State Senator Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, once endorsed by at least one evangelical pastor on the Eastside, has announced he will join the Governor, Sen. Ed Murray and others to advance the homosexual agenda of re-defining marriage in the state.
Not surprisingly, the Seattle Times is defining Republican Litzow as, "A profile in courage, a freshman lawmaker willing to act on conviction." The Times, of course, is urging other Republicans to join him.
This is a snapshot of what happens when good people vote for someone because he or she has an "R" after their name. Or declare they are voting for the "lessor of two evils." Remember, voting for the lessor of two evils is still voting for evil.
As the 2012 Legislative Session begins today in Olympia, the Governor will begin to act on her promise last Thursday to the press. We wrote about it in our blog on Friday.
Gregoire has committed herself to redefining marriage in Washington State this session. She told the press she will not only support the effort of Sen. Ed Murray and other homosexual activists, but would, herself, introduce the bill to do so and lead the charge, thus elevating the re-defining of marriage to the level, or above that of her multibillion dollar fiscal fiasco.
While the state looks to the Governor to lead it out of a financial free fall and cover the budget, she proclaims re-defining marriage a priority. You will recall that she led the crusade for the domestic partnership or "everything but marriage" legislation as well. But do you know how many have taken advantage of her "must have to create equality" legislation?
One fourth of one percent.
Now she wants to stick her finger in the eye of a million or more evangelical, Catholic and mainstream Christians in the state who believe marriage is between one man and one woman, excoriate 5000 years of social and spiritual understanding of marriage and its importance to civilized societies and redefine it.
A dangerous combination of elitism and historical and spiritual ignorance. Even her Pope disagrees with her.
I was told this weekend that the Governor also has additional action items to advance the re-defining of marriage.
But first, I want to thank all those who attended our speaking engagements this weekend. You inspired me. Your response was terrific. And welcome to all those who are newly subscribed to our daily blog and commentary.
Here's what to expect from the Governor.
The Governor, we believe, will introduce her bill to redefine marriage very early in the session---probably this week.
We will regularly update you as she introduces the bill and when the public hearing will be held. We will be asking at least 10,000 people to show up on the campus the day of the hearing. More specific details will follow in the next few days as information becomes available.
Governor Gregoire, I was told over the weekend by some in the Legislature, also plans to make a move to circumvent the state Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), much like President Obama has done, declaring DOMA to be unfair, discriminatory and unconstitutional---even though it is presently law in the state and was upheld by the State Supreme Court.
We will keep you informed.
Even the Seattle Times' Andrew Garber admitted yesterday that the Governor's actions are creating a volatile environment that will strain the ability of the Legislature to get the work of the state done in the allotted 60 days. He called it a "volatile mix of budget and social issues."
The faith based organizations and a number of legislators are together on this issue and we are ready for a concerted response in defense of marriage.
Please call your lawmakers and tell them you strongly oppose so-called "homosexual" marriage and ask them not to support it.
Please forward this information to as many as possible---family, friends, members of your church, etc.
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Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.