An April 2004 newsletter of Focus on the Family declares that God will destroy the United States and Western civilization will crumble if life-long gay couples are allowed to marry or celebrate civil unions.

Dobson accuses the undefined “homosexual activist movement” of having a 40-year “master plan that has had as its centerpiece the utter destruction of the family.”

Dobson continues with another 3,600 words of largely unsubstantiated accusations, insults and threats. He expands upon statements earlier this month, in which he listed 10 reasons why gay couples in love post a mortal threat to God and humanity — the last and perhaps most important reason being an end to the cherished culture war.

Citing a single Bible passage (2 Chronicles 32), the Focus on the Family leader concludes by warning of — and, I believe, wishing for — God’s destruction of the United States if gay couples are ever granted equality.

Dobson generously appends a list of (expensive) resources to help supposed Christians destroy gay relationships and save the nation.

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Addendum, April 1: Dobson’s history of the gay “movement” is severely butchered and off the mark by at least two decades. The Washington Post notes that the leftist sexual-social revolution died out among gays in the 1980s and early 1990s. For years, conservative gays across the nation have been demanding assimilation. With conservative and independent demand for marriage dominating gay activism, sexual and cultural revolutionaries whose ideals date from the 1970s say they are upset at being consigned to the fringe, and some are reconsidering whether they want to identify with the gay or queer labels anymore.

But as Steve Miller at IGF briefly indicates, the revolutionaries of 1969 did not launch gay equality as a political issue in the first place. That cause was launched decades earlier by gay assimilationists and moderates like Frank Kameny.

To oversimplify a complex situation: There have always been, arguably, at least two different gay movements — assimilationist and revolutionary — and I count additional, rival movements divided by conflicting religious, social, political, and sexual goals.

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