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Republican presidential hopefuls appear in documentary that claims gay activists want to ban Christianity

Republican presidential hopefuls appear in documentary that claims gay activists want to ban Christianity

Two of the leading candidates to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 2016 have taken part in a new documentary that claims that ‘homosexual activists’ want to ban the Christian religion.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Rand Paul have both chosen to appear in the soon to be released documentary ‘Light Win: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity.’

Both have declared their interest in running to be the next Republican candidate to be the President of the United States.

‘What kind of freedom of speech do we have if a person who expresses a Biblical viewpoint about marriage is told they can’t open their business in a location,’ Huckabee asks in the film.

The film’s maker, Janet Porter of far-right Christian group Faith 2 Action, plans to release the film at the US National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville at the end of February.

One of the speakers in the film sums up its premise in a trailer for the film by saying, ‘If homosexual activists get everything they want it will be nothing less than the criminalization of Christianity.’

Also starring in the film alongside the potential Republican picks for president is notorious anti-gay activist Scott Lively who is preparing to stand trial in the United States over his role in encouraging the passing of severe anti-gay laws in Uganda.

‘What’s coming next is an assault on the church live we’ve never seen before – there is going to be a dividing of sheep and goats,’ Lively claims in the film.

Other speakers in the film claim that sex abuse scandals in the US involving football coaches and Catholic priests are ‘homosexual scandals’ and not about pedophilia because they involve male victims and male perpetrators.

It is unknown whether Paul knew of the views of other speakers who appear in the film.

However Huckabee provided an endorsement of the film to Porter which reads, ‘Light Wins reveals the frightening trend not to simply ignore Christian believers, but to rid society of us altogether.’

‘This ground breaking, eye opening film will awaken viewers to the fact that being a spectator is no longer an option. One will be part of the solution or part of the problem, and I hope this riveting documentary will cause believers to take notice.’

Former Florida governor and brother of US President George W Bush, Jeb Bush, has also signalled his interest in running but did not take part in the documentary – though a number of other senior Republicans did, including congressmen Steve King, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, and Tim Huelskamp.