Wish we could say we're sorry

But we're not. Mike Heath is leaving the Moral Majority Christian Coalition Christian Civic League Maine Family Policy Council Hatespeakers of South China oh we can never get the name of that damn organization right. But after nearly 20 years at Maine's most conservative, backward-looking, intolerant "civic" organization, Heath has resigned.

We do, however, realize that with this bold stroke, gay-rights advocates have lost a strong ally. No one (at least no one in Maine) could be counted on to be more vitriolic, more out-there-loony-fringe, more intolerant than Mike Heath when it came to acknowledging that gay people are people too.

Of course the timing couldn't be worse - now all those election-season campaign ads from the No On 1 campaign won't be able to show video of Mike Heath spouting off and say to viewers, "You're not like him, are you? Vote No On 1."

Perhaps the Christian right in Maine is really as weak as they appeared last year.

You can read more of what we've had to say about Heath here.

And for all those who really will miss him - after you get done with the shock of the news that you're reading the Portland Phoenix - just go here, where he'll probably continue to spew meaningless non-facts into oblivion.

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