At the centenary of the Titanic disaster, a ministry has claimed the ‘homosexual agenda’ represents a new ‘moral iceberg’ that will sink America if left unchecked.
As the Right Wing Watch blog points out, the Truth In Action Ministries’ latest broadcast casts the gay ‘agenda’ in the role of an iceberg threatening to sink the Titanic, representing the US.
The Truth That Transforms broadcast makes familiar charges, that “children and grandchildren” are being targeted by the “radical homosexual agenda”.
Timed to coincide with the hundred year anniversary of a maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 people, darkened renderings of the Titanic and of icebergs accompany a voice-over warning of gay rights movement as “the biggest threat in our lifetime to religious freedom” and “one of those icebergs that if we don’t navigate around them correctly, will take us under”.
Another voice warns: “We’ve already hit the iceberg and the ship is already going down”.
In the film, a radio host and author called William Federer warns that there are “just a couple steps before the military could be used in a persecution of those that are viewed as enemies of the new state belief system [favouring gays]”.
The ministry’s stated vision is to “communicate through media, and in ‘ways yet undreamed of’, the Gospel, the Lordship of Christ, and a biblically informed view of the world; so that Jesus Christ be known throughout all of the earth and that everywhere He might be trusted, loved, and served.”