This afternoon, Concerned Women for America removed from its web site an article, discussed at XGW here, that described a gay Canadian couple as “domestic terrorists” for attempting to cross the U.S. border as a couple.
Google has a cached copy of the CWFA article.
Here is the complete text of the article:
Homosexuals Pose New Threat to U.S. Border Security
By James Kimball
Canadian homosexual couple fails to cross Canadian-U.S. border as a “family.”
For years now, many have feared that lax border security would allow terrorists to easily enter the United States from Canada. However, U.S. Customs officials at Pearson International Airport in Canada were able to stop the latest pair of “domestic terrorists.” Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell attempted to enter the United States Thursday as a married couple, filing a joint form, when they were informed by a U.S. Customs official that they would have to file individual forms.
Claiming a human rights violation, the two men decided not to continue on their trip rather than comply with U.S. law. “We certainly could not enter the United States in good conscience as singles, hiding behind forms,” said Bourassa to the Associated Press (AP). “We’re looking for the recognition of equal marriage abroad.” Bourassa, who claims that on three other occasions last year he and his partner had entered the United States using joint forms, works as a full-time activist for same-sex marriage and was headed to Braselton, Georgia, to speak at a conference.
Beth Poisson, press attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, told the AP that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a union between “one man and one woman as husband and wife,” is the law of the land, and, “The Customs officers were upholding U.S. law.”
This latest story is only a small part of the larger effort by many radical activist groups to force their harmful homosexual marriage agenda on the United States. Numerous medical studies link homosexual sex to severely increased risks of AIDS, hepatitis A, B, and C, syphilis, gonorrhea, substance abuse, domestic violence and emotional, psychological and social consequences.
“Given what we have learned about the dangers of sex outside marriage, why aren’t we talking about how to roll back the depredations of the sexual revolution instead of how to institutionalize them?” asked Robert Knight, director of Concerned Women for America’s Culture and Family Institute. “Why aren’t we treating homosexuality as preventable and treatable, which it surely is?”
While homosexual marriage gained legal status in many provinces of Canada, it has not fared so well in the United States, where the federal government and a majority of the states have passed DOMAs. However, many conservative family groups are concerned that provisions found in many state DOMAs preserve marriage only in name, while allowing same-sex couples to gain all the legal benefits of marriage.
In the meantime, Canada’s most celebrated homosexual couple plans to attend their human rights conference via video conference, leaving their lawyer to sort out the details of their border dispute. “We can’t force the U.S. to change its laws on same-sex marriage,” said Doug Elliott, the couple’s lawyer. “But we can insist that … Canadian law regarding family recognition gets respected.”
James Kimball, an intern at Concerned Women for America, attends Patrick Henry College in Virginia.
One suspects that Mr. Kimball’s days at CWFA are numbered, but it might be more prudent for CWFA to fire the manager who neglected to monitor a CWFA intern or who approved the article for release.
Addendum: Natalie Davis of All Facts and Opinions comments further.