Voice of the Nation— The People’s Win in Maine

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On Thursday– This week on “Voice of the Nation” We will be talking about the great success in Maine and the election results for both conservative governors in Virginia and New Jersey. Join us as we talk  about protecting marriage and family as we move forward from the big win in Maine.

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Death Threats Follow Historic Marriage Win in Maine

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Mike Heath, of the Maine Family Policy Council, has led two successful statewide drives to turn back “sexual orientation” (homosexuality) laws in Maine, in 1998 and 2001, and most recently was involved in the Question 1 effort to support marriage between a man and a woman.

Reprinted from the Christian Civic League of Maine website:

Nov 6, 2009

The normal routine of the League was interrupted Friday afternoon, when an anonymous caller called to say he owned guns and his next target was the former director of the League, Mike Heath (above). The death threat was apparently related to the recent win on Question 1, which revoked the right of homosexuals to be married in Maine.

The caller said the following:

“I am calling about Mr. Mike Heath, the Executive of your Christian Civic League of Maine.  He thinks that gay people should have our rights revoked that we already have. Well I can tell him this – I’m a gay guy who owns guns, and he’s my next target.”

In a second round of threats,

Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel’s Director of Cultural Affairs, issued a statement shortly after Maine’s marriage victory (posted with additional commentary at AmericansForTruth.com). In reaction to that statement, blog poster “ColdCountry” wrote: “Will someone please give me a gun?” Poster “Fritz” warned: “What I fear is that once gay and lesbian people give up hope of achieving equality through nonviolent means, there will be radicals who will begin to hunt down haters… All it will take is a small group of radical zealots who are willing to kill for their cause.”

In reply to Fritz, “tex” posted: “Fritz….you say this like it’s a bad thing? Maybe a bit of well organized terrorism is just what we need.”

“This happens in all cases where people are oppressed and lack representation,” continued Fritz. “We will have gay and lesbian people strapping bombs to their chests and blowing up churches. All it will take is one or two more losses like this. If marriage equality is taken away in one of the landmark states, we will see domestic terrorism arise very quickly. … In 1991, I witnessed gay and lesbian activists setting fire to buildings and beating people with baseball bats in Los Angeles.”

“tex” reiterated: “Still not seeing this as a bad thing Fritz … [African gay activists] didn’t gain their civil rights through being passive.”

In addition to Barber, pro-family leaders Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth and Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage were specifically named targets. (source)

Everyone is free to believe as they wish, and to act upon those beliefs, even to promote them. That is all guaranteed under the freedoms of the Constitution. What is not guaranteed is the right to impose those beliefs on others.  Threats, intimidation, slander, libel and licentious tyranny have become the new standard for the activist gay movement.

Where’s the tolerance?  Better yet, where is the condemnation by the leaders of the activist gay movement of these types of tactics?  What?  Don’t hear anything?  Maybe it’s because their leaders feel the same way.  See No on 1 leader, Jesse Connolly’s tolerance on parade here:

“In a defiant speech to several hundred lingering supporters, No on 1 campaign manager Jesse Connolly pledged that his side “will not quit until we know where every single one of these votes lives.” —Bangor Daily News

How many instances will it take before the activist gay movement reigns in their supporters?

—Beetle Blogger

Win in Maine—Opposition Vows Revenge

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Win in Maine—Opposition Vows Revenge

Excellent election last night.  I stayed up late watching the returns come in.  Despite the odds, the opining of the opposition etc predicting 5-2 we’d lose…. and in a liberal state that didn’t even think twice about raising taxes amid economic hardship or legalizing marijuana, Yes on 1 pulled through! We were outmanned, outspent, but not out of faith.

On the other side, the gnashing of teeth began as No on 1’s Jesse Connolly vowed to take personal revenge:

“In a defiant speech to several hundred lingering supporters, No on 1 campaign manager Jesse Connolly pledged that his side “will not quit until we know where every single one of these votes lives.” —Bangor Daily News

And tolerance has yet another field day on the opposition’s side.  But we knew that didn’t we?  That’s one of the reasons why this vote was so crucial.

Excellent fight!  Congratulations Maine!

—Beetle Blogger

From CRI: Same-Sex Marriage Law in Maine Overturned by Popular Vote
In another victory for pro-family Americans, Maine voters sent a message to their leaders on Tuesday that traditional marriage should be upheld. By a vote of 53% to 47%, voters overturned a law enacted by the Maine legislature that would have allowed homosexual couples to marry. If upheld, the law would have made Maine the sixth state allowing homosexual marriage, and the first state in which the people’s vote allowed the law to stand. Maine is the 31st state where gay marriage has been on the ballot. The measure has been rejected by popular vote in every election in which it has been presented. In some cases, the people have voted to overturn the actions of their legislators or courts, and rejected attempts to legalize same-sex marriage without a vote, as in Maine and California.

Gay marriage is legal in five states, and two states recognize same-sex marriage, but do not perform it. In each of the states where it is legal, it has been enacted by an action of the courts or the legislature, without the people having a say.

 

WOOT Schubert!

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As seen on Twitter:  “So, predictions.  Marriage in Maine?  Latest pool seems to say the (pro marriage) side will win.  Can Frank Schubert be stopped?!?”

GO FRANK SCHUBERT!!!!!!

Much love,

Beetle Blogger

Don’t Be Naive! Don’t Be Deceived!

Don’t be naive, Maine citizens!

Writing in the Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel, Pat Truman of Hallowell remarked:

Regarding the attorney general’s opinion “Gay marriage law irrelevant to schools” (Oct. 16), how naïve does she think Maine citizens are!

Because Janet Mills didn’t find any references to marriage in the public school curricula — does she think that once “same-sex marriage” is legalized, homosexuals and their apologists won’t be demanding that homosexual relationships be taught in schools as normal?

That is their modus operandi: first to portray themselves as victims to get sympathy and support — then, to employ the incremental approach until they achieve their ends. (Take a look at Dennis Altman’s book, “The Homosexualization of America.”)

Therefore, once homosexuality is normalized, all boundaries are down.

Read more here.

I can’t teach about homosexuality in schools? “Give Me A Break!”

Teacher:  I can’t teach about homosexuality in schools? “Give Me A Break!”

In a teacher’s own words!  Can there be any question what will happen in our schools?  Don’t let it happen!  Get involved!  and then Vote Yes on 1!

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See this from Stand for Marriage Maine:

National Public Radio interviewed Deb Allen, a Massachusetts sex education teacher, on the topic of how some teachers have responded to the teaching of sex education following the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts. The content is chilling and should be a wake up call to all those who believe our opponents lies that gay marriage won’t be taught in Maine simply because it is not expressly required in LD 1020.

The NPR reporter tells listeners that when Massachusetts legalized gay marriage, homosexual activists went right to work developing a, “gay friendly curriculum for kindergarten and up.” The reporter notes that Allen “says the debate around gay marriage is prompting kids to ask a lot more questions like what is gay sex which Allen answers thoroughly and explicitly with a chart.”  But the most alarming quote in our ad is from Ms. Allen herself:

“I know that, OK, this is legal now. If somebody wants to challenge me I say give me a break.” — Deb Allen, Teacher

The ad actually does not tell the full extent that this teacher instructs 8th graders on gay sex. The news story shockingly reveals that students learn in detail about various ways lesbians engage in sex.

WARNING: Graphic Contents

The full NPR story is available  here.

We entrust our young children to teachers every day that we send them to school. But because marriage has always been understood as being between a man and a woman, we have not had to worry about a trusted teacher teaching our sons and daughters about a new version of marriage and all that it entails. Yet all of that could change, as it has in other states, if we do not prevail on November 3rd.

Please help us get the word to Mainers that there are real consequences if Question 1 fails.  We have been working hard to explain to Mainers that there are significant, negative consequences to legalizing same-sex marriage that reach far beyond the boundaries of the two people who simply want to “marry”. We have laid bare the fact that legal scholars from across the country including those who support gay marriage predict a new flood of lawsuits against individuals, small businesses and religious organizations who may conscientiously object to providing their services to gay couples. We have shown proof that in other states where gay marriage is legal, it is taught to young children in school. We have made it abundantly clear that such instruction is, in fact, a part of public school curriculum. We have further established and the state Department of Education is on record agreeing with us that there is absolutely nothing in LD 1020 that prevents such instruction from taking place.

Time is of the essence to make sure that all Mainers know the very real, very serious, and very negative consequences to society should Question 1 fail on November 3rd. We are counting on your continued support.

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How Many Elections?

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How Many Elections Can San Francisco Buy?

STAND FOR MARRIAGE MAINE ISSUES STATEMENT ON DISCONNECT BETWEEN OPPONENT’S FUNDRAISING AND RHETORIC

“Today’s financial reports reveal a disturbing, but unsurprising reality. Our opponents, while claiming to be the home-grown, locally supported campaign, have amassed from virtually every state in the nation a campaign fortune of more than $2 million to destroy traditional marriage in Maine.

“They don’t want to defend the teaching of homosexual marriage to young children in public schools, so they are spending millions to try to deny and deny. They don’t want to talk about individuals, small businesses and religious groups being sued for refusing to support homosexual marriage, so they are spending millions to calls us liars. And they don’t want to explain to voters why the law they sponsored and advocated strips from Maine’s marriage statutes the interests of nurturing children, so they are spending millions making the oxymoronic claim that we are trying to “harm children.”

“We have been outspent approximately $2.6 million to $1.1 million, yet the fate of Question 1 is too close to call. That goes to show that even with millions of dollars pouring in from well-heeled political elite, gay activists in Hollywood, New York, Massachusetts, or the democratic political machine, Act Blue, our messages of truthful consequences of erasing the definition of traditional marriage is resonating with Mainers.

“Mainers won’t be bought. The Maine contributors to our campaign see through our opponent’s name calling and smear tactics for what it is: an exceedingly well-funded effort from outside of Maine, yet one that simply cannot stand up against the facts we present.”

Marc Mutty, campaign chair of Stand for Marriage Maine, the official campaign of Yes on Question 1

Facebook’s Yellow Wave in Support of Marriage!

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Stand for Marriage!  Go Yellow!

You may have noticed the impromptu “Yellow Wave” happening on Stand For Marriage Maine’s Facebook page.  Does the enthusiasm look familiar?  If you live in California it just might!  The “Go Yellow” movement has its roots in the California fight for Proposition 8.

As one avid poster explained:

In California, the opposition tried to paint marriage supporters as these fringe wacky people, so families that supported marriage participated in “waves” where they’d all come out on the street with their yellow yard signs and kids and wave to their neighbors to show their support and show voters who it was that really supported marriage.  Some of the waves were ten miles long! Ten miles of happy smiling families in yellow! Old people, young people, all kinds of people standing for marriage.

In Maine we’re so spread out I don’t know if we can really do waves like they did in California to put a personal face on the marriage effort, so I thought of doing it on facebook and twitter with yellow profile pics. With an online wave you can support marriage from anywhere, you don’t have to be in Maine to show solidarity for families.

Others chimed in:

“what a great idea! I like the whole “wave” concept, and with marriage being attacked in so many different states, it doesn’t really matter where we are. Raising awareness helps us all…”

“aha! that’s awesome!”

“You know those profile pics will show up changed all over facebook, like itty bitty yellow billboards. I like it!”

“How’s that for kickin’ it up a notch! Support Marriage this month! It doesn’t matter what state you’re in, go yellow!”

So not only can you sticker your car or post signs in your yard, but you can stand for marriage wherever you’re from through Facebook and Twitter!

Are you interested in participating?  Check out Maine’s Facebook page to find volunteers who will do the photoshop for you!  Go Yellow!

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See this from the Proposition 8 “Waves”:

Yellow Coast! From Seal Beach to San Clemente—Turning the PCH Yellow!

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Proposition 8, which would define marriage in California as being between one man and one woman, has become the hottest topic in Orange County, even eclipsing the race for the White House for some voters.

Last Saturday, hundreds – according to organizer Michael Erickson, more than a thousand participants – rallied along Pacific Coast Highway from Seal Beach to San Clemente in support of Prop. 8.

See this video of the event, WOW.


Prop 8…..Sunshine on a Rainy Day

November 2, 2008 ·from the Seminole Guy

On Saturday, hundreds of Prop 8 Supporters lined a major boulevard in Sacramento. At the major intersections, the sound of horns from drivers supporting them was immense.

Neither wind, nor rain, nor opposition stops Prop 8!

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