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ALERT: Keeping opposing anti-Prop. 8 bill

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:51 pm |

Send your prewritten message opposing the anti-Prop. 8 bill, SB 906.

Even though the pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion Democrats control the California State Senate, a bill undermining Prop. 8 still has not come up for a vote. I’ve got to wonder if the emails people have been sending through SaveCalifornia.com are part of the reason.

SB 906, which redundantly repeats the First Amendment’s religious freedom guarantee that pastors don’t have to officiate for any marriage they oppose, attempts to trick California voters into thinking that homosexual “marriages” won’t harm religious freedom.

But of course “gay and lesbian marriages” will trump other people’s fundamental rights, as the gay-marriage hammer is used in lawsuits against moral business owners, property owners, state contractors, and non-church religious organizations. Not to mention being taught as the norm to impressionable children in government schools. The whole reason behind SB 906 is to make it easier to legalize homosexual “marriage” licenses on the 2012 ballot.

We know that the emails being sent to the State Capitol by pro-family Californians, which state “SB 906 intends to pave the way for same-sex ‘marriages’ on a future ballot,” are being noticed. See this except from the reply of Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg:

Thank you for your recent communication in opposition to SB 906 (Leno). This bill would protect religious freedom by reaffirming the separation of church and state where marriage is concerned. As I understand it, you oppose this bill on the grounds that it would pave the way to allowing the state to legalize same-sex marriage. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

Irrespective of whether SB 906 would have the effect you describe, I am a strong supporter of peoples’ right to marry regardless of sexual orientation…

Despite the support of the Senate’s liberal leader, the floor vote on SB 906 has been delayed for more than a month. Maybe in this election year, some Democrats want to avoid seeming anti-voter. Or maybe some homosexual activists won’t support anything that purports to support religious freedom. Or maybe the Democrat senators are waiting for opposition from pro-family citizens to die down before passing SB 906 in a couple of weeks.

ACTION: Whatever the reason for the delay, don’t hesitate to do your part to win! Now is your window of opportunity. Please send our prewritten email to Sacramento – even if you’ve already sent it before – and forward this message to all your friends to urge them to do the same.

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure,
for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Hebrews 13:4 NIV

Time for a good news break

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:01 pm |

It’s not often that you hear multiple good news stories that happen in the same day in the midst of the seemingly chronic bad-news reality of California politics.

But today there were three good — or at least not bad — news events that caught my eye:

First, the tricky bill in the California State Senate that would pave the way for homosexual “marriages” on a future ballot (SB 906) didn’t come up for a vote Thursday. This means you have more time to call and email your opposition

Second, the Democrat-controlled California State Assembly has voted to confirm liberal Republican Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor. As you probably know, Maldonado supported Harvey Milk Gay Day and voted for big tax hikes last year. This year, he coauthored the anti-free speech resolution ACR 82. How would have you voted on Maldonaldo’s confirmation? Ironically, it can be seen as good news. Because if the Senate also confirms him next week, Maldonado will be out of the Legislature. He won’t be able to vote for any more of the Democrats’ anti-family bills. And a much more pro-family state senator could be elected to replace him.
The news | The floor vote | The upcoming election

Third, the selfish and oppressive power of California’s humongous government-employee unions is being realized across the political spectrum. On Thursday, liberal Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said existing pension structures were “unsustainable.” Also on Thursday, sometimes-fiscally-conservative Arnold Schwarzenegger called overly-generous government employee pensions “the single biggest threat to our fiscal health and California’s future.” Understand California’s pension crisis

Now, don’t get me wrong. There’s more bad news than good in California, because most people, and definitely most politicians, dishonor God and His ways. And I personally believe people will have to experience more pain before they’ll change themselves, their family values, and their voting habits.