Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans
for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), on Monday suggested that God
will punish Sears for its support of gay marriage.
Last month, Sears released a video
promoting the weddings of four gay couples which took place aboard a
Gay Pride float in Chicago's annual parade sponsored by the retail
giant. The float celebrated passage of a law allowing gay couples to
marry in Illinois, which officially took effect on June 1, though
several counties started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples
promotes weddings of four gay couples at Chicago Gay Pride.)
LaBarbera criticized the retailer
during an appearance on Crosstalk radio.
“There goes Sears,” LaBarbera
said. “I watched the video. It's just sad and tragic to me.
The Bible says there's a way that seem right to a man but the end of
that way is death, basically. Attaching the perversion of
homosexuality, which God called an abomination, detestable behavior,
attaching that to marriage is just ungodly. It's sad to see
corporations celebrating this to get more sales and we'll see if
Sears suffers for this capitulation to the homosexual activist
“The idea that America can go on
promoting the worst kind of sins – and now the latest is
sadomasochism after homosexuality – and not be judged, I think
that's folly,” he later said in response to a caller's comment that
California's extreme weather is divine punishment for the state's
support of LGBT rights.