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In His Own Words (Part 2)

In 2000, David Sweet led his group, the Promise Keepers, into Saskatoon for what was called a “Millennial Men’s Conference”. The conference was not only attended by 2,500 Promise Keepers but also a small group of protestors who called the group homophobic and misogynistic.

Interviewed in the
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sweet had this to say against the charges that his group was homophobic:

“It’s pretty clear in Genesis, in Leviticus and in the book of Romans that homosexuality is not an acceptable lifestyle, and that’s the truth we decided to live by.”

The fact that David Sweet would even state that homosexuality is "not an acceptable lifestyle" is concerning enough, but what should shock every resident of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale is Sweet’s quoting of Genesis, Leviticus, and the Book of Romans in regards to homosexuality.

Let us explain.

Leviticus, for example, states that:

"If a man lies with a man as one lies with a women, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death. Their blood will be on their own heads."

The Book of Romans has this to say about homosexuality:

"They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,slanderers, God haters,insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil, they disobey their parents , they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless...Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death..."

Genesis 19 concerns the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and like the other quotes from Leviticus and the Book of Romans has been widely used in the past by extremist groups, such as "God Hates Fags", to justify discrimination and even violence against homosexuals.

Clearly, this is not a "moderate" member of the Conservative Party of Canada.