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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:31 PM
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I'm sure Fecal on Fambly won't mind my posting their residue on some librul site:
Dear Friend,

Having finished reshaping the face of health care, President Obama and his administration have set about a new task of changing American society: eroding the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996 and passed with bi-partisan majorities of 342-67 in the House and 85-14 in the Senate, defines marriage as "a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws."

The president recently nominated Goodwin Liu to sit on the bench of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, just one step below the U.S. Supreme Court. The Circuit Courts of Appeal exert broad influence over social policy in America. Mr. Liu is an experienced law professor, with remarkable academic credentials, but has no experience serving as a judge. Many speculate that Mr. Liu has the president's favor because he has asserted that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in the U.S. Constitution and opposes DOMA.

In another policy change, the administration is using taxpayer-funded advertisements to encourage same-sex couples who "consider themselves married" to fill out the Census form as a married couple. This instruction conflicts with DOMA, and is in direct opposition to the 30 state constitutional amendments that protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

The future of same-sex marriages is a social policy question that will continue to be debated in America. However, the United States Census is not the appropriate forum for that debate. Our founders intended that the Census should be used only to count the number of people in our country and to apportion representatives, not as a political vehicle for change. These questions should be considered and debated in elected chambers or by voters, not by judges or bureaucrats.

On this week's Focus Action Update video, Stuart Shepard and Bruce Hausknecht address this new judicial nominee and the "you-decide-your-marital-status" Census policy and how these actions are moving our country toward the redefinition of marriage.

Standing for marriage
During the 2008 campaign, President Obama publicly stated his support for repeal of DOMA. But through nominations and policy changes like these, the Obama administration is paving the way for a federal redefinition of marriage--without legislative action or one vote by the American people.

As always, we continue to closely monitor the actions in Washington, D.C. that impact our core values of family, faith and life--and provide the pro-family insights you can trust. God's blessings to you and your family.

For faith and family,

Tom Minnery
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy
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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 01:50 AM
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1. Fixed that...
..."a legal union between one man and one woman two people for purposes of all federal laws."

I heard James Dobson ranting on the radio the day before HCR passed.

Jebus, I thought Dobson was going to have a stroke right on the air. "Call your representatives in Congress! Tell them to vote NO NO NO! These people have to FEAR US. FEAR US!"

Yep, he actually said that.

I'm an atheist, but I sometimes listen to Fundie radio here in Los Angeles. Under the fine old principle, "know the enemy." Besides, it usually gives me a good laugh or 5. Like the recent "Debate On Evolution," which was a debate between a Young Earth Creationist and an Old Earth Creationist.

BTW, that station is KKLA. Which really needs one more "K" in its call sign.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:36 AM
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2. "Jebus, I thought Dobson was going to have a stroke right on the air."
I keep hoping. If they were sincere in their feelings on these issues (and not just acting out their faux outrage), there'd be an epidemic of on-air strokes and the world would be a far better place with each incident.

As is, they use these issues to raise funds from the willfully ignorant.
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