My husband and I were really surprised to find a story in the Los Angeles Times, about how a San Diego couple had worked hard in the effort to pass Proposition 8 and protect traditional marriage. “The Ferreiras did what they could in their eastern San Diego suburb to ensure the ban on gay marriage prevailed. Their fight continues as its passage is contested. . .They made phone calls. They attended prayer rallies. They fasted for 40 days.” It’s really nice to see this media outlet finally reporting on another side of the story, besides just what the gay agenda does. It’s not always going to be popular to stand up for what’s right, but it will always be worth it. Read the entire LA Times article here.
Able Ferrreira and his wife Robbie got involved in the Yes on Prop 8 fight for several reasons.
“I saw it as a crossroads in our country,” said Abel, 55. “I feel like for the sake of our country and our family I had to stand up and be heard.”
It was about family, faith and the future of the country.
Members of San Diego’s Skyline Church, their pastor Jim Garlow, was one of the state’s most vocal proponents of the measure, and ” was crucial in collecting the more than 600,000 signatures required to get the proposition on the ballot.”
Garlow was one of several prominent evangelical Christians who worked with leaders in the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Proposition 8 campaign.
I’m glad to see that other American’s agree that it’s time to get off the fence.
“When you’re in the heat of the moment, there’s no standing on the fence. You’re committed. And we’re committed to this fight” said Able.
One Sunday about a year ago, Garlow told his congregation what he thought the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage would be.
Pastors around the state would be required to marry gays, he said. Businesses would be forced to recognize gay marriage. Schools would begin teaching children that gay and lesbian lifestyles are the norm.
“The thing that affected me the most was knowing that my grandkids are going to be taught this ungodly and sinful act as if it’s OK,” Robbie said. “I thought from that point on, ‘No. I will fight for them. I don’t have them yet, but I’m going to fight for them.’ ”
Robbie, who said she has always loathed conflict, dived into the political fray with her family.
The couple called voters in favor of Prop 8, they put up ‘Yes on 8’ signs in their front yard and on their car, and Robbie even convinced her 87 year-old Mother to vote for the first time and cast her ballot in favor of prop 8.
“We’re not trying to take anything from them; we just want to protect marriage as God designed it,” Abel said.
Gay marriage, he said, is a threat to heterosexual marriage.
The Ferrerias are also doing something right in parenting their children. Their 18-year-old daughter was mocked on you tube by friends and strangers after she wrote a Pro-Prop-8 post on her myspace page. Their daughter Brooklyn handled things with dignity and conviction just like her parents:
“A lot of my friends are mad at me, but I honestly don’t care,” she said. “I’m standing up for what is right.”
The Ferrerrias aren’t just sitting back since the election, they are still active in the fight to protect traditional marriage.
Source: Los Angeles Times