Sunday, June 29, 2008

California dreamin'

On June 16th, California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples in accordance with the May 15th State Supreme Court decision on the matter. Protect immediately chimes in with a campaign against people who are doing nothing to them whatsoever.

ProtectMarriage calls for measured response to licensing of same-sex marriages.

Starting Monday at 5:01 pm, several California counties began issuing same-sex “marriage” certificates.

Yay for fairness and equality! Woot!

This follows the order of the four Supreme Court judges striking down Proposition 22, which the voters overwhelming approved just a few years ago to reaffirm marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Yep, judges are odd that way about states passing laws that contradict both the rest of the laws and common sense.

Yet, this debate is not over.

Sadly, this is true.

Thankfully, the Protection of Marriage Amendment will appear on this November’s ballot.

Oh joy, another round of legislating morality.

The campaign of the next few months will be our opportunity to remind Californians why the unique role of traditional marriage in society is worth protecting.

The major media would love to see us engage in fierce protests and hostile demonstrations of outrage against the licensing of same-sex “marriages”.

They love it when you make fools of yourselves. It sells papers.

Of course they will take any opportunity they can find to portray us as unreasonable.

That's pretty easy when you're being this unreasonable.

We must not fall into this trap.

Too late!

So let us keep in mind: Our battle is not against the same-sex couples who are pursuing the opportunity to “marry”

It's against their evil twin, Skippy?!? Really, the level of doublethink required to actually believe this would make Winston Smith turn around and say "You gotta be kidding me!"

granted them by the activist judges on the California Supreme Court.

And fairness, equality, and common sense.

Our battle is against the flawed reasoning of the court’s decision; our purpose is to reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage. Marriage is at the core of family security and is an essential element in our society. The Supreme Court has effectively rendered marriage meaningless at a time when we should be taking steps to strengthen families.

Agreed! Lets strengthen families by allowing more loving, caring, committed couples to enjoy the legal protections granted by our society to them in exchange for the expectations that we have on them!

Fortunately, the Protection of Marriage Amendment will give voters the final say in this debate.

Until overturned again by the courts.

We are confident that voters will reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage, just as they overwhelmingly did in 2000, and overturn the court’s flawed decision.

So the merry-go-round will continue to turn!

To succeed, however, we must raise the funds needed to launch an organized grassroots campaign and purchase statewide TV and radio advertisements urging a “yes” vote on the Marriage Amendment. Please mail a check or donate online today to support our campaign for marriage.

It costs a lot of money to properly demonstrate our bigotism and deny those rights to law abiding citizens, you know!

P.S. Please help us reach even more supporters like you… please forward this email to at least 5 friends or family members who can join this important battle to save traditional marriage. Thank you.

And we don't stop at bigoted efforts - we create chain letters as well!

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