Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth
About Homosexuality (AFTAH) reports that the "Ride With Pride"
campaign encourages couples to go to "gay-friendly" destinations
like Martha's Vineyard. "It appears that Amtrak is following the
lead of private corporations in going after the big gay dollar," he
notes. "And the difference is, unfortunately for the taxpayers, we
subsidize Amtrak. So now, effectively since Amtrak is doing special
ads for homosexuals, the taxpayers are subsidizing the promotion of
two ads -- one featuring two men, the other featuring two women,
also promote the half-price campaign for children traveling with
adults. Amtrak says it is all about diversity and embracing respect
for people's differences, but LaBarbera questions whether the
campaign is about money or promoting the homosexual agenda. "I
think Amtrak is trying to get the homosexuals' business," he
decides. "That's another lesson here … there's a lot of money among
gay activists. The ads say 'Ride With Pride' -- in other words, gay
pride. But it's not all about money in our culture, and the reality
is that homosexuality is nothing to be proud of."
The AFTAH president concludes that Amtrak, like other
corporations, is promoting homosexual behavior as normal. But as he
points out, "It is a grievous sin. That's the reality of it."