Thursday, April 05, 2012

A Courageous Mom Defends Marriage In WA

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Thanks to all of you who are working with Faith and Freedom and others collecting signatures on petitions for I-1192 and R-74.

Everyday, I receive email from people on the "front line" in the defense of marriage. I appreciate hearing about your experiences and updates on your progress.

I received a message yesterday from a person who is working with Faith and Freedom, circulating petitions.

I thought you might enjoy reading it as much as I did. Every encounter while collecting signatures, positive or negative is important. It tells a story. It defines a time, a conviction and a belief.

Here is this person's story in their own words:


While I was collecting signatures for the petitions to protect marriage in WA, I met a courageous mom. After a couple hours of collecting signatures, I was parched and tired from talking so I sat the petitions on a table then proceeded to pour myself a drink of water. I heard a woman behind me ask if the sheets were the marriage petitions. Upon turning around, I saw a woman with a baby in a front pack carrier. She told me that she had decided earlier not to sign them because of the harassment that she witnessed in California over Proposition 8 which provides that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Then with a moment of hesitation she said that she felt like she had to sign them. So with her son hanging upside down in his carrier and quite unaware what his mom was doing, she signed them both and thanked me for what I was doing. I thanked her for signing and she walked away. The whole exchange happened so quickly that it took me a few minutes to realize what I had witnessed, courage.

In Christ,


If you have had an interesting or meaningful experience while gathering signatures please let me know, so we can share it with others who are out in the public square doing the same.

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

Thank you for your support of Faith and Freedom at this time.


  1. Actually, it's a good sign that you feel it takes 'courage' to display your bigotry. That means discrimination against gays is becoming a social stigma - the roles are reversing. But that's been the trend for awhile, hasn't it.

    1. You may be right about that . But ever consider the resentment that occurs when you forced to be in the closet .


  2. No bigotry. Just a belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. Your gay marriage law discriminates. You did not include polygamists and close family members.Why did you discriminate against them?

    1. Didn't include close family members because of the genetic issues. Your just gonna have to trust the scientists for once on that one.

      Polygamy isn't on the table. We'll cross that bridge if it comes up.

    2. We're gonna cross the gay 'marriage' bridge off the list. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

      Bravo to this lady, for rejecting political correctness and for standing for 1 man + 1 woman = marriage.

      Craig in Lacey

    3. I choose to trust God's word and not scientists. God's word says the wisdom of men is foolishness to God. Only God knows what is best for us all. Thank you God, for your wisdom. Help us to understand that you show your love through you word.
      Beth in Yakima

  3. No courage to sign a petition. It takes courage to disagree with the gay agenda. Have we already revised the history of attacks on people , their jobs and property in California?

  4. Translation: Hooray! We've intimidated enough voters with impunity that others are afraid to participate in the democratic process.

  5. Translation: Hooray! We've intimidated enough voters with impunity that others are afraid to participate in the democratic process.

  6. Or maybe she just realized that, despite the hysteria and frivolous lawsuits from anti-equality groups, when the signatures on the R-71 petitions were finally made public, all that happened is some folks got a polite email from a stranger.

    It doesn't take courage to stand up against an overhyped and non-existent threat, just common sense!

    As any discerning person can see the "threat" to anti-gay petition signers has been greatly and grossly exaggerated by those with an anti-gay agenda.

    1. Exactly. Now, if you want to explore a group that really does have a centuries long and deplorable history of intimidation right up through current times, hmmmm, organized religion, perhaps?

  7. How courageous! She signed that petition despite the wave of violence and threats directed at R71 signers.

    As of today, the total number of violent acts and threats of violence directed at the R71 signers by radical homosexuals stands at: zero.

    Carry on, my courageous Christian soldiers!

  8. If her son or future child is gay and wants to marry someday, momma is going to regret her actions.

  9. Gary,

    I had a long talk with a very interesting man today. He is coal black and delightfully uplifting. Quote: He says, "We'll all have to stand before God someday". I love it! Diane Eaton

  10. Diane...if he had been "alabaster white" would you have described him that way?


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