Thursday, November 06, 2008

Liberal Media Lament Passage of Marriage Amendment

[California pro-marriage advocates] were able to focus the debate on their assertion that without the ban, public school children would be indoctrinated into accepting gay marriage against their parents' wishes, churches would be sanctioned for not performing same-sex weddings and the institution of marriage would be irreparably harmed.

-- From "Backers focused Prop. 8 battle beyond marriage" by Dan Morain and Jessica Garrison, LA Times 11/6/08

"It was masterful of the campaign to raise the implications of what it could mean in terms of the school system," said Republican political consultant Wayne Johnson. He said voters may have started out "thinking that as long as it doesn't affect me, do what you want" but the supporters shifted the focus to children.

Ron Prentice of the Protect Marriage Coalition said in a statement that "the people of California stood up for traditional marriage and reclaimed this great institution. We are gratified that voters chose to protect traditional marriage and to enshrine its importance in the state Constitution."

To read the LA Times' lamentations, and all of this very lengthy article, CLICK HERE.