Tuesday, April 05, 2011

WA Legislature Moves Gay Agenda Forward

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Josh Friedes, with Equal Rights Washington said, "What we have witnessed is progress," when he heard that HB 1649 had passed the Washington State Legislature and was on the Governor's desk for signature.

She will sign---and celebrate.
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The following is the roll call vote on the bill in the House:


Yeas: 58 Nays: 39 Absent: 0 Excused: 1

Voting Yea: Representatives Anderson, Appleton, Billig, Blake, Carlyle, Clibborn, Cody, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Finn, Fitzgibbon, Frockt, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Jinkins, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kirby, Ladenburg, Liias, Lytton, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Morris, Moscoso, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Probst, Reykdal, Roberts, Rolfes, Ryu, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Springer, Stanford, Sullivan, Takko, Tharinger, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Walsh, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay: Representatives Ahern, Angel, Armstrong, Asay, Bailey, Buys, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, Dahlquist, Dammeier, DeBolt, Fagan, Haler, Hargrove, Harris, Hinkle, Hope, Johnson, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Nealey, Orcutt, Overstreet, Parker, Pearson, Rivers, Rodne, Ross, Shea, Schmick, Short, Smith, Taylor, Warnick, Wilcox, and Zeiger

Absent:

Excused: Representative Alexander

The Following is the Roll Call vote in the Senate:

HB 1649 Roll Call
Senate vote on 3rd Reading & Final Passage

Yeas: 28 Nays: 19 Absent: 0 Excused: 2

Voting Yea: Senators Brown, Chase, Conway, Eide, Fain, Fraser, Harper, Hatfield, Haugen, Hill, Hobbs, Kastama, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Litzow, McAuliffe, Murray, Nelson, Pflug, Pridemore, Ranker, Rockefeller, Shin, Swecker, Tom, and White

Voting Nay: Senators Baumgartner, Baxter, Becker, Benton, Carrell, Delvin, Ericksen, Hargrove, Hewitt, Holmquist Newbry, Honeyford, King, Morton, Parlette, Roach, Schoesler, Sheldon, Stevens, and Zarelli

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This legislation will recognize homosexual "marriages" from other states.

Although it has been characterized as a "technical" bill, it is seen as significant progress for the homosexual agenda whose glee is mirrored by the Seattle Times editorial board.

The Times editorial board said, "Legalization of gay marriage is the right and proper direction for the state. In the meantime."

The Seattle Times newspaper, which I have been told repeatedly by journalists who work there, is not influenced by the editorial board, put it this way:

"Gay marriage remains illegal in Washington state. But under this bill, same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships performed and recognized elsewhere would have eligible rights granted to domestic partnerships in Washington. In the past half decade, lawmakers here have approved hundreds of rights and responsibilities for domestic partnerships, putting them on almost equal footing with marriage." (Link).

Laurel Ramseyer, a.k.a. in Seattle as Lurleen who works for Equal Rights Washington, writing for a national homosexual blog, quotes Josh Friedes, "This is a wonderful development in Washington. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Washingtonians and their allies have lobbied hard for this bill all year."

Ramseyer also praised Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), "The first openly lesbian legislator in the Washington state Legislature for sponsoring the bill."

And finally, she thanks and praises the Republican Senators who voted for the bill, saying her take away message was this:

"Never presume to know a Republican will vote on pro-LGBT legislation, no matter their history with other bills."

Friedes says the bill was "a wonderful development" and "progress".

While they officially call it a "technical fix," and some of us believe it, they celebrate the final steps to redefining marriage and family.

If you have ever had an inclination to support the position of Faith and Freedom and thousands of other conservatives and people of faith, this would be the time.

We will be announcing an educational campaign within the next few weeks.

Thank you for standing with us.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith and Freedom

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16 comments:

  1. Rather revealing that Gary quotes Ramseyer, but fails to link to her post, or tell his readers who she was referring to in the quote. In the interest of being vigilant and discerning and hoping to help readers be fully informed, it should be said that Ramseyer was referring to good friend of Faith and Freedom, Senator Dan Swecker, who despite opposing EVERY other piece of legislation that could possibly be construed as "pro-gay", voted for the bill in question!

    Perhaps Gary will interview his good friend, and explain to the readers, why FFN is supporting a state Senator, who voted for - in Gary's words - "the final steps to redefining marriage and family".

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  2. Voting Yea: Senators Brown, Chase, Conway, Eide, Fain, Fraser, Harper, Hatfield, Haugen, Hill, Hobbs, Kastama, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Litzow, McAuliffe, Murray, Nelson, Pflug, Pridemore, Ranker, Rockefeller, Shin, Swecker, Tom, and White

    But I thought Senator Swecker was pro-family and pro-marriage? What's he doing voting for the faggots?

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  3. At noon, I listened to agnostic Bible scholar Bart Ehrman talk about New Testament forgeries detailed in his book Forged in an address to the Commonwealth Club of California.
    A closing discussion statement caught my attention- about fundamental Christians causing slavery, subjugation of women, world strife and hate; while gays and other social liberals were dealing in love. A bit offensive, but clear indications of a society swamped in moral turpitude and legislating immoral freedoms and rewriting our biblical heritage.
    Central WA RINO

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  4. How sickening. I knew my letter to my legislature wouldn't do any good but if everyone who believed the natural way had, their offices wouldn't hold the mail. Apathy, deserves what it gets.

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  5. I'm not going to support him anymore, clearl;y he has lost his moral compass. I won't be supporting any of the yeas for that matter. Rome continues to burn while the people fiddle.

    Craig in Lacey

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  6. In the Christian life, disappointments will come- people who used to be lights will flicker out, and those who used to stand with us will turn away. We have to get so used to it that we will not even realize we are standing alone. Paul said, "....no one stood with me, but all forsook me...But the Lord stood with me and strenghtened me..." (2 Tim 4:16-17).
    We must build our faith not on fading lights, but on the Light that never fails. When important individuals go away we are sad, until we see that they are meant to go, so that only one thing is left for us to do- to look into the face of God for ourselves. Oswald Chambers,"My Utmost for His Highest"

    Don't be discouraged, contend for the faith, even if you're the last one. God rewards diligence and steadfastness.

    Craig in Lacey

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  7. God bless those who honored God by voting no.

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  8. I'm very confused. It has been 2 years since the passage of the homosexual Hate Crimes law, which Gary repeatedly assured us would into prison pastors and other who believe in Biblical morality. Yet Gary continues with his blog and organizing without the slightest consequence. And the total number of arrests of pastors or Bible-believing Christians in the whole country remains at precisely zero.

    It's almost as if everything he said in 2009 was a blatant falsehood.

    Since Gary is asking readers to support Faith and Freedom, I think he needs to make clear what the risk is to donors and supporters of prosecution under the Hate Crimes law.

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  9. The persecution is coming. As those who call sin what it is become more and more the minority, as Jesus said would happen, we will be imprisoned and killed for speaking the truth. I would encourage those who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to speak the truth in love. Don't fear those who can only kill the body, fear Him who can destroy body and soul in hell. Finish the race, so you will hear our Lord say "well done, my good and faithful servant".

    Craig in Lacey

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  10. 2:42pm

    I've been following this for years and not one of Gary's 'sky is falling' predictions has even come close to actually occurring. Far from it. However, he has to be hyperbolic to scare donations out of people. You can't make a living at this by being truthful.

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  11. Craig,

    You can relax a bit. Once you folks become such a minority that you can't force others to live by your religion, we'll just ignore you. Imprisoning and killing just isn't our style.

    Mark in Tigard

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  12. 2:42 Gary doesn't make a living off this.

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  13. Mark

    Imprisoning and killing may not be your style, but you're not the only one out there. Oh, I am relaxed and I will continue to call perversion what it is and that you can't ignore. If you could, you wouldn't be responding.

    Remember the guy in Nazi Germany who didn't speak out against evil because he wasn't the target until they came for him and there was nobody left to speak out against evil. I don't intend to be that one.

    Craig in Lacey

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  14. Craig,

    Fine, keep your guard up against imprisonment and being killed for being a christian. Personally, I think you'll be fine.

    Mark in Tigard

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  15. I'm still trying to figure out what is the "gay agenda"??

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  16. The gay agenda? According to Rick Santorum, the ultimate goal is 'man on dog'. And with name like Santorum, I think he knows a thing or two about the gay.

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