Thursday, October 30, 2008

 

Californians: Please Vote NO on Prop 8

Proposition 8 in California is a rightwing attack on the existing constitutional right of gay couples in California to marry. It would enshrine discrimination in the state’s constitution by denying a targeted group of citizens the right to be treated just like everyone else.

Most of the financial support for Prop 8 comes from the same rightwing religious groups that religiously supported Bush and Cheney.

As a Christian, I know there are many reasons, including many compelling Christian reasons, to vote NO on Prop 8 in California on November 4.

Whatever your views on Prop 8, here is a must-read article:

“On Prop 8: A Favor to Ask from Your Gay Friend at the ACLU”
By Anthony Romero, October 29, 2008

God bless you, Anthony Romero, for being who you are and for standing tall. You write with such passion, completeness and clarity that I will add only one point.

It seems to me that you were blessed with loving parents who, like you, faced a difficult life journey because of bigotry and prejudice, but eventually, thanks to the power of love to transform hearts, they came to respect, support and love you for whom you are.

This raises my point, which is another compelling reason, little mentioned, for voting NO on Prop 8—namely, to make the life journey of millions of other loving straight parents of GLBT sons and daughters easier, more just, and more pro-family.

In the future when I think of “family values,” I will think of you and your family.

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