Christian fundamentalists are stroking
fears that an Obama presidential victory would result in a tyrannical
anti-Christian society after the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage
in a letter from the future.
“The most far-reaching transformation
of American society came from the Supreme Court's stunning
affirmation, in early 2010, that homosexual 'marriage' was a
'constitutional' right that had to be respected by all 50 states
because laws barring same-sex 'marriage' violated the Equal
Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution,” says a Christian from
the future in a letter titled Letter from 2012 in Obama's America.
The letter goes on to warn that Obama's
liberal Supreme Court and Democratically-controlled Congress worked
diligently to censor all Christian dissenters, leaving “hardly any
brave citizen” to resist the new government policies.
The letter is the product of the
anti-gay, James Dobson-lead Christian group Focus on the Family
Action. The ministry also promotes the idea that gays and lesbians
can pray away the gay.
In 2012, the legalization of gay
marriage has had a profound effect on society, reports the future
_The Boy Scouts have disbanded rather
than be forced to obey the Supreme Court's decision that they have to
“hire homosexual scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with
_School teachers have abandoned their
classrooms rather than submit to the compulsory training of “the
goodness of homosexuality as one possible personal choice.”
_Roman Catholic and evangelical
Protestant adoption agencies were forced to close after voicing their
opposition to gay adoption. Christian parents who express anti-gay
views are denied adopting a child.
_Businesses must provide equal benefits
to gays and lesbians.
_The Supreme Court has prohibited
anti-gay speech, citing it as “hate speech” likely to incite
violence and discrimination against gays.
_Gays are allowed in the military and
given “special bonuses” for enlisting and all military personnel
are compelled to take many hours of pro-gay “sensitivity training.”
_All conservative radio stations have
gone out of business after being forced to include liberal (ie, gay
_Mainstream bookstores no longer carry
books critical of gays and lesbians after gay activists protested
“If it is a doomsday picture, then
it's a realistic picture,” Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of
public policy for Focus on the Family Action told The Associated
Obama's administration has also left
the United States vulnerable to four terrorist strikes, destroyed our
economy, and stood by powerless as Iran hit Israel with a nuclear
bomb, warns the letter.
With few social issues on the ballot
this year to motivate the Christian vote, Christian fundamentalist
leaders, worried about loosing the White House and control of
Congress, have trotted out the anti-Christian imagined future in an
effort to boost the evangelical vote.
“It looks like, walks like, talks
like and smells like desperation to me,” Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell of
Houston told The Associated Press. The Methodist pastor, who
is backing Obama after supporting President Bush since 2000, called
the letter “false and ridiculous.”
“There's a long tradition of
predicting doom and gloom” among evangelicals, said Clyde Wilcox, a
Georgetown University political scientist.
The letter is signed, “Sincerely, A
Christian from 2012.”