Wednesday, June 13, 2012

R-74 Qualifies For November Ballot, But...

KOMO News is reporting that R-74 has indeed qualified for the November ballot, but they are also quoting a poll by Strategies 360 that predicts we will lose because according to their poll, "54% of voters think it should be legal for same-sex couples to get married."


Their prediction was carried in nationwide news coverage on June 6 in the New York Times, Washington Post, etc.



However, they add, "The poll didn't specifically ask them how they would vote on a referendum."

Therein is the crux of the matter.

Due to social pressure applied by political correctness, activist "educators" and a media intent on redefining marriage, people have been called haters, bigots, bullies and worse if they fail to support redefining marriage to accommodate a sexual behavior. Because of this, many voters are hesitant to express their personal feelings on the matter to a polling company.

Polls are also driven by what questions are asked and how they are asked.

A number of polls in a number of states have shown that "the voters" feel homosexual couples should be able to "marry," however when it has gone to a vote of the people---in every case the voters have rejected the notion of redefining marriage.

As you know, 247,331 signatures---twice the number required, were turned in to put the issue on the ballot.

Now the battle for marriage begins.

Thank you again, to all the Friends of Faith and Freedom who worked with us and the other organizations to gather this record setting number of signatures.

May God help us all as we move forward over the next few months, to protect and preserve marriage as between one man and one woman.

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

5 comments:

  1. In the animal world it takes a male and a female to reproduce which is the purpose of the mating. I don't think man is any different.

    Auburn

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    1. You know, if marriage was only about mating, you'd actually have a point. And if there weren't homosexual relationships throughout most species, it would be a valid one.

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    2. If marriage had nothing to do with moms and dads being important you may a valid point your self .

      Marriage is not just about sex , mating , reproduction , or just kids . It has to do with with many things . Even religious beliefs .

      With it only being about religion and leaving the other aspects of it out of the the same sex marriage debate , same sex marriage will most likely pass. If a strong argument is made in my opinion of the importance of marriage to the foundation of our culture, and by maintaining marriage between a man and women we guarantee a greater number of kids having a mom and dad with married couples and that is where the interest of the state should be .

      Mick

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    3. Actually, I think my point is quite valid since I specifically addressed the previous post's comments about the animal world and the opposite sex requirement for mating as a defense for discrimination. You introduced new subject matter which was irreverent to my valid point. We can discuss the new topics, but they certainly don't discredit my point.

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  2. Since this is not a theocracy, you are free to have a religion and practice it but you are NOT free to force your beliefs on others. Marriage equality impacts straight marriages and families only in a positive way by legitimizing families that already exist. If I believed in the devil, I would say that most Christian leaders today are merely puppets for Satan and their followers respond blindly without thought and forget that they will be judged against what is good. Equality, love, and respect are good; discrimination, hatred, and disrespect for others is not, read your bible - that's what it says. Be on the side of good and vote for equality in November.

    -Bob

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