Thursday, May 09, 2013

'Gay Marriage' Sweeps New England. D'ya Notice?

In the span of a few days, Rhode Island and Delaware made it 6-for-6 in New England, and eleven states nationally with same-sex "marriage," yet it barely made news -- so commonplace now, perhaps.  With several more states considering abandoning the traditional union that is enshrined in the constitutions of dozens of other states, it appears that the once united states of America are increasingly divided.
“The meaning of marriage cannot be redefined, because its meaning lies in our very nature. Therefore, regardless of what law is enacted, marriage remains the union of one man and one woman – by the very design of nature, it cannot be otherwise.”
-- San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione
For background, read In 2009, Homosexualists Expected a 'Gay Marriage' New England by 2012 and also read National Same-sex Marriage Expected by 2020 (said the ACLU in 2009)

In addition, read Obamanation: Gay Agenda Carries in 4 More States as well as Homosexual 'Marriage' Not Enough; Next Goal

UPDATE 5/31/13: Minnesota, the 12th "gay marriage" state, begins weddings June 6th

-- From "Gay marriage momentum expands to 2 Midwest states" by Patrick Condon, Associated Press 5/8/13

The national momentum on gay marriage has been limited mostly to the East and West coasts, but it looks like that's about to change.

The Minnesota House votes Thursday on legalizing gay marriage, and Gov. Mark Dayton could be signing a bill as early as next week. The Illinois Senate approved it earlier, and supporters think they'll soon have enough votes in the House.

Minnesota's push comes after supporters mobilized last fall to block a constitutional ban. It's also become possible as Democrats took full power of state government.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Illinois Republican party chairman resigns" by Reuters 5/7/13

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady resigned on Tuesday less than a month after surviving a challenge by some party leaders after he voiced public support for gay marriage as the state legislature considers a bill to legalize same-sex nuptials.

Conservative state Senator Jim Oberweis had spearheaded the effort to remove Brady as chairman, in part due to Brady's voiced support for a same-sex marriage law and the party's weak showing in the November election.

Illinois Republicans lost seats in Congress, and both chambers of the state legislature in November.

Some 30 U.S. states have passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read More High-profile Republicans Going Gay Agenda

From "With Delaware, Gay Marriage Now Legal in 11 States; Five More Likely to Follow" by Bethany Blankley, Christian Post Contributor 5/8/13

To date, 37 states ban same-sex marriage through constitutional amendments or legislative initiatives, while New Jersey and New Mexico neither ban nor permit same-sex marriage.

Eyes now turn to California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Oregon, as these states stand poised to override voter mandates at the ballot through legislation.

According to a survey conducted on Election Day 2012 for the National Organization for Marriage by pollster Kellyanne Conway, 60 percent of voters who actually cast ballots in the 2012 election believe that marriage is the union between one man and one woman.

The Supreme Court will rule on two historic cases related to marriage in June 2013, one on California's Proposition 8 and the other on the Defense of Marriage Act.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "After Rhode Island, is gay marriage ‘inevitable’? Conservatives say no" by Susan Page, USA Today 5/3/13

In an interview, [National Organization for Marriage president Brian] Brown blasted “cultural elites” for demonizing supporters of traditional marriage and warned Republican officeholders of the perils of supporting same-sex marriage proposals.

. . . In Illinois, he said supporters of a bill that passed the state Senate remain short of passage in the House, in part because of opposition from African-American Democratic legislators.

In Minnesota, he said opponents had “a very good chance of winning” against a bill that has cleared House and Senate committees. In New Jersey, he predicted Democratic efforts to overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill authorizing same-sex marriage weren’t “going to go anywhere.”

In Oregon, he predicted advocates of same-sex marriage would succeed in getting a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot that would reverse a ban on gay marriage voters passed a decade earlier. “I think we can win that vote even though Oregon, again, is viewed as a very liberal state,” Brown said.

“And the goal of this whole inevitability argument is to sap the will of the majority of Americans to even fight on the issue, and that is not going to happen.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Obama and gay marriage: one fabulous year" by Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post 5/9/13

One year ago today, President Obama finally allowed his words to match his deeds when it came to same-sex marriage.

After more than a couple of years saying that his views on marriage equality were “evolving,” he told ABC News’s Robin Roberts, “At a certain point, I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married.” With those simple words, the president kicked off a remarkable year in gay history.

On May 14, 2012, Newsweek dubbed Obama “The First Gay President” because of his stance on marriage equality and other gay rights issues. That seemed about right to me then, and it still does today.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "RI Bishop on Gay Marriage: We’ve Entered ‘Post-Christian Era’" by Michael W. Chapman, 5/7/13

Bishop Thomas Tobin, head of the Catholic diocese of Providence, said the “gay marriage” bill signed into law in Rhode Island by its governor, Lincoln Chafee, constituted a “new challenge of the post-Christian era into which, clearly, we have now entered.”

[Bp. Tobin said,] “Our respect and pastoral care, however, does not mean that we are free to endorse or ignore immoral or destructive behavior, whenever or however it occurs. Indeed, as St. Paul urges us, we are required to ‘speak the truth in love.’ (Eph 4:15)”

“At this moment of cultural change, it is important to affirm the teaching of the Church, based on God’s word, that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered,’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2357) and always sinful,” said Bp. Tobin.  “And because ‘same-sex marriages’ are clearly contrary to God’s plan for the human family, and therefore objectively sinful, Catholics should examine their consciences very carefully before deciding whether or not to endorse same-sex relationships or attend same-sex ceremonies, realizing that to do so might harm their relationship with God and cause significant scandal to others.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "When you say 'Gay marriage is inevitable,' do you mean rich people want it?" by Jennifer Roback Morse, American Thinker 5/9/13

. . . as races developed in state legislatures, the Gay Lobby got reinforcements from not just Hollywood millionaires, but Republican billionaires. In New York State, Republican hedge-fund manager Paul E. Singer pumped money into the campaign coffers of pro-gay marriage Republicans. In the words of the Washington Post, "He coaxed Republican state senators in New York to back a same-sex marriage law in 2011, offering financial cover against backlash stemming from their votes, helping raise six figures for each of them."  You would think they would show some shame over such blatant quid pro quo corruption.  But hey, he's rich. He supports Republican candidates and Democratic causes, so who is going to confront him?

[In Rhode Island,] How did the marriage redefinition bill pass, given the opposition from traditionally Democratic constituents? Look at the professional side of the equation.  One can track the number of lobbyists registered for each side of each bill on this page,  from the Rhode Island Secretary of State.  The House version of the marriage redefinition bill, H5015A has one lobbyist opposed: my buddy Chris Plante of NOM Rhode Island. The other side has 12 registered lobbyists.  On the Senate side, the proponents of the marriage redefinition bill, S0038, have 18 lobbyists.  Opposed?  You guessed it. Chris Plante, all by his lonesome.

Same story in Minnesota, where a vote on the marriage bill is expected this week.  Minnesota for Marriage has one registered lobbyist.  According to John Helmberger, Chairman of the Minnesota for Marriage, the other side has 12 lobbyists.  Paul Singer's organization pumped a quarter million dollars to lobby Republicans to redefine marriage in Minnesota.

So when the Gay Lobby says "gay marriage is inevitable," what they really mean to say is this:

We have the money and the power to get what we want.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Lobby Purchases Same-sex 'Marriage'