Wednesday, March 21, 2012

R-74 Petitions ... and Some Personal Comments

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I am told the R-74 petitions are finally available. More on that in a moment.

But first, we are honored by the number of people reading and forwarding our daily blogs. When we started publishing a daily blog some years ago we did not anticipate that it would be so well received by so many, not only in Washington State and the Northwest, but beyond.

Thank you.

Many who read this blog agree with our positions. Obviously some do not. We have tried to remain open to all opinions and convictions, regardless of whether we shared those positions or not.

We receive a large number of comments in direct email to me personally each day, however, I am concerned about some trends in the comments wanting to be posted.

In recent weeks some of the comments have become so vile, we simply will not post them. If you have a belief that differs from ours, you are welcome to share it. You are not welcome to spew hate toward me, other pastors and Christian leaders, or in some cases Christ Himself in the way that we are seeing.

We are also seeing a number of posts by people posing as a Christian, but attempting to post comments that are not only foreign to general Christian beliefs, but the wording betrays the intent of the person commenting. Under this guise, an attempt is made to portray a person of faith as hateful, bigoted and worse.

We are paying particular attention to these kinds of attempts and they will not be approved for publishing.

Our readership has expanded, through no effort of ours to promote it, to about 35 countries on any given day. Many of these countries are English speaking countries, but not all. We are receiving a growing number of comments, particularly in Arabic, Russian, Polish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. I know there are programs that translate text. However, we are not going to do that. If the comments are legitimate, and we believe many are, then they are being read in English and we would appreciate your response in English. I hope you understand. We value your thoughts.

Now, Referendum 74.

I was told yesterday afternoon that the R-74 petitions are now available at a list of locations. I confirmed--- double confirmed this with Joseph Backholm at FPIW. He assured me this list on pick up locations has been confirmed and there will be petitions available. I have listed the locations below.

Faith and Freedom Network has regional coordinators across the state. Working with those of you who signed up to not only sign, but circulate marriage petitions, we have already put tens of thousands of I-1192 petitions in circulation. Please continue to do so.

But now include the R-74 petitions in your efforts.

Faith and Freedom Network fully supports both measures. We do not see them as confusing or conflicting. We see them as complimentary.

Both of these measures have got to be on the ballot. Let's make every effort to make it happen.

This list of locations was sent to us by FPIW for R-74 petition pick up locations and confirmed by Joseph Backholm:

Grays Harbor Foursquare Church
4800 Central Park Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Contact: Steve Purdue
Contact Phone: 360-538-0111
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM-5PM

Whatcom County Republicans
2321 E. Bakerview Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Contact: Jan
Contact Phone: 360-734-5215
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5 and Fri 9-noon

Cedar Park Assembly of God
16300 112th AVE NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Contact: Craig Brandenburg
Contact Phone: 425-939-1347
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30AM-5:00PM

Hillcrest Assembly of God
6750 State Highway 303 NE
Bremerton, WA 98311
Contact: Jodi Fontenot
Contact Phone: 360 692-1555
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-4PM

Centralia Christian School
1315 S Tower AVE
Centralia, WA 98531
Contact: Denny Taylor
Contact Phone: 360-736-7657
Hours: 8:30-4:30 on regular school days (Not open April 2-6 for spring break)

Centralia Community Church
3320 Borst AVE
Centralia, WA 98531
Contact: Connie Sunstrom
Contact Phone: 360-736-7606
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-5:00PM; Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM

Events on Main Coffee shop
203 N Main
Colfax, WA 99111
Contact: Kari Rimbey
Contact Phone: 509-397-2204
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-2PM; Saturday 8AM-2PM

Coffee & Books in Town Center
298 South Main Street, Suite 103
Colville, WA 99114
Contact: Lisa White
Contact Phone: 509-684-3512
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM

51 Alaska Lane S
Cusick, WA 99119
Contact: Patti Carrier
Contact Phone: 509-869-9772
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 8:30AM-9:00PM

Edgewood Bible Church (Office)
10103 18th ST CT E.
Edgewood, WA 98371
Contact: Secretary On Duty
Contact Phone: 253-927-2767
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Korean United Presbterian Church
8506 238th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
Contact: Daniel Cho
Contact Phone: 425-776-2711
Hours: Mon 1:00-5PM, Tues-Friday 9:30-5:00, Sat 9:30-4:00PM

17003 77th PL West
Edmonds, WA 98026
Contact: John West
Contact Phone: 425-673-7570
Hours: Monday-Friday; 1:00PM-7:00PM

Groenig Financial Group
2301 West Dollarway Rd. Suite 6
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Kristina Groenig
Contact Phone: 509-925-4677
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-5:00PM

Gramma's Garden Nursery
22004 SE 436th St./Auburn-Enumclaw Hwy
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Contact: Darlene Hamilton
Contact Phone: business-360-825-4500
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9AM-6PM; Sunday 10AM-2PM

Business owner
741D Stevenson Ave
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Contact: Ted DeVol
Contact Phone: 360-761-9909
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-6:00PM

Bethel Church
4933 Glenwood ave
Everett, WA 98203
Contact: Alex Litovchenko
Contact Phone: 425-344-1875
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9:00AM-6:00PM

Calvary Chapel Forks
451 Fifth St.
Forks, WA 98331
Contact: Nathan Abbate
Contact Phone: 360-374-3298
Hours: Wednesday 12:00PM-6:00PM; Friday 12:00PM-6:00PM (Also can be on-call avaliable)

Calvary Fellowship Gig Harbor
5263 Olympic Dr. NW Suite A
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Contact: Erin (or Dale King) Peterson
Contact Phone: 253-853-3141
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-3:00PM

Channel 20 Christian Cable Ministries
601 W. Heron St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Contact: Ron Armstrong
Contact Phone: 360-987-2200

P.O. BOX 36 427 7th ST
Contact Phone: 360-532-2812
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-12PM, 2:30PM-4:30PM

6006 W 17th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99338
Contact: Ann Burt
Contact Phone: 509-374-3016
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00PM-9:00PM; Saturday 1:00PM-6:00PM

Bayside Community Church
25992 Barber Cut-Off Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346
Contact: Scott or (Barbara) Montagne or (Brumagin)
Contact Phone: 360-297-2000

LA Center Evangelical Church
111 East 5th ST
LA Center, WA 98629
Contact: Michael Kirkman
Contact Phone: 360-263-2217
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-3PM

Paramount Christian Church
3816 College St SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Contact: Raegan Stevens
Contact Phone: 360-491-7372
Hours: 9am-3pm

Bill's Boathouse
15018 Silcox Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Contact: David Anderson
Contact Phone: 253-988-2536
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-8PM

7511 146th ST SW Apt 115
Lakewood, WA 98439
Contact: Lee Brown
Contact Phone: 253-332-7053
Hours: Sunday-Thursday; 5:00PM-8:00PM

Trinity Baptist
8421 Meadow Road SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Contact: Kismet Kechejian
Contact Phone: 253-202-2335
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30AM-4:00PM

933 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Contact: Ellie Ownbey
Contact Phone: 509-548-0942
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM

Cole Productions
102 Grover Street #209
Lynden, WA 98264
Contact: Dwayne Cole
Contact Phone: 306-306-8913
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00AM-6:00PM

16108 Ash Way
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Contact: Joseph Backholm
Contact Phone: 425-608-0242
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Whitfields Insurance [Independent Insurance agency]
1127 W Main St
Monroe, WA 98272
Contact: Chuck Whitfield
Contact Phone: 425-783-3883
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Trinity Lutheran Church
301 S 18th
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Contact: Randolph Miller
Contact Phone: 425-344-1515
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday; 10:00AM-2:00PM

Calvary Chapel Mountlake Terrace
23302 56th Ave W
Mountlake Terr, WA 98043
Contact Phone: 425-775-3422
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM

Calvary Chapel of Olympia
919 Division St. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Contact: Tad Sowers
Contact Phone: 360-352-4214
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM

San Juan Baptist Church
1704 Discovery Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Contact: Shiela McIntire
Contact Phone: 360-385-2545
Hours: Tuesday-Friday; 10:00AM-3:00PM

155 NW Thompson RD
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Contact: James Oas
Contact Phone: 360-340-2254
Hours: Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm; 7pm-9pm

Gateway Fellowship
18901 8th AVE NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Contact: Dave Fischer
Contact Phone: 360-779-5515
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM

Constitution Party of Adams-Benton-Franklin Counties
1063 Yakima Avenue
Prosser, WA 99350
Contact: Mary Ruth Edwards
Contact Phone: 509-832-0239
Hours: Monday-Friday 4PM-10PM; Saturday 9AM-10PM, Sunday Noon-10PM

Puyallup Community Baptist Church
1318 9th AVE SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact: Loren Tucker
Contact Phone: 253-848-9373
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9:00AM-2:00PM

South Hill Calvary Chapel Office
1902 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact: South Hill Calvary Chapel Office
Contact Phone: 253-841-5680
Hours: Office: Monday-Friday 9-4:30PM, Church: Sunday 8AM-2PM

Antioch Bible Church
12316 134th Ct. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact: Joe Meek
Contact Phone: 425-556-5905
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

Living Hope Christian Fellowship
16015 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058
Contact: Jess Champers
Contact Phone: 425-226-4470
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-6:00pm

Trinity Baptist Church
18652 116th AVE SE
Renton, WA 98058
Contact: Susan Partsch
Contact Phone: 425-228-5430
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-1:00PM

Ledesma Law Office PLLC
1177 Jadwin AVE., Suite 105
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: Mario Ledesma
Contact Phone: 509-946-1248
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-12PM, 1:30PM-5PM

Ballard Baptist Church
2004 NW 63rd St
Seattle, WA 98107
Contact: Kristi Duncan
Contact Phone: 206-784-1554
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM

Temple of Praise
300 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Judy Davis
Contact Phone: 206 779 0345
Hours: Monday-Friday: 12PM-9PM

6633 Holly PL SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Contact: Lawrence Koltz
Contact Phone: 206-605-8375
Hours: Monday-Friday; 5:00PM-9:30PM

Sequim Bible Church
847 Sequim Ave
Sequim, WA 98382
Contact: Dave Wilitala
Contact Phone: 360-683-4135
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Fourth Memorial Church
2000 N. Standard
Spokane, WA 99207
Contact: Karen Haraldson
Contact Phone: 509-487-2786
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-4PM

Trinity Baptist Church
6528 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99208
Contact: Rich Viel
Contact Phone: 509-328-4660
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Crestline Baptist Church
2206 E 44th AVE
Spokane, WA 99203
Contact: Randy (Pastor) Myers
Contact Phone: 509-448-1138
Hours: Monday-Friday; 9AM-12PM

New Life Church
10920 E Sprague
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Contact: Steve Williams
Contact Phone: 509-926-0362
Hours: Monday-Thursday; 9:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday 9:00AM-12:00PM

The Intersection Church (Valley Open Bible)
905 N. McDonald Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Contact: Jan Heinen
Contact Phone: 509-924-3705 ext. 21
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-3:30PM

14215 East Broadway AVE
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Contact: Marchauna Rodges
Contact Phone: 509-979-2806
Hours: No Tuesday; Monday, Wed-Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Calvary Chapel of Tacoma
3318 182nd St East
Spanaway, WA 98446
Contact: Joe Williams
Contact Phone: 253-495-6432
Hours: Wed eve 6:30 PM- 8:30PM and Sunday Morning 9AM-1:00PM

1815 16th ST
Sumner, WA 98390
Contact: Charlie Brank
Contact Phone: 253-921-4914
Hours: Sunday-Saturday; 8:00AM-6:00PM

Shiloh Baptist Church
1211 S. I st
Tacoma, WA 98405
Contact: Susie Wilkins
Contact Phone: 253-272-4949
Hours: Tues-Friday 9:30-4:00

Bethlehem Baptist Church
4818 East Portland AVE
Tacoma, WA 98404
Contact: Leroy Pitts
Contact Phone: 253-444-2245
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM

DOTFM8001 58th ST W
University Place, WA 98467
Contact: Vince Wagner
Contact Phone: 253-564-7000
Hours: Monday-Friday; 3:00PM-9:00PM

Serve Wenatchee Valley
212 South Mission St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Contact: Bob Shepard
Contact Phone: 509-663-4673
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-12 and Monday-Thursday 1:30-4:30

Prisoners For Christ Outreach Ministries
18500 156th AVE NE Suite 302
Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact: Penny Castro
Contact Phone: 425-483-4151
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM

Christian Broadcasting of Yakima
2400 W. J St, Suite F
Yakima, WA
Contact: Karen Schoff
Contact Phone: 509-972-0926

Groenig Financial Group
6 South 2nd St. Suite 1108
Yakima, WA 98001
Contact: Kirk Groenig
Contact Phone: 509-469-0599
Hours: Monday-Friday; 10:00AM-2:00PM

Yelm Prairie Christian Center
501 103rd Ave NE
Yelm, WA 98597
Contact: Debbie Fountain
Contact Phone: 360-458-7564
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday; 8:00AM-4:00PM

Grace Harvest Church
313 Fig St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Paul Loeffter
Contact Phone: 509-766-2011
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 to 5:00

H.O.P.E. Center for Christian Unity
9191 Moran Rd. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Contact: Tara Downie
Contact Phone: 206-842-4915
Hours: Monday-Friday; 11:00AM-5:00PM

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