This group has a simple strategy: to use millions of dollars to target politicians into ignoring the values and voices of the majority of Americans. They also plan, as Gill puts it, "to snuff out rising politicians who are building their careers on antigay policies, before they . . . achieve national influence." They understand that the marriage battle will be won or lost in the legislatures of the states.
Gill has succeeded in 70% of his attempts, and his agenda includes far more than homosexual 'marriage'. When the money comes in and flips a state legislature it is flipped on ALL value issues: abortion, religion in the public square, abstinence education and more.
If we allow marriage to be redefined in California the next step will be to legally suppress Christian liberties. Here are a few examples:
- Catholic Charities - a Christian adoption agency - was shut down by the government because it refused to do adoptions for homosexual couples.
- In New Jersey a Methodist organization has lost its state tax exemption for refusal to permit homosexuals to marry on church property.
- A father was arrested for trying to stop a public school from teaching his son that gay marriage is normal.
- A volunteer fireman was told his services were no longer wanted because he signed a petition defending marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Hollywood, academia and some in the medical profession have launched this huge offense over the past decade to change the attitude of Americans about homosexuality. Polls show that they have succeeded to a great extent through the public schools to reshape the minds of our young people.
A California court has repealed Proposition 22, which defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman and was overwhelmingly approved by the voters in 2000. This court also endorsed the idea that sexual orientation should be treated just like race. If this ruling is allowed to stand, this will place us in the exact position as racists under California law.
The California Teachers Association has joined with others to raise over $3 million to destroy traditional marriage by defeating Prop 8 this fall and defeat the will of California voters once again.
Changing the meaning of marriage is about using the power of government to propagate a new religion, and this is it: Anyone who opposes homosexual marriage is a hateful bigot who must be punished.
It is not only marriage that is at stake. It is everything we believe in. This is war. With God's help we can win. But it requires action.
Go to www.nationformarriage.org and sign up for updates. If you need to understand why this is important click on Get Informed, and then on Why Marriage Matters. You may do a Google search and find even more comprehensive reasons. Believe me, it matters - for many reasons.
Go to www.citizenlink.org for California updates.
Let everyone know you are taking a stand for marriage. Order your semi-permanent adhesive, glossy finish bumper stickers today from the American Family Association.
Make sure your pastor and church are involved in this spiritual battle.
VOTE in November.
Unless we act now we will lose the battle for marriage in the next few months. We must stop this while there is time. God will hold each of us responsible for our obedience to His Word.
In His Service,