The Friday afternoon session of the Freedom Federation’s “Awakening” conference has been dedicated to dozens of different breakout sessions, including one on “The LGBT Agenda” featuring Rena Lindevaldsen and Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel/Liberty University and Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition.
Unfortunately, the audio of the session was exceptionally poor, so in order to hear the audio in this clip, you will probably need to turn the volume on your computer all the way up – I have also provided a transcript below.
The clip begin as Lafferty is discussing her claim that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would “normalize the Dirty 30” – TVC’s list of 30+ things like pedophilia, prostitution, bestiality, and cross-dressing that the group claims would be protected if ENDA passes:
Lafferty: What are those “isms” and “philias”? You can be aroused by stumps of amputees. And we brought that up during the hate crimes thing because what if you have an employee working at the VA and someone has just come back from Iraq and they have this orientation. You can’t fire them. What about the family that’s upset that they’ve been aroused by their family member? It’s disgusting. And it’s tragic for the victim.
Um, men that want to rub their bodies up and down women. That’s on the list, that might become a protected class.
Fecal matter. Their involvement with fecal matter. Or urine. Transvestism. The list goes on, I’m not naming all of them. Children. Animals. And so we really need to draw a line in the sand.
Barber: Let me just dovetail off that, just for a moment, something that recently occurred to me. If I asked everyone in the room, if I say “what is the opposite heterosexuality?” what pops into your head?
For most people, it’s homosexuality.That’s by design. That myth has been created. The opposite of heterosexuality is not homosexuality. The opposite of heterosexuality is asexuality, is no sexuality.
Heterosexuality is normative – they can be politically correct all they want, but it is biologically correct. Homosexuality is one among a litany, as Andrea was just talking about, of sexual deviances. It is a deviation from the norm, that’s why you call it “deviant sexual behavior.” It’s not a pejorative. We’re not saying “you’re a deviant.” We’re saying “your sexual behavior is deviant.”
So homosexuality is not the opposite of heterosexuality. It is one of many deviations of natural sexuality, one of many aberrant, unnatural deviations from natural sexuality. Andrea was going through the list of some of them and it shocks the conscience to hear a lot of this, a lot of people don’t even want to imagine the mechanics involved in homosexual conduct, must less strive, as Andrea, myself, Rena, and others do to defend against the wholesale promotion of that same conduct.
Toward the end of this session, Lou Engle showed up for the Q & A and pitched the idea of linking his The Call efforts with Liberty University to put together a massive three-day fast with a half-million young people crying out to God to free this nation from the grip of homosexuality. Barber said he’d love to work with Engle in trying to pull that together.