When Peter LaBarbera, who accused Justice Kennedy of selling out "Almighty God for a place in the gay hall of fame" following the DOMA decision, appeared as a guest on "Faith and Freedom" with Matt Barber, himself known by this column for blaming gay rights on Satan, nobody should have been surprised when the conversation immediately shifted to gay rights conspiracy theories.
On the Friday radio program, both LaBarbera and Barber praised the newly formed Trail Life USA, the new scouting organization explicitly created as an anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts, who LaBarbera claimed had "sold their souls to the devil."
LaBarbera proceeded to call for the creation of anti-gay alternatives to organizations "on all fronts" because "every major institution is being corrupted by the homosexual agenda."
LaBarbera even recommended that there should be anti-gay alternatives to organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association because gay activist are taking them over and forcing people to approve of their behavior in order to "soothe their own conscience."
Barber agreed, asserting that progressives are just modern-day pagans and comparing gay activists to a "swarm of locusts" who attack "anything noble" in an effort to destroy it.
Or maybe they just noticed that praying away the gay was not yielding any positive results.
But if LaBarbera and Barber want to entrust their to an organization formed for the exclusive purpose of being anti-gay, and its team of "doctors" who will recommend treating everything from migraines to gout with gay aversion therapy, that's fine as long as it's not on the taxpayer's dime.