Americans For Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera today condemned Israel over the government’s plan to recruit unofficial gay and lesbian volunteers to publicize the country’s LGBT-friendly policies and improve the country’s image abroad. In an interview with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow, LaBarbera said that Israel is now in defiance of God:
But Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), sees nothing intolerant about opposing a deviant lifestyle.
“This is a very sad development because Judaism is responsible for our moral condemnation of homosexual and all deviant behaviors,” he notes. “And so for Israel now to be proclaiming itself friendly to homosexuality is a repudiation of Israel’s own heritage and the God of Israel.”
He decides it comes down to a question of promoting sin.
“The moral truth never changes — but unfortunately, we live in decadent times in which governments are using homosexuality to get money, basically,” LaBarbera laments.
The AFTAH president says it is unfortunate that corporations and countries are going out of their way to appeal to homosexual customers.
Israel, in fact, already permits adoption by same-sex couples, allows gays to serve openly in the military, protects sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws and recognizes same-sex marriages conducted abroad.
LaBarbera’s sharp attack on Israel comes despite the fact that AFTAH Board President Matt Barber’s organization Liberty Counsel said that any criticism of Israel “curses America” and Barber himself likened disagreement with the Israeli government to anti-Semitism.