No doubt, it was a disappointing night with overwhelmingly bad news. But there was some good news for those who support traditional marriage. In the states of Arizona, Florida and California voters said no to homosexual “marriage.” In fact, in the Sunshine State, 60% of the vote was needed to keep marriage only between a man and a woman, and our side was able to garner 62% of the vote.
We won in Arizona, too! This is significant because a couple of years ago the marriage amendment was defeated when the pro-homosexual marriage advocates played the fear card with senior citizens.
Finally, in California, our country’s largest and most liberal state, the citizens voted 52% to 48% to overturn the state Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriage. This is BIG news! Radical homosexual groups, Hollywood celebrities and the liberal media came together to try and defeat Proposition 8, yet the pro-family and pro-marriage citizens of California won a huge victory and, if I might add, put the arrogant California Supreme Court in its place.
Your American Family Association was deeply involved in all three challenges. We kept the people of those states informed and encouraged. In fact, AFA contributed $500,000 to help achieve the victory in California. We had been saving the money over a period of years because we knew that one day it would be needed for a fight like the one we had in California. Of course, these funds came from people like you.
So despite some discouraging news on the national front, 30 states have adopted a state constitutional amendment preserving traditional marriage since the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts. That is due to the hard work of people like you.
Thank you for caring enough to get involved. If you feel our efforts are worthy of support, would you consider making a small tax-deductible contribution to help us continue?
Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
If you read my last post I am sure you can imagine my reaction to this e-mail. From the word marriage being placed in quotes at the beginning of the letter to his request for more funds to support this despicable discrimination I was furious. I hate how they advertise that by supporting this bigotry you are protecting marriage. That is completely backwards with the passing of this proposal the joy of marriage is being withheld from people.
The part about the pro-homosexuality movement playing the fear card with senior citizens I think that they were talking about telling people that in the hospital their partner might not be allowed in the hospital room or able to make the important decisions for their partner that they should have the right to make. This is true because even if they have appointed their partner to make those decisions that can be contested in court.
I can't wait until this country doesn't discriminate against anyone, but I don't think that will ever happen with the extreme religious nuts that fell everyone should adopt their "values".