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The Gay Agenda for Maine Schools—They Can’t Deny It.

Gay Agenda. Indoctrination. Are all these words simply scary boogey man rhetoric? No. Words mean things. Here it is, right here. Kids being reprogrammed into thinking that homosexuality is normal, good and right.

This video clearly shows what the intent of what those pushing the gay agenda in Maine are aiming for.

Parents, Please be aware of what is going on in public schools at your expense.
Children from the tenderest age are being indoctrinated with twisted views on relationships and society. At a time when few children can read well, schools should be focusing on teaching academic skills instead of destroying our children’s souls with this garbage. These teachers refuse to teach the Bible in schools saying that they must protect the “religious freedom” of each child. Yet they have no problem with violating the moral freedom of each child and parent in teaching them evil things that they do not wish to be taught.

For these people “freedom” is the power to impose their immoral lifestyle on everyone else.

Go Yellow! Facebook’s Yellow Wave in Support of Marriage!

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Stand for Marriage! Go Yellow!

You may have noticed the impromptu “Yellow Wave” happening on Stand For Marriage Maine’s Facebook page. Does the enthusiasm look familiar? If you live in California it just might! The “Go Yellow” movement has its roots in the California fight for Proposition 8.

As one avid poster explained:

In California, the opposition tried to paint marriage supporters as these fringe wacky people, so families that supported marriage participated in “waves” where they’d all come out on the street with their yellow yard signs and kids and wave to their neighbors to show their support and show voters who it was that really supported marriage. Some of the waves were ten miles long! Ten miles of happy smiling families in yellow! Old people, young people, all kinds of people standing for marriage.

In Maine we’re so spread out I don’t know if we can really do waves like they did in California to put a personal face on the marriage effort, so I thought of doing it on facebook and twitter with yellow profile pics. With an online wave you can support marriage from anywhere, you don’t have to be in Maine to show solidarity for families.

Others chimed in:

“what a great idea! I like the whole “wave” concept, and with marriage being attacked in so many different states, it doesn’t really matter where we are. Raising awareness helps us all…”

“aha! that’s awesome!”

“You know those profile pics will show up changed all over facebook, like itty bitty yellow billboards. I like it!”

“How’s that for kickin’ it up a notch! Support Marriage this month! It doesn’t matter what state you’re in, go yellow!”

So not only can you sticker your car or post signs in your yard, but you can stand for marriage wherever you’re from through Facebook and Twitter!

Are you interested in participating? Check out Maine’s Facebook page to find volunteers who will do the photoshop for you! Go Yellow!

banner See this from the Proposition 8 “Waves”:

Yellow Coast! From Seal Beach to San Clemente—Turning the PCH Yellow!

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Proposition 8, which would define marriage in California as being between one man and one woman, has become the hottest topic in Orange County, even eclipsing the race for the White House for some voters. Last Saturday, hundreds – according to organizer Michael Erickson, more than a thousand participants – rallied along Pacific Coast Highway from Seal Beach to San Clemente in support of Prop. 8. See this video of the event, WOW.

Prop 8…..Sunshine on a Rainy Day

November 2, 2008 ·from the Seminole Guy

On Saturday, hundreds of Prop 8 Supporters lined a major boulevard in Sacramento. At the major intersections, the sound of horns from drivers supporting them was immense. Neither wind, nor rain, nor opposition stops Prop 8!

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Stand For Marriage Maine’s Scott Fish on Voice of the Nation

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Voice of the Nation—Family Values Blog Talk Radio

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“Promoted by all successful societies, marriage brings men and women together – encouraging the procreation, nurturing and protection of children in the most beneficial way, thus ensuring the future of society.”  —Tim Russell

On Thursday– Join us on “Voice of the Nation” as we talk with Stand for Marriage Maine Communications Director, Scott Fish about the People’s Veto effort to repeal gay marriage in their state.  With one month to go in the election, polls show that the issue is heating up in Maine.  What happens on November 3rd in Maine will affect people fighting for marriage in all states.  What is the People’s Veto?  What are the issues at stake and will families win?

Guest: Scott Fish –  Scott currently serves as the Communications Director for “Stand for Marriage Maine“.  He is the owner/editor of Maine’s premier political web site, AsMaineGoes.com which has served Maine since 1998.  Scott also writes a political column for Bangor Metro magazine and has been active in Maine politics and media through op-eds, radio and t.v. over the last twenty years, including serving as communications staffer in the Maine State House for Senate and House Republicans 1989-2000.

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Maine Voters – Beware the Media’s Anti-Marriage Rhetoric in the Gay Marriage Debate

From Conservative Blogs Central:

Maine Voters – Beware the Media’s Anti-Marriage Rhetoric in the Gay Marriage Debate

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From Euripides

Maine voters got more than they bargained for with a battle heating up over whether the state should allow same sex marriages. As a word of caution, be aware and beware the language the news media uses to describe the question of marriage. More often than not, the language shows a distinct bias against the institution of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Here are a few examples from Fox 23, My Fox Maine which demonstrates the biased and sometimes inflammatory language that Maine’s media uses to push its own pro-gay viewpoint. Unfortunately, It does this at the expense of the real debate, the protection of marriage and the family. Instead the media buys into the idea that same sex marriage is the only fair and natural version of marriage and will somehow be good for the country.

The first example is the headline: “Gay Marriage Foes Reach Signature Goal in Maine” (MyFOXMaine). Notice how those who think marriage is a union between a man and a woman are here characterized as “Gay Marriage Foes.” Implied is that those who believe in natural marriage are somehow at fault for not agreeing with same sex marriage.

The end of the article, the “selling point” argument that news writers use to make their main point says this: “Six states allow gay marriage. Maine became the fifth state to allow gay marriage in May, and New Hampshire later followed suit” (MyFOXMaine). While giving the appearance of being informative, it also implies, by its placement as the final paragraph, that this is the way Maine ought to be – counted as the “progressive” states which have legalized same sex marriage. Yet, think about it. Is this the what the people of Maine really want? Is neutering marriage through language that no longer recognizes male or female, bride or groom, man or woman, is this progressive thought? Does legal language that does not recognize the unique differences of the sexes in marriage warrant such devotion from the people of Maine?

Additionally, by calling same sex marriage “gay marriage” the news media has also conceded the idea that homosexuals are a protected class of citizens. This special class desires special protection under the law, instead of equal protection as required by the 14th amendment to the US Constitution. Trying to change the nature of marriage itself is an example of such special consideration under the law.

Here’s another example:

Stand for Marriage Maine, the group pushing for a people’s veto of the new state law legalizing same-sex marriage, has launched a television ad (MyFOXMaine).

This story falls under another “Gay Marriage Foes” headline – FOX 23’s established moniker for those who support marriage in the state. Notice, again, the language as an attack on those who support marriage between a man and a woman. Using words such as “pushing” indicates a negative connotation, as if the people of Maine wanted the poor law their legislators and governor created. Contrary to the news media’s expectations, a vast majority of the people in Maine support marriage as a union between a man and a woman. By legalizing same sex marriage, who pushed whom?

In the same story, the “selling point” paragraph shows another offensive tactic:

The No on 1 campaign has fired back, says voters should “focus on the real issue of treating all families with dignity and respect” (MyFOXMaine).

Here the media actually changes the real issue: should marriage be defined as a union between a man and a woman? Yet the media and gay activists insist on throwing out a red herring which implies that anyone who doesn’t agree with same sex marriage is also against “treating all families with dignity and respect.”

Here’s the problem with the argument: Those who want to change marriage, to make it into something it is not, have shown absolutely no dignity or respect for the institution of marriage and for families created from such a union. With no regard for an institution as old as history itself, gay activists now want to hijack marriage for their own, selfish goals.

Another interesting example:

Opponents of a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Maine have recruited the help of the California public relations firm Schubert Flint Public Affairs, which led the successful Proposition 8 proposal to overturn gay marriage in that state (MyFOXMaine).

This is the media’s attempt to demonize those supporting marriage by implying that they have no business bringing in big, corporate support to force the issue against the will of the people of Maine.

Before decrying the tactics, however, consider the heavy-handed tactics gay activists use. For example, the primary website promoting “No On 1” which calls itself a “grassroots” organization, was created and registered by AP Campaigns, PO Box 15007, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003. AP Campaigns is a company that lobbies in Washington, DC on behalf of gay issues, and now lobbies in Maine.

Consider, as well, the huge list of national gay activist supporters that the No on 1 campaign proudly displays on their website. These include such groups as GLSEN, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. The point of mentioning this list is to demonstrate the breadth of national involvement to try and overthrow the institution of marriage. The Maine news media trying smear marriage defenders by drawing attention to its supporters simply neglects the other side of the story.

As if these “grassroots” lobbyists aren’t enough, Beetle, a fellow blogger, notes that various groups in California plan to campaign in Maine, bringing in outside gay activists to protest, organize phone campaigns, and plan paid “vacations” in Maine for a “get-out-the-vote” organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (Beetle Blogger). Consider that many, if not most, of the gay activists demanding “marriage equality” in Maine, don’t live in Maine.

Like it or not, same sex marriage is an issue that has implications across the country. Just don’t be fooled by those news and website outlets who profess that their same sex marriage campaign is anything but an organized attempt to convince the people of Maine of support that simply does not exist in Maine.

Don’t be fooled and don’t be taken in by the attack language of Maine’s media and “grassroots” proponents of same sex marriage. They are out to bamboozle you with bias and bigotry. They will offer half-truths and inflammatory language. They will throw red herrings along the way to get Maine voters focused on anything but the issue of supporting the institution of marriage between a man and a woman.

When considering what’s at stake with marriage, I encourage you to vote in favor of protecting this fundamental institution.
Visit Stand for Marriage Maine
and help Maine protect marriage.

http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/maine-voters-beware-medias-anti.html

Vote With Your Dollars! Stand for Marriage Maine!

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Stand For Marriage Maine needs help! Their coffers have run completely dry and we still have a month to go in the campaign.  Maine is the second state that has had the opportunity to actually vote on their marriage law.  If we lose in Maine, the opposition will be able to say that people voted gay marriage in.

I was on twitter yesterday and saw a link go by with the comment “I’m obsessively compulsively hitting refresh—donations are pouring in for equality!”  I went to the link and they had a goal of 30,000.00 with a graphic showing how much had been donated.  I looked at the number and hit refresh.  Every time I refreshed, the number increased.  In the five minutes that I monitored the page, the amount had risen thousands of dollars.  Imagine what damage they can do with that kind of firepower unopposed.

The opposition is martialing it’s forces and donations are pouring in to their coffers from gay marriage advocates all over California and other states nationwide.  After their stinging loss in California, they can’t afford to lose Maine.  They’re pouring all their attention and resources into the state hoping to tip the election.  There is a dire need for donations.  We can’t afford to lose this fight.  You can’t protect marriage with empty air.  Please forward this message to friends, neighbors, churches, ANYONE who can help! and let’s get them the help they need to win.

Stand for Marriage Maine’s Campaign page is here, click to donate: http://www.standformarriagemaine.com/

Send this out to anyone you know who also might be able to help!  A little from many can go a long way.

Grass Roots FAIL—What are California Cuckoos doing in Maine??

California didn’t vote that way but they want YOU to!  Reject the Astroturf! Stand for Marriage Maine!

Hattip to Beetle Blogger for the story:

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First came the news that Equality California (EQCA) was uprooting activists and moving them to Maine to fight against the People’s Veto. Now this.

Today as I was tweeting my heart out on Tweetdeck, I came across many pleas for assistance from the Equality Maine group, and then there was this reply:

Click the link provided and voila! A map appears with precise location targeted for the phone bank. Sure enough, it’s Redlands California, more than 3,000 miles from the nearest port in Maine.

But Wait, There’s More! Here’s example #2 of EPIC Grass Roots FAIL:

Free Maine Vacation! Courtesy of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

“Meetup in Maine” By Lisa Neff

“Well, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has taken on the role of travel agent and is lining up GLBT folks from across the country for an October holiday.

This is a New England holiday, a meet-up in Maine, where, next month, Mainers and their out-of-state allies will be courting votes to defend marriage rights against a wrong-wing attack.

“We need volunteers who can commit to spending at least a week in Maine in October to be part of an unprecedented get-out-the-vote operation,” reads the action alert from the NGLTF. “We have several shifts to choose from, each lasting one week. If you can, feel free to take more than one shift.”

And, for those who can’t trek to Maine, join the stay-cation volunteer campaign. Pledge support or donate to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality.”

Our friend gabegonz must be a “stay-cation” volunteer. Thank you to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and @gabegonz for your tweet display of honesty to the people of Maine. But I can’t say the same for the “No on 1″ Campaign.

What about the promises made in the beginning of the campaign that this would be a local deal? It looks like a grass-roots FAIL of epic proportions as I looked into the issue deeper and found that the “No on 1″ campaign is actually ADVERTISING for astroturfers on their website!

“The countdown is on. In the weeks ahead, volunteers will be needed in key places throughout the state. Join us by taking a Volunteer Vacation and if you live in Maine, we also need help finding housing for our out-of-state volunteers.” —“No on 1″ Campaign Website

Epic FAIL.

Stand for Marriage Maine! Stand up and hold back against the tide of the opposition! Truly, this is an issue that will affect us all for generations.

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Read Pearl Diver’s take:

http://pearl-diving.blogspot.com/2009/09/maine-marriage-initiative-grass-roots.html


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