“The future belongs to those people and cultures that deeply commit to ideas grounded in human nature: Men and women are not interchangeable units, sex has a meaning beyond immediate pleasure, society needs babies, children need mothers and fathers; marriage is a word for the way we join men and women to make the future happen.” – Maggie Gallagher
Dear California Supporters of the Family,
Opponents of Prop 8 at it Again!!!!
Some California Leaders Just Don’t Get It
There are some big “guns” behind the opposition to Prop 8 – including the Governor, the Attorney General, the Legislature and the Supreme Court of California, along with the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Your help is needed to show them that they do not represent the voice of the people.
Help us Protect our Democracy
Twice now we have voted to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. This is more than a battle to define marriage: it is a battle to protect the governing voice of the American people.
It is a battle to preserve our civil and religious rights.
If same gender marriage is legalized, homosexual relationships will be deemed the equivalent of heterosexual relationships. Society (i.e. schools, textbooks, media, even religion) will be obligated to accommodate, validate, and promote homosexual behavior and relationships as normal and desirable. Faith based organizations will be forced to choose between their core beliefs and embracing same-sex marriage. Already, Catholic Social Services in Massachusetts has been forced to end its extensive adoption services because the state requires them to place children in same-sex households.
It is a battle to protect our parental rights.
Children in public schools will have to be taught that same-sex marriage is just as good as traditional marriage. Government will overrule the rights of parents to teach their children their own values and beliefs.
It is a battle to encourage the raising of the next generation of responsible citizens
Social science research overwhelming demonstrates that children do better raised by a mother and a father in a stable family relationship. No responsible society would intentionally create motherless and fatherless homes for children.
This battle is not about tolerance, or rights or diversity.
It is about protecting the institution that best protects our civilization. Protecting marriage is not about adult rights, it is about the nurturing and development of children and the next generation.
Governor Romney is quoted as saying that the preservation of our nation rests in the hands of our next generation:
“Americans are tolerant, generous, and kind people. We all oppose bigotry and disparagement, and we all wish to avoid hurtful disregard of the feelings of others. But the debate over same-sex marriage is not a debate over tolerance. It is a debate about the purpose of the institution of marriage. Attaching the word marriage to the association of same-sex individuals mistakenly presumes that marriage is principally a matter of adult benefits and adult rights. In fact, marriage is principally about the nurturing and development of children. And the successful development of children is critical to the preservation and success of our nation.”
Please join United Families California
To Stand for Marriage and Prop. 8 & The Voice of the People
March 5, 2009 at 7:30am
Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4797
For additional information call 916.370.7038
Source: United Families California via email