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Far-right columnist compares same-sex marriage advocates to Islamic terrorists

Far-right columnist compares same-sex marriage advocates to Islamic terrorists

In his March 2 column on the far-right religious Web site WorldNetDaily, Dennis Prager compared same-sex marriage advocates to Islamic terrorists. Prager, a popular syndicated radio talk-show host on the Salem Radio Network, who often appears on shows like Larry King Live, Politically Incorrect, and various Fox News programs, titled his article "San Francisco and the Islamists: Fighting the Same Enemy." "America is engaged in two wars for the survival of its civilization," he wrote. "The war over same-sex marriage and the war against Islamic totalitarianism are actually two fronts in the same war--a war for the preservation of the unique American creation known as Judeo-Christian civilization. One enemy is religious extremism. The other is secular extremism. One enemy is led from abroad. The other is directed from home. The first war is against the Islamic attempt to crush whoever stands in the way of the spread of violent Islamic theocracies, such as al-Qaida, the Taliban, the Iranian mullahs, and Hamas. The other war is against the secular nihilism that manifests itself in much of Western Europe, in parts of America, such as San Francisco, and in many of our universities.... "Most of the activists in the movement to redefine marriage wish to overthrow the predominance of Judeo-Christian values in American life," he continued. "Those who oppose same-sex marriage understand that redefining the central human institution marks the beginning of the end of Judeo-Christian civilization. Let us understand this redefinition as clearly as possible: With same-sex marriage, our society declares by law that mothers are unnecessary, since two men are equally ideal as mothers and as the creators of a family; and that fathers are unnecessary, since two women are equally ideal as parents and as the creators of a family.... "There have been many Christian countries, and they are no longer," he concluded. "They have been replaced by secular countries, and they are weakening. Only American civilization remains strong, and it does so because of its unique amalgam of values rooted in Judeo-Christian morality. This civilization is now fighting for its life as much here as abroad. Join the fight, or it will be gone as fast as you can say 'Democrat.'"

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