Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’
From Tom McClusky writing on FRC Action’s The Cloakroom Blog:
Senator Liebermann (I-Conn.) plans on holding a hearing tomorrow in his Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in 342 Dirksen on his bill to expand federal benefits reserved for federal employees and their spouses to homosexual federal employees and their “partners.” This would be effectively neutralizing most of the Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996 by a large bipartisan majority and signed by President Bill Clinton.
Witnesses for the bill include John Berry, Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Mr. Berry, an open homosexual activist, is best known for his recent comments on how the Obama Administration will undermine marriage piece by piece using legislation such as Senator Lieberman’s. The other witness is Dr. William Hendrix, Global Leader, Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Dow Chemical (GLAD).
Recent polling shows that most Americans still oppose homosexuality/gay marriage.
By Nathan A. Cherry
Martinsburg, W.V. – A recent poll by the Pew Research Center is telling the story mainstream news and other left-leaning organizations don’t want you to hear: the majority of Americans are still opposed to same-sex marriage. The poll concludes;
“Of 4,013 adults…shows that 49 percent say that homosexuality is morally wrong, 9 percent morally acceptable and 35 percent say it is not a moral issue. That’s little changed from a February 2006 Pew poll, when 50 percent said it was morally wrong, 12 percent morally acceptable and 33 percent said it was not a moral issue.”
“Among races, blacks in the Pew poll were most likely to say homosexuality is morally wrong (64 percent morally wrong, 5 percent morally acceptable), followed by whites (48 percent, 8 percent, respectively) and Hispanics (43 percent, 15 percent).”
“The poll also found that among all adults, 53 percent oppose “gay marriage” and 39 percent support it. Blacks again led the way in opposition, with 66 percent saying they oppose changing the definition of marriage; 52 percent of whites and 49 percent of Hispanics said likewise.”
How her answer to one question shot her into the media spotlight.
By Nathan A. Cherry
Martinsburg, W.V. – While at the Values Voter Summit I had the privilege of hearing Miss California Carrie Prejean. Many will remember that Ms. Prejean was in the final two at the Miss America pageant and seemed to have the pageant in control and poised for victory. Then the pageant and her world changed forever with the answer she gave to one simple question: What is your opinion of same-sex marriage? (The question was asked by openly gay blogger Perez Hilton)
Ms. Prejean would later remark that she thought the question was out of line for a beauty pageant and, to be honest I agree with her. I can’t imagine how the socio-political view on any given topic would possibly affect her reign as Miss America (Perhaps I don’t know as much about the purpose of the pageant as I thought I did).
So, as Miss California stood before thousands, watched by cameras and millions of people across the country she found herself at a crisis of faith and desire. She had desired to be a pageant winner her entire life. She had desired to win Miss America and compete for Miss Universe. But the faith instilled in her from childhood was strong, and she knew she could not betray it.