Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Say NO to Hate, Vote NO on 8, Time to Donate

A recent poll shows the California ballot question to ban same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, is now favored by a majority. Until recently the bill looked to be headed for defeat but many hate groups like Focus on the Family, member of the Mormon Church and the Knights of Columbus are funding the campaign to strip some Americans of their rights, and the tide is turning.

In an effort to defeat these anti-American groups that support discrimination, segregation, prejudism and bigotry generous donors Tom Bombardier and John Fowler, along with the Human Rights Campaign, will double every online contribution made TODAY, up to $120,000 to fund the effort to keep marriage in California fair and equal to EVERYONE regardless of sex, race, or religion.

Donate to keep marriage in California equal : https://secure.ga3.org/03/caequalpac_match


Anonymous said...

You fight isn't with groups like Focus on the Family, which by the way is not a hate group, it is with the God who created you. He's the one that says marriage is between one man and one woman. Also it is a universal truth throughout every culture and nation in the world. It is fair because everyone has the same rights, to marry someone of the opposite sex. We all have that right.

SashimiMark said...

I'm going to have to disagree with you, anonymous. Everyone does not have the same rights... to marry someone that they LOVE. But this type of inequality is coming to an end, as it should. You'll be a much happier person if you just put aside your prejudices and try to garner some understanding of the gay community. We just want to be treated the same as everyone else.

Michael Breyette said...

To quote Voltaire, "God created sex, priests created marriage."

Your argument "marriage is fair because everyone has the same right to marry someone of the opposite sex," is flawed because it adds a limitation at the end - "of the opposite sex." It infringes on people who aren't attracted to the opposite sex.

To be truly fair and equal and just and hold true to the principal that we are all entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it should read "everyone has the same right to marry. Period."

Until recently we had laws 'allowing' everyone the right to marry someone of the same race. That's wrong, that's bigotry, that prejudice, and like it or not, that's hate.

You can disguise it and try to pin God's name on it but that's what it is. And I know God is particular about how his name is used.

This is a nation where we're all entitled to live our lives, however different, as we choose provided we don't infringe on anothers freedoms. Other cultures and a growing number of nations recognize that people love and should be allowed to marry whether they are the same gender or not.

Another persons happiness and marriage does not affect you. You nor hate groups like Focus on the Family should have the right to impose your beliefs on others and deny them happiness or legal rights afforded others.

timldn said...

As a foreigner I wouldnt normally involve myself in the politics of another nation. But ten days ago I flew into Los Angeles and stayed with a cousin of mine. I was mortified to see a "say yes to Prop 8" sign on her front drive. The British nature prevented me from commenting. After all I was a guest in her home.
During the stay a discussion started on what Prop 8 was about. It got quite heated as she and her husband put their view across.
I asked them why they had such a revulsion for 'same sex marriage' as they put it. They put the usual arguments about marriage being a holy institution, a pact with God etc.
I was at their wedding and it was in the very best traditions of the Catholic Church. Forsaking all others, for the creation of children etc.
I simply asked them if theirs was a vow with God or the State. As one, they said that it was with God, it was a religious thing.
I then asked they why they would want the state to recognise their union.
Because we want our children protected, we want tax breaks, we want the state to care for us, we want the state to protect our union.
I simply ended by saying that was what same sex couples want. To make a committment and have the state protect that. To give same sex couples the same safeguards that the state, which is seperate from religion, gives to married heterosexuals.
It in no way will endanger marriage. (I did point out that gays could never do the damage to marriage that heterosexuals had done. With 3 in every 5 marriages ending in divorce)It can only strengthen the state.
I left them with food for thought.
and on the day that I left- They took down the sign.