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SHOCKING: Church Vandalized for Support of Traditional Marriage

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Take a deep breath and then take a look at these pictures. Overnight, vandals attacked a small, 150-year old church with graffiti, leaving spray-painted swastikas to greet Pastor Steve DeGroft as he arrived this morning.

Why? Because this church in Maine took a stand for marriage.

Now ask yourself this question: Have you voted today? Have you done everything in your power to make sure that in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, and Iowa that you or your friends and family have voted to protect marriage.

Some states require a yes vote to protect marriage; some a vote no, against, or to reject same-sex marriage.

To protect marriage:

  • In Maine Vote NO on Question 1

  • In Maryland Vote AGAINST Question 6

  • In Washington vote to REJECT Referendum-74

  • In Minnesota vote YES on Question 1 (the Marriage Protection Amendment)

  • In Iowa, vote NO on retaining pro-gay marriage Judge David Wiggins

Each of these races—in Maine, Washington, Maryland, Minnesota, and Iowa—is extremely close. And our opponents know it.

Take another look at that vandalized church. If you have not done everything in your power to get out the vote in these key states—or if you have not voted yourself—you are allowing this to occur, not just in Maine, but throughout the country.

Same-sex marriage undermines religious liberty. Many of those who wish to redefine marriage believe that churches and individuals who stand up for traditional marriage deserve to be intimidated and punished.

Will we let them?

We can't let hostility and intimidation carry the day. If you live in one of these four states, please call your friends and family right now to make sure they join you at the polls today. Perhaps you know someone in your church who might need a ride.

Whatever you can do, do it now. Stand up for marriage, religious liberty, and common decency with your vote today!

Contributions or gifts to Minnesota for Marriage, Protect Marriage Maine, Maryland Marriage Alliance—No on 6, and Preserve Marriage Washington are not tax deductible.

MN—PAID ADVERTISEMENT: Prepared and paid for by the Minnesota for Marriage committee, 2355 Fairview Ave N, Box 301, Roseville, MN 55113, in support of the marriage protection amendment.

WA—Paid for by Preserve Marriage Washington, 16212 Bothell-Everett Highway, Ste. F, #276, Mill Creek, Washington 98012.

MD—Maryland Marriage Alliance - No on 6, Brian Duggan, Treasurer.

Authorized by and coordinated with Protect Marriage Maine.

15 Comments

  1. Preserve Marriage
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    If you don't live in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, or Iowa, there is still something you can do.

    Vote for Mitt Romney.

    The Supreme Court is waiting till after the elections to announce which controversial cases it will hear (so as to not influence the elections).

    But it *will* hear at least one of the several homosexual "marriage" case(s) that are currently before it (challenging California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act).

    Right now the court is split, with four liberal justices expected to vote to impose homosexual "marriage" on all the states, and four conservative justices expected to vote to preserve marriage. Kennedy is considered a wild card and the way he votes would presumably decide the outcome.

    Except for one thing.

    There are very old Supreme Court justice(s) that are ready to retire, and expected to, but are postponing their announcement(s) until after the election.

    If Obama is reelected, he will appoint liberal justices; if Romney is elected, he will appoint conservative justices.

    A vote for Romney is also a vote for preserving marriage -- as the union of a man and a woman. A vote for Obama is also vote to redefine marriage -- as the union of Party A and Party B.

  2. M. Jones
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    As Romney says "Party A, and Party B is not right on paper, and its not right as fact!"

  3. Preserve Marriage
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    The homosexual "marriage" campaign rhetoric claims that the belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and should stay that way, is "hate".

    It is a groundless, yet ubiquitous, soundbite.

    Hateful people that call us "haters", because they believe their own rhetoric, then commit hate crimes.

  4. Paul Cook-Giles
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Disgusting. Vandalism of private property is not political speech, and whomever is responsible for this should be punished to the full extent of the law.

  5. Paul Cook-Giles
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    How do we know that this church was vandalized because it opposes marriage equality? Were there "No on 1" signs on the lawn? Phone calls to the police from a pro-equality group claiming responsibility?

  6. Leo
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    PM, amen!

  7. chris hogan
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    Sorry all you folks who love to scream, "Let the people vote!"

    The people HAVE voted, and they rejected your hate of gay people and our families. The people voted for equality
    They voted for the dignity of ALL families.
    They voted AGAINST your efforts to build a wall around the institution of marriage and say, "You people don't deserve to be considered a family in the eyes of God, your country, and your home."
    You don't get to say that the people have rejected us every time anymore, because today, they accepted EVERYONE.

  8. Zack
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    @Chris hogan

    "and they rejected your hate of gay people and our families"

    Simple minded left-winger. Even in the face of victory, still nothing but emotionally charged arguments with no facts nor rational thinking to affirm it..

    I pity you leftists.

  9. Truth-teller
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    Next NOM-complaint: ballots "vandalized" with votes against the Minnesota amendment.

  10. Paul Mc
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Zack, it's only hate when you describe gays and their families as perverted and gays as worthy of death etc. Not you personally, but many do and that's wrong and that's why you lost.

    Until the debate is cleansed of hateful rhetoric then you will continue to lose.

  11. M. Jones
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I dunno, there is another major storm headed towards the East coast and Maryland. Extremists cannot continue to shake their fists at the lord without consequences.

  12. Truth-teller
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    What manner of lord are you talking about, Mr. Jones? I never knew America was a feudal society.

  13. Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    The swastika is a symbol of hate towards Jews and gays. I doubt this vandalism was done by a SSM supporter. What a reach. You anti's are pathetic.

  14. Preserve Marriage
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Re: "The people HAVE voted, and they rejected your hate of gay people and our families."

    I don't hate gay people or your families. I've had gay friends on three continents -- good friends.

    The commitment to a definition of marriage, that has existed for millenia, isn't "hate". I bet I could prove that to you, and you would still go around posting on internet forums that it is.

    I bet you are "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices," when it comes to this subject.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigot

  15. MarkOH
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Preserve marriage, I would love to hear from one of your "gay friends". And, as far as the definition of marriage being around for a millenia, I think you are off by a few hundred years.