizations. That’s their mindset. (It’s the opposite attitude of the huge donors who fund the frontline radical LGBT movement, as we all know.) It’s probably the biggest problem we face. But until a new group of wealthy funders appears, frontline pro-family groups will continue to depend on raising money from “regular” people.
The New Movement - Going forward
We’ve outlined an aggressive approach to pro-family activism that is fairly revolutionary. We strongly believe it is the only answer. We don’t anticipate current groups, even Tea Party groups, to move in our direction, but we are going to begin doing this ourselves.
We have already started the process of scheduling meetings across Massachusetts to engage and re-orient activists. We are also open to helping form groups in other states and even other countries. The future is now!