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February 2010

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Lifted this verbatim from pounce who lifted it from aiobheil because I think it merits being said.

The American Family Association has decided to try and "prove a point" by having a poll on their website for folks to take about their opinion on gay marriage. They intend to present the results of this poll to the United States Congress in an attempt to instate a federal law against Gay Marriage.

It's obvious that they think that this poll will come out in their favor, and that the vast majority of people will vote to keep marriage for traditional couples only. However, this is LiveJournal, and we are FAR from traditional!

I ask you all to please visit http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp and let your opinion be heard. It takes about 45 seconds, and it is SUCH an important topic. Whether you are gay or straight, conservative or liberal, your opinion matters, and you NEED to vote here.

While it's obvious that I am on the "pro gay marriage" side of the fence, I still want you to vote if you are against it. THe point here is to have a LEGITIMATE cross section of people voting in this poll. The only folks who were even made aware of it's existence were the people on the AMAs mailing list and the people who happened to wander across their website. They have absolutely every intention of presenting this poll in the form of a petition to congress against gay marriage. I wonder if they will still present it when the YAYs outweigh the NEIGHs?

PLEASE let your voice be heard.

Comments

i voted!

hmm .. . discouraging. the poll results say that 70% of people are against homosexual marriages and civil unions. that's horrible.

Re: i voted!

Excellent. Thanks for voting. ;-)

On the plus side, when I first came across this thing, last night, it was much worse. I believe at one point it was as high as 88% against gay marriage/civil unions.

Things are slowly getting better, as more and more people outside of the AFA get word of it.

(Anonymous)

Judicial Activism at its Best

Gays are screaming "It is discrimination -- let's not write discrimination into the Constitution." How can gays be discriminated against over something - a law that never applied to them to begin with?

Marriage is for a man and a woman -- period and steeped in that “man and woman” traditional marriage is the hope and beauty of natural procreation; not artificial insemination between lesbian couples, and not surrogacy by women for gay men.

I live in Boston, and Beacon Hill has become the land of political confusion. What I have seen so far on this whole gay marriage fiasco is that it is felt to be a civil rights issue. Here we have 4 wayward judges that decided to take it upon themselves to write law for the legislature, for which they can and should be impeached. Gays are relying on Massachusetts lawmakers to pass this law because they do not, by their own admittances, want it to go to the people for voting. People are more against this than for it; not only in Massachusetts, but in the majority of the world, and the reason is not only tradition and law, but morality -- religion aside!

Tolerance of the gay lifestyle, however deviant and unnatural most feel it to be, has been thrust forcefully upon people by liberals and special interest groups. People are so fed up! People are sick and tired of everything they feel and think being practically under martial law in this country! People have bitten their tongues for far too long over everything they are not allowed to do, say, think, feel or celebrate for fear of seeming un-politically correct by not doing the popular thing/feeling the popular, politically correct way, thus being considered a racist, bigot, homophobe or mean spirited.

People have had enough already! If this law should happen to pass and gay marriage is allowed, it is quite possible that people who were once tolerant and accepting of this lifestyle, be it on their own accord, or because they had no choice, could turn on gays and display outright acts of hatred. Passing of this gay marriage law could be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back.

Marriage is a very, very venerated bond for heterosexuals. To have this union 'between man and woman', as it has been since the beginning of time, be granted to gays because they whined and bitched and got their way; thus having marriage lose the meaning people held most dear -- this could have dire consequences.

If gays think that circumstances are bad for them at this point in time; that they have been victimized and discriminated against, wait and see what the future might possibly hold. Gays may be biting off more than they can chew. People can become as un-politically correct as we are currently forced to be politically correct. However far gays think they’ve come in the world in terms of equal rights and acceptance could be offset by a fierce backlash – a revolt, an upheaval of hatred from the straight community - even those who are supposed to act politically correct under “crybaby” left wing laws – people such as landlords, employers, etc.

People may regress to the days when nasty things were said and feelings were shared outright -- and no amount of legislature or law suits (another thing people are fed up with) will stop people from expressing themselves --no more putting up and shutting up! Attitudes could rival the days of Archie Bunker!

Be careful what you wish for -- it may not be what you wanted, and it may not go the way you thought it would.

Re: Judicial Activism at its Best

Damn.

It's crap like this that makes me wonder if I should stop allowing anonymous posts.

This has to be one of the worst posts I've seen, filled with so many half-truths and misinformation, as well as other attacks-made-to-look-like-they're-not-attacks that I'm almost amazed.

I would go through and logically refute and tear apart this entire rambling piece of trash, but I seriously doubt the anonymous poster will ever even read it. In fact, I imagine the idiot probably plagiarized that whole rant and went around posting it to a lot of journals.

Bleh.