Thursday, January 05, 2012

Governor Gregoire: "I Support Same-Sex Marriage"

"It's time, it's the right thing to do, and I will introduce a bill to do it," Gov. Gregoire promised yesterday afternoon.


She told the press and the state, "I say this as a wife, a mother, a student of law, and above all as a Washingtonian with a life long commitment to equality and freedom."

Perhaps her commitment to freedom has lapsed or been misplaced, while the state has, under her direction, assaulted, through litigation, the freedom of the Stormans family to choose not to sell abortion pills in their Olympia area pharmacy.



Her resolve to re-define marriage is evident.

This is a significant endorsement for Sen. Ed Murray and his campaign to re-define marriage, but it is not surprising. However, the Governor, Sen. Murray and other homosexual activist legislators will ultimately not have the last word.

The people will have the last word. Either through their elected officials or at the ballot.

A group of leaders of faith based organizations, pro-marriage legislators, lawyers and other church and business leaders have been meeting to prepare for this announcement and to organize a consistent and effective response in defense of natural marriage.

Sen. Murray confirmed to the press yesterday that his 'everything but marriage' domestic partnership bill "has helped lay the ground work for full marriage."

Gregoire told KOMO News, "I want Washington to become the seventh state in the nation to make gay marriage legal."

This is a critical moment in the history of this state.

It's important what Murray or Gregoire says, but it is more important what you have to say.

Gregoire has taken a bold political step. while she is not running for a third term, she has her legacy to think about. Apparently, she wants re-defining marriage as part of that legacy. Should she prevail, our kids and grand kids will live with the consequences.

Will we be so bold in our response? Will pastors and church leaders be so bold?

Pastor Ken Hutcherson told me day before yesterday he is concerned over the apathy in the church. I share his concern.

Senator Val Stevens has written a public response to Governor Gregoire, please take a moment and read it. She asked me to urge you to call your elected officials and tell them you strongly oppose homosexual marriage.

Please take a moment now and call your State Representative and State Senator. You can find their contact number or email on our website or you can use this map to help find your elected official.

Begin calling your State Representatives and Senators now. The Legislative session begins Monday. The bill will be introduced sooner than later.

After making your personal calls, please do the following:

1. Pray

2. Urge your family and friends to call their Representatives and Senators and tell them firmly, but respectfully, they strongly oppose homosexual marriage and ask them not to support it.

3. Become a leader within your circle of influence. Activate others at church and within your community.

4. Show up in Olympia. We will be announcing when the hearings on this bill will occur. I'm asking for at least 10,000 people to show up for the hearing. No, we won't all be able to get into the hearing room, but we will be on campus. We will be heard and seen. And we can schedule meetings with our own elected officials or at least stop by their office and leave a personal note. Details on this will follow.

This is critical. The timing is urgent. It is now.

Myself and a number of pro-marriage legislators are already working behind the scenes.

If we are to successfully defend marriage, it is going to take your financial support. The other side is highly funded. We are not. Please consider what God would have you do to help financially.

We are going to do everything humanly possible to stop the re-definition of marriage in the Legislature. If we are unable to do so, we will take it to the people for a vote.

The battle is at the door. Thank you for standing with us with your support.

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

9 comments:

  1. "Senator Val Stevens has written a public response to Governor Gregoire..."

    Don't look now, but Gary just revealed the central dishonesty in his suit to overturn state public records laws and grant the signers of Ref 71 anonymity. You see State Senator Val Stevens, who has been a strident and outspoken anti-gay voice in our state legislature, is none other than Jane Doe #4 from the lawsuit. Yup, Sen Stevens, who just a few short months ago was arguing in court - presumably with a straight face- that she was so afraid of those mean nasty gay and lesbian activists that she needed the protection of anonymity.

    So what has changed since these arguments were made and failed in court? Why does Val now feel that she is able to give public voice to her extreme anti-gay views with any fear for her or her families safety?

    Wake up Washington! Val was lying about the fearing for her safety then, and she's lying about the consequences of marriage equality now!

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  2. Against Redefining Marriage

    The Governor of the State of Washington has made it abundantly clear she fully supports same sex marriage.

    This is somewhat surprising to me as her Catholic church opposes it.

    And her church is right as Scripture supports marriage as being between one man and one woman.

    This kid stands for traditional marriage and understands that children who are born of such a union where father and mother are committed to and love each other, fare much better in life and are much less likely to experiment with drugs, sex or get in trouble with the law.

    Society can ill afford to turn its back on thousands of years of history that demonstrates civilized peoples in advancing cultures have always stood behind this traditional and normal practice. 1 2

    Going back to our roots, our founding fathers, who, while not all were Christian, clearly understood Judeo-Christian values and supported them. The success of the American Experiment is due largely to that foundation of godly principles including prayer to Almighty God for His assistance. Any claim to the contrary can be discredited by the historical record. *

    If we forsake that foundation we place ourselves outside His protection and will suffer the consequences.

    This is all out war on Christian family values. This is a test of what we stand for as a people. Those who demand legalizing what is right in their own eyes are myopic. This attitude will lead to anarchy and chaos, it is what led to the downfall of the nation of Israel back in the time of the Judges. Did not the Egyptian, the Babylonian, the Medo-Persian, the Grecian, and the Roman Empires all join the ash heap of history due to moral failure?

    It behooves us to stay the course, to resist special interest groups that are demanding acceptance of their chosen behavior and are trying to silence any opposition by punishing those who stand for Biblical righteousness / absolute truth.

    I respectfully request that you deny our Governor and all those who are willing to bring disgrace on our beloved State of Washington by opposing their drive to redefine marriage. No state in this union has yet voted to do so. By the grace of Almighty God and the support of a godly people, energized by the truth, we will not be the first. I pray you have the courage to stand with us.

    "The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding." Job 28:28 (NKJV)


    * See: The Light and the Glory, by Peter Marshall and David Manuel; The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States by Benjamin F. Morris.

    Bernie Jensen
    Lake Stevens, WA 98258

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  3. Anonymous...how interesting that you attack someone for wanting to protect others from a radical element but you do not have the courage to identify youself except at "Anonymous). Senator Stevens has the courage to write an open letter with her name attached.
    First the homosexuals wanted just "equal righta", then "everything but marriage". Now, the ask for "same sex marriage". Who are those who hide behind the truth. Senator Stevens understands the foundations on which our great country is founded. Remove them and our country will crumble.

    Bud in Lynnwood

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  4. The first domestic partnerships were registered in our state in summer of 2007, more than 4.5 years ago. The "everything but marriage" expansion of the DP law passed in November 2009, more than 2 years ago. That expansion gave same-sex couples in our state all of the state rights and benefits of marriage except for the name.

    I think it's a good time for Gary to update us on all of the dire predictions he has made along the way about what would happen to our state, our culture, and marriage if DPs were allowed to stand. Gary?

    Tony

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  5. Gary has never been correct in any of his dire predictions. Never. None have come to fruition. None. And none ever will.

    It doesn't matter. His supporters don't live in a reality based world. They live in a world where they are afraid of anyone not like themselves. For gosh sake, they try to please a man in the sky who obsesses about where men put their private parts.

    Reality doesn't matter here.

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  6. Well, Bud, unlike Val I haven't cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars defending against a lawsuit that was little more than a poorly disguised and incredibly dishonest anti-gay PR campaign. Unlike Val, I accepted the existing rules, rather than try to activist judges to change them after the fact.

    John in Seattle

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  7. Bwahahahaha. John is calling them 'activist' judges??? Talk about the pot calling kettle black. Homosexuality is speaking to such a tiny minority demanding the designation of marriage in spite of the clearly obvious aberrant behavior. ONLY activist judges are able to go against the will of the majority and the tradition of our civil society.

    In order for the homosexual community to have judges decide in their favor they must be activists making decisions regarding our society rather than sticking to their constitutional duties.

    I acknowledge that you are referring to the recent ruling. In that case that judge was responding to the law. I'm referring to the overall call of the homosexuals to redefine marriage to include their behavior derived by choice to participate.

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  8. The complete damage hasn't been done yet. We shall see as our children are indoctrinated by the schools that a detestable behavior is perfectly fine. What's right for them is right for them and what's right for you is right for you, there are no moral absolutes. If it feels good then it is good. Look, even the state has given it it's blessing!

    Fools! We will reap what we sow. God is not mocked.

    Craig in Lacey

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  9. Hey, didn't Gary Randall tell us that domestic partnerships was essentially gay marriage and that all the supposed harms that come from gay marriage would flow from domestic partnerships? But there hasn't been any harm. Just as there has been no harm in Iowa or Vermont or DC or New Hampshire.

    So if gay marriage arrived 2 years ago and if there has been no harm, how is he going to stoke panic now?

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