Monday, September 21, 2009

Next 30 Days Will Impact Next 30 Years Regarding Marriage

The next 30 days will set a direction for marriage in the state of Washington that will reach into as many as three future decades.

What we decide to do---or not do, over the next 30 days, will impact the culture for your children and grandchildren.

This is a time to Speak. This is a time to Act.

This is not a time to sit on our hands as some have suggested. It is a time to stand for biblical, traditional marriage that has served the human race for at least 5000 years.

Within the next couple of weeks Washington State ballots will begin to be dropped in the mail. Those who are uninformed or misled on the true intentions of SB 5688 will begin to mark their ballots. What you, who are informed, do during the next 30 or so days will have profound impact on your children's and grandchildren's future.

November, 2009, will be remembered as a time when people of faith and conservatives stood up in defense of the most fundamental of all human institutions---marriage. Or, it will be etched in history as the time we listened to those voices that are either trying to tell us this is not the time; or those who disingenuously present SB 5688 as merely about benefits for those who practice homosexuality and choose to live together.

We are asking you to REJECT Referendum 71-Senate Bill 5688 because as its sponsors have said, it is about much more than benefits for homosexuals and a few elderly heterosexuals who live together and refuse to marry. The sponsors have called it a step toward, "the prize which is [homosexual] marriage," (Sen. Ed Murray) and, "a strategic long term strategy" for homosexual marriage and a, "bridge until we get [homosexual] marriage." (Rep. Pederson)

I have linked the page that presents Referendum 71--SB 5688 in the Voters Pamphlet. Lindsay Prior, from the Secretary of State's office--Elections Division, sent us a preview of the page late last week. The pamphlets will be mailed out soon, as well.

Please take a look at it. Larry Stickney, myself, Rep. Matt Shea and attorney Steve Pidgeon, wrote the, "Statement Against Referendum 71." We included the points that we felt would best reflect the truth of this matter and have the broadest appeal to those who are uninformed.

We have 100,000 flyers printed and are now available for distribution around the state. I have also included a link to the flyers. There also will be a link to the flyers on our home page at www.faithandfreedom.us. We will print more as money is available. If you will help distribute them in your area, please email me at. Be sure to include a number where we can call you and the city or town where you live. This information will be held in confidence and used only by myself or a Faith and Freedom leader in you area.

In addition, we have about 1500 yard signs. These will be available in various local areas. If you want some, please let me know.

If everyone who circulated a petition form to put R-71 on the ballot will be responsible to encourage or influence 100 people during the next 30 days to REJECT R-71--SB 5688, that will represent nearly a million votes. If everyone who signed R-71 will encourage or influence just 20 people, that would represent nearly 2.5 million votes.

It is in our hands during the next few weeks. We will do everything humanly possible, then ultimately the outcome will rest in God's hands.

I cannot overstate our need for your financial support today. It is absolutely critical. Thank you for doing what you can do today.

We will keep you updated regularly as we move forward.

God bless you.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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10 comments:

  1. GRRRrrreeaaattt JOB on the pamphlets and voter's pamphlet! Your words are clear, concise, to the point and brief. I have to say I was concerned it would muddy the points - there are so many reasons to vote against SB 5688! But you guys really hit the nail on the head! I will be contacting you to help with yard signs and pamphlets. Furthermore, I am going to make a BIG car sign!

    VOTE NO - REJECT SB 5688!

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  2. You did a great job on the voters pamphlet. Very clear. If people will read it when they get it, I think they will see where SB 5688 is really taking us. Thank you for all the hard work in getting out the truth.

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  3. Our prayers are with you. I know there is a personal price to pay when you stand up against these people. May God be with you.
    Paul

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  4. I am proud to stand with all of you who are defending marriage. God bless and protect you.

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  5. The flyer is funny and good. I think it will cause people to think about what is good. We are with you.

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  6. Good job on the voters pamplet. It fits the things of James 3:17.

    But SB 5688 is not pure....it's not peaceable...not gentle...it's
    not easy to entreat....it doesn't have mercy and good fruits. (Real mercy is from above and is guarded by Cherubims who honor the blood of Jesus.)

    SB 5688 is carnal, sensual, and devilish. It stinks.

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  7. I'd like to make an appeal to those who being Christian, might be thinking that they shouldn't be involved in the things of this world, to consider both Lot and Genesis 18:19, because Lot was found by the Angels to be sitting in the gate of Sodom (the place where justice and judgement was done by the elders of the city for
    the protection and well-being of the inhabitants thereof, pleading the cause of the oppressed, etc.) and some of our communities might seem like they're not much worse than Lot's city where he was involved in the community doing the work of a deliverer in whatever capacity he could. If you were sent to see if there were any righteous, as well as the condition of the city as a whole, wouldn't you take a look at
    what's in the gate of the city, or would you go someplace else?
    And what if Lot wasn't sitting in that place when the Lord's two witnesses arrived? Let's do what we can to make the streets of our cities as safe as they can be and well pleasing to the Lord. Please vote this November.

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  8. Ozzie & Harriet? I'm guessing you couldn't find any living tv parents who would let you use their picture for your hate campaign...

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  9. Ozzie & Harriet are best examples of the good ole days of true family and innocence.

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  10. You have no idea how many of your children, relatives and friends are cringing at your self-righteous farce of godliness. Jesus himself would reject you as hateful, small-minded and bigoted, which you are. Your "faith" equals other people's rights being trampled. How dare you even use the word? And "freedom?" Are you serious? Freedom to surpress, to spread hate and bigotry? Have you any idea how it feels to have your child beaten to death by bigots inspired by YOU because he or she chooses to love someone of his or her own gender? You spew hate and you cry "faith!" You promote murder and your cry "freedom!" For shame. May God forgive your ignorance and may fate bring you as much pain as you have caused others.

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