2011-07-26 "NOM Pastor At NY Rally: Gay Marriage Is Just Like The Soviet Union" by David Badash
Pastor Kevin Backus at the Buffalo, New York National Organization For Marriage (NOM) anti-gay hate rally, claims establishing same-sex marriage is just like the Soviet Union’s efforts to abolish marriage. Because encouraging more families, and giving them legal protections, is the same as getting rid of all marriages and families, right? This is all about the conservative mindset, the belief in the “zero-sum” game. If you win, I must lose. If you have something, I cannot have it too. If we have the same thing, mine is worth less. Imagine what they do when their neighbors buy the same car?
Whether of not the Soviet Union attempted to do so (scholars are at odds on this,) the idea comes straight from none other than Rush Limbaugh himself who made the same analogy when Iowa embraced same-sex marriage, banning discrimination from its constitution [http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rush-limbaugh-iowas-gay-marriage-decision-is-like-the-soviets/asides/2009/04/05/1013].
Pastor Backus, ignoring the separation of church and state, is a player among Buffalo, New York conservatives, having, so they say, installed Senator Mark Grisanti. Now, Backus seeks to have Grisanti “uninstalled.”
Pastor Backus earned his degree in “Biblical counseling” (where have we heard that before?) at Whitefield Theological Seminary “an unaccredited conservative Reformed seminary located in Lakeland, Florida with no permanent faculty and degrees offered entirely through distance-learning,” according to Facebook.