Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Story of Proposition 8

Here's the video that tells the story:

And here's a statement from Frank Schubert, Campaign Manager Yes on Proposition 8:

Dear Friend,

With every recent poll showing Proposition 8 slightly leading or surging with support, our opponents are growing increasingly desperate.

They have aired two new commercials this weekend that are nothing short of shameful. In one, they compare people who believe in traditional marriage to those responsible for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. And in another they call backers of traditional marriage, "intolerant" and "offensive."

Did you ever dream that because you believe marriage is between a man and a woman you’d be called "intolerant," "offensive" and have it suggested you are racist to boot?

Do the tactics of our opponents anger you? They anger me. But let’s not lash out. Let’s use this as motivation to maximize our get-out-the-vote efforts so that we send a powerful message on Tuesday: Proposition 8 will pass because traditional marriage matters.

The commercials from our opponents are so desperate and over the top that I think there is a very good chance they will backfire with voters. Still, our opponents’ smear campaign cannot go unanswered. That’s why we have created a new video to remind California voters – and our dedicated Yes on 8 volunteers -- about which side has truly displayed intolerant and offensive behavior in this campaign.

Watch the video here.

I’ve never seen such boorish behavior and such utter disregard for principles of fair play – not to mention respect for freedom of expression – as I have seen from opponents of Proposition 8. For a community that demands tolerance from others, they seem completely incapable of showing tolerance for anyone who may disagree with them on traditional marriage.

There are some important things you can do to fight back against these latest attacks. First, please share our new video with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors so they can evaluate our opponents’ outrageous claims for themselves. Most importantly, please sign up to work on Election Day . We’re in the process of mobilizing 100,000 people to help us get Yes on 8 voters to the polls. We need people to phone voters and knock on doors to remind our supporters that Tuesday is "D-Day" for marriage.

Even though support for Proposition 8 is surging and we have momentum, the race is very close. Every vote matters. Please forward our new video now, and make sure you are part of our volunteer army on Election Day.

The institution of marriage is in our hands. It’s up to us to save it.


Frank Schubert
Campaign Manager

Copyright 2008 All Rights Reserved. is a project of California Renewal (I.D. #1302592) (Used with permission.)

You can sign up to work on election day here. Invite your friends to watch the video and learn about Prop 8 here.

Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

support 'traditional' marriage: between a man and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and....

Sunday, November 02, 2008 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but a tradition is something that has been established over many years. Same-sex marriage is not a tradition and hopefully never will be. I may not live in CA but am following this issue closely. Please support Prop 8 with a "yes" vote. Many, many people across the country are counting on the "yes" voters in CA!!

Monday, November 03, 2008 6:19:00 AM  
Blogger MainTour said...

Here in California we have tried to promote Prop 8 in a reasonable and honest manner.

But the opposition keeps printing lies and tearing down our signs and trying to distort our message.

Please pray for California.

Monday, November 03, 2008 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger MainTour said...

If every major newspaper is taking a No Position on Prop 8 - what would happen if all of the Yes on 8 people started cancelling their subscriptions?

Monday, November 03, 2008 3:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting yes on prop 8 because gender matters in parenting. reserving the term "marriage" for a male and female couple is one way government can encourage this situation for children.

i'm sorry for any pain this may cause adults, but childrens' welfare is more important to me.

here are some other links:

regarding the "separate but equal" position:

what the american college of pediatricians says about same-gender parenting:

about marriage and culture:

adressing some general myths: 8.html

children have a right to a mom and dad 1 (what france decided):

children have a right to a mom and a dad 2 (the studies on same-gender parenting)

this is not to say that same-gender parents can't be awesome. but it cannot be denied that two moms or two dads cannot equal a mom and a dad. i want to live in a society that fosters this environment for children (and values it).


also, marriage in the netherlands:

okay sorry for the millions of links, but they are really interesting.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those people out there who want to supposrt traditional marriage and say that a child has a right to a mom and a dad I have one thing to say: With the divorce rate staying steady at 50% and the rate of single parents hitting an all time high. Who is the advocate for all those kids coming from single parent families? Don't studies show that children do better with two responsible people taking care of them rather than one? Alot of children don't even know who their absent parent is let alone spend enough time with them to be considered being parented. Maybe instead of looking down on the issue of gay parents we should focus on making straight people better parents. Until then you really can't be the judge and jury aout who can and can't have children, let alone get married!

Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:46:00 PM  

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