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Don't Buy the Same-Sex Marriage Tidal Wave Illusion
FRC ^ | June 19, 2015. | Cathy Ruse

Posted on 06/22/2015 1:00:17 PM PDT by xzins

If same-sex marriage comes to America, it will not be because Americans asked for it.

In the last 15 years the question was put to the people in nearly every state of the union. Even in liberal states like California, even on ballots in purely democratic primaries, the people voted overwhelmingly to keep the definition of marriage unchanged.

Gay activists were confident going into many of these contests because the polls promised them big wins. Yet when people stepped into the ballot box, man-woman marriage won. Polls are one thing. Polling places are another.

We live in an age where the wrong opinion on same-sex marriage can cost you your job or your business. Where the wrong answer to a reporter’s hypothetical question can bring death threats. It’s a wonder anyone would tell a stranger on the phone what his views are on marriage.

But in the privacy of the voting booth, you are free from the bullies — free to consider what marriage means. And what children really need.

The People Voted

When historians write about the politics of marriage during the first American decade of the twenty-first century, here is what they will write:

That Nebraskans always considered marriage to be the union of one man and one woman but in the year 2000 they voted overwhelmingly to make that definition the official law of their state. And in 2004 Arkansans made man-woman marriage the official law of their state. And Georgians did too. And Kentuckians.

That Michiganders voted to protect the man-woman definition of marriage within their borders. As did North Dakotans, within theirs. And Oklahomans. And Ohioans. And Utahns. And Louisianans within theirs.

That in 2005 Texans voted to keep marriage in the Lone Star State a man-woman institution. As did Coloradans in their state in 2006. And Idahoans in theirs. And South Carolinians. And South Dakotans. And Tennesseans.

That in 2008 Floridians made man-woman marriage the official law of the Sunshine State. And Arizonans made it the law of the Grand Canyon State. And Californians made it the law of the Golden State.

They will write that in 2009 Mainers made man-woman marriage the official law of their land. And in 2012 North Carolinians made it the law of theirs.

Historians with an ounce of integrity will report that by this year 50 million Americans had stepped into voting booths from coast to coast and cast votes to keep the definition of marriage unchanged.

The Courts Pronounced

And then they will write that in 2013 a federal judge struck down the law that Utahns had passed to keep marriage a man-woman institution.

And in 2014 a judge struck down the law passed by the people of Oklahoma. And another struck down the law passed by the people of Virginia. Another, by the people of Texas. Another, by the people of Michigan.

They will write that a handful of federal judges struck down the laws passed by the people of Ohio, of Arkansas, of Idaho. And another handful struck down the laws voted in by the people of Oregon, of Pennsylvania, of Wisconsin, of Colorado and of Florida.

But this is folly. We know that historians will not write it this way.

Instead they will speak of a “shift in American attitudes.” They will use phrases like “tidal wave” and “sea change.” They will ruminate on how rapidly Americans embraced the new paradigm.

But of course this is an illusion. All that can really be said is that a handful of liberal judges embraced it. And then imposed it on the rest of us.

Even now — even after their votes have been nullified by judges coast to coast, after they have been scorned and mocked by the media, after death threats and twitter swarms — most Americans believe that marriage should be a man-woman institution.

The Family Research Council poll from February shows that 53% of us still hold this view. People in their 20s go the other way (37-60%) but ask your average 35-year old and he’ll agree. As will your average 40-, 50-, and 60-year old. 57% of African-Americans agree. And 61% of all Americans believe the people and the states should decide, not the Supreme Court.

How many Americans think the Christian baker should be able to say no to same-sex marriage? 81%.

The other side wants us to think America is against preserving man-woman marriage and that the world is against us, too. And certainly it feels that way. But that is an illusion.

They do not want us to count the countries that have voted in same-sex marriage because there are so few — just 18, even with Ireland. Out of 193 UN member states. Out of 220 countries worldwide. And only one country on the planet has same-sex marriage by way of court order (Brazil).

They do not want us to notice that Eastern Europeans are changing their national constitutions to protect the man-woman definition of marriage. One after another after another. Or to remember that 1.5 million Spaniards took to the streets of Madrid in protest of same-sex marriage — the equivalent of 10 million Americans marching on Washington.

Or to see the multiple, massive protests in France. Over a million Frenchmen and women crowding the streets of Paris to fight against a change in the definition of marriage.

Those of us who believe in man-woman marriage should not buy the illusion. No matter what another five judges do in June, the people are with us. And we will write the next chapter in the history of marriage in America.


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1 posted on 06/22/2015 1:00:17 PM PDT by xzins
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But of course this is an illusion. All that can really be said is that a handful of liberal judges embraced it. And then imposed it on the rest of us.
2 posted on 06/22/2015 1:00:35 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray for their victory or quit saying you support our troops)
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To: xzins

Basically, 10,000,000 fake Twitter accounts gave us gay marriage.


3 posted on 06/22/2015 1:02:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The delusion that Gender Derangement Disorder is not a mental illness is itself a mental illness.)
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To: xzins

Wishful thinking.

It’s over folks.

Only with huge upheaval will America move in the direction of Constitutional liberties and Christian moral healthiness.

Redirection will only occur when youth and 20-somethings hold a revolution, and that revolution will only occur when conservatives remove and replace many of the main stream news and entertainment sources and outlets.


4 posted on 06/22/2015 1:06:10 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: xzins

And then there is Maryland, where the liberal twits actually voted in favor of it


5 posted on 06/22/2015 1:07:56 PM PDT by cyclotic ( Check out traillifeusa.com. America's premier boys outdoor organization)
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To: xzins
Remember Chick fil A?

Conservatives turned out hundreds of thousands of people for the Chick fil A protest AND the 'gay' community was UNABLE to get one couple in ONE store in each major city for the 'kiss off'.

That's telling...

The 'gay community' gave even given the time for gays to show up at the stores (12 noon) - and the press showed up at 12 noon to interview gays.

The press was disappointed..

Some Chick fil A's had conservatives lined up around the corner and the press went begging for two gays... often unable to fine any...

The power on the left is manipulated to look larger than it is. It's part of the BIG LIE.

6 posted on 06/22/2015 1:09:54 PM PDT by GOPJ
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It’s a wonder anyone would tell a stranger on the phone what his views are on marriage.

If they asked me I'd tell them. My position on gay marriage is the same as my position on underwater marathons. If you want to pretend they exist, go ahead. Just don't expect me to participate.

7 posted on 06/22/2015 1:15:10 PM PDT by ArGee (Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and now I am SOOOOOOOO lost.)
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To: xzins

The 41 million Americans who voted against gay marriage across 20 states were overruled by 23 unelected judges...


8 posted on 06/22/2015 1:16:40 PM PDT by Heartlander (Prediction: Increasingly, logic will be seen as a covert form of theism. - Denyse O’Leary)
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To: xzins

The USA has a large, progressive government, whose cronies, employees, and advocates use it to push progressive schemes.

As long as this Government continues to be funded with printed fiat money, manipulated interest rates, and massive debt, all of which gives progressives control - conservative government, economics and even social values will continue to be defeated.


9 posted on 06/22/2015 1:17:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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All “media” is to promote a proper perception in the masses and to make addicts so people waste their time on bread and circuses (so they remain ignorant of Truth). Media is only to control the proper emotions——and they control the under 30 crowd completely. (It is mass psychological control over minds-—emotions with the operant conditioning in our Prussian schools makes critical thinking impossible (cognitive dissonance).

As Socrates stated-—all people under 30 are ignorant, since they don’t have enough Real Life experiences. Add to that concept—the FIRST 30 years of “our” children controlled and directed by a perverted Satanic elite with artificial institutions and “screens”,

He who controls the Words and the Language (curricula/literature/art) can control the proper perspectives of the masses——even if it forces TOTALLY irrational concepts like “snow is black”, boys are girls, and sodomizing others is a Virtue (from God).

The Leftists are destroying the minds of our children on purpose if they are in public schools and watch their programming/ads-—creating useful idiots who are incapable of Reason and Logic.


10 posted on 06/22/2015 1:17:18 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: GOPJ

That’s right, but despite this massive support for Chick fil A, the company chickened out anyway and withdrew its financial support for the organizations vetoed by the Gay Activists.
So even when we win, we lose.


11 posted on 06/22/2015 1:28:44 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: mbarker12474
IMO .. I've come to believe the biggest enemy to American thought processes are the AGT type of programs

People (raising hand .. guilty ... I USED TO .. ) ... will sit for an hour or two, at LEAST twice a week and learn the programmed personality of a contestant, and like so-called professional wrestling ... heroes and villians are developed and towards the end, we, the people, have been thoroughly indoctrinated in the wonderful practice of .... judgementalism

THAT'S the entertainment ..

The psy-ops is ...

you're criticized in the day for being ..... judgemental .... in whatever the issue of the day is.

It's no wonder they can float anything past us .... we're numbed to intelligent and critical thinking and thought processes.

12 posted on 06/22/2015 1:32:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: River Hawk
The man who runs Chick fil A was never anti gay - he was pro marriage between a man and a woman.

They're separate issues.

One of the left's tactics is to bundle ideas in a fashion that makes them difficult to defend. Danial Greenfield wrote about this recently. I'll see if I can find the link....

It feels like we're up against professional communists psych ops teams... Bundling ideas to make them unacceptable to large numbers of people is waaaay too sophisticated for mere democrats.

13 posted on 06/22/2015 1:54:38 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Intelligence begins with emotional acceptance of the consequences of one’s actions. Spengler)
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14 posted on 06/22/2015 2:05:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am ...)
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To: GOPJ

The man who runs Chick fil A chickened out, that is undeniable.
Why was the Gay Mafia after Cathy? Because he donatee money to organizations which were against gay marriage.
That’s why they went after him.
After that happened, the public supported Cathy and Chick fil A.
But it didn’t matter to Cathy, who publicly backed down and stopped giving money to those organizations. Cathy even said he was going to stay out of the issue from then on.
Therefore, Cathy chickened out and did exactly what the Gay Agenda activists wanted him to do.
And that’s the problem, it’s hard to get people who oppose gay marriage to stick with the fight.


15 posted on 06/22/2015 2:46:43 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: xzins

I never had the opportunity to vote on pervert marriage here in Illinois, yet it’s the law of the land.


16 posted on 06/22/2015 2:47:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (7 more shopping days 'til, Graybeard 58's b/day! The BIG seven ohhhh.)
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To: GOPJ

“Chick-fil-A Chickens Out”
http://www.newswithviews.com/Wall/allan187.htm


17 posted on 06/22/2015 2:53:14 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: xzins

“Even in liberal states like California, even on ballots in purely democratic primaries, the people voted overwhelmingly to keep the definition of marriage unchanged.”

That’s just not true, there were states that passed them by less than overwhelming numbers.

California passed prop. 22 by 61% in 2000. It was struck down by the state SC. Then CA passed prop. 8 by 52% in 2008, which was struck down by federal judges. Forget the judges for a second. With actual voters the issue lost 9% in 8 years. In 2012 NC passed its amendment by 61%, and it was hailed as a great victory by many. But in reality all it did was match the CA of 12 years before. If you would have predicted that in 2000 you would have been called nutso.

When most of those amendments passed 10 years or so ago by such wide margins, I think a lot of conservatives thought that those vote results would never change.

Freegards


18 posted on 06/22/2015 3:01:19 PM PDT by Ransomed
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More echo-chamber crap from people with a vested interest in having us lose so they can raise more money.

Admitting reality is the first step to changing it. Unfortunately, there’s lots of money in continuing the same losing strategy.


19 posted on 06/22/2015 4:43:02 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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I do not consider the Chik fil A incident much of a triumph for the pro-family movement.

Yes, conservative customers turned out in droves to buy chicken. But it was a Pyhrric victory. The company folded like a cheap suit. It put out a cravenly Mike Pence-style “we would never ever want to offend anybody” press release. Then radio silence.

Meanwhile powerful pro-homosexual corporations goose step forward in public view. They run dreadful Tylenol ads. They silence entire state legislatures that vote for traditional marriage.


20 posted on 06/22/2015 6:50:25 PM PDT by heye2monn
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