Monday, October 05, 2009

Homosexual TV Characters at Record High This Season

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R-71/SB5688 UPDATE: These are the last days.

R-71 and the effort to "REJECT" SB 5688, which elevates homosexual relations to that of married heterosexual couples, is at the peak of urgency. We have, perhaps, a few weeks to influence a decision that will impact the state for decades to come. Ballots will soon be out, will be marked and will be sent in.

SB 5688 is a deceitful bill. It boldly proclaims to be everything but the name marriage, setting the stage for homosexual marriage in Washington State through litigation, yet is presented as having nothing to do with marriage. The sponsors, however, are traveling the state, attempting to, "change the hearts and minds of people," to believe it is only about benefits, fairness and equality. That is not true.

SB 5688 is an affront to intelligent people. Once the public properly understands the bill and its intent as a back door approach to homosexual "marriage," a majority oppose it.

"Marriage" is a union between one man and one woman, any other arrangement is not marriage and never will be. This is why the presentation by the sponsors of SB 5688 does not include their remarks to the press over the past couple of years, affirming that domestic partnerships is, "a long-term strategy" that will lead to homosexual marriage, a "bridge until we get [homosexual] marriage," etc.

It is focused on the personal destruction of those who defend marriage and an appeal to the public on behalf of "benefits," which frankly, the state can neither pay for or even correctly assess the cost.

These are the final days of an historic cultural battle. Please participate. You can do so by talking to neighbors, family and friends about the matter, asking them to vote "REJECT" on R-71 /SB 5688. You can also distribute flyers. If you have requested some and have not yet received them, 50,000 more have been printed and all requests will be filled over the next few days.

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We need your donation today. I cannot overstate the urgency. I know you understand.

Homosexual TV Characters at Record High This Season

According to the Hollywood Reporter, homosexual characters in scripted programs, has reached an all time high in the season's network TV shows.

However, there is one network that has no, that's right, "zero" homosexual characters in their scripted shows and the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is not happy about it, calling that network, "Out of step with network television."

GLAAD president, Jarrett Barrios, says this network alone, "Continues to weed out gay and lesbian programming."

I was surprised at which network they are talking about. You may be as well.

CBS has no gay characters out of 132 series regulars.

Barrios says that homosexual characters are important on television. "It's a critical way," he says, "toward changing the hearts and minds of America."

Indeed it is.

ABC Network continues to lead in scripting homosexual characters with eight. NBC has three this year.

Only two years ago, FOX had no homosexual characters in scripted programs---this year they have four.

Barrios singled out FOX's "GLEE" for particular praise. He said last weeks episode of "GLEE," showed a teenage boy struggling with his sexual orientation and discussing it with his father.

He says of the current television programming as it relates to homosexuality, "It is a much deeper and fuller portrayal of this issue than we've seen before."

In nearly every case where homosexual behavior is portrayed, in film, television or stage, great care is taken to present it as natural and normal.

There is no hesitation in their drive to "change the hearts and minds of America" and normalize that which is not normal or natural.

Every major religion condemns homosexual behavior. St. Paul teaches in the New Testament book of Romans, that as people exchange the truth of God for the lie and worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, God gives them over to vile passions. He describes these vile passions as including, women exchanging their natural use for what is against nature and men, "leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful and receiving in themselves the penalty to their error."

Biblical teaching on homosexual behavior is really at the heart of the R-71 effort. People who believe in the authority of biblical teaching are unwilling to enshrine into law and reward those who practice such behavior.

The question is, "Should homosexual relations be elevated to that of natural marriage?"

If not, we must REJECT R-71/SB 5688.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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