Friday, April 18, 2008

In Maine, They Tell Anti-Gay Activists To Shut Up

Check out this column, the likes of which I don't think has ever been printed in a daily Texas newspaper:

You might not know him by name, but you've probably heard his story.

Hiroo Onoda was a second lieutenant in the Japanese Army. Rather than face reality and surrender when Allied forces overtook his garrison on Lubang Island in the Philippines in early 1945, he headed for the hills.

And there Onoda stayed for 29 years. Convinced that World War II was still being fought, he dismissed overwhelming evidence to the contrary as clever enemy propaganda.

Which brings us to, of all people, Michael Heath.

The executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine announced last week that he's spearheading yet another referendum drive in his never-ending war on homosexuality. But this time, even Heath sounds a little like, well, Hiroo Onoda.

The rest of the column (which accuracy demands I note did not generate all positive comments) is here.

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