Maine MassResistance Fights Back: Equal Rights, not Special Rights

Under the leadership of Brian Camenker, MassResistance is expanding throughout the fifty states.

California MassResistance is not the first out-of-state chapter. Virginia MassResistance opened up, and there is a Maine chapter, too, with activists resisting the Big Gay Hate Machine. In Maine, they are not just holding their ground. They are taking terrain back for life and family.

So, the question comes up: How do many homosexual activists impose their agenda onto private firms? Non-discrimination clauses, which recognize “sexual orientation” as an identity. Homosexuality is a right? Wrong. It’s a behavior.

A good culture, healthy communities discriminate among behaviors all the time.

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Good parents raising godly children help them to choose what is good.

Discrimination in reference to individual actions should not be punished or pushed away, but welcomed and respected.

Now, find out what Maine MassResistance and one of its active members–Mike Heath–is doing to reverse the homosexual agenda in his state:

The newest MassResistance affiliate is going for the jugular of the LGBT movement – the “non-discrimination” laws that they leverage so well.

We Pro-family forces need to stop tinkering around the edges, and stop merely holding onto whatever territory they have left. We need to take back the ground which rightly belongs to all of us.

As we all have seen, the LGBT movement uses the “sexual orientation” (and now “gender identity”) non-discrimination state laws (and local ordinances) as their first line of attack to push their agenda into schools, businesses, government, and other institutions of society.


Let’s get rid of these pernicious codes.

Last September Mike [Heath] formed the group “Equal Rights, Not Special Rights” to bring the battle statewide yet again. Brian Camenker of MassResistance is on its Advisory Board. Mike has also been bringing together dedicated activists from across Maine. This month the group became a new affiliate of MassResistance!

In addition, since leaving the League, Mike has become an ordained Christian minister – fighting kind, not the bland social-worker type that permeate so many of the churches these days. It’s refreshing just to be around him, say many committed Christians.

“Bland social-worker type.” I could not agree more with this indictment. Smarmy, namby-pamby Church-ianity has crept into many churches. Man does not need help to become better. He needs truth to set him free, the grace of God and the life of Christ in Him.

Instead of compromising with perversion, we need to stand up for the truth. We need more fighting kinds of Christians like Heath, not the compliant, supine kind. This incredible verse of scripture underscores this necessity:

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3)

It’s not play time or run-away time. It’s time to contend!

More on Heath’s actions:

Starting in late 2015, Mike began putting together the plan for another statewide referendum to remove “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from the Maine non-discrimination statute.

In March he and his group officially filed the papers and created a separate No Special Rights PAC. The ball was rolling!

Perspective is crucial in this fight. Maine is not a purple state, but a blue state. Thankfully, liberal Democratic infighting has encouraged a strong anti-Establishment pro-family resurgence.

Former state treasurer Bruce Poliquin was elected to the Second Congressional District: first pro-life and pro-family Congressman in the Pine Tree  State for decades. Other Republicans like conservative Governor Paul LePage fight for clear-cut, pro-family values. LePage fights and wins.

So does Mike Heath!

The media went crazy, and the LGBT activists are terrified, too.

Heath punched back and published the following:

No one can claim that ours is a virtuous society. The public looks with suspicion at each and every presidential candidate. One candidate is seen as boastful and proud, an abuser of women. Rumors of infidelity swirl about another candidate. Yet another is distrusted for wrongdoing in an official capacity.

And if we peer into the many deep cracks and fissures that now rend the fabric of our society — the opposition of left versus right, rich versus poor, man versus woman — we will see that our society has been poisoned at the root. The life-giving root of society is of course the relationship between man and woman on which the propagation and proper ordering of society depends. [Bold letters mine]

For that reason, I have spent a lifetime defending the proposition that all sex outside of marriage is immoral. I vigorously opposed and will continue to oppose such concepts as sexual liberation, gay marriage, polyamory, pansexuailty and the “hook up culture.”

The break-down of our culture stems from the destruction of the family. Sex outside of marriage is not just destructive for the people directly engaged, but for communities as a whole. The disregard for proper relations are tearing apart the fundamental fabric of our society.

Sadly, this is not a new story. Polybius the ancient Greco-Roman historian witnessed the en masse implosion of the Greek city states because of the expansion of the state and the decimation of individual–familial–virtue.

The deeper point home about the perverse Obergefell decision, which forced homosexual marriage on the entire country:

The decision in the Obergefell case was not merely incoherent; it was utterly and thoroughly perverse in the original meaning of that word — “twisted.” Extending a nonexistent right for members of the same sex to marry, in combination with a so-called gay rights law, has the effect of robbing the people of the United States of the most fundamental right of all, the right to act in accordance with one’s conscience.

The majority opinion essentially redefined liberty into a subtle form of slavery.

The Supreme Court ignored biology, legal precedent, and the United States Constitution to create this terrible amalgam of a right.

Heath has the courage to reject this nonsense. He has spoken out against “gay rights,” which are neither gay nor right. And now he’s doing something about it! Mike Heath is stepping up for this fight, and I am proud to join him.

It’s time to repeal the “sexual orientation” protections in civil laws. Discrimination against certain actions is acceptable. Behaviors are not a right (libertarian-learning Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul affirmed that truth to left-wing MSNBC), and it’s time for the concerned public interest to stand up to these perverse special interests.

And if anyone has a problem with that, let me quote the grand rebuttal of Maine’s Governor LePage:

“Tell ’em to kiss my butt!”

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Arthur Schaper
Arthur Schaper is a blogger, writer, and commentator on topics both timeless and timely; political, cultural, and eternal. A life-long Southern California resident, Arthur currently lives in Torrance. Follow his blogs at The State of the Union and As He Is, So Are We Ministries.

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