CALENDAR NOTE: "Stand Up For Marriage Rally", this Thursday, March 19th, 12 noon -1 PM on the Capitol steps in Olympia.
I and others will be speaking. We will be announcing our next step in the defense of marriage. Please plan to attend.
BLOG UPDATE: Late term abortionist, Dr. George Tiller goes to trial today in Kansas.
Homosexuals Fully Invested in their Cause
Iowa is not generally considered fertile ground for homosexual activists like say Portland, Seattle, San Francisco or Boston, however, openly gay Senator Matt McCoy has sponsored a bill that would legalize gay "marriage."
Guess who is funding it?
Civic leaders in another city have created a new definition for gender identity and you will not believe the wording. And neither can the folks who live there. The problem, however is--you guessed it, where the money is coming from to influence the vote.
Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill to legalize same-sex "marriage," sponsored by homosexual State Senator Matt McCoy.
Several polls have shown that a large majority of Iowans oppose gay "marriage" and support traditional marriage by 60-70 %.
However, it appears that outside money is flowing into the state to influence the outcome.
Chuck Hurley, of the Iowa Family Policy Council, says, "The person who is really responsible is wealthy homosexual activist Tim Gill."
He says it would be almost laughable except "In states where Gill and his friends have been very successful in buying off politicians through campaign contributions, these bills have to be taken seriously."
Gill, a Colorado billionaire, and his homosexual friends have been pouring money into local elections all around the country, supporting local lawmakers who will vote for gay "marriage" and working to defeat those who will not.
Hurley says in Iowa a constitutional amendment must originate with the legislature and they have rejected several opportunities for a marriage amendment. And he says local politicians have also taken, "Hundreds of thousands---probably in excess of a million dollars now---from Gill and his friends."
A similar thread is developing in Gainesville, Florida, where the city council has passed the most outrageous, confused, gender-identity statement that locals have ever heard or seen.
It defines gender as follows:
"An inner sense of being a specific gender, or the expression of a gender identity by verbal statement, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth."
Take a long deep breath and ponder that for a moment. Oh, I know, as you do, what the intention is, but is there any sanity left in our culture?
Think about the impact on just public restrooms alone.
Many in the public are outraged and tried to get the city council persons to reconsider, but they refused. Citizens believe the council is somehow impervious to any kind of reaction or criticism.
The citizens have now petitioned and gotten the issue on the March 24 ballot, but supporters of the wording are out- spending the citizens 4-1.
Money is again flowing in from out of state from national organizations such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
They expect the vote to be close.
I don't know if any outside money is flowing into Washington State, yet, but it certainly will. Particularly as we begin the referendum process to defend marriage.
There are some in the faith community who will not cooperate in a referendum to defend marriage. They have said they don't think people of faith have the will to resist the efforts to redefine marriage. They don't think we have the will to stand against the march of the gays and their agenda.
But is this not a worthy cause?
I don't believe I am the only one who sees the worthiness of defending marriage. Although there are those among us who will not support such efforts, I believe there are many more who will.
I, for one, am willing to put myself and Faith and Freedom on the line for what I feel is not only a worthy cause, but a moral one as well.
I sincerely hope we are not weighed and found wanting in this matter.
I cannot overemphasize the urgency and the need for you to stand with us and support us over the coming months as we defend marriage in the State of Washington.
Thank you for standing with us.
God bless you.
Faith & Freedom
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