“Coke’s Super Bowl ad is only the latest step in the escalating government-corporate campaign to normalize homosexuality in the culture,” said Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.
During an interview with LifeSiteNews, LaBarbera said, “Americans are being conditioned to accept sexual perversion as normal and good, and there is some big corporate money behind it. It’s sad that families can’t even watch the Super Bowl anymore without having their faith undermined.”
“Common sense, reason, and centuries of Judeo-Christian history tell us that it is best for children to have a mom and a dad. This is what responsible companies should celebrate,” LaBarbera told reporters. “Yet instead Coke chose to pander to the ‘Gay’ lobby by honoring homosexual parenting – in this case a household that intentionally denies children a mother.”
Perhaps LaBarbera would have preferred two mothers, as would have been the case had the woman who wrote “America The Beautiful” been a mother. Katharine Lee Bates was a lesbian. According to the wiki entry for Bates:
[box type=”shadow”]Bates never married. In 1910, when a colleague described “free-flying spinsters” as “fringe on the garment of life. I always thought the fringe had the best of it. I don’t think I mind not being woven in.”[/box]
Bates lived in Wellesley with Katharine Coman, who was a history and political economy teacher and founder of the Wellesley College school Economics department. The pair lived together for twenty-five years until Coman’s death in 1915. In 1922, Bates published Yellow Clover: A Book of Remembrance, a collection of poems written “to or about my Friend” Katharine Coman, some of which had been published in Coman’s lifetime.
Some describe the couple as intimate lesbian partners, citing as an example Bates’ 1891 letter to Coman:
“It was never very possible to leave Wellesley [for good], because so many love-anchors held me there, and it seemed least of all possible when I had just found the long-desired way to your dearest heart…Of course I want to come to you, very much as I want to come to Heaven.”
Others contest the use of the term lesbian to describe such a “Boston marriage.” Writes one:
“We cannot say with certainty what sexual connotations these relationships conveyed. We do know that these relationships were deeply intellectual; they fostered verbal and physical expressions of love.”
A lifelong, active Republican, Bates broke with the party to endorse Democratic presidential candidate John W. Davis in 1924 because of Republican opposition to American participation in the League of Nations. She said:
[box type=”shadow”]”Though born and bred in the Republican camp, I cannot bear their betrayal of Mr. Wilson and their rejection of the League of Nations, our one hope of peace on earth.”[/box]
For more on the state of gay rights and anti-gay bigotry in this country, check out this minister railing about depriving LGBT from medical care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and police harassing a lesbian couple on their wedding day, telling them to find a “good-looking man.”