By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
This new ad opposing a Maine ballot initiative that would reverse the recent legalization of gay marriage in the state features a Roman Catholic mom. "I've been a Catholic all my life. My faith means a lot to me," she says, as her son, his male partner, and their son sit nearby. "Marriage to me is a great institution that works, and it's what I want for my children, too."
The conservative Catholic group CatholicVoteAction.org today is calling for the ad to come down. Here's part of a statement the group just sent out:
CatholicVoteAction.org President Brian Burch said, "For decades gay and lesbian groups have attacked the Catholic Church for refusing to accept their skewed views on human sexuality and marriage. Having lost that battle, they have now launched this desperate and despicable attempt to curry favor with Catholics by pretending that the Catholic faith supports their radical agenda."
"Everybody knows the Catholic Church is opposed to counterfeit marriages . . . . For homosexual groups to suggest that the Catholic Church believes otherwise is disingenuous, dishonest, and an insult to the intelligence of Catholic voters in Maine," said Burch.
"We call on Protect Maine Equality to stop lying about our faith and to immediately pull this ad from the airwaves and from YouTube," said Burch.