Life Notes on the Prayer Warrior
posted by March 19 at 13:30 PMon
Close followers of the Prayer Warrior will have noted that he is currently claiming a new title, which he says was given to him by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
The title? Special Envoy for Adoptions, Family Values, Religious Freedom, and Medical Relief.
I have a call in to the White House checking on the Prayer Warrior’s claim, but in the meantime, here’s an article from a gay online publication, based in the UK, which finds that the “Special Envoy,” while on his recent trip to Latvia, was consorting with a man who claims homosexuality was responsible for both the Nazis and the Holocaust.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
While Latvia makes faltering steps into Europe’s economic embrace, there are many citizens who’re determined to shun the equal rights and cultural tolerance that ultimately comes with the package.
Latvia joined the EU and NATO in 2004 and has experienced some struggles to balance the country’s faith and nationalism with European laws and values. Latvia is now the only EU member state without legislation specifically outlawing discrimination at work on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Unsurprisingly, it’s been the Church that’s resisted the development of a strong, legally protected LGBT community. Cardinal Janis Pujats, head of the Latvian Roman Catholic Church, issued a series of statements on March 13 denouncing a new national program aimed at preventing problems of intolerance of sexual minorities.
The Latvian population is mostly Christian, the largest group being Lutheran with smaller pockets claiming to be Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. Religious groups are often closely affiliated with political parties in the centre-right coalition which forms the ruling Latvian government.
Not content with a healthy contingent of home-grown homophobes, religious leaders in Latvia have been importing anti-gay firebrands to support their cause.
Last week, ex-NFL player Pastor Ken Hutcherson flew in from Washington to give advice on fighting LGBT rights.
He was joined by another American, Scott Lively, co-author of ‘The Pink Swastika- Homosexuality in the Nazi Party’. This disturbing book is an insane diatribe claiming that ‘homosexualism’ not only gave birth to Nazi imperialism but also led to the Holocaust itself. It’s crackpot theories stem from rumour, conjecture and fantasy and despite the fact that few take it seriously, it’s a best-seller in anti-gay circles…
“I have studied homosexual movement now for 17 years and with all responsibility state that currently Latvia a zone of intense confrontation between Christians and homosexuals,” said Lively.
“This nation will be our main battlefield against this counter Christian culture. God gave Kenneth Hutcherson and me to see that Alexei is the very man God placed to direct this battle, and church should support him in all respects. We are going to help you consistently and effectively to fight those who violate Christ’s rights and target his ministers for their insults.”
I’m not sure who “Alexei” is in the above quote. The piece doesn’t make it clear. But it sure sounds like the new White House “Special Envoy,” if he is indeed a special envoy, was keeping some rather inflammatory company while in Latvia.