Fox’s Starnes Tells Christians To Continue Fight Against LGBT Equality
July 24, 2012 3:40 pm ET by Carlos Maza
Fox News Radio commentator Todd Starnes provided further evidence on Monday of his dedication to combating and demonizing LGBT equality. In a tweet, Starnes instructed his Christian followers to read and spread a column published in the Baptist Press:
The column instructs evangelical Christians not to distance themselves from anti-gay rhetoric and activism, warning that society cannot be allowed to “embrace a flagrantly sinful lifestyle”:
The conflict over homosexuality and marriage is here to stay. It's only going to pick up steam. Barring a miracle from God, the clock will not be turned back. Most every Christian in every place in America is going to face a direct, confrontational challenge on this issue. You can't escape this.
There is no perfect nonbiblical argument we can make to repudiate and oppose same-sex marriage. We can cite statistics and studies, and we should. We can offer sound logic and clear moral guidance. But at the end of the day, you and I have a choice as Christians: We either can sit this one out and let our society embrace a flagrantly sinful lifestyle. Or we can stand up and oppose these efforts. That's it. Two options: capitulation or challenge.
Step up. Contribute to organizations that are contending in the political realm for biblical marriage. Contact friends to alert them to this hour of need. Figure out a way in your own corner of the world to get involved here. Collect signatures for petitions and send them to your legislators. Do whatever you can. Above all, pray. And do not -- please do not -- opt out. As always, engage this issue and those with whom you disagree with the love of Christ. We're not opposing flesh and blood here, and even as we contend for biblical truth (Romans 1), we seek to win those who are lost just as we were lost before God's marvelous grace saved us. [emphasis added]
Starnes’ promotion of the article is fitting. Last December, Starnes pledged to use his job to draw attention to “culture war stories” that would depict a number of anti-gay hate groups in a positive light. Since then, he’s been a prolific source of misinformation about pro-equality measures and damaging anti-gay rhetoric.