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URGENT: Help Stop Dangerous Civil Unions Bill!

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Colorado state senator Pat Steadman, author of the senate version of the civil unions bill, has a message for those who disagree with his views of tolerance and equality because they support marriage:

"[G]et thee to a nunnery, and live there. Go live a monastic life, away from modern society, away from people you can't see as equals to yourself'. . . . Go some place and be as judgmental as you like, go inside your church, establish separate water fountains if you like. But don't tell me that your free exercise of religion requires the state of Colorado to establish separate water fountains."

With Colorado's civil unions bill now headed to the Senate, we have one last chance to stop this dangerous measure.

Consider this:

  1. In 2003, California adopted a civil unions law. Two years later, a California state court judge ruled California's marriage law unconstitutional. By 2008, the state Supreme Court echoed that ruling, finding that civil unions undercut any possible justification for laws recognizing marriage only between a husband and wife.

  2. In 2005 Connecticut adopted a civil unions law. Three years later the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that because of civil unions, Connecticut's marriage laws were now unconstitutional.

  3. In New Jersey, a civil unions law was used to deny tax exempt status to religious organizations that refused to allow use of their property for civil union ceremonies.

And the list goes on . . .

Wherever civil unions are adopted, there is immediate pressure to throw out the "discriminatory" civil unions bill in favor of same-sex marriage. Civil unions aren't a compromise . . . they're a Trojan horse that immediately attacks both marriage and religious liberty.

To make matters even worse, for Senator Steadman religious liberty isn't simply a regrettable casualty in the march for same-sex marriage . . . attacking religious liberty is part of the point!

Gay marriage strategists know that people of faith — people like you and me — are one of the biggest obstacles to a state-imposed same-sex marriage regime. And many of them would like nothing better than to muzzle, isolate, and ultimately silence religious believers — using intimidation and ostracism to closet Biblical views about marriage.

We must draw a line in the sand. I know you understand the stakes. Please take action today. Together we can protect marriage in Colorado, but only if you take action right now.

TAKE ACTION

Please help keep up the pressure with a phone call or email to your state representative today.

  1. Click here to look up the phone number for your state representative.

  2. Use this link to send a short email message to your state representative urging him or her to vote to defend religious liberty and defend marriage, our only civil institution that connects children with parents. Marriage and faith matter!

  3. Finally, forward this email to friends and family throughout the state, or use the buttons below to share on Facebook and Twitter. It's going to take thousands of Coloradans like you working together to preserve marriage in Illinois. Help spread the word today!

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Together we can keep up the pressure and save marriage in Colorado! Now is the moment — please join us!

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4 Comments

  1. Tim
    Posted February 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Laws, by their very nature, are discriminatory, favoring one thing over all others. However, laws must be based on facts whenever possible. Adults are the same in all areas except one - reproduction. In this aspect they are complimentary. It is this difference that makes the man-woman relationship special. This male-female difference is based on science and nature. Two sexes, two people in marriage. One male, one female. Society has no interest in regulating friendships, which is what SSM really is. It does however, have a vested interest in relationships that produce children and in the differences that a man and woman can bring to such a relationship. As such, it seeks to regulate them and provide incentives for males and females to enter into marriage.

    SSM and traditional marriage cannot exist side by side. It the definiton is changed, then it will not longer be traditional marriage. As far as SSm not harming anyone, I do suggest Priya google some of the articles many of us have done which show that, once the definition of marriage has changed, those who hold to the traditional view are fined, fired, threatened and prosecuted by the government and the HRC. THAT is how it affects my marriage. It I can't work or am penalized for my beliefs, it affects me personally, and society as a whole.

  2. Posted February 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Good way of putting it in a nutshell, Tim. Thanks a lot. (will save it).

  3. Posted February 25, 2013 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    "Gayness harms no one and is by definition perfectly moral. You seek to destroy gay relationships and foster violence against gays by telling outrageous lies about them, your behavior is by definition immoral. It is your proclivities that are indefensible."

    approximately 40% of LGBT intimate interactions have inter-personal violence. This means there are literally millions of violent, disgusting LGBT individuals running about society, hurting other LGBT individuals (aggressions, beatings, sexual assault, etc.).

    This LGBT majority believes, like you, that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. The number of heterosexuals that beat LGBT adults is very small, in fact, it's comparatively tiny (a few thousands).

    So the people not only fostering the violence, but largely practicing it, are people with your "homosexuality is normal" views. Needless to say, given how corrupt liberals are, the majority of these LGBT individuals are never brought to justice and have total impunity.

    And that's not counting all the disgusting LGBT individuals that sexually harass, demean, and assault children and heterosexual adults.

    Having a corrupt "homosexuality is normal and harmless" ideology is very destructive, and it does great harm is society, starting with the denial of all the violence and harm that LGBT individuals and their supporters do, and ending with the actual violence itself.

  4. Chairm
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Where government (the juducuary is a branch of government) obscures the core meaning of marriage, it gets in the way and harms society.

    There is no justification for the abolition of the bride-plus-groom legal requirement. The gay emphasis is no justification for the imposition of the SSM idea. The asserted supremacy of gay identity politics is as harmful as the long-repudiated assertion of the supremacy of white racist identity politics. The SSM side insists that gay is a race-like identity group and so it concedes it is making a racist-like assertion of supremacy over marriage and much else.

    There is harm but the hardline SSM advocate would claim such harms as somehow positive benefits to society. That is also a huge concession for they knowingly advocate the social cost that they expect society to pay.

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