WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi, reported today on a marriage equality march near the headquarters of the American Family Association. They of course asked the AFA for its view on the march, and got this response:
“The Bible calls believers to hold out God’s grace to sinners. All kinds of sinners whether you are a liar or a stealer or an adulterer or a homosexual,” said Patrick J. Vaughn, General Counsel for the American Family Association.
Vaughn went on to describe what he calls a very strong drive among homosexual activist to have the name marriage attached to their relationships.
“I believe that is because they think that will give them a feeling of acceptance in that what they are doing is right if they have this label [of marriage]. Unfortunately, I don’t think that is going to last very long because the alienation that they sense is really an alienation because they are alienated from God. They are refusing to obey what he’s commanded and they are doing something that is against the nature of the way he created them,” said Vaughn.
Earlier this week, the AFA released a statement about the Mississippi marriage equality effort, claiming that gays and lesbians “already have” marriage equality in the state…because they are free marry someone of the opposite sex:
[H]homosexuals already have the same marriage rights that everyone has. Every person in America has the right to marry someone of the opposite sex. Mississippians should not be fooled by the deceitful tactics that these groups are using to induce pity for homosexuals who cannot be married in Mississippi, because they have chosen a homosexual lifestyle.