Anti-gay activists praised Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) Wednesday for a crude comment he made last month in which he slammed a Democratic state senator for claiming "to be for the people" but being "the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline."
Michael Heath, the former executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, said at a press conference that LePage was in "good company using an allusion to sodomy to condemn expensive, big-government solutions to the challenges confronting Maine people,” according to the Bangor Daily News.
“Those condemned by the governor’s remark are the very same leaders who are promoting sodomy in our schools," he added. "This fact makes his allusion even more powerful. He used figurative language to reveal a profound truth about our current situation. Maine is being sodomized by the left, especially our impressionable and innocent children.”
Heath and Paul Madore, director of the Maine Grassroots Coalition, delivered a 40-minute presentation Wednesday largely criticizing lawmakers, people and organizations that have supported gay rights.
“He’s a man and he’s one that we should respect,” Madore said of LePage. “It was wrong for Christian leaders to criticize him the way that they did. … And the way they handled the same-sex marriage debate, that was it for me.”
LePage's administration quickly distanced itself from Heath and Madore, according to the Daily News.