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MI Gov Granholm Proclaims June "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month"
Office of Governor Granholm via www.stopgranholm.com ^ | 6-4-2003 | Monica Migliorino-Miller

Posted on 06/04/2003 11:12:28 AM PDT by Notwithstanding

Resolved, That I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June, 2003, as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. I encourage all citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities which celebrate our diversity and recognize the GLBT Americans whose many and varied contributions have enriched our lives in this state and in the nation.


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Lansing, Mich. -- Much to the sorrow and sadness of loyalist Catholics in Michigan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm has continued her blatant public rejection of the teachings of the Catholic Church by proclaiming the month of June Michigan's Official Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Pride Month.

According to the official proclamation (see below for the full text), Gov. Granholm called on all citizens of Michigan to "celebrate our diversity" and be more "inclusive and accepting" of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Unfortunately, Granholm's call is in defiance of the teachings of the Catholic Church, which say that "Homosexual persons are called to chastity" (CCC 2359) and that homosexual relations are acts of "grave depravity" and are "intrinsically disordered" (CCC 2357).

Granholm's proclamation for June is just another example of why the governor ought to be formally disciplined for the grave and public scandal she is causing the Catholic Church in Michigan.

Earlier this year, a Feb. 14th Detroit News article entitled "Same-sex couples challenge law: Gays want right to marry," revealed that Gov. Granholm had reiterated her support for recognizing same-sex unions in Michigan, again despite Catholic teaching which prohibits such recognition.

The News article reported that Elizabeth Boyd, the governor's spokeswoman, said the governor "does support something that would recognize a commitment between same sex couples."

However, a Jan. 16, 2003 statement issued by the Vatican entitled "Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life," indicated that "in no way can other forms of cohabitation be placed on the same level as marriage, nor can they receive legal recognition as such."

The Note was "directed to the Bishops of the Catholic Church" and particularly "to Catholic politicians and all lay members of the faithful called to participate in the political life of democratic societies."

Dr. Monica Migliorino-Miller, director of the Stop Granholm Church and Truth Project, criticized Granholm's continued defiance of Catholic teaching: "The time for Ecclesial responsibility has come. We must all pray for the conversion of Jennifer Granholm and pray that the Bishops of Michigan will do what is right."

As of now, Granholm's Bishop, Adam Cardinal Maida, has not addressed Gov. Granholm's status in the Catholic in spite of her repeated public denials of his authority and Church teaching.

The following is the full text of the June Pride Month Proclamation:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Whereas, Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people of Michigan have made important and lasting contributions to the State of Michigan in every field of endeavor; however, GLBT individuals often face discrimination and even violence, resulting in many who have hid or denied their sexual orientation or gender identity in order to keep their jobs or to live safely in their communities; and,

Whereas, In recent years, progress has led to the righting of many of these wrongs; since the Stonewall uprising in New York City more than 30 years ago, the GLBT rights movement has united the GLBT community, their families and friends, and all those committed to justice and equality in a crusade to ban discrimination and to protect GLBT individuals from prejudice and persecution; and,

Whereas, Today, more openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals serve in senior posts throughout state government than during any other administration; and

Whereas, Many challenges still exist, and as we have learned from recent tragedies, prejudice against GLBT individuals can still erupt into acts of hatred and violence, which is why recognition and support of the work being done by our GLBT community based organizations is critical as we work toward acceptance, safety and equality every day; and,

Whereas, With each passing year, Michigan continues to strive towards greater diversity and openness in support of each persons identity; our State is realizing that GLBT individuals must no longer be "strangers among friends,'' as the civil rights pioneer David Mixner once noted, rather, we recognize these Michigan citizens for what they are: our colleagues and neighbors, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, friends and partners; and,

Whereas, This June, recognizing the joys and sorrows that the GLBT movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done, we observe Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and celebrate the progress we have made and will continue to make in creating a society more inclusive and accepting of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; together we will continue to break down the walls of fear and prejudice and work to build a bridge to understanding and tolerance; and now therefore be it,

Resolved, That I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June, 2003, as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. I encourage all citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities which celebrate our diversity and recognize the GLBT Americans whose many and varied contributions have enriched our lives in this state and in the nation.

CHURCH & TRUTH PROJECT - ACTION ALERT:

Please contact Adam Cardinal Maida to encourage him to address Gov. Jennifer Granholm's status as a Catholic in light of her repeated public denial of the teachings of the Catholic Church. You may contact Cardinal Maida at:

His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida Archdiocese of Detroit 1234 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226-1825 Phone: 313-237-5816 Fax: 313-237-4642

Next, go to: What You Can Do

1 posted on 06/04/2003 11:12:28 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding

2 posted on 06/04/2003 11:13:55 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (A Government big enough to give you everything, is big enough to take it away - Davey Crockett)
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To: Notwithstanding
On What planet?
3 posted on 06/04/2003 11:15:01 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: Notwithstanding
Years ago June Teenth was abolish slavery day (if I remember correctly). does that mean only gay african americans can celebrate?
4 posted on 06/04/2003 11:15:05 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: Notwithstanding
Cripes! I thought GLBT was a sandwich. No more 20-year naps for me.
5 posted on 06/04/2003 11:15:07 AM PDT by beelzepug (incessantly yapping for change)
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To: Notwithstanding
I'm still waiting for somebody to proclaim a "Pride Day" for circus freaks...
6 posted on 06/04/2003 11:15:55 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Notwithstanding
Those who make such procliations are prone to saying "we have to understand the root cause of terrorism."

I wonder what all the Arabs/Muslims in Michigan think about this...
7 posted on 06/04/2003 11:16:49 AM PDT by Guillermo (Proud Infidel)
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To: Notwithstanding
Being a loyal subject of the State of Michigan I will now begin my celebration...

An entire MONTH, I hate Detroit for voting this Governor in.

8 posted on 06/04/2003 11:17:21 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: Notwithstanding
Good! This will only hasten and ease her departure from office.
9 posted on 06/04/2003 11:17:43 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Zavien Doombringer

Not around here it aint......June is Dairy Month.......always has been always will be co-opt someone elses month...you rump rangers...

10 posted on 06/04/2003 11:18:09 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Pride? Pride? Puke!
11 posted on 06/04/2003 11:18:12 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Notwithstanding
I want my W.A.S.P. Pride Day!
12 posted on 06/04/2003 11:19:09 AM PDT by Weimdog
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To: Notwithstanding

13 posted on 06/04/2003 11:19:10 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: joesnuffy
Don't forget Flag Day - June 14th. :) Also our wedding anniversary.
14 posted on 06/04/2003 11:19:23 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: Zavien Doombringer
our State is realizing that GLBT individuals must no longer be "strangers among friends,'' as the civil rights pioneer David Mixner once noted

This comparrison between Gay "rights" and Civil Rights has got to stop. It's offensive.

15 posted on 06/04/2003 11:19:53 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: billhilly
well I suggest some of you guys celebrate in something, oh, taffeta or maybe a nice summer chiffon. I shall cross dress in my hubby's tee shirt and some smart little rider jeans. Bows in the grandson's hair and let's see, a pink collor for my male cat Elvis. Then we will go out and celebrate our cross dressing. Remember guys,,pink is the color for this season!!
16 posted on 06/04/2003 11:20:33 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Weimdog
"I want my W.A.S.P. Pride Day!"

An idea whose time has come.
17 posted on 06/04/2003 11:21:02 AM PDT by Laura Earl (It's the ASPARTAME!!!!!!)
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To: Notwithstanding
I encourage all citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities which celebrate our diversity and recognize the GLBT Americans whose many and varied contributions have enriched our lives in this state and in the nation.

Lets start with what they didn't do for the country, nation and civilization.

1. The can not further mankind by producing off spring. Reason for this is, they have the wrong body parts in the wrong holes. 2. They ultimately would destroy civilization as we know it. Gov. if your proud of that and the folks of Michigan are also, they will give you a second term.

18 posted on 06/04/2003 11:22:25 AM PDT by chachacha
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To: cgk
Maybe they could combine Flag Day & Gay Pride day into F(L)AG Day
19 posted on 06/04/2003 11:23:20 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: lulabelle
"I want my W.A.S.P. Pride Day!"

What are you some kind of racists?</ sarcasm>

20 posted on 06/04/2003 11:23:38 AM PDT by jgrubbs
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To: bedolido
I'd have to get remarried on another day if that ever became National Law.
21 posted on 06/04/2003 11:24:40 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: Notwithstanding
Ten years ago, I would not have even bothered to click on this thread; would simply have assumed it to be satire. Then we had Bill Clinton--and "Gay Pride" months, etc..

Nevertheless, this is fit only for satire. The idea of a State proclaiming a celebration of pride in perversion, is surely to mock not only religioius values, but any and every aspect of the human experience, which depends upon a recognition of truth: An acceptance of reality, the pursuit of knowledge, the importance of understanding what is true and enduring, and what is not.

I have been concerned about the border between the Southwestern States and Mexico. But if this is where Michigan is going, I think that we Ohioans will need to start worrying about our Northern border. This is almost beyond belief. Yet thanks to Clinton's Fabian Agenda, it is not quite.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

22 posted on 06/04/2003 11:25:11 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Notwithstanding
Did I miss Heterosexual Pride Month?
23 posted on 06/04/2003 11:25:22 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Damocles
Don't forget their claiming this is about "Human" Rights.
24 posted on 06/04/2003 11:25:25 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: bereanway
It's the 13th month of the year.
25 posted on 06/04/2003 11:25:51 AM PDT by cgk (It is liberal dogma that human life is an accident - Linda Bowles (r.i.p.))
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To: Notwithstanding
Of course she did...she's a Harvard Law School grad.
26 posted on 06/04/2003 11:26:59 AM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: bereanway
Did I miss drunken, boating, toppless party month?
:-)
27 posted on 06/04/2003 11:28:46 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Notwithstanding
What the heck is a trans-gender? I thought there was only male and female. Are they trans-forming into animals? What? Maybe we should give them what they want and then they will shut up! Nah.
28 posted on 06/04/2003 11:29:06 AM PDT by vpintheak (Our Liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain!)
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To: Notwithstanding
***** CELEBRATE ******

****** DIVERSITY ******

29 posted on 06/04/2003 11:30:57 AM PDT by dagnabbit
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To: vpintheak
Transgendered people are the only people you can tell to go F%$# themselves and they can.
30 posted on 06/04/2003 11:31:13 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: Notwithstanding
Next, go to: What You Can Do
My suggestion would be to set up an Encourage desk at every Catholic church along the parade route, or at least near the Cardinal's cathedral. : )
31 posted on 06/04/2003 11:31:46 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Notwithstanding
Some of you Freepers in Michigan should be attending the Gay Pride marches with a video camcorder. There should be some real good footage to be supplied to the campaigns of those who run against her in the next election.

The gay movement allows NAMBLA and others, whose perversions are visually obvious, to participate in these parades. The press has shown no interest in [forgive the term] "exposing" them. It's up to us.
32 posted on 06/04/2003 11:31:52 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Ohioan
The only good thing I have gotten out of Michigan is my husband and my baby daughter. My older daughter and I were born in Cleveland.
Granholm won by only 51% I was one of the people fighting against her because of her abortion stand. God help us.
33 posted on 06/04/2003 11:32:08 AM PDT by netmilsmom (God Bless our President, those with him & our troops)
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To: Notwithstanding
some of us may disagree with the hon. gov. I do believe ... nonetheless:

Monica Migliorino-Miller

and June can be Alliterative Authors Anniversary

(sorry, just noticed the writer's "3M" moniker)
34 posted on 06/04/2003 11:32:58 AM PDT by Bobby777
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To: Notwithstanding
Looks like a good month to boycott Michigan, to me.
35 posted on 06/04/2003 11:33:29 AM PDT by unspun ("Do everything in love.")
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To: Moleman
"Did I miss drunken, boating, toppless party month?"

I celebrated that "month" from 1987-1995. Still do occasionally.
36 posted on 06/04/2003 11:34:16 AM PDT by Laura Earl (It's the ASPARTAME!!!!!!)
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To: Notwithstanding
Thank you Detroit
37 posted on 06/04/2003 11:35:44 AM PDT by ASA Vet ("Those who know, don't talk. Those who talk, don't know." (I'm in the 2nd group.))
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To: Damocles

38 posted on 06/04/2003 11:36:01 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (A Government big enough to give you everything, is big enough to take it away - Davey Crockett)
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To: Notwithstanding
A whole month huh??
39 posted on 06/04/2003 11:36:56 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: cgk
thanks, I just marked it down in my new official Granholm/GLBT Day Timer (in hot pink of course).
40 posted on 06/04/2003 11:37:05 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: joesnuffy
Speaking of cows, one would think that in the interests of inclusive diversity, the Governor could set aside one week of that month for Cowophiliacs and other intra-species soul-mates.

Maybe a night for Necros, as well! Kum-Ba-effing-Yah!
41 posted on 06/04/2003 11:41:44 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Bobby777
her name is Monica, not moniker ;o)

pray for her - she is finishing up chemo
42 posted on 06/04/2003 11:42:06 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding
Just so you know, we're ashamed the governor of Michigan is from Canada.
43 posted on 06/04/2003 11:42:41 AM PDT by Pest
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Doesn't she just fill you with pride? A whole month too!!
44 posted on 06/04/2003 11:42:41 AM PDT by habs4ever
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To: Flurry
ping
45 posted on 06/04/2003 11:43:07 AM PDT by Laura Earl (It's the ASPARTAME!!!!!!)
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To: Notwithstanding
(sorry, just noticed the writer's "3M" moniker)


I think you misunderstood what he was saying.
46 posted on 06/04/2003 11:43:47 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: Notwithstanding
(sorry, just noticed the writer's "3M" moniker)


I think you misunderstood what he was saying.
47 posted on 06/04/2003 11:43:48 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: Notwithstanding
This is obviously something to be proud of...

Makes me think if Lucky Cheng's in NYC.

http://www.planetluckychengs.com/indu.2-enter.html#

48 posted on 06/04/2003 11:44:16 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Notwithstanding
Straight Pride at Daytona


Tame pics, of course
49 posted on 06/04/2003 11:45:00 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: Notwithstanding
really? do you know her? ... sorry to hear that if that's true ... ouch ...
50 posted on 06/04/2003 11:46:09 AM PDT by Bobby777
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