Stand for Marriage! Vote With Your Dollars

Hattip to Firefly Dove:


Stand for Marriage! Vote With Your Dollars!

Stand For Marriage Maine needs help! Their coffers have run completely dry and we still have a month to go in the campaign.  Maine is the second state that has had the opportunity to actually vote on their marriage law.  If we lose in Maine, the opposition will be able to say that people voted gay marriage in.

I was on twitter yesterday and saw a link go by with the comment “I’m obsessively compulsively hitting refresh—donations are pouring in for equality!”  I went to the link and they had a goal of 30,000.00 with a graphic showing how much had been donated.  I looked at the number and hit refresh.  Every time I refreshed, the number increased.  In the five minutes that I monitored the page, the amount had risen thousands of dollars.  Imagine what damage they can do with that kind of firepower unopposed.

The opposition is martialing it’s forces and donations are pouring in to their coffers from gay marriage advocates all over California and other states nationwide.  After their stinging loss in California, they can’t afford to lose Maine.  They’re pouring all their attention and resources into the state hoping to tip the election.  There is a dire need for donations.  We can’t afford to lose this fight.  You can’t protect marriage with empty air.  Please forward this message to friends, neighbors, churches, ANYONE who can help! and let’s get them the help they need to win.

Stand for Marriage Maine’s Campaign page is here, click to donate:

Send this out to anyone you know who also might be able to help!  A little from many can go a long way.



  1. LdChino said,

    October 3, 2009 at 7:14 am

    You win some, you lose some. This particular “People’s Veto” is a loser.

  2. beetlebabee said,

    October 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Keep hoping Chino Blanco, keep hoping! I agree that polls are at a dead heat, but not so among likely voters. Families are only starting to move on Question 1. They’ll come together in Maine and win this thing.

  3. LdChino said,

    October 4, 2009 at 7:43 am

    And I’ll keep hoping you might one day allow me to comment here without finding it necessary to modify my user data, Angela.

  4. beetlebabee said,

    October 4, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Chino Blanco, if you ever stop trying to promote your unintelligible spam, we’ll talk.

  5. LdChino said,

    October 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Whatever. How about not mucking with my identity?

  6. beetlebabee said,

    October 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I don’t know, I guess old habits die hard. I’ve always known you as Chino Blanco. LdChino just doesn’t ring the same.

  7. beetlebabee said,

    October 4, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I noticed your efforts on my behalf from the Stand for Marriage Maine facebook page. I’m flattered CB. Really, I am.

  8. Mr. said,

    October 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

    We are on this slippery slope. Advocates say that religion is being imposed on them, but it is quite the opposite. If the government says that same-sex unions are a civil right, it will lead to more policies that put the separation of church and state on a collision course. For example, advocates and officials in some states are challenging the long-held right of religious adoption agencies to follow their religious beliefs and only place children in homes with both a mother and a father, causing Catholic Charities in Boston to stop offering adoptions services. Will ministers next be unable to refuse to marry homosexuals even if it goes against their beliefs just as doctors cannot refuse to prescribe birth control based upon theirs? Will there be laws next that quoting the bible is hate speech? Are religions going to be told next what they can call sin and what they cannot? This is more than a social issue- ultimately it may be a test of our most basic first amendment rights.

  9. beetlebabee said,

    October 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Absolutely. The idea that you can continuously keep eroding the underpinnings of society without detriment is simply false. We’ve already seen what relaxing morality has done to marriage. It’s shot the divorce rate sky high, and children are now being shuffled from home to home, parent to parent, and in many cases kids have multiple sets of parents to shuffle between. It’s a huge mess! To casually assume that kids will just get over it, or that this won’t have an effect on the next generation is to stick your selfish head in the sand. Adults ought to behave better for the sake of their children. Increasing exposure to the gay lifestyle in society will not further a correction of these problems, it will only make it worse.

  10. Samantha said,

    October 6, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Voted! Thanks for the info!

  11. Richard said,

    October 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Same here x3. The Stand for Marriage Maine page is really heating up on facebook! Have you seen the yellow wave? It’s growing!

  12. jack said,

    October 9, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Ministers will not and can not be forced to marry against their beliefs.
    Same sex marriage has not harmed any straight marriage.
    People will still go to their church.
    People will still be able to believe what ever they believe.

    No one is forcing people to change their religious beliefs.
    The current divorce rate is real, unfortunate, but irrelevant to this issue.

  13. beetlebabee said,

    October 9, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Jack, is this your crystal ball speaking? I honestly don’t see how your baseless predictions can possibly be true given the track this nation is currently on. Once you cross the line between people being equal and people’s actions being equal, anyone who teaches, preaches or believes otherwise will be labeled as hate-filled. It’s already happening.

    Criminalizing teaching, preaching and thought is simply the next step.

  14. mlabot said,

    October 10, 2009 at 4:31 pm


    PORTLAND — Catholics in Maine gave about $86,000 to fight same-sex marriage through collections at Masses in September.

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland said Friday that parishioners put $41,000 into baskets during collections supporting the campaign to repeal Maine’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage.

    Donations made in envelopes weren’t opened by the churches but sent directly to Stand for Marriage Maine, the political action committee organizing the repeal effort.

    Marc Mutty, chairman of Stand for Marriage Maine, said Friday that the collection — loose money and envelopes — totaled about $86,000, “certainly a reasonable amount.”

  15. Dave said,

    November 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Wow you anti-gays sure are a hateful, paranoid bunch.

    You know…you think you’re fighting against interest groups, but you are HARMING PEOPLE.

    I know you don’t see gays as people, but that’s not our fault, it’s your fault.

  16. beetlebabee said,

    November 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Dave, how tolerant of you to respect other’s differing viewpoints. Dave, are you gay? If you are, and you’ve never felt like a welcome part of the human race, let me be the first to extend the title of personhood. Tada! You’re now a person.

    You may not believe me, but honestly, I laughed right out loud when I read your comment. The idea that recognizing your personhood means that I have to capitulate my political, religious and scientific views to your every whim is ridiculous. If you would like to debate, present your case. Calling names is no substitute for good logic.

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