Thursday, July 07, 2011

Support Traditional Marriage? "You're Dead"

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Bob Unruh, at World Net Daily, published an article this past weekend regarding the upcoming trial on whether the names of petition signers on R-71 should be made public.

In it he quotes our lead attorney James Bopp, Jr., "What is becoming increasingly evident," said James Bopp of the James Madison Center, "is that some groups and individuals, certainly a minority, have resorted to advancing their cause, not by debating the merits of the issue but by discouraging participation in the democratic process itself."

Quoting Bopp and his filing on our behalf he writes, "In an obvious attempt to dissuade people from signing the … petition, two homosexual advocacy groups – Massachusetts-based and Washington-based – announced their intentions to obtain the identities of every person who signed the petition; to publicly expose the persons on their respective web sites; and to make their web sites 'accessible and searchable."

"Dave Ammons, communications director for Defendant Sam Reed, posted a blog entry on the Secretary of State's web site explaining that the alleged reason for wanting to publicly expose … petition signers was to get 'voters to think twice about signing' … and to allow opponents to 'be able to talk with their neighbors and townspeople who signed to explain the ramifications.'"

Homosexual promoters have stated publicly they want to post the personal contact information on the Internet so that activists can find them for "uncomfortable conversations."

I strongly suggest you read the article. There is a list of threats that Mr. Bopp has entered into the record. They are listed in the article. I have linked it below.

This is the link to Unruh's article.

Secretary of State Sam Reed and Attorney General Rob McKenna are very focused on releasing these 138,000 names to homosexual activists, even though on 2 separate occasions the names of petition signers in Washington State have been sealed for their protection. One such act was to protect homosexual activists.

Be Very Vigilant. Be Very Discerning. Be Very Prayerful.

Thank you for standing with us in your support.

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  1. Gary, Gary, Gary, if complying with State disclosure laws and releasing the names on the petitions is going to expose signers to such violence, why are you and your attorneys unable to site a single example of violence against any of the donors to Ref 71? All of the donors names have been public since before the election, if there is such a grave and eminent threat to signers, where is the evidence.

    Mining blog comments, doesn't really hack with when it comes to burden of proof in my opinion, I expect the courts to agree.

  2. Gary, this is a spiritual battle. Thank you for standing in the gap.

  3. You want to keep these names secret. You want to keep it secret where political campaigns get their money. You republicans sure like to hide in the shadows.

  4. Again, the donors names and addresses to R-71 and the ballot initiative for both sides have been online in a searchable database since just a few days after their donation - no problems documented then until now.

    If that hasn't caused problems the publishing of mere signers is even less likely to since: 1) its been so long and 2) you lost.

    You are never going to be able to make cowards not feel 'intimidation or fear', that's the trap that even Justice Scalia noted. This is a legislative act, no one who tries to propose legislation should be able to do so anonymously. Remember, for the majority of American history even votes weren't private.

    Everyone just needs to man up and be proud of their political involvement.

  5. anon 10:14 We are not in the shadows, we are standing in plain sight in the direct sunlight. That is why we need protection. The activists are standing in the shadows ready to attack.
    Actually what we want is the right to participate in political free expression without fear of retribution from those who oppose our right to do so and disagree with us on the sanctity of marriage.

  6. Oster, you are telling people to man-up? That's interesting. Why did washington protect gay activists' names some years ago?

  7. Thanks for keeping this issue alive and in front of us. Many of us signed the petitions and are very interested in the outcome.

  8. Does McKenna really think we will vote for him for governor? I suppose he will say he is better than Insley, the better of two evils, so we should elect him.

  9. [b]Why did washington protect gay activists' names some years ago?[/b]
    The question is 'did they'? I've been following this stuff since the mid 80's and can't recall a single time that happened. You have a cite or at least some time frame so I can research it?

  10. 10:27 Standing in direct sunlight, eh? Talk about Orwellian double speak. Up is down, right?

    You do have the right to participate in political free expression in anonymity. However, you don't have the right to create new legislation in anonymity. That would be like letting your elected state legislators vote in secret. I'm sure you don't see the difference, hopefully the high court will.

  11. I signed it and my name is at the bottom of this thread. I'm not in the shadows, I call perversion
    what it is and will stand for the christian principles upon which this country was built. I fear no man, much less half-men. What can they do? Kill me? Persecute me? Jesus said "If they persecuted me they will persecute you" I'm not afraid to die for what I believe. Man-up, you fellow Christians and stand firm!!!!

    Craig in Lacey

  12. Half men? Really? As long as we're into name calling, it now looks like it's half men vs a half wit.

  13. Yes, half-men because you also think you're half-women. If you're pitching you're catching=).

    Craig in Lacey


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