Maine Anti-Gay Activist Blames Bad Weather, Potato Blight on Gay Marriage

August 11, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Maine resident, Evangelical Christian and rabid homophobe, Mike Heath, has been leading the charge in New England against the danger of what he calls, the “radical homosexual agenda” for over 20 years. And he is now blaming gay marriage for Maine’s rainy weather and potato blight. Heath has certainly said some deranged and bigoted things in the past against the LGBT community, but his recent comments are completely unhinged.

Mike Heath is head of the Christian Civic League of Maine/Maine Family Policy Council, which is formally associated with Focus on the Family, founded by Dr. James Dobson. Heath is enraged over Democratic Gov. John Baldacci’s recent enactment of a same-sex marriage law. Heath is organizing a referendum campaign called, “Peoples Veto Campaign to Overturn ‘Gay Marriage’ in Maine,” to repeal the marriage equality law.

In an August 7, opinion column published in Brunswick’s The TImes Record entitled, “A ‘cloud of error’ hides the ‘light of reason,’” Heath suggests that the rainy weather and blighted crops that have plagued the State of Maine this summer are due to the evil of the legalization of gay marriage.

Read some excerpts of Heath’s “gay-marriage potato blight” column below:

“Our crops are faring like our moods. The potato crop is blighted, and corn and fruit fields wither. In one historic building in Augusta, rain flooded the basement, as water from another source poured down through the ceiling and extinguished a century-old chandelier.

Few people would be bold enough to suggest the cause of the endless rain and gloom, that the moral climate in Maine has caused the sun to hide its face in shame.

Worse than the rain is the fact, that Maine voted in homosexual “marriage.”

In May, our elected officials overturned a law of nature, and in its place paid honor to evil and unnatural practices.

Our leaders allowed a cloud of error to hide the light of reason, and then the rain began. How fitting that this eclipse of human reason is mirrored by the disappearance of the sun!

What darkness equals the error of saying a family should be headed by two mothers or two fathers? What error equals saying that two women can be married, or two men?

I am not saying that homosexuals or the gay rights movement are to blame for the weather. Far from it!

The fault lies with a refractory governor and Legislature who imposed an immoral law on our people.”

In Heath’s worldview, once the government allowed “evil and unnatural practices” to take place in Maine, “the rain began.” Who knew that gay marriage could cause biblical floods and pestilence in the form of potato blight and plunge the state into darkness!

Heath’s bigotry and hatred towards the LGBT community knows no bounds. He is also a board member of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, headed by fellow anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, which is an organization “devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda.”

Heath also works closely with Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council.

In the past Heath has blamed gays for the financial crisis, urban blight, compared them to “weeds in need of uprooting,” and likened homosexuals to Satan. So, rainy weather and potato blight were inevitable to make Heath’s hit list to blame all of the nation’s ills on the gay community.

Thanks to the blog, Good as You for the heads up on Mike Heath’s battle with homosexual potato blight.


Comments

21 Responses to “Maine Anti-Gay Activist Blames Bad Weather, Potato Blight on Gay Marriage”

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  2. Kabulous on August 11th, 2009 3:58 pm

    And this passes as leadership? This man is certifiable.

  3. FlexSF on August 11th, 2009 4:11 pm

    The weather has been beautiful in New Hampshire.

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  5. Reverend_Boony on August 11th, 2009 4:46 pm

    How can this preacher possibly print such drivel without even suspecting how illogical and stupid it sounds ?

    I shake my head and sigh…

    If anyone wanted good subjects for a study into how easily humans can lie and decieve themselves with faulty logic…No better subjects can be found than the homophobes and/or homohaters.

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  7. Sandy on August 11th, 2009 7:22 pm

    This is effin hysterical! LMAO

  8. olivia on August 11th, 2009 7:26 pm

    lol. Yes, damn those gays and their cloud-bringing, and crop-killing! Not only is climate change a myth, but gay sex leads to famine!

    This is one of the more amusing anti-gay statements I have heard as of late.

  9. Pasquale Barletta on August 11th, 2009 9:49 pm

    There is another problem here. Those of the Christian faith should cringe at people spreading these lies and drivel. It makes the whole Christian movement look bad, or at least worse than what they do to it themselves.

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    That is hilarious. Keep outdoing The Onion, guys!

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    That’s hilarious! The gay community should fund him: he damages the anti-gay side so much.

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  14. killion89 on August 12th, 2009 5:40 pm

    YES!! My evil plan is complete now the people of Maine will have to use paddle boats to get to work and the patato as we know it is history!! MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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