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This weekend the Indy Pride festival and parade will take place in downtown Indianapolis. This outdoor homosexual event is one of the most vulgar public displays of hedonism to occur anywhere in our state. Here are some of the vendors and sponsors already registered with Indy Pride:
- The Great Lakes Leather Bondage and S&M society;
- Several adult businesses, (many with adult web sites) selling pornography, sexual items and devices;
- A vendor calling for the legalization of marijuana;
- The Indiana Socialist Party;
- The Kinsey Institute (Kinsey is there to recruit for a study on homosexuals and alcohol abuse);
- Numerous cross-dressing or transvestite advocacy groups;
- Various apostate churches, New Age groups and fringe religious entities;
- Americans United for the Separation of Church and State;
- Dozens of left-wing homosexual marriage and homosexual demands advocacy groups;
- Various homosexual nightclubs, bars and gyms;
- Numerous alcoholic beverage companies;
- Abortion advocates including Planned Parenthood.
In addition to the parade there are always dozens of drag queen performers and stage shows for such cross-dressers, transvestites and others with gender identity disorders.
Although homosexuals represent less than 3% of the population, Indy Pride is claiming that tens of thousands will be in attendance for this event. (Many eyewitness accounts often dispute these large claims.) This may explain why some political entities and regular businesses have also purchased booths, sponsorships or registered to march in the gay pride parade. This list of includes:
Congressman Andre Carson
The Greg Ballard for Mayor campaign;
The Melina Kennedy for Mayor campaign;
Ed Coleman for City Council;
Len Farber for City Council;
Leroy Robinson for City Council
Sheriff John R. Layton
Committee to Elect Teresa Hall for Judge;
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
The Marion County Sheriff's Department
The Libertarian Party
Cummins Engine, Inc.
Dow Agro Sciences
Eli Lilly & Company (also Lilly Pride)
Fifth Third Bank
Wellpoint / Anthem
There is another matter of serious concern, which may appear in the news today. The Mayor's Public Safety Director, Frank Straub, has allegedly either ordered or recruited a group of Indianapolis police officers and fire fighters who will be paid to march in the parade. This apparently also includes the use of a homosexual pride decorated Hummer SUV police vehicle (all paid for by taxpayers.) Director Straub may have pulled political stunts like this in New York City with public employees there, but this is still unacceptable here in the heartland of America.
Rather than an event to be "proud" of, or mistakenly viewed as merely an odd expression of freedom, this is the kind of thing that deeply troubled our nation's founders. As the House author of the final draft of the First Amendment warned, "The known propensity of a democracy is toward licentiousness, which the ignorant and ambitious confuse with liberty."
Let us not be outraged, or anxious. We should keep in mind that without true faith, any person and any behavior, no matter how dangerous, bizarre or vacant can be justified and applauded in a postmodern society where truth is as malleable as Silly Putty. Even the Apostle Paul in writing to the church in Corinth observed, "such as were some of you" specifically noting before their life changing and life saving faith, homosexuality and other immoral behaviors were once common among them. This sad event should be a call to prayer for our capitol city and those individuals caught up in these risky lifestyles.
For these reasons, I would greatly appreciate your praying about this Indy Pride event and its agenda to radically reshape society. Pray that those who attend will find the true love and peace in their souls that we believe only authentic faith can provide. I would recommend that you pass this email on to your pastor and church friends in the hope that through all our prayers together, people at Indy Pride will encounter His truth and the real peace that passes all understanding.
There is one last point to remember. Indy Pride is an extreme display of paganism and sexual vulgarity. Many people caught up in homosexuality have never worn a leather dog collar or led someone around with a whip. They are not drag queens or exhibitionists. For this reason, they avoid Indy Pride and all of its over-the-top displays. When praying for people struggling with misplaced sexual attractions, the pictures below should not be your only view of this serious problem.
AFA of Indiana will continue to bravely defend the time-honored values, which uphold our society in the public arena. However, your help uplifting these values, those trapped by sexual brokenness and even those who oppose us in the solitude of prayer is what is most needed now, and into this weekend.