A Christian group, working under the moniker ‘Equal Rights not Special Rights’, is campaigning to recriminalize homosexuality in the US.
Its leader Mike Heath said: ‘The war is on. There is conduct that ought to be punished, and Christianity teaches, has always taught and still does teach, that sodomy is such a behavior.’
Heath and other members belong to the Christian Civic League, a far right conservative advocacy group. The group’s first objective is to remove ‘sexual orientation’ from the Human Rights Act, passed eleven years ago, in the eastern seaboard state.
They are currently collecting signatures ahead of the November election.
‘If it’s removed, what does it do? It very simply moves something, a behavior that belongs in the closet back into the closet,’ Heath told other members of the group.
In the video, posted online by WGME, attendants seem to number in the tens.
Another man from the group held up a banner in front of the people showing two men in military dress kissing.
‘These are two military men, at least one, and there’s an open expression of homosexuality and sexual expression that is totally out of line for a country as great as the United States of America,’ he said.
A representative for Equality Maine told WGME: ‘They think they can force people to accept their worldview. That’s just not what America is, not what the State of Maine is. And it’s not going to work.’