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Update/alert: Citizens resist Safeway and SB 572

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 3:31 pm |

Here’s an encouraging update and new alert. In early June, SaveCalifornia.com warned you about Safeway promoting homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality to customers and their children.

The prominent signs people saw when they walked in the grocery stores proclaimed “Gay/Lesbian Pride Month” with a large picture of homosexual activist Harvey Milk of San Francisco.

Thank you to everyone who took action. Here’s what Ken wrote us the very next day:

I got the Safeway in [my local city] to pull their Harvey Milk signs, at least when I was there.  I explained in a logical manner my thoughts and found a sympathetic ear.  The Safeway worker was actually glad to take the signs down, but said that he needed a complaint from a customer to do so.  I don’t know if his reason was official but that is the justification he gave me for pulling the sign down.  If I see the signs again I am going say something again.  I am also thinking picketing in front of the Safeway store if they won’t take their signs down.  Or I just will shop elsewhere.


ALERT: Call Safeway’s corporate office in Pleasanton, California at 877-723-3929 to tell them you are shopping elsewhere because of Safeway’s public promotion of homosexuality to children and families.


On June 17, a Phoenix TV station interviewed SaveCalifornia.com President Randy Thomasson about Safeway, pitting him against a local homosexual activist.

VIEW: Watch this 104-second clip to witness the sarcastic intolerance of the homosexual agenda forcing itself upon everyone else.

Here in California, with the help of our financial supporters, SaveCalifornia.com is fighting hard against SB 572, “Harvey Milk Gay Day.” SB 572 is on the Assembly floor and could be voted on next week. See our May media clips and act now to help.

Unfortunately, when SB 572 passed a Democrat-controlled committee last week, only KGO-TV in San Francisco and some conservative radio reported the bad news.

In this virtual media blackout, there’s obviously much more we must do to defeat “Harvey Milk Gay Day.” This is why SaveCalifornia.com has new action steps for you below.

If signed, SB 572 would pressure every California public school to have an official “Harvey Milk Day” promoting the homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual agenda to children as young as kindergarten. The sky is the limit on what a school considers “suitable commemorative exercises.” This is written so broadly, SB 572 could allow gay-pride parades on campus, cross-dressing, and homosexual “marriage” dramas, etc.

It’s all going to come down to how much pressure California’s governor feels. Remember, last year the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed “Harvey Milk Gay Day,” but Schwarzenegger vetoed it.

This year, Schwarzenegger is being lobbied more heavily by homosexual activists. Sean Penn, who played Harvey Milk on the big screen, and Milk’s homosexual activist nephew, have both personally lobbied Schwarzenegger to ask him to sign SB 572. Other differences from last year is that there are four more Democrats in the Assembly voting for “Harvey Milk Gay Day.” And for the first time, a Republican, Senator Abel Maldonado, is supporting this horrible, anti-family bill.


1. CALL Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at 916-445-2841. Listen to the recorded message and push the buttons to get to a live constituent services representative. Kindly but firmly say, “I’m calling to urge the Governor to veto SB 572, ‘Harvey Milk Gay Day,’ like he did last year. Parents don’t want this, children don’t need this. Schools should teach children academics, not the ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender’ values of Harvey Milk or anyone else.”

Schwarzenegger’s phone lines are open weekday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call his offices 24/7 in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco.

2. EMAIL SaveCalifornia.com’s prewritten email message to Schwarzenegger and your two California state legislators.

3. FAX OR WRITE Governor Schwarzenegger. Use personal letterhead if you have it, or even better — business/organization/church letterhead — when you FAX the Governor at 916-558-3160 or write him at:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

4. CALL your own California Republican state assemblymember and other Republican assemblymembers to urge them to “Speak against ‘Harvey Milk Gay Day’ on the floor. Your vote won’t stop SB 572, so please use your voice against this terrible, anti-family bill.” List of Republican assemblymembers.

Who will be the next governor of California?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 8:07 pm |

SaveCalifornia.com does not support or oppose candidates for public office, and provides the following information solely for educational purposes.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the former head of the ACLU of Southern California, former Speaker of the California Assembly, and former husband before his wife divorced him over his chronic adultery, says he won’t run for Governor of California in 2010.

This leaves two top contenders for the Democratic nomination: California Attorney General and former governor Jerry Brown vs. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

On the subject of respecting marriage for a man and a woman, Newsom was reelected mayor in 2007 despite his affair with a married woman. More than any mayor in the state or nation, Newsom has led the charge for homosexual “marriages” in the courts, the law and the culture.

What about the other candidates? Jerry Brown also supports homosexual “marriages,” trying to strike down Prop. 8 at the California Supreme Court, and now calling for Prop. 8 to be struck down in federal court.

On the Republican side, major contenders Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman both say they voted yes on Prop. 8. Poizner also says he’s “fine with domestic partnerships and all.”  Whitman says she supports the court validating 18,000 homosexual “marriages,” and also supports homosexual adoptions and homosexual “civil unions” with all the rights of married spouses

Second-rung Republican contenders include former congressman and state senator Tom Campbell, who has been a prominate voice in favor of homosexual “marriages” and against Prop. 8. Another possible Republican candidate is Ventura County supervisor Peter Foy, who supports marriage licenses and marriage rights for only a man and a woman.

Given that 52.3% of California voters said marriage should only be between “a man and a woman” last November, will they remain consistent on this point when voting for their next governor?

But Israel has rejected what is good;
       an enemy will pursue him. 
They set up kings without my consent;
       they choose princes without my approval.
       With their silver and gold
       they make idols for themselves
       to their own destruction.
Hosea 8:3-4 NIV

After your Father’s Day cards are opened

Sunday, June 21, 2009, 2:04 pm |

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 NLT

How successful a father are you? Take this online test from the National Center for Fathering.

I give the highest human honor to fathers. Like the general of an army or the captain of a ship, fathers are the most important person in the family unit. They are the leaders, whether they know it or not!

Dads are the anchor for the children. Dads are bigger, stronger, louder and have the ability to be the most decisive and active parent. It’s the male distinctive.

When I meet a couple or a family, I first address the father, look him in the eye, and talk with him. I honor him as the captain of his children’s hearts. He will steer them well or not well or disastrously. To steer them well, he needs to intentionally love and lead, train and teach. To steer them badly, he doesn’t need to lift a finger. Such is the power of a father.

Dad, I want to remind you of something important. Basically, I want to remind you of your purpose. Receiving cards and words of appreciation on Father’s Day is one thing. But it’s entirely another thing to be a good father who trains good character in your children.

It’s a fact that today’s generation is the worst morally that America has ever had. From back-talking to self-indulgence to lack of empathy to addictions to food, pre-marital sexual activity, video games, music, internet chat rooms, gambling, alcohol and drugs, today’s teens are setting records in immorality and self-destructiveness. Yes, even in “Christian” families.

Bill Gothard, founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles has said, “What the parents allow in moderation, the children will allow in excess.”

So if parents live close to the cliff, their children will fall over the cliff. Conversely, if parents consistently try to avoid sin and love God, their children will do an even better job avoiding sin and loving God.

America needs the next generation to be much better, don’t you agree? For if America doesn’t repent of its sins — beginning with you and me in our homes — God will hold us all responsible. We may already be seeing His hand of punishment.

Dad, here’s your assignment if you choose to accept it:

It’s time for courage. For conviction. For faith. To secure and inspire your children, you need to constantly grow as a father. You need to understand your role. It’s to be the main trainer of your children’s character and behavior.

Deep down, you are needed to quench the deep thirst that your child has for you. An unmet father-thirst is why boys join gangs and girls hook up with older men. Give your children the “father water” they thirst for. Become a highly functional father who leaves a legacy with your children that makes them and our society better, not worse.

Dad, I challenge you to make becoming a better father your desire, your plan, and your new lifestyle. Commit to grow in this way, then tell your wife your plan and ask for her support. If you say you love your kids, your growth as a father isn’t an option, it’s an imperative. How do you grow? You first start by shrinking yourself.

A good father is a man who is in control of his home with the positive strength and love of God. He has a committed relationship with God. He reads the Bible with his family and prays with them. He is living out his faith, not contradicting it, as his children watch and learn. This is how to have peace and respect in your home.

How do you become a functional father? And how do you grow from being a functional father to a highly functional father who receives the praise of God, his wife and his children, and leaves a measurable legacy?

Get resources and training from the National Center for Fathering. A good first step is to take a simple test that will tell you how you’re doing as a father.

Be courageous. Be loving. Remember, this isn’t about your feelings. It’s about your children’s hearts, minds and futures. Change yourself…to build your kids…to become what they were created to be…adults of impeccable character…who love and serve the Lord.

What kind of father are you? Take this online test from the National Center for Fathering.

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse. Malachi 4:6 NIV