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NC Amendment One activist warns gays live in the ‘Playground of Satan’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Monday, April 16, 2012

As North Carolina voters go to the polls on May 8th to decide the fate of Amendment One, which would enshrine a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in the constitution, radio host Steve Noble has been working with the leaders of the Amendment One campaign Tami Fitzgerald and Patrick Wooden.

Following in the footsteps of Wooden, Noble appeared on Americans for Truth about Homosexuality Radio Hour with Peter LaBarbera, where LaBarbera likened gays and lesbians to murderers and drug addicts and Noble said the gay community is trying “to attack the entire world” and “the word of God.”

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LaBarbera: This idea that’s coming out of the emergent church or the liberal evangelicals in which we don’t want to talk about ex-gays and people who’ve left the lifestyle, you know nobody has a problem that Jesus cold change murderers, drug addicts, and yet somehow homosexuals, people practicing homosexuality, that is held up as something ‘oh no that’s verboten, can’t talk about that.’

Noble: The homosexual lifestyle is not an orientation it’s just a temptation, we all face that, but they’re the ones, that’s the only group of sinners that’s chosen to try to attack the entire world, let alone the word of God, to say ‘no, no, we’re going to keep fighting until you all agree with us that this thing that we know as a sin, isn’t.’

LaBarbera: Right, there are other sins but we don’t see adultery pride parades every June.

As Jeremy Hooper noted, Noble’s comments continued to devolve, and he even alleged that gays and lesbians are living in “the playground of Satan.”

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LaBarbera: You’re talking about the spiritual significance of attaching that name—marriage—to the sin of homosexuality.

Noble: Right, when you refuse to repent the only option you have left is to redefine. You say, ‘I’m just going to take this sin right out of the Bible by redefining it and I’m going to get rid of it.’ That’s why when you do that and this is the really sad spiritual underbelly of the whole thing for me as I look at this situation, I’m looking at people, men and women, caught up in their sin, enslaved by their sin, it’s the playground of Satan and the evil forces against God’s way, and they are so broken and so angry at the world telling them and pointing out to them ‘there’s something wrong with you, your lifestyle is messed up, it’s deviant,’ all the things that get said, these are broken people who desperately want to feel whole but they are not willing to repent.

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37 more reader comments:

  1. Then get the fuck off my rides~!

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:48am
  2. unlike the GOP who just work for him

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:48am
  3. now, that’s just stupid

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:50am
  4. Then I challenge each of you viewing this to take care of the less fortunate in this world, and not to donate to churches.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:50am
  5. WHAT A ASS HOLE>

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:51am
  6. Fine, I’m not sharing the monkey bars.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:52am
  7. Beelzebub’s teeter-totter and Lucifer’s monkey bars?

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:52am
  8. lolol

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:52am
  9. I love that Playground! especially the slides! :))

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:53am
  10. Playground of Satan? By that rationale, the entire planet is a playground of Satan… as gays are *everywhere*! We are your fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, friends and colleagues. We are a naturally occurring proportion of humanity – and most other animal species, too.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:54am
  11. well that explains all this damn heat! LOL

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:55am
  12. I get first pick on the swings. Anyone wanna push?

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:56am
  13. Think I heard ‘playground of Satan’ at coachella

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:58am
  14. No no, they don’t live in Satan’s Playground. The NC Amendment One activist and the rest of them do however.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:00am
  15. I’m so glad I’m not Jewish.God and Satan are Hebrewisms to explain science fact with creationist fantasy.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:04am
  16. he sounds sooo smart huh ? lol NOT

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:06am
  17. …It’s more fuckin fun than the Playground of Jehovah

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:09am
  18. What the fuck is this shit? This recording should be the sin, not us queers.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:13am
  19. geeze what a nutcase

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:14am
  20. We don’t live in the playgroud, we just hang out on the See Saw!!!

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:15am
  21. I’m the teether ball champ!

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:22am
  22. playground of Satan? Cool! ;)

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:24am
  23. Playground of Satan sounds fun. By Christian thought, it would be filled with images of sin and degradation in order to tempt the unholy. Best. Playground. Ever.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:37am
  24. Talk about self-righteous!

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:38am
  25. I wish these people knew how absolutely fucking hilarious all the things they say are.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:38am
  26. Satan is the master of deception. Guess these “Christians” haven’t figured that out yet. They think they’re batting for God when really, it’s just Satan disguised as the Angel of Light. Wonder when they will figure that out?

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:51am
  27. Nah… a clean HOUSE is the devil’s playground. That’s what I say.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:56am
  28. Move over Satan you’re taking up all the couch! Now pass me that remote and get the nacho’s outta the microwave. Oh, and I”m having a few Sista’s over for dinner so make that Potato Salad we like…

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:00pm
  29. I like playgrounds

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1:03pm
  30. NC probably is Satan’s playground, but who the chief is

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1:13pm
  31. Sometimes I think that the United States wears the bible belt just a little too tight.

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1:21pm
  32. but…but…playgrounds are fun :D

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:09pm
  33. At least we’re having fun!!!

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3:30pm
  34. Besides, if we’re in the playground where will these 2 be?

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3:30pm
  35. Predicted by the luah in south park

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:05pm
  36. We should call Nate Berkus and get this playground a makeover

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:42pm
  37. Id say it is the other way around except Im Wiccan and dont believe in Satan but people sure can be evil!

    Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:58pm