Yes on Prop 8 Wins Narrow Margin in California

November 6, 2008 at 6:55 pm 7 comments

We must believe in the election process.  We must know that this process is government “by the people and for the people.”  The people of California have spoken again by their votes as to their desires regarding Proposition 8 and the Supreme Court of California needs to recognize and trust the election process as well.  If we cannot have this voice to know that our vote counts in what we truly believe in then come anarchy and chaos.  I believe in this country and I know that it was founded on truths and freedoms.

For all who have worked tireless hours on Proposition 8 I add my thanks and appreciation.  This important proposition that will now become an amendment to our state’s constitution would not have happened without the many phone calls, those who passed out materials, those who displayed bumper stickers and lawn signs, those who stood on street corners and waved banners, those who made videos, raised and donated money, and all who voted.  We can celebrate and rejoice this is a good thing!  YEAH!!

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Our Last Battle But Not Our Last War In the Aftermath of the Recent Election

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  • 1. Bran  |  November 6, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    This country was not founded on a vision of freedom for women, native americans and black people. The history of marriage is a racist one (i.e no interracial marriage in either alabama or arkansa up until 200) that involves property of women and land. Why is it worth “protecting” and from what?

    I never even care about marriage but as a black gay man I will not be free until all of me is allowed to exist the same ways others are able.

    Tired of kids dropping out of school because they are constantly harassed or beaten up by kids who are rewarded for violent words or behavior in the name Jesus and morality which I guess means pretending large parts of the community does not or should not exist.

    This was not a respectful way for our society to address each other’s differences. As a black person I have always had “chosen family” in my life (aunts and uncles cousins who were not blood, relatives who were not allowed to get married) and they should be acknowleged as that, a valid family. A family that supports each other in joy and deep pain and growth.

    Hope we become a more accepting and loving society. Not one divided by self righteousness and religious supremacy.

  • 2. beetlebabee  |  November 7, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I find it interesting that the very people who demand tolerance and acceptance are dishing out intolerance and condemnation. That’s not the way to make friends in communities they seek acceptance from.

    However, on the flipside, isn’t it great that the interfaith coalition is supporting us and standing with us even when we’re obviously the unpopular target?

    Los Angeles interfaith leaders voiced their support for the LDS church this afternoon, saying: “The peaceful faiths, families, educators, activists, and community servants who make up the protect Marriage Coalition are saddened to hear of the continued targeted attacks on the Mormon people during and after the conclusion of this fair and certified election. Like many churches, the family is the anchor of the LDS faith and it is no surprise that its members in California joined other faiths in giving everything they had to Proposition 8.“

    http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com

  • 3. Wendy  |  November 7, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I am surprised as well. That tolerance is to them is only a one way street. Where tolerance is given tolerance is returned. Members of the LDS church have not been unfair or hateful to any group of people. This proposition was not about groups of people it was to protect traditional marriage in which I personally truly believe in.

  • 4. johnbisceglia  |  November 11, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Simply put – the Mormons have proved with their complete obsession with PROP 8 to be a Tax-Exempt Hate Group.

    Heterosexuals – You better wake up. Instead of pondering a cerebral concept like how gays want the “1,138 rights of marriage”, you need to educate yourselves about the CONSEQUENCES when one or more of those 1,138 rights are denied. GOOGLE “Freeheld” or “Tying the Knot”; watch the DVDs. Write it down now.

    Your laws HATE us, and we’ve had it! Yes, I did said HATE – I stand by it. Because how else can you explain these 3 realities?:

    A police woman loses her life in the line of duty; her wife of 13 years is denied all pension benefits.

    A rancher loses his husband of 22 years; his inlaws evict him and try to take the home he built and lived in with his beloved.

    A detective spends 25 years risking her own life while protecting society; she has to spend her remaining days on this earth worrying whether her earned pension will be transferred to her wife (while living with terminal cancer).

    YES, H-A-T-E. And your silence on this matter is a serious affront to our families’s safety and security. FAMILY – isn’t that a cherished concept in the U.S.A.?

    So now after decades of disinterest, some of us in the LGBTI community have AWAKENED. And we will refuse to pay one penny of income tax to the IRS until the government (i.e. – you) decide you WANT our tax dollars as EQUAL CITIZENS.

    This ain’t a vote.
    This ain’t a debate.
    This ain’t a popularity contest.

    You will PAY OUR TAXES until we have what your family ALREADY HAS; your apathy is costing you money as you read this.

    GAY TAX PROTEST!

  • 5. wkaneen  |  November 11, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    John I’m sorry you feel that Mormons hate the gays. We do not agree with your sexual orientation but we do not hate you. Our main concern was to maintain the definition of marriage and that is between a man and a woman. We were only 2% of the yes people working to insure the passage of prop 8. Thank you for your comments.

  • 6. lahona  |  November 12, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Friends, be aware that there are persecutions starting up using the donor lists. Your voices in support of these targets is helpful. We shouldn’t let our p8 friends and donors twist in the wind alone. This man stood up for his personal beliefs on family and lost his job this morning because of it.

    http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/persecution-continues-martyrs-for-prop-8/

  • 7. Wendy  |  November 13, 2008 at 3:31 am

    This man stood up and I applaud him for being brave to stand up for what his believes in. I hope that he will get another job and it will be a better job. It will be better because he will not be working for people that don’t respect others of differing opinions.

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