Last week an Elway Poll found that the support for redefining marriage had shifted---significantly.
Earlier, support for redefining marriage was showing a 14 point lead over traditional or natural marriage.
Now, that support has evaporated by 10 points, with same-sex "marriage" showing only a 4 point lead.
Why? The television ads?
Sen. Ed Murray, sponsor of the legislation to redefine marriage, has contended that as people get to know us they will support us, however, with the same-sex "marriage" people spending $9.5 million of the $11.2 million they have raised, they have given everyone a chance to get to know them.
If it was about money, the homosexual agenda would win hands down.
Are the ads in favor of traditional marriage so compelling they are changing people's minds?
I have great respect for the guy, Frank Schubert, and his agency who are responsible for the pro-marriage ads running in Washington state. They are very important, but are they "that" compelling?
Another poll has been published recently by Gallup, which I feel, along with some observations of how the homosexual community has framed their agenda, sheds light on what we see happening.
The bottom line:
Gallup released an extensive poll earlier this month which found that only 3.4% of Americans consider themselves Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender---3.4%. And only 4.4% said they are confused about their sexual orientation. I would suspect a good number of the 4.4% are younger, just out of public school or college, where they have been indoctrinated for 12 to 16 years.
Homosexual behavior is not nearly as pervasive in our culture as the homosexual activists, the entertainment industry, the news media and public education leads people to believe.
Supporters of homosexual "marriage" have worked very hard to normalize their behavior in the minds of the public, while incrementally advancing their agenda. Sen. Murray has been praised for his incremental approach toward "marriage."
While advancing their agenda wrapped in love, fairness and tolerance, they have worked hard to frame the issue, not as an ordinary political conflict, but as an all or nothing issue that pits secular progressive enlightenment against reaction to the unknown, bigotry and hate. Or "Christian" intolerance.
Playing to the inherent goodness of most people, they have framed a picture of love, fairness and civil rights. And they have attached it to redefining marriage. While operating under the guise of fairness and tolerance, they have set a stage that reveals a struggle between good and evil. And is neither fair nor tolerant if you disagree with them.
And they have inverted good and evil.
If you support redefining the oldest, most basic and consequential human institution of marriage, you are "good."
If you oppose redefining marriage and stand in support of natural marriage between one man and one woman, you are evil---bigoted---hateful.
No middle ground of tolerance toward those who hold a different belief about marriage. Either, Or. You are either pro-same sex "marriage" or anti-gay. And bigoted.
You are: Intolerant. Closed minded. Out of touch. Not enlightened. Backward.
This carefully crafted agenda sometimes backs people into a phantom corner. Wanting to be known as good, not evil; fair, not unfair; they advocate and sometimes write big checks as proof of their goodness, fairness, etc.
I believe Referendum 74 itself, not necessarily the millions of dollars spent for and against, has brought many people to a personal "moment of truth."
Gov. Gregoire said she was conflicted for a long period of time---years, before coming out in support of so-called homosexual "marriage." Others have expressed the same kind of personal conflict when confronted with this issue. Sometimes politics and the drive for personal advancement overrides the natural moral conflict in processing all that same-sex marriage actually involves.
In the privacy of their own homes and their own thoughts the people of Washington are pausing and asking themselves, "What do I really believe about this?" Not Ed Murray or Rep. Maureen Walsh or whomever, but me. What do I believe?
And in our heart, most of us know same-sex behavior is not normal, nor is it a healthy lifestyle. Nor is it genetic. There is not a shred of scientific evidence that proves people are "born that way." In those moments, many of us know we really don't support redefining marriage in the name of civil rights or fairness or equality, because redefining marriage achieves none of that.
Sexual behavior isn't the same as ethnicity. It is not a civil right. And we know it.
And it doesn't achieve "equality". There are still many combinations of couples or groups that may desire to be married, but can't.
R-74 has created a moment where people focus and think. And cut through all the noise of homosexual activists and their surrogates, and think for themselves.
Will so-called same-sex "marriage" be rejected in Washington State next week?
I don't know. I hope and pray so. However, I do know that the issue won't be decided by the amount of money spent, nor the passionate appeals for "equality." It will be decided by honest people, who take a look at their personal values, absent from the noise.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.