15 - April 2005 - David Mainse & 100 Huntley Street Ministries
Mainse is not what people in the United States might picture as a media
pastor. Mainse could be Canada's best known media pastor.
He has a very laid back, gentle approach. The television program
100 Huntley Street interviews people and does not have an aggressive or
in-your-face style. David Mainse's normally pleasant approach
seems to have taken on a bit of an edge on the gay marriage debate. D>avid Mainse has become vocal and politically
active in attempts to prevent gay marriages in Canada.
of Mainse's web sites, Marriage
Canada, records some of the comments he made about same-sex
marriages. Some of the comments do not cut it. There are
comments that show very poor logic. The logical path he takes can
be described in this way:
Some northern European countries that allow gay marriages have high
taxes, social problems, strained social services systems and high
percentages of children born to single mothers.
Gay marriages are the cause of these social and family problems.
Therefore, people should oppose gay marriage rights.
people do not need gay marriages. So implied in Maines' logic is
that gay people must be somehow responsible for high taxes, strains on
the social welfare system and single-parent families.
is very interesting logic. Two men having sex does not result in
a baby. Unless the Lord works a rather interesting miracle, two women
having sex will not result in a baby either. Gay relationships
cannot be responsible for dramatic increases in the need for social
services, in single-parent families or in high taxes.
can be interpreted in ways that would make the statistics and
statisticians blush. Any correlation between increases in taxes,
increased use of social welfare systems, single-parent families and gay
marriages in northern European countries is more likely to be
coincidence than cause and effect.
rise of the religious political right in the United States probably
parallels an increased need for social welfare programs, increased percentages of single-parent families, larger gay pride parades and the call for gay
marriages. That does not mean evangelical or fundamentalist
Christians caused an increase in homosexuality, gay pride parades,
single-parent families, increased use of the social welfare system or
You can review David Maine's comments at his
Marriage Canada web site. Links to a few of his comments appear
February 11, 2004 Marriage
February 12, 2004 Marriage
February 13, 2004 Marriage