Skip to comments.David Tyree Delivers 63,000 Petitions Against New York Gay Marriage
Posted on 06/21/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT by NYer
Demonstrators opposing gay marriage, including Christian ministers, African-American church members and Tea Party organizers, outnumbered those in support of the controversial bill, which has 31 votes and needs one more vote to pass the New York Senate. The measure was approved by the New York State Assembly last Wednesday, 80 to 63.
Republicans have been mulling over same-sex marriage bill in private caucus meetings since last week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo have met with Republicans to lobby for enough votes to pass the bill.
No compromise was reached Friday and talks continued Monday. The legislature session ends Monday but ongoing negotiations could extend the session and keep legislators in Albany throughout this week.
Protesters against same-sex marriage on Monday sang hymns like "Victory is Mine," chanted "God says no," and held signs like "Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman." Some clustered in small prayer circles to pray for the rejection of the gay marriage bill in New York.
Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree also joined the demonstration at the Capitol Monday and lent his star power to the fight against gay marriage in New York. The Super Bowl XLII football champion helped hand-deliver 63,000 petitions against same-sex marriage to Senate Republicans.
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Last week, Tyree appeared in a National Organization of Marriage video saying that same-sex marriage would lead to "anarchy."
On Monday, he spoke to reporters in Albany saying that gay marriage is bad for society and for Christians.
"A moral fiber of a country is its laws, which is the essential make-up of government," said Tyree.
"Once you allow same-sex marriage, it opens up the door for a continued softening of the backbone of our society which will eventually, for generations to come, open the door for – who knows? – polygamy, and all other types of the sorts," he said.
"And in the sense where people do have strong Christian convictions, that takes away in a sense our religious freedoms because none of the things we believe essentially lines up with same-sex marriage."
The Rev. Willie Stovall, a Baptist minister from Albany, said marriage between a man and woman should not be disputed because "it's what the Bible says." He sang hymns outside of office of Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos of Long Island.
"He made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve," said Willie, according to Wall Street Journal's Metropolis blog. "And when God said, ‘Go out and multiply,’ ain’t no man with another man who can replenish the earth."
According to media reports, Skelos has been discussing with Cuomo religious exemptions that could sway Republicans to give the bill enough votes to pass.
Several Republican senators have been identified as swing votes, including Mark Grisanti of Buffalo, Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie, Andrew Lanza of Long Island, and Greg Ball of Patterson.
Ball, who said he wouldn't vote for the bill without added religious protections, is asking for feedback via Twitter on how to vote on gay marriage. On Saturday, the undecided Republican senator tweeted through his Ball4NY account: "Opening up the discussion! So, if you were me, how would you vote on gay marriage? Yes or No?"
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, an advocacy organization against gay marriage in New York and around the country, told The Christian Post on Monday that he considered all four undecided Republican senators "critical votes."
He also urged people to contact Democratic senators Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, Joseph Addabbo of Howard Beach and Shirley Huntley of Jamaica. All three previously voted against the gay marriage measure but flipped their votes in favor, citing increasing support from their constituents.
"They have come out said they would vote 'yes.' They are the Democrats who voted 'no' last year. If they can hear from their constituents, maybe they will do the right thing," said Brown.
It is fourth time since 2009 that New York legislators have considered a bill legalizing gay marriage. If the legislation on gay marriage is approved, New York would be the sixth and most populous state to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Polls have indicated that New Yorkers favor gay marriage but opponents say the issue would not be approved if put before voters in the state. No state has ever approved gay marriage when the issue was placed on the ballot.
There is no reason the Senate should even vote on this bill. Marriage belongs to the people of New Yorknot just 62 senators under intense pressure from donors, activists and lobbyists. Please call every senator on the list below and urge them to oppose the same-sex marriage bill and instead support a referendum that would give the people of New York the right to vote on marriage.
Tell them it's time to make sure the marriage question goes directly to the people. Let the people vote!
Stephen Saland (518) 455-2411
Andrew Lanza (518) 455-3215
Mark Grisanti (518) 455-3240
Greg Ball (518) 455-3111
John Flanagan (518) 455-2071
Joseph Addabbo (518) 455-2322
Shirley Huntley (518) 455-3531
Reverend Jacquelyn Pinkowski, at podium, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, addresses those gathered during a rally in support of gay marriage outside of First United Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Troy. The rally was held by various area churches and some of their congregation members. Rallies like this one were held at churches around the state on Sunday.
I can’t believe that Greg Ball is even thinking about voting for this crap. And to think that many Republicans (myself included) considered Ball to be the “conservative alternative” to Nan Hayworth in the NY-20.
Just goes to show, you can't believe anything a politician says.
The gay community is will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal. We must do the same! Even if you have already contacted your senator, PLEASE call the ones listed above. Better yet, the National Association for Marriage has made it even easier. By clicking on the following link, you can send an email to all of the senators. The association has also provided the text. All you need to do is fill in your name, address and email address. It's simple, quick and efficient.
All that remains after that is to pray.
These two photos perfectly illustrate the difference between grassroots and astroturfing.
Stephen Saland--------(518) 455-2411
Andrew Lanza---------(518) 455-3215
Mark Grisanti----------(518) 455-3240
Greg Ball---------------(518) 455-3111
John Flanagan----------(518) 455-2071
Joseph Addabbo-------(518) 455-2322
Shirley Huntley----------(518) 455-3531
Ball is a two-faced, lying coward. He is not, I repeat, not a conservative by any means.
Call his Brewster office at 845-279-3773.
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Just sent the email. And to think that Addabbo replaced Maltese, who was staunchly pro life and would never have supported this bill! And shame on the GOP/Rinos who are caving in.
Just called all the numbers, Huntley’s office admitted to voting yes, the the guy on the phone laughed at me. That office needs to be bombarded with phone calls!
"We only wanted the government out of our bedrooms.Wait? That was only 'yesterday', is was only back in 2003.
We'd NEVER push for gay marriage."
<< Leviticus 20:13 >>
New International Version (©1984)
“’If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
New Living Translation (©2007)
“If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.
English Standard Version (©2001)
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
When a man has sexual intercourse with another man as with a woman, both men are doing something disgusting and must be put to death. They deserve to die.
King James Bible
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.
American King James Version
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be on them.
American Standard Version
And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Bible in Basic English
And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.
If any one lie with a man se with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them.
Darby Bible Translation
And if a man lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall certainly be put to death; their blood is upon them.
English Revised Version
And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Webster’s Bible Translation
If a man also shall lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
World English Bible
“’If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Young’s Literal Translation
And a man who lieth with a male as one lieth with a woman; abomination both of them have done; they are certainly put to death; their blood is on them.
Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible
If a man lie also with mankind, as he lieth with a woman,.... Is guilty of the sin of sodomy, this is a breach of the law in Leviticus 18:22,
both of them have committed an abomination; he that lies, and he that is lain with, both consenting to perpetrate the abominable wickedness; which may well be called an abomination, being contrary to nature, and more than brutish, for nothing of that kind is to be found among brutes:
they shall surely be put to death; if he that is lain with is not forced, as Aben Ezra observes:
their blood shall be upon them; be slain by stoning, as the above Targum.
Geneva Study Bible
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
20:13 Put to death - Except the one party was forced by the other. See Deu 22:25.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
20:10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.
Romans 1:27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.Leviticus 18:22 “’Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.Deuteronomy 23:18 You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God to pay any vow, because the LORD your God detests them both.
New International Version ©1984 by Biblic
Contact your friends, family and anyone else you believe is opposed to the passage of this bill. Kindly ask them to also act. The senators must vote on this before the end of session - today!
I couldn’t believe that Rep. Ball would be considering having people vote on Twitter to tell him how to vote. He should go down on his knees and ask Almighty God what He has mandated in His Law about the sanctity of one man plus one woman marriage.
Will do - I cannot believe that LANZA would consider voting for this! Shame on him. You know that Little Andrew Cuomo wants to run for president.
...A look at what awaits New York if they don’t stop this.....
What same-sex marriage has done to Massachusetts
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Council member Marilyn Devaney states that pro-family testimony on homosexuality should be banned!
Mass. Governor issues Executive Order mandating acceptance of transgenderism by all state agencies, employees, contractors
Seven teachers at Concord-Carlisle High School hold assembly telling students how they came out as homosexuals encouraging students to do the same
Homosexual flier given to kids through Mass. GLBT Youth Commission
Transgender activists threaten Peabody restaurant with loss of license, legal sanctions, for turning away men in dresses
Graphic homosexual handouts and paraphernalia given to kids at the Fistgate conference run by Safe Schools czar Kevin Jennings
Massachusetts man fired from corporation over Christian belief in traditional marriage
October is Gay History Month - being pushed in schools. Radical history includes founders of modern porn movement.
Mass. Youth Pride Day - May 9, 2009:
A day of bizarre state-sponsored homosexual and transgender activities for middle school and high school kids
Prominent homosexual activists lead screaming demonstration, terrorize Boston church sponsoring ex-gay religious event.
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Appreciation Day at a Massachusetts high school. Your tax dollars at work
Boston Dyke March reveals obscene and puerile nature of homosexual movement
Your tax money at work: See disturbing youth pride video of how homosexual activists running gay school clubs brainwash teenagers.
Homosexual Youth Pride Day includes hardcore gay anti-religious propaganda.
Radical group putting new homosexual marriage book in high school libraries across Massachusetts
David Parker his arrest, court appearances, abuse by school officials, harrassment by pro-gay activists in town, and federal civil rights lawsuit!
Horror stories in the schools
Brutal fascist tactics against citizens
These spineless politicians continue to push their agenda rather than put it to the people's vote. They have also changed the name of the bill to read "Marriage Equality". If it passes under that title, I pray it comes back to haunt them when constituents fight for their equality to polygamy.
Leader Dean Skelos can stop the redefining of marriage by not bringing the bill to the floor.
On Wednesday, we can contact Skelos, or any senator in New York State, at (518) 455-2800.
Don’t drop the pressure! We must continue to make phone calls and make it clear that these spineless jelly fish will face primaries if they vote for gay marriage.
Just was told that Lanza and Ball will vote AGAINST gay marriage! Halleluya! This should not even come up for a vote. Keep up the pressure. If it passes, the GOP WILL BE BLAMED and they will be poison with people like me.
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