California voters can't get a break.
They have voted, not once, but twice, to ban same-sex marriage.
In 2000, voters approved Proposition 22 with nearly two-thirds of the vote only to have it overturned by the state Supreme Court in May, which stated that banning same-sex marriage violated the equal protection clause of the state constitution because it allowed a majority to take away rights intended for everyone.
Last Tuesday, Californians approved Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman, but the issue is before the Court again after opponents sued. Opponents of Prop 8 are hoping the Court's original argument will still hold.
So who makes the laws now??
Traditionally the role of the court is: "The judicial branch hears cases that challenge or require interpretation of the legislation." from whitehouse.gov
I guess we now that 52% of Americans have voted for Obama that means we all have agreed to have a living constitution that we can change at will.
Now the courts can MAKE the laws as well as INTERPRET the laws. - (but actually that's not new, the courts have been doing that for years)...
Anyways, back to the news...
Pro-homosexual activists are going to have a "National Day of Protest" tomorrow. Before they lost all three of the marriage initiatives, they were declaring themselves champions of tolerance, diversity and respect for others.
They have chosen a clenched fighting fist logo for their "Fight the H8 (Hate)"
campaign. They are overtly attacking Mormon temples and evangelical Christian churches and now proclaim themselves "ready to rumble."
They have attacked the Mormon prophet - President Thomas S. Monson (see video below) - stating that he doesn't follow his own advice:
"Mormon Pres. Tom Monson should have taken some of his own advice and applied it toward his official stance on California Proposition 8, but apparently one of Tom's most vivid learning experiences was not vivid enough."
The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has never condoned abusive treatment of anyone. "No on Prop 8" supporters state that churches are not following their own advice of following Christ and loving one another. This is a very weak argument. When did Christ say it was OK to change the truths in the bible and encourage his flock to sin? When did he preach that we should accept and embrace each others' sins. He told the women who was taken in adultery to go and sin no more. He didn't tell the elders to embrace her sin and force them to teach their children that this sin was acceptable. He told them not to condemn her, but told the women to go and sin no more. (John 8:1-11).
Same-sex marriage advocates want to quote the bible, however they pick and choose which parts of the bible they want to obey - Naturally they haven't chosen to quote the "go and sin no more" passage as that is one of teachings of Christ they don't want to follow. We do not condemn homosexuals, we do not force them to go to church, listen to sermons, live our lifestyle; but we don't embrace their sin. We do not want to be forced to have our children learn this lifestyle in the schools and to be forced to embrace this lifestyle.
Working to protect marriage is not mean-spirited. It is the legitimate response of the majority of people who want what is best for individuals, children and our society. When rights for same-sex couples are expanded, freedom of speech and religion are threatened. Even motherhood and fatherhood are challenged. Here are some examples:
"In Massachusetts and Spain, parents can no longer be referred to as mother and father on birth certificates. They must be designated as "Party A and B" and "Progenitor A and B" respectively. (This ignores the biological fact that only one member of a same-sex couple can possibly be the "progenitor.")
After same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities, a major facilitator of adoptions, had to drop their adoption program because they knew they would be required to by law to facilitate adoption of children to same-sex couples and they did not want to face lawsuits.
A photographer in New Mexico was fined $6,500 for politely declining to photograph a "commitment ceremony" of two lesbians because same-sex relationships violated her religious beliefs.
A church in New Jersey lost its tax-exempt status for some of it's property for refusing to rent out it's pavilion for a lesbian "commitment ceremony."
Because they refused to advertise homosexual California couples as potential adoptive parents, the largest adoption advertising company on the Internet can no longer advertise any couples from California as potential adoptive parents.
Pastors in Sweden and Canada were prosecuted for speaking out publicly against same-sex marriage based on their reading of biblical scripture. Two Bible publishers in the U.S. have been sued over biblical teachings against homosexuality.
Doctors in California were sued for declining to artificially inseminate a lesbian women because it was against their religious beliefs. The court ruled against the doctors and ordered them to pay damages.
The very existence of an organization like American Mother's Inc. could potentially be threatened if laws are passed allowing same-sex marriage. The goal of the opposition is to eliminate all references to mothers and fathers in our society under the guise of discrimination."
(- Excerpts from a Family Policy Brief issued by Family Watch International)
"In Massachusetts, GLSEN is famous (or infamous) for what's become known as "fistgate." On March 25, 2000, GLSEN sponsored, along with the Massachusetts Department of Education, a taxpayer-funded conference. Its goals included putting Gay/Straight Alliances into more Massachusetts schools, and expanding homosexual teaching into lower grades.
Many gay-friendly teachers (who received development credits for being there) and administrators attended, along with students who were bussed in from their home districts. One particular workshop was listed as a "youth only, ages 14-21" session, run by three self-professed gay presenters. Thanks to two members of a local Parents' Rights Coalition who secretly taped the session, we know exactly what happened. One of the teachers asked the assembled students what "fisting" meant. Following a descriptive definition, another of the adult presenters proceeded to demonstrate the proper formation of the hand for this sexual act. After a student of about 16 said that it didn't sound very appealing, the third adult presenter calmed his concerns. This technique, she explained, "often gets a really bad rap," and that it was "an experience of letting somebody into your body that you want to be that close and intimate with." Other homosexual acts were discussed and described in detail." - from: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=297506
My question: Why are we still fighting this? The people of California have already spoken twice! The Majority of Californians do not want this forced indoctrination of the homosexual agenda infiltrated in the school and churches.
"...Anti-Prop. 8 rabble-rousers continue to wreak havoc on Mormon churches in several cities and states and blacklisting peaceful voters who supported the ballot measure. It is getting very ugly out there and no one in the Democratic leadership has stepped up to condemn the insane rage..." - Michell Malkin
A Letter to the Editor
3 years ago