Thursday, March 11, 2010

Census 2010: Big Money, Homosexual "Marriage" & Mary and Joseph

The 2010 Census forms will soon be arriving in homes across the country and the 2010 Census Extravaganza has something for everyone---well, almost everyone. The tax payers get hosed while the Census family of participants party.

The $15 billion budget is three times that of the last Census. And that includes the $3 million Super Bowl ad.

It also includes $200 million for a Chicago-New York based PR firm to oversee the direct marketing efforts, $15 million for the road trip with 13 buses and cargo vans with trailers, traveling to Vegas, the Super Bowl, New Orleans and other exiting events and places. The road trip is creating 223 metric tons of carbon emissions.

The Census Bureau has spent money for 115 focus groups in 37 markets and several billion dollars enlisting 56 million school kids to pester their parents about the Census and create math and social studies lessons that promote the Census.

They have spent $80 million for multi-lingual ads promoting the Census in 28 languages. And a video they produced is teaching a Latin person how to write in his country of origin on the form. Ironically, they have the writing hand misspelling the name of the country.

Mary and Joseph are used for PR purposes and a radical policy shift away from a Bush policy will be used to advance the homosexual agenda of "marriage".

Michelle Malkin has called it, "The Supersized Census Boondoggle."

She says history shows that the more the Census spends on advertising, the lower the response rate is.

Malkin wishes the federal government were as responsible with our money as Pepsi is with theirs. They have been advertising in the Super Bowl for more than two decades, but decided in the present economy it was unwise to spend the $3 million for 30 seconds this year.

She concludes, "The US Census is a decennial census mandated by our Constitution. Should Americans know about it? Sure. Should the p.r. budget become a bottomless slush fund in recessionary times? Surely not."

I recommend you read her column.

This Census Extravaganza reaches beyond the mere waste of billions of dollars. It also has a social and cultural component.

I know you're concerned about the 223 metric tons of emissions from the road trip. Not to worry. Carbonfund.org has partnered with our government and will offset all the carbon from the vehicle emissions. It didn't happen---there is no carbon. All is well.

Literature is being distributed to the Latin community urging people to participate because, "Joseph and Mary participated in the Census."

One can only imagine what else is being said in the various ethnic communities.

On the Census Bureau's own web site a video which gives directions for filling out the form, shows a hand printing the name of a person's Latin country of origin. The hand is printing--C O L U M B I A, however the country is spelled C O L O M B I A.

I know, some are thinking we also have errors on this site from time to time. Keep in mind we don't have a $15 billion budget. The error video was still up this morning, however, it has now been removed.

Some months ago The Washington Post reported a planned shift in policy for the 2010 Census regarding homosexual couples.

The Census is reversing a Bush policy that prohibited the release of gay "marriage" data because DOMA prohibits recognition of marriage as anything other than one-man and one-woman.

While the law has not changed, the beliefs in the White House certainly have.

This administration says, "No," DOMA does not prohibit Census Bureau from releasing data about homosexual "marriage".

This policy shift is considered a victory for homosexual activists.

The New Jersey press says the policy shift could radically reshape demographic profiles of the gay community, because this year the Census will let same-sex couples label themselves as husband or wife even if their relationship is not recognized by law.

The Census is leaving it to responders to characterize their own relationships, regardless of legal status.

Gary Gates, a demographer with the University of California in LA says, "The truth is that the number of kinds of legally married couples in this country is a very complicated situation."

Actually, it is not complicated at all. Under federal law, only one man and one woman are legally married. This is a federal Census.

Gates also correctly says, "Politicians use the Census as a yardstick for a community's power. That in turn affects the enactment of public policies."

Will homosexual numbers be inflated by this, "you decide what you are" policy? Probably.

This "policy shift" is another attempt to confuse the discussion about marriage by creating a problem of sorts, then providing a solution that advances the homosexual agenda of redefining marriage.

It is one of those special "incremental" moments of advancing the re-engineering of marriage that Washington State Senator Ed Murray lives for.

The upcoming 2010 election and the 2012 presidential election is a pivotal time in our country and our culture.

This is not a time for ideas soaked in theory.

It is a time for action. I understand action has risk and it costs in a number of ways. Believe me, I understand that.

However, we are in a time when there is no real alternative for those who truly believe in Judeo- Christian principles and believe that this country can continue to thrive, be free and be blessed only, as it embraces godly principles.

It is a time for action. Thank you for standing with us.

God bless you.

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17 comments:

  1. Please spare me the 'Carbon Emissions' drivel, Gary

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  2. We only answered the only question that is required. The number of persons at our address.
    Nothing else.

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  3. More wasteful spending...a letter in the mail from the Census Bureau this week telling us to expect a Census form to come in the mail. Huh?

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  4. Carbon emissions drivel? It's the green people that tried to shut down the American economy with made-up data on global warming and created the shell game called emissions off-sets. Gary is only explaining that those green people who read this blog don't have to worry about any carbon emissions from all the Census trucks, vans and buses. It's all gone now. Take a deep breath and relax.

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  5. Can you only answer that one question on the census form? I thought you had to fill it out by law.

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  6. true 9:40-where is our 'freedom', and privacy!?

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  7. By law, do we have to respond to the census form?

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  8. Is there any standard for longevity if a gay couple considers themselves to be married? I read that the typical "monogamous" gay relationship only lasts between 12 and 18 months. Yet the parties involved may claim a married status under this policy. How does this information help anything? Without specific questions the information could be used by dating or cohabiting couples to call themselves married. What a farce!

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  9. I need to know the truth. What will happen if we don't fill the census form out. I heard you can be fined up to $5.000. What is the 100% Truth?????

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  10. Yes Joseph and Mary obeyed their government at the time of their census.

    I wonder if Jesus was numbered.
    I suppose he was numbered. (see Luke 2:1-7)

    The same government that orderd their census tried to kill him.

    I guess a census is something worldly governments do. I wonder if they think they're counting their money.

    I suppose we should do as they say but not as they do, unless God tells us something otherwise.

    We don't have to like what the world puts us through. Sometimes we just have to go through it. Jesus did.

    I looked up the word "census" in my electronic pocket concordance and lots of verses with the word
    "number" or "numbered" comes up.

    Here's a good census, the first verse that came up:

    Genesis 13:16
    And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

    and again:

    Genesis 15:5
    And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

    This is from the New Testament:

    Matthew 10:30
    But the very hairs of your head are numbered.

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  11. So was Focus on the Family being irresponsible with their donors money when they paid millions for their Superbowl ad (which Gary lauded) while laying off hundreds of staff members?

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  12. So the government is using the Bible telling us about Joseph and Mary?

    I suppose that's a start. I hope they use the Bible often and use it well, for this nation was founded upon it's author who is the beginning and end of everything. Jesus said "...Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
    (see Matthew 5:18), and he looked to the cross.

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  13. Regarding Focus on the family. The money they spent on the Tebow ad in the Super Bowl was given by a few large donors who specifically gave the money for that purpose. No general funds money was used. That is very different from the government taking money from tax payers and wasting billions on a PR campaign for a census.

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  14. Yes, during R71 Gary conflated civil Domestic Partnerships with Marriage because it suited his agenda then, now it doesn't so he doesn't want to now.

    And exactly on which one of the 10 questions being asked by the census does it ask about anyone's marital status?

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  15. Oshtur. Was Gary analyizing the census form? I thought he was merely pointing out what the New Jersey press was reporting and how gays were interpreting the policy shift. You're seeing something different than I see.

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  16. Correction to 9:08 PM, March 11:

    Those that ordered the census at the time of the Lord's birth were not the ones that tried to kill him shortly thereafter. It was another power, not of the Roman government, but a king named Herod. (Matthew 2)

    Much later there was a great persecution of Christians by the Roman empire, and it was his body that was again being put to death, this time those that believed in him and became partakes of his nature.

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  17. I am curious as to why you think homosexual numbers will be inflated by this year's census. Truthfully, it still isn't counting all of those who are homosexual...only those in committed relationships. I, personally, don't believe that marriage should be counted at all. The fact is, more than half end in divorce. Does that mean that they aren't really heterosexual? Or that they should not be counted as such? I think that it would be very interesting to see the numbers if the question becomes one of designating your sexuality.

    It seems to me that there is a great deal of effort put forth in minimalizing the numbers of non-heterosexuals. And I have to confess that I don't understand why. The local preacher says that the 'guesstimate' of 10% is too high and that the number is really closer to 1%...therefore, negligible when it comes to 'savin' souls' I suppose. I guess I'm a fence-sitter. I want to know the true number...I think it will help me to think more clearly through political issues...I think it will help me to make decisions based on facts...silly me.

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