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Minister describes gays as ‘predators’ during Maryland marriage rally

Says men who want to be together is 'nasty,' 'sick'
MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Washington Blade
Monday, October 22, 2012

BALTIMORE — A California pastor referred to gays as as “predators” during an event against same-sex marriage at a local black church on Sunday.

“You know if we’re willing to stand up and do what we need to do in order to be able to understand that they’re after our children, they’re predators,” said Phillip Goudeaux of the Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, Calif., during what organizers described as a Marriage Protection Rally at New Harvest Ministries, Inc., in Baltimore.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville and Maryland Marriage Alliance President Derek McCoy were among the roughly 100 people who attended the event.

“They’re preying on them, trying to redefine the thing they rarely notice. I mean you ain’t going to change, but they can go after our children. They can’t reproduce so they’ve got to indoctrinate. And they’re indoctrinating our children and they’re not indoctrinating our society.”

Goudeaux, who was among the most vocal proponents of California’s voter-approved Proposition 8 that overturned the state’s same-sex marriage law in 2008, repeated previous claims that gays are trying to indoctrinate children.

“I guess you guys might make a decision if you’re going to allow them — excuse me if this offends you, those perverted spirits to come over here because it’s a spirit of perversion,” he said.

“I’m trying to cross my attitude because I get I’m really challenging a lot of areas because I didn’t get to choose to be black. I was born this way. Sexual preference is a choice. You can choose what kind of sexual preference you want, I guess. To me I don’t understand how two men would want to be together anyway. That’s nasty. That’s nasty.

“Maybe you don’t like the way I’m saying it, but it’s nasty. I like what God did. God made a man, but then he handcrafted him a woman because he wanted that woman to take our total attention. So there’s got to be something the matter when a man sees another man or wants a man more than he wants a woman … That’s sick. That’s sick.”

Goudeaux and others spoke at the church near Johns Hopkins Hospital slightly more than two weeks before Maryland voters will vote on Question 6.

A Washington Post poll published on Oct. 18 found 52 percent of Maryland voters support the same-sex marriage law that Gov. Martin O’Malley signed in March, compared to 42 percent who said they oppose it. A Gonzales Research poll last month indicated 44 percent of black Marylanders back marriage rights for same-sex couples, compared to 52 percent who oppose them.

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19 more reader comments:

  1. PREACHERS ARE PREDATORS..and THATS BEEN PROVEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:49pm
  2. delightful

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:50pm
  3. Christians are hypocritical bigoted lion food

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:50pm
  4. KKKrister opinions are warts on assholes. They all have them.

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:53pm
  5. I wonder, is he attracted to every woman, no matter shape, size, color, personality, anything? If he is, that’s his choice? Or was he born attracted to certain women? He’s not very articulate but he has a right of freedom if speech….

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:54pm
  6. In his own words aimed toward him.. “That’s sick, just sick”

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:58pm
  7. That is not how a preacher should act. He is not a Christian.

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:00pm
  8. I’m guessing he’s getting gays and priests mixed up?

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:01pm
  9. Throwing them to the lions is too quick a death for some of ‘em! :-(

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:03pm
  10. He should focus more on getting an education than hating others.

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:05pm
  11. Does he belong to WBC?

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:11pm
  12. “I don’t think gay marriage opposers get how things work. If your religion says you can’t watch Dr. Who on Sunday, that doesn’t mean you try to outlaw watching Dr. Who on Sunday. It means that YOU cannot watch Dr. Who on Sunday. I can watch all the Dr. Who I damn well please. If your religion is against gay marriage, that doesn’t mean you outlaw it. It means YOU cannot marry someone of the same gender. Basically, don’t force your beliefs on others.”
    — Unknown

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 3:29pm
  13. I would say the Preacher is the one that’s sick!!

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 3:38pm
  14. And he should know since he’s been doing lots of “preying” in his spare time!

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 3:56pm
  15. He’s the nasty and sick one!

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 4:06pm
  16. I think it’s all been said on our part. Ignore this ass hat now, and watch the roof come crashing in on him.

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:00pm
  17. It takes a predator like that minister to “know” one (like himself, he’s one).

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:09pm
  18. My fingernails are coming out one be one right now. If only……stupid people.

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 6:26pm
  19. The damned church are the predators.

    Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:10pm