The swell folks at Defend Maryland Marriage write:
We want to be perfectly clear. We do not hate those who live the homosexual lifestyle. Those who would label the defenders of traditional marriage as homophobes or with any other mean spirited word should know that we love and pray for all men.
Reading this, you’d think that the only reason for calling them “homophobes” is being “mean spirited.” There couldn’t possibly be any substantive reason for calling them homophobes.
Well… not so much. Turns out that they’ve recently edited out some comments from the front page of their website – comments that they refused to own up to or acknowledge when I emailed them (as their email explained, “the goal of this organization is not to satisfy your need to know”). Happily, I took a screen shot of the google cache of their website before the change. The missing paragraphs:
We believe it is necessary that church leaders across Maryland be exposed to the vile and militaristic agenda of extreme homosexual activists. Moral leaders must become aware of their intent to sodomize our children. For this reason, we continue to schedule Pastor, Elder, Deacon and Church Leader meetings wherein we show firsthand the words and plans of these activists.
We are committed to unifying the universal church (God’s Church) into action and we urge that every church exposes the ugly realities of the homosexual movement to its members. Their intent is to indoctrinate our children with the homosexual lifestyle. This is currently happening in many public and private schools across our state. We will remain silent no longer!
Gosh, why would anyone but a meanie call these nice people homophobes?