Skip to comments.Both sides make last-minute Prop. 8 push
Posted on 11/01/2008 9:25:34 PM PDT by SmithL
Proposition 8 is a California ballot measure, but ripples from the high-priced, high-profile effort to ban same-sex marriage are extending way beyond its borders.
Checks of $500,000 or more are arriving from places like Cleveland; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Linden, Utah; and Bryn Mawr, Pa.
A Kansas City minister brings thousands of evangelical Christians to San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium for a religious/political rally.
The New York Times writes an editorial endorsing a "no" vote on Prop. 8, even though Sacramento is 2,800 miles from the paper's Manhattan headquarters.
"Both sides agree that what happens here will have a major impact on the same-sex marriage debate across the nation," said David Cruz, a constitutional law expert at the University of Southern California School of Law. "It's not only California's size, but the influence it has on other states and other courts."
With many polls suggesting that the race is a tossup as election day closes in, both sides are using the final weekend to make one last push for victory.
The biggest event Saturday was in San Diego, where Missouri minister Lou Engle and other pastors brought out thousands for a 12-hour prayer meeting to push for traditional marriage. While the gathering was religious rather than overtly political, the election was never far from anyone's mind.
Tuesday's vote represents a challenge to the religious view of marriage, James Dobson of the Focus on the Family ministry told the crowd.
"This is not about hate, this is about love," he said.
At the Christian Community Church in San Jose, about 50 Prop. 8 supporters renewed their wedding vows to highlight the importance of the measure they back.
"I think there's a surge of support for Prop. 8 this weekend," said Michael Dowling, who runs the House of Prayer ministry in San Francisco....
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Drove out of town and spotted a sh*tty little black car covered with bumper stickers parked near a large McCain-Palin sign. Someone was attaching No on 8 signs to the McCain sign. I drove by and waited until the purps were gone. Turned my car around, drove back to the sign, climbed the hill, took out my pocket knife and cut the duct tape they used. Placed the No on 8 signs into the ground elsewhere. Felt good!
I think your "surge of support" is a surge of vandalism.
I live near SF and I see tons of signs saying ‘yes for 8’....I’m fairly certain it will pass. I’ve not seen a single sign in a dem rich area for ‘no’.
We got a pro-Proposition 8 handout on our door knob today. I drove by one intersection in So. Orange County and there must have been a hundred pro-Prop 8 people waving signs. At another intersection there were only a few anti-Prop 8 sign wavers. I think Prop 8 will pass with a good margin.
Today I saw a picture of a Black woman wearing an Obama t-shirt holding a “Yes on Prop 8” sign.
lots and lots of black churches here in California are pushing for Prop. 8... i'm sure they are also pushing for Obama...
What IS telling is that the only call I'll ever get from Bill Clinton asks me to support the destruction of marriage as we know it. What's next?
The Universal Destruction of the Fetus Act has been playing to mixed reviews. If we allow the Universal Destruction of Marriage Act to stand, it'll make two concessions to the Left with serious repercussions.
These things could eventually lead to the Universal Destruction of America Act. I often wonder if these people (including Diane Feinstein) are really so stupid as to pursue these "freedoms" without regard to their destructive potential? (their claim is to embrace 'equal' rights for 'everyone')
Freedom and liberty are not the same thing. Freedom means just that- like Nike, "just do it". Liberty is freedom with responsibility- to do something, as long as it doesn't infringe on another's 'liberty'.
Interpretation: The Left will pursue "freedoms" that ultimately will lead for a call to curb abuses which will require more policing.
Summary: Voting for a leftist candidate will invariably lead to a Police State. Obama, if elected (and he won't be) would have presided over an important phase in this country's journey toward totalitarianism.
Wish: More people like Sarah Palin sought public office.
Prop 8 will win because Californians don't want the issue forced on us, and we certainly don't want it forced on our children!
It's a "We're willing to respect you, but you're taking it too far" issue.
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