DNA Debuts Protect DOMA Buttons// defense of marriage act…

Find this and other DOMA buttons at digitalnetworkarmy.com

I loved this DOMA button! And there are tons of other amazing “Protect DOMA” buttons on the Digital Network Army’s website.

Cruise on over there and get a DOMA button for your website, blog, facebook, myspace or twitter page. They are free to snag, just don’t change them, and be sure to read the disclaimer on their DOMA Button page.

If DOMA is just a bunch of jumbled letters to you, then it’s time to get informed! Click here and here for information about what the DOMA is, and why we need to protect it. There are also other DOMA links in the side bar. Have you written to your Senators yet?

The 411 on the Defense of Marriage Act {DOMA}// get the facts. . .

The Digital Network Army is fighting for Marriage and for the DOMA!!!

The Digital Network Army is fighting for Marriage and for the DOMA!!!

The following information is a post I found over at Stand for Marriage. Zoey gave her readers an awesome DOMA and FMA {Federal Marriage Amendment} breakdown and I wanted to share it for those of you who are unfamiliar with this issue.

It has come to my attention that many don’t understand much about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA).

So, let’s get down to the knitty-gritty:

DOMA is an United States federal law signed by President Clinton on September 21, 1996 that has two effects:

  1. No state need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
  2. The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even if concluded or recognized by one of the states.

Why did we need DOMA? Under the U.S. Constitution’s FULL FAITH AND CREDIT CLAUSE

Since DOMA’s enactment the United States Supreme Court has declined reviewing several challenges of the law’s constitutionality.

President Obama wants to repeal DOMA.

FMA is a proposed United States constitutional amendment which would limit marriage in the United States to unions between one man and one woman. The amendment has been proposed to the U.S congress 4 times.

(Article IV, Section 1), states are expected to recognize the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. Therefore, Congress was alarmed at the prospect of a gay or lesbian couple being married in one state and then going to another state and expecting that state to recognize them as legally married.

  • The strongest version of a Federal Marriage Amendment would override any possible application of the Full Faith and Credit clause to same-sex partnerships, marriages or civil unions in other states and would permanently prohibit both the federal and state governments from recognizing same-sex unions.
  • Those who oppose the FMA do so for several reasons but mainly because they believe it is not the place for the federal government to regulate marriage.
  • Many (including McCain), however, would support a Federal Marriage Amendment if DOMA is repealed.

What will it mean if Obama is successful in repealing DOMA?

The obvious: same-sex couples can get married in Mass. or Conn. (where same-sex marriage is allowed) and move to a state (say, Ohio), who has defined marriage as between a man and woman, and under the Full, Faith, and Credit Clause force the marriages to be recognized, thus voiding (in this example, Ohio’s) state marriage law.


The Digital Network Army (DNA) Is Now On Twitter//

Just launched. . .You can now find the

Digital Network Army

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If you’re on Twitter. . .add the DNA to your list of feeds here.

From the DNA’s Twitter profile, you can also find the profiles of some of us DNA members, so you’re welcome to “follow” us too!

We hope you’ll join us on Twitter and use this exciting resource for defending Marriage and Family!

{ Meet the DNA…Digital Network Army }

I’m having too much fun chatting with fellow members of the DNA over at RadDAd’s blog that I am slacking on updating my own blog. If you want to join up and jump in to meet the DNA and have your questions answered, then click here, or click on the DNA badge on my side bar. Come meet the traditional marriage warriors!

Now I have to get working on today’s post. Check back in a bit!

~Journalista Chronicle

{ Digital Network Army.com (DNA) Website Debuts Today!!! }

DNA Website Logo

Truthfilled. Respectful. Relentless. We Can Make The Difference.

It’s here!!!! And its Time to Take Action! The amazing people over at the Digital Network Army.com have launched the new DNA site and are taking new members as we speak. Rush on over there and check it out, and then sign up to join the great fight for traditional marriage. Then email this post, or their link to your friends and family and encourage them to join as well. Anyone who voted YES on Prop 8 should be interested in the ongoing efforts to protect traditional marriage. The website has all of the info you need to familiarize yourself with the DNA effort. We need all the help we can get!

You can do as much or as little as you have time for. It is through the work of hundreds and thousands of us that information is spread and our voices are heard.

The DNA is an incredible, grassroots political movement made up of normal individuals just like you – throughout the US and beyond – who believe that traditional values are worth fighting for!

I joined the DNA back in October, and my first assignment was to start this blog. I’m having so much fun and I love being a part of a group that is so unified in fighting for such a worthy and needed cause. . .protecting traditional marriage!!!

Sign up Today!!!!! digitalnetworkarmy.com

P.S. The DNA also loves submissions of breaking news, stories, editorals, and anything else. If you come across something that the ARMY needs to know about, send it over, and they will get the word out.

{ Hot Off the Press… Beetle Blogger Interviews the DNA Captain… }

If you’ve read this blog before then you might already be familiar with the Digital Network Army– aka the DNA! Beetle Blogger just interviewed the DNA Captain and has shared with us the latest DNA info, via her blog. Read on her for the interview, or check out Beetle’s Blog for the whole scoop. You can join by clicking on the DNA Badge in our sidebars. We hope you’ll join us. We as many people who want to get involved as possible. It’s a worthy cause and doesn’t take much time at all. It’s a work at your own pace kind of thing, and a great way to stay informed about the latest traditional marriage and family issues.

“I was able to get in contact with the DNA Team Captain and in my first exclusive interview, he was able to answer a few questions for me.

Beetle Blogger: So, what is the DNA exactly?  What do you do?  What is your “Mission”?

DNA Captain: The DNA is an organization of regular people, who are dedicated to preserving traditional family values.  The purpose of the DNA is to organize, or focus the voice of the people so it can be heard.  Alone one voice can get lost in the fray, but many voices speaking out on family issues in a focused way makes them more powerful.  We believe it’s important that the voice of the people be heard by policy makers and voters.

Beetle Blogger:
And you’re not really particularly religious or political are you?

DNA Captain:
Right, we’ve got members from all walks of life, all political persuasions, college alumni, concerned mothers, lawyers, famous people, regular joes, plumbers, people with money, people without money….just basically people who are alarmed about the changes they see happening in the social fabric of the country and want to make a difference.  We have a small army of writers, strategists, thinkers and philosophers.  The common thread is that they’re all people who believe in traditional morals and family and who are willing to get out and do rather than watch.  That’s our power.

Beetle Blogger:
I know you have an email network and you basically email chain news and information around the network, but how effective is that?


DNA Captain:
Well, it’s very effective.  They call the internet the new media because it takes power away from the traditional media and allows the common people to band together for causes.  We don’t have to wait to be spoon fed the opinion of the editors at CNN or FOX if we don’t want to.  We can go look it up on Drudge or many other places that are popping up.

We’ve got four areas we really focus on:

1. We disseminate news stories–This is our main focus, we are like a homespun version of the Associated Press.  When there are stories out there like the Scott Eckern story, or the El Coyote story that are not getting widespread press from the mainstream media, we need to have means to push those stories into the local media outlets, and from there the big guys may pick it up by force of pressure.  Our group heard about Scott Eckern being pressured to resign even before he resigned.  The DNA helped further a letter campaign in the 12 hours before his actual resignation, and after the resignation we published the information far and wide, submitting news tips to every major media outlet and even local media outlets.  Drudge got tips from several of our members and what started out as a very small story is now widely known.  Had it been a gay man forced to resign, the media would have spread it and made it national news by themselves, but when a story doesn’t fit their templates, the stories just don’t get reported.   We’re helping to change that.

2. We help get the message out so people can be educated on the core issues–with proposition 8, there was a major push by the opposition to conceal the arguments and issues, behind names like bigotry and hatred.  Our effort is to be solidly informed on both sides of the marriage issue and then to get the message out. Now that proposition 8 is over, it’s becoming clear that the battle has merely moved from one state to the others.  This information needs to be spread throughout the country.  If you watch the mainstream media, you get the impression that the only reason to oppose the redefinition of family is based on bigotry, ignorance and hate.  That is an untruth that does the entire country a disservice, yet the media continues to put that idea forward and unless people scratch the surface of the issue themselves, they might never know the true issues at stake here.  Many of our members are actively involved in writing letters to editors, publishing blog articles and spreading news stories on the fight for marriage and family that illustrate the consequences happening in our community from the attack on marriage and family.

3. We help people to coordinate their voices: because we’re all networked together, we can coordinate our efforts to make sure that newspapers and local news outlets have access to our voices.  Our army writes editorials and opinion pieces to keep our pro-family agenda in the public eye.

4. We are able to contact the army quickly!  We remain closely connected via email so the instant something happens, the information goes out immediately.

Beetle Blogger: Were you behind the CTA Tuesday sick-out/letter writing campaign?

DNA Captain: Well, not really, but we contributed our part by relaying the information through the network, we didn’t start the idea for the actual sick-out.  We spread the information that the California Teacher’s Association was using teacher funds to attack the family and that information went out like wildfire especially through parent circles.  A lot of teachers had no idea that their union had voted to spend millions of dollars to fight proposition 8 and 4, both family friendly issues, and the reaction instantly created a furor among both teachers and parents.  The backlash of that furor manifested itself in the sick-out effort and the letter writing campaign.  The idea was that if the schools became hostile to families and traditional values, the families would be forced to move their children to private or home school situations, which would take money from the school system.  The frustration out there was from the image of the schools fighting families.  The details on the sick-out came from the grass roots somewhere, but once one of our members picked it up and blasted it through the DNA network, it went like wildfire.  In the course of 24 hours news of the sick-out had made it to families all across the state.   It is an example of the power these types of networks can have.  We don’t have exact numbers, but we know of hundreds of students and parents who wrote letters to their teachers in protest of the CTA’s effort to undermine the family.

Beetle Blogger: So I guess that leads into my next question, how big is the DNA?

DNA Captain: We started out with just a handful of dedicated people, but within the first two months we’d grown to 400 members.  Now the membership has extended beyond the borders of California and we’re aiming at becoming a national organization. We decided after the election to initially end the DNA project, but watching the news and seeing the havoc and outrage out there, we realized that it had become a national issue and that there was a need for an organization like this out in the heartland.  So, we restructured, added some additional leadership and now we’re back with force and continuing to spread.

You know, the tide is turning out there against gay marriage, but the message has to get out.  If you watch the old media you don’t get a clear picture of the detrimental influence the re-definition of marriage can have on families and society.  Basic freedoms are at stake when you talk about creating a gay protected class because it crosses the morality line.  If people acting immorally is taught as moral and equal, that has a lot of consequences.  Now the DNA is not only about marriage, education and freedom, but it is the main focus right now of our organization.  As California goes, so goes the nation and so goes the world.  We can’t afford to let misinformation color the voters of this nation with ignorance.

That’s basically the message and the purpose of the DNA, to get the message out there so people can see both sides of the issues and make an informed choice.

Beetle Blogger: Now, your name isn’t really DNA Captain right?  Who are you really?

DNA Captain: I actually think that’s one of the genius aspects of this network, we encourage anonymity to protect individuals who may be subject to intimidation or danger.  No one has to give out names or personal information if they don’t want to, in fact many of our members create new email addresses completely separate from their normal family addresses in order to participate. This is a heated issue and we each want the ability to act and speak freely without worrying about our safety.  We’ve seen what the other side does to supporters of traditional marriage, so we set ourselves up this way for protection. The reason I don’t personally identify myself is first for privacy concerns, and second to add stability to the group.  We actually have several people who have served in the DNA Captain capacity, so it’s easier to have a title associated with the DNA rather than a specific name.

Beetle Blogger: How do people find out more information or join the DNA?

DNA Captain: We encourage volunteers, professionals, parent groups, friends and family to participate.  Have them go directly to our website located at http://groups.google.com/group/digarmy or email dna.teamcaptain@gmail.com directly to request admission.  Truthfilled. Respectful. Relentless. We can make the difference.”

Source: Beetle Blogger



{If You Want to Fight…If you Want to Get Involved…Join the DNA }

That is the Digital Networking Army to be exact. It was formerly the YES on 8 DNA, now we are writing, blogging, posting, commenting, rating and linking in support of traditional marriage, free speech, civil rights and protection of families. There is still work to be done and we need all the help we can get.

Click here for more information from the whatisprop8.com website, and click here to apply to the DNA google group.

I joined the DNA in October as an assignment from my Bishop at Church. One of the assignments was to create a blog to post YES on Prop 8 Info, so I created this blog. It has been great to stay informed and involved in the issue. I love being a part of the DNA, and it’s great to work with people who think it’s important to fight for traditional marriage. There is strength in numbers. We hope you’ll join us!!!! Contact me if you need more info. Thanks for reading!