The Ruth Institute, NOM’s (re)education arm is holding its annual weekend-long youth anti-gay hate seminar called “It Takes a Family To Raise A Village” for students (Emerging Leaders) from ages 16 to 30.
The (ITAF) conference, is geared towards introducing students to prominent anti-gay activists in order to prepare them to defend “natural marriage.” (NOT “traditional marriage” but “natural marriage” ) so they will be prepared to fight at home and in their schools..
The 4 day “training seminar” is hosted at the Skyline Wesleyan Church, an evangelical Christian megachurch located in La Mesa, California and headed by notorious right-wing pastor (and Glenn Beck buddy) Jim Garlow and will take place from July 26th – July 29th and boasts a “Student Conference Faculty” that reads like a Who’s Who of Anti-Gay Mein Kampf.
William Duncan is the director of the Marriage Law Foundation a Mormon backed foundation and previously co-chaired Utahns for a Better Tomorrow (UBT), a committee that supported the 2004 Utah amendment against same-sex marriage. Substantial donations were funneled to UBT through a shadowy nonprofit named Marriage Education Initiatives that was formed just two weeks before the election.
“Dr.” Robert Gagnonan Associate Professor of the New Testament with a history of linking homosexuality to pedophilia, promoting “ex-gay” therapy, and condemning homosexuality as unhealthy and dysfunctional.
“Homosexual relationships are far worse than polyamory, worse even than adultery (isn’t it unfair not to allow health benefits and inheritance laws to extend to one’s mistress?), and comparable to, or more likely worse than, the worst forms of adult-incest (e.g., a man and his mother). “
Thomas Roberts, which the Ruth Institute touts as the “founder of the popular American Papist blog” but leaves out that Roberts is also NOM’s blogger, Cultural Director, and “NextGen Project” head
Douglas Allen, Ph.D, A Canadian economist, and part-time professor at a third-rate Canadian University who claimed that gay and lesbian relationships are generally more unstable, unhealthy, and promiscuous than heterosexual relationships.
Paul Diamond, A UK barrister and vocal proponent of “ex-gay” therapy who has ties to an anti-gay hate group, and has lobbied against efforts to protect LGBT people from discrimination.
And of course the Queen of anti-gay propaganda at the Ruth Institute Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. (Watch her video below and cringe)
Four sun filled fun days of anti-gay lies, bigotry and hate training for the young.
This is just how low and despicable the National Organization for Marriage and the Ruth Institute really is.
“Traditional morals” embraces the tactics of madmen, fascists and murderers. Indoctrinating and brainwashing innocent youth.