Our efforts toward defeating homosexual legislation are having an effect.
Friday morning, at 11:43 AM, The Stranger, a prominent gay newspaper and blog out of Seattle, wrote, "After years of silence about gay-rights legislation, religious conservatives are inundating state lawmakers with demands to block this years domestic partnership bill. They are aggressively targeting Democratic legislators in swing districts, with personal emails, passionate phone calls and by showing up by the hundreds for legislative hearings."
Friday afternoon at 3:35 PM, The Stranger, after reading our Friday blog, published a second blog of desperation which opens by saying, "The Faith and Freedom Network, a group 'committed to preserving traditional Judeo-Christian values' is using its blog to wage a war on the domestic partnership bill."
There's more. They wrote, "But now FFN is upping the ante in a blog post urging folks to target swing district senators."
These are the senators we referred to as having Republican seat-mates, meaning the district can vote either way and has done so.
They have linked to our web site and Friday's blog, while quoting substantially from our message to you on Friday.
They are now encouraging their people to call the list I gave you to call.
Please continue to make the calls and send the emails.
There seems to be a sense of panic, they are now starting to place blame internally because some senators are starting to consider changing their vote and you will be interested to read how Senator Ed Murray is responding.
Normally I do not link to gay newspapers or web sites, nor do we quote the gay press, however this is most interesting in light of the extra effort many of you are giving to this matter.
Your calls and emails are having an effect, as did your presence at the hearings a few weeks ago.
In their first Friday morning blog titled, "Bible Thumpers Threaten Domestic Partnership Bill," they quote Senator Ed Murray; "We haven't seen an angry far-right turnout against LGBT rights legislation like this for almost a decade."
Note that the gay newspaper referred to us as religious conservatives, while Murray refers to us as "angry far-right".
Murray tells The Stranger that,"He and others in Olympia are unclear what's behind the upswing in conservative pressure; the emails come throughout the week, not just following Sunday sermons."
That is, of course, because you are emailing every day. Please refer to our list posted last Friday and if you have not done so, please make the call or email. Without going into the details, I encourage you to be sure to call the Republicans listed. However, it's important to call all lawmakers we listed and when you call your senator be sure to identify that your are from his or her district.
One lawmaker, from a swing district that you have been calling, who asked not to be identified and who obviously has been supporting the bill---until now, said they have received 250 emails in opposition. And that was several days ago.
The pro-homosexual agenda is feeling our pressure.
They are telling The Stranger that many lawmakers are not hearing from those who support the homosexual legislation. They say only those in Seattle who are sponsoring the bill are hearing from the supporters and they are asking why.
Equal Rights Washington, the largest pro-homosexual organization in the state, is making excuses while The Stranger is now trying to mobilize a movement against Faith and Freedom's efforts.
ERW are being criticized and Josh Freiedes, the director, is trying to explain why the homosexual lobby is losing ground.
Murray says of the hearings, "The crowd was stacked five -to-one against the bill."
Freides says they didn't pack the hearings, because they were told not to create a circus. They have also been criticized for using form emails, while you have been speaking from your heart and your beliefs.
Senator Darlene Fairley, who chaired the senate committee hearing, referred to our presence at the hearings as, "A ton of people."
Freides says their income is down and they have had to let people go. He says, "The gay rights movement is getting a little complacent, because we've had essentially years of continued success...People just assumed... the domestic partnership expansion bill of '09 would be a breeze."
He says, "That does not reflect reality."
Your actions has created a new reality for the homosexual agenda.
Here's what will happen next.
First, they will increase the number of calls to lawmakers this week. Please make your calls and contacts.
Secondly, they will demonize Faith and Freedom and all of us who support traditional marriage. ERW will raise a substantial amount of money this week. Probably some will come from out of state. This will allow them to do more.
If you can do anything to help us financially, I can not overstate our need this week. This is a real battle with real consequences.
If possible, please help this week by donating online or mail a check to:
Faith and Freedom Network
PO Box 399
Bellevue, WA 98009
The gay activists are so concerned that they are asking the Seattle homosexual community to, "Call your parents or friends who live in the suburbs and ask for them to help."
To all the friends of Faith and Freedom and traditional marriage; where ever you live, from the farm to the high rise, the small town to the city and yes, even you who live in the suburbs, we too, need your help and I know you will stand with us, because you already are.
I cannot overstate the urgency of making the calls and your financial support.
Thank you and God bless you.
Faith & Freedom
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