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What I told the media about marriage, teach to your children

Friday, November 30, 2012, 6:57 pm | Randy Thomasson

The media were ready today for a decision on Proposition 8 by the United States Supreme Court. The nine justices met in a closed session to decide which cases to accept on appeal, including California’s Prop. 8 on marriage and several cases challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act. No announcement from the court on these marriage cases, but word is expected next week. Then we’ll know whether Prop. 8 has a chance to be rescued from the judicial activist federal judges in San Francisco.

Here’s what I told the Sacramento Bee this week, which appeared in a front-page story today:

Randy Thomasson, president of the conservative SaveCalifornia.com, said he would be “surprised and shocked if you couldn’t find four votes on the high court to take this case.” For the court to deny review, he said, “is basically unleashing the wolves against marriage and the vote of the people.”

And here’s what I emailed to Sacramento Bee columnist Anita Creamer, when she asked for my comment today. While I don’t know whether she’ll publish any of this, I still want you to see it so you can teach these truths to your children and grandchildren:

California voters have twice affirmed the self-evident fact that marriage is only for one man and one woman when they approved Proposition 22 in 2000 and Proposition 8 in 2008. But in the end, the truth isn’t based on votes or opinion polls or mere feelings. When it comes to real marriage, human physiology clearly shows that a man and a woman are physically designed to fit together. Science continues to show that there is no “gay gene,” therefore no special rights or laws are justified for those who engage in homosexual behavior. And study after study continues to affirm that the best environment for a child to be raised is with a married father and mother living under the same roof. Government schools and the entertainment media have done a powerful job of teaching moral relativism ad nauseam, while avoiding the teaching of real science and biology on this matter. And with no rigorous critical thinking taught in public schools, it’s not surprising that the younger generation is confused about sexual absolutes and numb to societal consequences. The truth has always been, and will always remain, no matter what any law says, that if you don’t have one man and one woman, you don’t have real marriage.

See the testimony and logic of former homosexual Greg Quinlan

Visit SaveCalifornia.com’s “Not Born This Way” for facts about homosexuality

The Word of God on marriage

The Word of God on homosexuality

30 years of research tell us, ‘A child deserves a  mother and a father’

These are the things you shall do:
Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace.

Zechariah 8:16 NKJV

The day after: My take on California’s November 2012 election

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 4:26 pm | Randy Thomasson

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

Without an army, there is no defense and no opportunity to revolt against tyrants. This is true for defending territory and for defending or attaining good government.

California conservatives have no standing army, nor do California Christians, compared to the standing “armies” of the union bosses with big war chests, who consistently fund Democrat candidates and big, immoral government.

How did we get here? As a whole, the Church is either anemic or AWOL when it comes to civic responsibility. This is the consequence of believing you shouldn’t mix religion with politics, a sure recipe for immoral government. This mindset invites evil to win. For you can’t have religious freedom without political action, and you can’t have good government without Christians working to gain and maintain it.

So, without a truth standard to know what is RIGHT, and without a standing “army” to put MIGHT behind what’s right, it’s not surprising that California conservatives and Christians have not taken new ground, but have lost more ground in this election.

Today, lackluster RIGHT and missing MIGHT has resulted in Democrats apparently capturing a 2/3rd supermajority in both the California Assembly and California Senate, empowering them to directly raise taxes.

The union-backed Democrats needed only two more seats in each house. Senate Democrats have likely picked up three seats (SD 17 on the Central Coast, SD 19 in Santa Barbara/Ventura counties, and SD 31 in Riverside County). And Assembly Democrats have captured what appear to be two seats (AD 32 in Kern/Kings counties and AD 65 in north Orange County).

Meanwhile, California voters have approved:

Prop. 30 to raise taxes on all Californians

Prop. 36 to release some career criminals

Prop. 39 to give businesses more reason to leave

Prop. 40 to keep biased legislative districts

A wise historian once observed, “Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.”

Where is America right now? Probably between apathy and dependence. Where is California right now? I think in a state of dependency headed back toward bondage. What is the solution? Spiritual truth, God’s truth, applied in people’s lives and applied to political involvement.

Don’t throw your hands up and say there’s no hope. Instead, commit yourself to become more responsible or productive in the opportunities God has given you. Remember, freedom is not free.

So I ask — will pastors, who are supposed to guide and equip believers in Jesus, teach them to be holy and fruitful, courageously helping people to personally repent and politically repent of their wicked ways? Will professing Christians repent, reject ignorance, and put on love by creating a citizen army in their communities that can win future elections? (Here’s how).  Will professing Christians resign from their union to keep working but stop subsidizing immoral government? These choices are in your hands.

SaveCalifornia.com is leading and working to renew the culture by stimulating believers to be difference-makers in their communities. Together, let’s persevere and shine Jesus’ light of truth into the darkness of our culture, reaching people who desperately need God’s wisdom for themselves and their families.

“As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.’ But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
2 Chronicles 7 17-20 NKJV

Fight the good fight this weekend

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9:12 am | Randy Thomasson

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and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

When I was in San Diego talking to the folks at The Rock Church last weekend, I told them there are two things they could do to multiply votes for moral values this election:

Study how to vote in a way that pleases God, then send your personal voter guide to your lists (email, Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.). Don’t be afraid of someone disagreeing with you. Instead, love people by explaining the truth to them. For help, visit our SaveCalifornia.com Election Center. You’ll be empowered to vote with confidence!

2. VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND FOR ONE OR MORE HOURS: On Saturday morning, call a moral-values candidate in your area, especially if you know they’re in a tight race. Tell them, “I want to volunteer, where’s your office?” These candidates would love to hear from you this final weekend when they need more volunteers — persons just like you — to “get out the vote” to achieve victory.

Yes, there is still time this weekend for you to make a difference. I believe professing Christians should put their Christianity into practice by loving God and loving their neighbors with good government. Right now, half of California’s voters are planning to vote Tuesday instead of already voting by mail. You can play a special part by bringing them the truth that protects children and families.

[T]he time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. . . . Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently. . . . Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it – and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course they [Christians] take [in politics].
The great American evangelist Charles Finney (1792-1875)