Jan. 27th, 2010

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I am dreading becoming a stay at home parent again.

There, I said it.
Why that doesn't make me a bad person )
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My answer to the "6 reasons" that people were told to vote for Prop 8:

Children in public schools will have to be taught that same-sex marriage is just as good as traditional marriage.

Just as LEGAL, not just as good. They don't teach that it's just as good to marry for money, or marry for lust, and those things are legal too.

Unless Proposition 8 passes, all of those school districts will be required to teach children in grades K-12 that same-sex marriage is equal in every way to traditional marriage.


Equal in every way as LEGAL marriage. They won't have a word to say about your marriage before GOD, if that's what floats your boat.

Churches may have their tax exempt status challenged or revoked if they publicly oppose same-sex marriage or refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings open to the public.


There is no precedent for this. It never happened when they axed the anti-mecegination laws, so this is based on a complete fabrication.

Adoption agencies will be forced to place children with same-sex couples, regardless of an agency's beliefs. Adoption agencies that oppose placing children with same-sex couples for religious or other reasons have already been forced to stop providing adoption services in Massachusetts and California.

Patently untrue. The adoption agencies in Mass and Cali were not forced to stop providing adoption. Their government funding was taken away, and they chose to close instead of operating without it. They didn't even TRY to get separate funding. Really, if you use the rules of your religion as a guideline for what you claim to be a public service, then you shouldn't have government funding anyway.

Religions that sponsor private schools with married student housing may be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if counter to church doctrine, or risk lawsuits over tax exemptions and related benefits.

Because all the gay people are flocking to Bob Jones University.

Ministers who preach against same-sex marriages may be sued for hate speech and risk government fines. It has already happened in Canada and Sweden, countries that have legalized same-sex marriage.

Non one can even win a lawsuit against FRED PHELPS. If he's safe, you probably are too.

Everyone will pay. Changing the definition of marriage will generate a flood of lawsuits which will inflict heavy legal costs upon the parties who are sued and upon their business customers--that's you.

So they expect us to deny someone rights because it might take some money out of our pockets? I can see that some lawsuits may happen. I hate that. People who use civil rights activism for financial gain can bite me. Shame on them! But the chances that it's going to affect everyone personally? Scare tactics that appeal to your pocketbook...how very sophisticated of them.

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