Yes on Prop 8 ~ Protect Traditional Marriage

Why I Support Proposition 8

Proposition 8 is an initiative that will protect the traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.  The law does not create marriage any more than it creates land, water or air.  But the law regulates marriage, in the same way as it regulates land, water and air, for the public benefit.  For centuries the overwhelming public benefit, and the primary purpose, of marriage has been to provide a stable environment to procreate and rear children.  Proposition 8 will protect this vital public benefit.

Proposition 8 does not discriminate against anyone.  Existing law provides that all couples have the same rights, privileges and benefits of marriage.  This will not change under Proposition 8.  This proposition simply protects the unique nature of marriage.

You might ask “Why is Proposition 8 needed?”  In 2000 61% of the California voters passed Proposition 22 a law that contained the exact same wording as Proposition 8.  However, in May 2008 four activist judges in the California Supreme Court overturned the will of the people and invalidated Proposition 22.   Proposition 8 protects marriage in a way that can’t be destroyed by irresponsible activist judges.  In this way the will of the majority people will be protected from the actions of a few – a hallmark of our democratic form of government.

What will happen of Proposition 8 does not pass?   While it is impossible to know all of the bad things that will happen if this measure fails, below are some of the likely consequences:

  • Adoption agencies may be forced to stop providing services in California.  Who will lose?  The losers will be all those children who would otherwise be adopted.
  • Churches may be forced to allow all marriages in their churches – even those that are in opposition to their teachings.
  • Doctors will be told who they can treat and what treatments they can administer.
  • Clergy members will be prosecuted by legal authorities for teaching church doctrines.

These are not hypothetical scary stories intended to frighten unsuspecting voters.  These are actual occurrences that have happened in places where the traditional man/woman marriage has not been protected.  They could happen in Californian too.

This is why I am supporting Proposition 8.

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7 thoughts on “Yes on Prop 8 ~ Protect Traditional Marriage

  1. Good post, Keep blogging. We are sprinting towards Nov 4. Vote yes on Prop 8!

    The Skinny on Schools and Prop 8.

    1 – Public schools in California are not required to teach anything about marriage.

    2 – 96 percent of California public schools teach a Health and Sex Ed Curriculum, which is my understanding is required under law (but I cannot find that online yet from the State, I am still looking).

    3 – If a public school teaches Health and Sex Ed, they are required to teach the following :

    “Instruction shall be appropriate for students of all genders, sexual orientations, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds…Instruction shall encourage communication between students and their families and shall teach respect for marriage and committed relationships.

    4 – This means that schools that teach Heath and Sex Ed will now be required to teach that Gay Marriage is the same as Marriage between a Man and a Woman.

    http://standingfortruth2008.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/prop-8-and-schools/

  2. Did you know that France already went through this fight? I was shocked to learn that. France! of all countries. Who would figure they would be our allies in this?

    I have been looking into their studies. They actually REJECTED gay marriage because they found it hurt kids. I guess it shouldn’t surprise us that genders matter in child rearing, but it seems like in all the hullabaloo about so called “gay rights” we’ve forgotten about the kids’ rights. Kids have rights too.

    To hear the opposition tell it, you’d think we were the only backward country in the world that hadn’t already accepted the inevitable. Only five countries have legalized same sex marriage. France is one of the ones who studied it out first. They went to those five countries and saw what their choice had done to the stability of their countries. There are marked declines in health and family. It’s worth looking into, rather than just running full steam ahead into oblivion. I am always leery of people who want to guilt me into voting a certain way. It makes me want to say, so….what’s the other side? here it is.

    http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/childrens-rights-before-adult-preferences

  3. Thank you for your great blog!! =)

    Beetlebabee is so right. France did their homework and they realized children’s rights came first on what marriage is. Interestingly , France has 3 kinds of relationship definitions, so same sex couples can still have their relationships defined, but not as marriage. Here’s the info. we are sharing today:

    How & Why Did France Prohibit Same Sex Couples Marriage?
    France Says Marriage Is Strictly Reserved For Heterosexual Couples!

    Why? The Answer Will Probably Surprise You!

    Please Read It & Place Your Vote With A Clear Conscious For YES! On Prop. 8… http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006_docs/Francesummary.pdf

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  6. check this out: [from wikipedia] “A coalition of Silicon Valley executives urged a ‘No’ vote on Proposition 8. Google officially opposes Proposition 8 “as an issue of equality.” Apple Inc. also opposes Proposition 8 as a “fundamental” civil rights issue, and donated $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign”

    You see, these companies don’t accidentally come to their conclusions. There IS a carefully molded attack on traditional values in America. I learned a LOT from Michael’s Brown presentations. I hope you all guys watch it. [I mean, those who stands for Prop 8]

    check Michael Brown’s web store for some great info on Homosexual Agenda. The one I watched was – “Homosexuality, The Church, & Society – Dr. Michael L. Brown – 6 DVD Set” It was very informative.
    I’m not affiliated with his ministry. Nor am I getting any profit from it. I simply wish more people would know what’s going on behind scenes.

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