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ProtectMarriage.Com Is Posting Blatant Lies

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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:02 AM

Above is a link to the original thread where this "field trip" was discussed, and it was established that this was not a "school sponsored trip to a gay wedding" as claims. It was organized by the student's parents as a surprise for their student's teacher. In other words, their teacher had no idea that they were going to be there.

I personally don't have anything against those who feel marriage should be kept man & woman, the traditional way. They are completely entitled to their opinion. But to post a lie, that you likely know is a lie, only to further your cause is ridiculous.

Here is the article that is posted on

Here is a link to the direct article

First Graders Taken To San Francisco City Hall For Gay Wedding

October 11, 2008

Contact: Chip White/Sonja Eddings Brown, 916-215-4392

SAN FRANCISCO, October 11 – In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as “lies” claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding. Eighteen first graders traveled to San Francisco City Hall Friday for the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The school sponsored the trip for the students, ages 5 and 6, taking them away from their studies for the same-sex wedding. According to the Yes on 8 campaign, the public school field trip demonstrates that the California Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage has real consequences.

"Taking children out of school for a same-sex wedding is not customary education. This is promoting same-sex marriage and indoctrinating young kids," said Yes on 8— Campaign Co-Manager Frank Schubert. "I doubt the school has ever taken kids on a field trip to a traditional wedding," Schubert said.

When asked by the Yes on 8 campaign, The San Francisco Chronicle reporter said she did not know if the school had ever sponsored a field trip for students to a traditional wedding. Telling the Chronicle that the field trip was "a teachable moment," the school's principal believes it is perfectly appropriate for first graders to attend a same-sex wedding. Officials in other school districts disagree.

"Prop. 8 protects our children from being taught in public schools that 'same-sex marriage' is the same as traditional marriage," said Santa Ana Unified School District board member Rosemarie "Rosie" Avila. "We should not accept a court decision that results in public schools teaching our kids that gay marriage is okay. That is an issue for parents to discuss with their children according to their own values and beliefs. It shouldn't be forced on us against our will," Avila added.

The lesbian teacher's wedding was officiated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Newsom is featured in a Yes on 8 television ad, released last week, in which he arrogantly declares of same-sex marriage: "The door's wide open now. It's gonna happen, whether you like it or not."

The Yes on 8 campaign's ads explain that if the voters do not overturn the California Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, teachers will be required to teach young children that there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage. “It's totally unreasonable that a first grade field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, Press Secretary for Yes on 8. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to understand it.” The field trip underscores the Yes on 8 campaign’s message that unless Prop. 8 passes, children will be taught about same-sex marriage in public schools. “Not only can it happen, it has already happened,” White said.

posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:17 AM

The Consequences
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage did not just overturn the will of California voters; it also redefined marriage for the rest of society, without ever asking the people themselves to accept this decision. This decision has far-reaching consequences. For example, because public schools are already required to teach the role of marriage in society as part of the curriculum, schools will now be required to teach students that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage, starting with kindergarteners. By saying that a marriage is between “any two persons” rather than between a man and a woman, the Court decision has opened the door to any kind of “marriage.” This undermines the value of marriage altogether at a time when we should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.

This is what they have as the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage... Again I have to ask, why is this even an issue??? Why don't they concentrate their efforts on something more productive??? Marriage, despite what anybody thinks is pretty much meaningless.

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 12:38 PM
I received some crap from protectmarriage on my doorstep this morning! The cowards don't list an e-mail address or a toll-free phone number so decent people can let them know they are violating the law by passing out their bull%^$#. When (not IF!) I find out just who did this, they are going to jail.

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 12:48 PM
I suspect that it might be a fear of change. Anything that changes their view of the world and how it should be operated (in their eyes) is something to be feared and fought against.

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 08:39 PM

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 09:10 PM
Republicans view marriage as a sacred right.

We Democrats are more open to change.

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