Campus Heterophobia & Upcoming VA Marriage Amendment Training

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Has anyone else been following this ridiculous situation at Ohio State University at Mansfield where librarian Scott Savage has been attacked for “sexual harassment” for recommending books critical of the homosexual lifestyle?

Ace of Spades HQ has coverage here, Mike Adams discusses the latest developments here.

David Limbaugh provides some more background here. He ties the OSU-Mansfield story into the broader left-wing intimidation agenda. Here is a taste of his article:

You have to be naive not to recognize that the radical homosexual lobby is pushing its lifestyle on American society and using intimidation tactics, such as we see here, to compel society's acceptance of homosexual behavior as mainstream or normal. They say they just want to live and let live, but many of them want far more than that. They want to live free of harassment themselves, which I'm all for, but it doesn't appear they want to accord similar respect to those not sharing their views.

If anyone doubts the aggressive intentions of the radical homosexual lobby, he should read the recent news report about a second-grade school teacher in Massachusetts reading to her class a fantasy book about two princes getting married. Objecting parents can't even opt out their children from these experiences because same-sex marriage has been decreed legal by the high priests of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Here we see what radical homosexual activism fueled by radical judicial activism has wrought.

It's difficult to understand how there can be so much apathy as we witness such ongoing assaults on our culture under the false banner of No Fault Freedom.

As previously mentioned, I will soon be rolling out a series of posts on the Virginia Marriage Amendment. If you’d like to get more involved in this critical battle to protect Virginia’s families and do all you can to ensure that children are not willfully deprived of either a mother or a father, consider attending one of the two grassroots training sessions for Marriage activists. Details were released in the latest Family Foundation Action Alert, the full text is below the fold.

The Family Foundation Victoria Cobb, Executive Director Friday, April 21, 2006

Action Alert: Grassroots Training Sessions For Marriage Amendment Campaign Set

Passage of Virginia's state Constitutional amendment defining marriage is dependent on educating citizens and getting them to the polls in November. Those who wish to redefine marriage and defeat the amendment are mobilized and are already getting their message out. They are well funded. Our effort to protect marriage requires citizen action! We need you to become a leader in this effort in your church and community!

There are two important grassroots training sessions scheduled for volunteers interested in working on the ballot campaign to ratify the amendment:

Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by The Leadership Institute and Virginia Concerned Women for America
Location: Patrick Henry College, Purcellville
Lunch will be provided. This training seminar will include instruction on recruiting and motivating volunteers, developing a persuasive message, coordinating voter registration drives, going door-to-door and get-out-the-vote activities among several others.

Registration: $25
Please register in advance so that we may plan for materials and lunch. Make Checks Payable to the Leadership Institute and mail to: CWA of VA, P.O. Box 1101, Sterling, VA 22102

Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Sponsored by The Family Foundation and va4marriage.org
Location: Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond.
Registration begins at 8:30 and light refreshments will be served. This training will include how to become a church or precinct leader, messaging, get-out-the-vote activities, letter-to-the-editor writing and more.

The cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. For more information and to pre-register, call Steve Waters at 804-343-0010.

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Bill Garnett said:

I ask you – I ask those who oppose gay civil rights, to step back and consider what civil rights do you think that gays should have? In lieu of a civil marriage license, which affords, in addition to a myriad of rights and responsibilities, an opportunity for family and community to celebrate and support that loving relationship, what should be the policy of a civil government that professes that each individual is born with inalienable rights?

And on the issue of children, well the world is full of untold unwanted orphans. I sometimes wonder at those straight couples that will marry and choose to reproduce rather than adopt one of those children – the children of God. And yet some of those same couples will oppose stringently qualified adoption by gay parents.

James Young said:

Bill ignores, of course, that "marriage" is a word with meaning, and that gay "marriage" is a contradiction in terms.

Homosexuals have the same "civil rights" as all of us. What they don't have is the authority to change the meaning of simple words and the considered wisdom of 5000 years of civilized society.

Bill Garnett said:

Thanks James - but I'm sure you will agree that much has changed in 5000 years and what was "the considered wisdom" of 5000 years ago, is today seen in a different light.

To be consistent James, will you oppose heterosexual marriages that seek to have children by reproduction, rather than adopt some of the millions of orphans in the world? And as long as there is an un-adopted orphan, will you deny adoption by a gay couple – recognizing that adoption in America is very carefully reviewed and stringently reviewed process to protect the wellbeing of the child?

I am adding a quote from the text “Inside the American Couple”, edited by Yalom and Carstensen:

“One of the most fundamental urges of human existence is to form a pair. Something in us calls for another—friend, lover, companion, spouse. Or perhaps it is something not in us, some lack, some deficit, that hungers for completion. In the Symposium, Plato fancifully expressed this craving by having Aristophanes contend that the first humans were unseparated twins who, once they were split apart, pined away for the missing half.
Sociobiologists assume that the search for a mate is propelled by an animal instinct to copulate. Human attachment theorists locate the source of adult pairing in the child-mother bond. Anthropologists look to the central importance of kinship systems in human cultures as an explanation for the universality of marriage. Political scientists understand marriage as an institutional means of assuring societal stability. Existentialists see the desire to merge with another as a way of attenuating a basic sense of isolation. Jews and Christians traditionally believe that marriage is ordained by God. Whether primacy is accorded to sexual, psychological, anthropological, political, existential, or religious factors, there is broad agreement that coupledom provides a viable answer to a basic human longing.”

James, our country is facing very serious problems at home and abroad. This is a time for us to perhaps move away from the polarizing and bring us back together as a people, under the concepts of common sense, individual responsibility, and that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.

James, I’d be happy to have a conversation with you – I am open minded and if you are also, then I am not anonymous, but an available person who wishes to heal our nation and work together to solve our common problems.


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