Wednesday, October 14, 2009

R-71 Goes to Court Today---Again

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Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, and Secretary of State Sam Reed are asking a federal court in Pasadena today to overrule the federal court order we got in Tacoma, which blocked release of the names of all who signed the R-71 petitions.

The State of Washington is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to "stay" the lower court's decision and reverse U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle's decision to block the release of the names.

Brian Murphy, with the homosexual activist group "who signed" says he will post names and addresses of the 138,000 people who signed the petitions if he gets the green light.

The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are doing all they can do to make his wish come true.

It isn't likely that a ruling will come from the hearing today, although it could. However, we will continue to represent the safety of all who signed the petitions, taking every and all steps possible.

Please remember those who are representing us in prayer.

This is not a political battle, it is a spiritual one. It is against principalities and powers.

The homosexual agenda to redefine marriage and the family does not stand up against societal history or accepted moral norms. It stands in stark contrast to biblical teaching and that of every other major religion in the world.

Given the weakness of their case, they have crafted SB 5688, a deceptive bill and presented it to the public as benefits, while telling the press it's the "strategy" and "bridge" to homosexual marriage in Washington State..

They, as is the case with Brian Murphy and others, are also attempting to intimidate and frighten anyone who stands for morality and defends marriage. And who does so through the democratic process of our political system.

The state has seen fit to seal names from the public in the past for both a homosexual rights organization and a socialist group, but cannot accept that real people have and are making real threats against anyone who stands against the homosexual agenda.

Intimidation is common place in third world countries. I've spent a lot of time in these places, building and establishing Christian churches. It is sad that this has become an accepted action item for homosexual activists in the most advanced country in the world.

We saw it in California. We are seeing it here.

We will continue to stand for marriage and the family and for godly principles. We will not be silent.

I promise.

We are in the final push to REJECT R-71/SB 5688. Over 200,000 flyers have been distributed in communities across the state. Radio ads are running and more are on the way.

The records show, we have no large donors, as in the case of Microsoft giving $100,000 to help our opponents.

We have you. Thank you for standing with Larry Stickney and myself in this battle for marriage, the family and our children and grandchildren.

Your prayer and your financial support is needed. The need at this time cannot be overstated.

Click here to make an online donation to the PAC.

God bless you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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