Monday, March 07, 2011

"Gay Legislators Having Impact..."

Yesterday, KOMO NEWS joined other news outlets across the country in carrying the story, "Gay Legislators Having An Impact In Marriage Debates."

America has 7,382 state legislators with 85 of them being openly homosexual.

The news story says, "They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned role when the agenda turns to recognizing same-sex couples with civil unions or full marriage rights"

The number of openly homosexual state legislators has increased from 44 in 2003 to 85 at present.

In 2008, KOMO NEWS
reported that Washington State had 6 openly homosexual legislators, second only to New Hampshire with 7. So, of 85 nationally, Washington has 6.

Senator Ed Murray has the most tenure and presently serves as Chairman of the very powerful Ways and Means Committee.

He is also committed to redefining marriage. nearly every year he has introduced a bill to create homosexual marriage in the state, including this year.

In 2008 Murray
said it should take about 10 years to redefine marriage.

While Seattle First United Methodist church has
honored him with their "Social Justice Award," not all in the religious community appreciate his agenda.

Senator Murray has not been timid in lashing out at those who disagree with him. Following an appearance by Pastor Hutcherson at Mt. Si High School, Murray wrote a scathing
letter to the Principal Randy Taylor, telling him he should not have had Hutcherson speak at the Martin Luther King event because Hutcherson is "an agent of intolerance and contempt."

Murray has also created some who oppose him for reasons other than his homosexual "marriage" agenda.

You can read that
here, I have no comment on that.

Murray and his partners may be playing an "outsized" role in the marriage debate. With a complicit press and a number of uninformed or misinformed legislators, such as former legislator Dale Brandland who said from the floor "they are born that way" as he urged the passage of Murray's SB 5688 last year, they have an advantage---at the moment.

The power of the people and the power of prayer can change things.

Murray and other homosexual activist legislators have said those who oppose homosexual "marriage" are on the wrong side of history.

I would suggest, they are on the wrong side of right. History says every civilized society and every major religion has condemned homosexual behavior and refused to enshrine it into law for more than 5000 years.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active.

_______________
Gary Randall
President
Faith and Freedom

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17 comments:

  1. Murray and other homosexual activist legislators have said those who oppose homosexual "marriage" are on the wrong side of history.
    Gary that's pretty much a given. I don't know if you've heard but the latest GSS (Government Social Survey) figures from 2010 are out. This is a government sponsored survey that has been been given since the mid 70's to 50,000 Americans on thousands of subjects. According to what it found the majority of Americans were 'strongly supportive or supportive' of the concept of marriage equality and out numbered those that were 'strongly opposed or opposed' for the first time ever. Remember that even the Elway poll you had done showed that without the over 55 age group the majority of Washingtonians supported marriage equality. The writing is on the wall.

    History says every civilized society and every major religion has condemned homosexual behavior and refused to enshrine it into law for more than 5000 years.
    Other than Greece, Sparta, Rome, native Americans, Europe, Canada, parts of the US etc?

    Humans operate better for themselves and society pair-bonded and most can only do so with someone of a particular gender - about half with men, about half with women. In a country devoted to equal treatment of all citizens under the law if its ok to have a particular gendered spouse for some it is for all. Its a simple concept, obviously true, and one you aren't going to be able to refute.

    Even when marriage equality is reality only about 2%, 1 out of 50 totally secular state contracts that actually have more responsibilities than benefits, will be added to the roles. That to makes this a totally 'yawn' issue to those really paying attention and if these points make it obviously the right thing to do.

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  2. Vish- How did Greece, Sparta and Rome end up? In flames. Real or figurativly. The moral jury of consequences is still out on Europe and Canada. How are things going in America since we took a hard left turn? Greece, Sparta and Rome never legalized gay marriage.

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  3. Interesting comments on Ed Murray the narrcissist.

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  4. Ed Murray has repeatedly said every law he has passed was not, I repeat, not gay marriage. IT WAS ONLY ABOUT FAIRNESS. Gary has repeatedly pointed out that Murray and the others were engaging in a deceptive incrementalism. Now several years later they say "of course we wanted gay marriage" and "of course we were incremental" yawn, so we misled you all, whats the big deal?

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  5. Yeah, we want to be just like Greece and Rome and Europe. An exceptional nation. Give me a break.

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  6. Wow, that a mighty impressive source Gary links to....NOT!

    Whoever this anonymous blogger is, he or she doesn't provide any evidence to support her attack on Murray, just restates an unfounded and unsupported accusation several times.

    As for claims that Murry mislead the public, what a complete and utter crock. As even Gary clearly states in his piece Murray has been introducing bills on full marriage equality for years. At the same time, he has been introducing and getting passed incremental improvements to Domestic Partnerships, which are not, I repeat NOT gay marriage! If you want to find dishonesty and misleading the public, look to the opposition. Where folks like Gary Randall, and his partner in prejudice Ken Hutcherson, have fought each and every incremental step in granting recognition to same-sex couples as "gay marriage", even though it isn't.

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  7. Vish- How did Greece, Sparta and Rome end up? In flames. Real or figurativly.
    Just fine, they lasted for far longer than the US has to date - no nation lasts forever, who would even want that?

    Greece, Sparta and Rome never legalized gay marriage.
    They never made it illegal either. Again, people marry naturally and for most of our cultural history only the rich or those with property got 'legally' married at all with a civil contract. It wasn't until the end of the dark ages when the catholics suddenly decided that marriage was a sacrament and they all would be registered with the church that we got this notion that marriage was 'legally' anything at all for the rank and file.

    This isn't about 'gay marriage' its about letting all citizens license a spouse, regardless of their gender, with the state just as some citizens already do with the exact same gendered person.

    You can't argue against equal treatment and fairness in a country that was founded on same successfully. Sorry but that's just the facts.

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  8. 10:27 You are playing with history. "They never made it illegal either"? The fact that it may not have been illegal in some cases doesn't constitute endorsement. Homosexual behavior was not elevated and celebrated either. The idea of gay marriage wasn't an issue. Gays were not trying to redefine marriage at that time. Marriage is a very old institution, many of us believe it dates back to the Garden of Eden. It may not have been a Christian agreement, but was instituted by God as between a man and a woman to create completness for both and the obvious--pro-creation. How did we get to this conversation from that beginning? Moral decline.

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  9. Ohstur. If it isn't about gay marriage, why all the attempts to get gay marriage legalized. Why not stop where you are? By Murray and other gay leaders statements, you have every thing but the word. Why do you want the word?

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  10. We at Undead Olympia greatly appreciate the link to our site's analysis of Senator Ed Murray, but we are concerned your Christian souls may not be terribly comfortable with our accounts of the other beasts haunting Olympia, from vampires like Governor Gregoire to zombies like Senator Benton and werewolves like Senator Zarelli. Hardly a god-fearing soul to see in the whole legislative body. So please, keep the children away when you watch our video on the tough choices before the ghouls this year:

    http://www.undeadolympia.com/2011/02/23/new-video-do-you-really-want-to-hurt-me-washington-state-legislature/

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  11. The fact that it may not have been illegal in some cases doesn't constitute endorsement.
    Neither does getting the government out of the sexual orientation business and saying 'All citizens can license with their spouse regardless of their own gender'. Equal treatment isn't an 'endorsement'.

    Homosexual behavior was not elevated and celebrated either.
    And no one is asking that it be - just treat it the same, that's all - level isn't 'elevated', the same isn't 'celebrated'.

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  12. "The power of the people and the power of prayer can change things."

    Indeed, they are. Just not in the way you'd prefer.

    Mark in Tigard

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  13. Things have changed. We are winning. You are losing. Get over it.

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  14. Faith and Freedom Staff6:17 PM, March 07, 2011

    Undead. We were in no way endorsing your opinions or your site. Merely pointing out your opinion on Senator Murray.

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  15. Not to worry, undead. We won't get confused and we can handle it.

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  16. FFN Staff @6:17 in other words if you find a good attack on those, who hold different views than you, you will use it regardless of weather the source is credible or decent or honest. Good to know, especially for those of us who view "Be Discerning" as more than a catchy tag line.

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  17. 6:14 3/7

    Nothing has changed, your reservation for a very hot place is
    still confirmed.

    Craig in Lacey

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