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Open Letter to All Maine Christians

posted Mar 28, 2012, 2:34 AM by Rev. Michael S. Heath   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 2:35 AM ]
Mike Heath in Camden, Maine
          Summertime in Camden, Maine
In 1990 the Christian Civic League of Maine decided to go on the offense against the sexual permissiveness agenda.  We hoped other groups and leaders would join us.  Some did join us over the years.  Many didn't.

We reasoned then that failure to effectively confront the policy issues raised by radical homosexual activists would lead to a fierce attack on the institution of marriage.

It is time to move on and build a God-honoring marriage culture.

Government is not our ally.  We must not seek solace, support or comfort from the enemy.  Government and the media are clearly .... clearly .... not interested in the values of Jesus Christ.

As loving and peaceable citizens of Maine we must come together and overwhelmingly reject the latest effort by homosexual radicals to pervert marriage.

We should also seriously consider forcing Maine government to end it's regulatory franchise over marriage, and give marriage back to individuals and the church.

It would be better if our government and political class would choose agreement with Jesus.  If this isn't possible then they must choose neutrality.

Some Maine people argue for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.  This costly venture is likely to produce nothing positive.  And by continuing our focus on political and government solutions to this threat we are probably giving the devil what he wants.

Jesus warned us about power and money.  There is no place in Maine where power and money are more concentrated than in our state government.  We would be naive to trust it.

Our best hope for preserving the institutions of family and marriage is to free them from government interference and influence.

The Church as an independent non-governmental institution, must step up and uphold the truth about sex and marriage without regard to the government's "values."  The Church is always called to be prophetic and speak truth to power in plain, understandable terms.

Both political parties have made themselves irrelevant.

Maine will not long survive without strong families.