News Watchmen on the Walls, In Their Own Words
posted by October 14 at 12:27 PMon
Jim Burroway, editor of the Box Turtle Bulletin, sent me his overview of the Watchmen on the Walls, the international anti-gay group who’ll bring their Taliban-esque mission to the Lynnwood Convention Center for a three-day conference next weekend.
Previous Slog coverage of the impending conference can be found here and here. Today I bring you a collection of quotes from the Watchmen’s August conference in Novosibirsk, courtesy of the aforementioned Jim Burroway:
Said Scott Lively, author of The Pink Swastika, a widely reviled book of Holocaust revisionism that blames the rize of Nazi Germany on homosexuality:
“There is a war that is going on in the world. There is a war that is waging across the entire face of the globe. Itís been waging in the United States for decades, and itís been waging in Europe for decades. Itís a war between Christians and homosexuals. All across the West, the sexual revolution changed the culture of the nations. The sexual revolution embraces the idea that there should be no limits on sexual conduct. And this is the design of the Devil to destroy civilization, because civilization is based on the natural family. One man and one woman united in marriage bringing children into the world and training them to replace them in the next generation. Thatís the foundation of civilization and the heart of Christian living.
And in the United States where the sexual revolution began, it was the homosexual political movement that designed this strategy to attack Christianity. The homosexual movement teaches sexual freedom, and its first target is the heterosexual people. The homosexual activists stayed hidden but they taught this philosophy through their activists. And out of the philosophy came the principalities and powers that is destroying the West: The pornography industry, the abortion industry, and the destruction of marriage through divorce. These things are the product of a way of thinking. They deny the Truth of God. They deny the design of God for human beings. And their purpose is the change the cultures of the world.
Now, the homosexual movement has been winning this war in the United States, and it has been winning this war in Europe. And weíre looking at the future collapse of Western civilization. And Watchmen on the Walls is an organization to fight against this collapse. Watchmen On the Walls is an organization of men and women with courage, who will stand on the Truth of God and without compromise demand that the culture will follow the guidance of God. That marriage and family must be held at the highest level.”
Said Vlad Kusakin, host of a Russian-language anti-gay radio show in Sacramento and the publisher of a Russian-language newspaper in Seattle:
If we allow the people who hate God to take control of all the centers of power, then they will change all of the rules and they will put barriers in the way of the Gospel. They will prevent us from telling the truth to the people around us. But if the people of God can step forward and take control of the centers of power, then we can make the rules work in favor of the Gospel. We can use the government to help us tell the message of Jesus Christ. And we must do this!
Both Lively and Kusakin will be featured speakers at the Watchmen conference next weekend in Lynnwood, along with the Northwest’s preeminent anti-gay warrior Ken Hutcherson. As the Stranger’s public intern discovered, officials at the Lynnwood Convention Center thought they were renting their facilities to an entirely different organization called Watchmen on the Walls, a seemingly sweet and non-violent group of Christians that support Israel.
That’s not who they’re getting. Instead, they’re hosting a group that has announced a mission as dangerous to democracy and human rights as the Taliban’s. Stay tuned.