Monday, September 19, 2011

The Gathering Marriage Storm in Washington State

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It is not uncommon to see the clouds roll silently across the Puget Sound, pushing, sometimes crashing into the Cascades creating storms and defining convergence zones. Often these storms are quiet and unannounced, while in Central and Eastern Washington incoming storms are most often announced with lightening and thunder.

When Marjorie and I moved from Yakima to Kirkland and later to Bellevue in 1964, the unusual and different storm patterns took some adjustment.

There is a storm gathering across the state and it involves the massive push to redefine marriage. And in doing so redefine and undermine the very foundation of family and the culture.

At the eye of the gathering storm: Should Washington State Legalize Homosexual "Marriage"?

It could be preceded by lightening and thunder as well as the silent rain.

Senator Ed Murray and several other homosexual Legislators say, "Now is the time."

The Seattle Times Editorial Board says, "Yes," now is the time. KOMO's Ken Schram says, "Yes" go for it.

Most of the media across the state echo the Seattle press.

Gov. Gregoire is a proven friend and ally to those who wish to redefine marriage. Who knows what Secretary of State Sam Reed believes? Or Attorney General Rob McKenna, for that matter.

While there are several reasons why they feel now is the time, they often refer to the homosexual "marriage" bill that passed recently in New York State. The social and cultural climate of New York is often compared to that of Washington State. Both Northeast or Northwest, liberal leaning states that vote Democrat.

I believe they may be right, because they are looking at the issue through a lens not ground in reality or morality, but in the isolation of the closet. The homosexual activists are out of touch and too many legislators are believing their own press releases on issues of morality and political correctness.

Last Tuesday, September 13, the people of New York spoke to their legislature very clearly about redefining marriage. They strongly disagreed with their legislators on marriage.

They rejected Democrat David Weprin who voted for homosexual "marriage" in the New York state Assembly, and elected, by an 8 point margin, Republican Bob Turner who is a conservative Catholic and strongly supports marriage as between one man and one woman.

This seat had been held by a Democrat since 1923.

Days before the election the Washington Post was warning the liberal community that "Assemblyman David Weprin is in a surprisingly close race for a House seat in New York."

As it turned out, it wasn't even close.

The Post wrote, "Democrats are already blaming New York Democratic nominee David Weprin's vote for same-sex marriage from when he was in the state Assembly."

Following the election, the New York Times pointed a finger at the pro-homosexual vote as a good part of Weprin's substantial loss.

Sen. Ed Murray says he is going all out in the upcoming legislative session to crush DOMA and redefine marriage. He will be presenting a bill to legalize so-called homosexual "marriage".

We believe a majority of Washingtonians are somewhat like New York citizens and oppose redefining marriage.

I believe Sen. Murray believes that as well. That's why he is trying to redefine marriage by legislative action, not by a vote of the people.

As I write this we, along with a good number of others---including a number of pro-marriage legislators, are forming an alliance that will work together with a simple and singular focus; to defeat Murray's bill in the Legislature.

We will be personally talking to legislators who have been wobbly on marriage in the past. You may recall Republican Cherl Pfluge (5th district) voted in favor of the "everything but marriage" bill Murray previously sponsored. Republican Curtis King (14th district--Yakima ) also voted for it. The Senate Caucus will present a challenge for Murray and those who seek to redefine marriage.

If the bill should pass, we will take an appropriate initiative action to repeal it.

Faith and Freedom is incurring expenses in preparation for the gathering storm. We are surveying citizens across the state at this time. We are working with others of like mind to not only stand, but prevail in the coming assault on society's most fundamental cornerstone---marriage.

Your financial support is very much needed at this time. What ever you can do will help. There can be no compromise on this issue.

If you believe homosexual "marriage" is a right, a civil right or simply an act of fairness and equality you have been misled.

Homosexual activists are demanding that you redefine marriage to accommodate their sexual behavior.

This is a time to stand, not waver. Speak, not be silent. Your support will allow us to stand and have a voice.

Click here to donate online. Or send a check to Faith and Freedom, Box 399, Bellevue, WA. 98009.

Thank you and God bless you.

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