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Stop Airing Misleading Anti-Gay Marriage Ads

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- 2001 days ago -
Target: Brian Brown, President of The National Organization for Marriage Goal: To get anti-gay marriage organization to stop lying in campaign ads The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has started airing ads in Maine using misleading

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Joe R (190)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 7:52 am
These ads are also being aired in Minnesota. Disgusting! Thanks Rose. Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 9:40 am
What happened to the 'truth in advertising' laws!

. (0)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 11:03 am
petition signed

Sunday October 28, 2012, 11:29 am
Signed, thanks Rose.

Timothy W (262)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 1:32 pm
Sadly many Americans tend to listen to the negative information they hear than they do the positive. Worse yet is the fact that it suddenly seems all right to put issues regarding minority groups to a popular vote. Think what would have happened during the first civil rights movement if the rights of black people would have been put to a popular vote. There are so many people who think that the rights of minorities should be realized, but since it doesn't really have a direct impact on them they simply don't bother to push for or vote for those rights and changes.

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 3:17 pm
The National Organisation for Morons is a homophobic nest of perverts and should be exiled for life from the USA for their lies and scams. The Disease of Marriage Act and all state 'marriage amendments' should be retroactively repealed and destroyed. Remember that Klinton enacted DOMA and vote against the Dummycrats!

Robert O (12)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 4:41 pm
Gladly signed. Thank you Rose.

Robert Garvin (46)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 4:42 pm
All rulings that supposedly bring "Freedom" to a group who are working towards a situation that gives supposed equality WILL eventually bring oppression on those who were originally opposing that "Freedom".

Is there really ANY difference between Dark skinned people and White skinned people? If they bleed, the blood colour and consistency are the same. Why should there ever be a discrimination between them? Never.

Men and Women may be two different observable creatures. Without Both, there will only be the elimination of Society. Women have the capacity to do most of the same work as men so, why should they not be paid the same? Sometimes Women can do the job better so why should they be paid less? Somebody is scared that a Woman might take over THEIR job because Woman can do it better. An equality deserved.

These are very legitimate claims. Marriage has always been between a Man AND a Woman. This is all over the World. It has always been that way. If those who wish to partner with the same sex choose that way of life, WHY are they demanding to have something that is unique to male/female relationship to be "their" rite/right?

Yes. those who have enjoyed this rite/right will suddenly be exposed to laws of villification which they have never had to face before. Something which has always been theirs will now be taken from them. If you want to be LGBT, Fine, but leave us who choose to be as the original, free of this villification which WILL be forced back on us. Go find your own institution and get that institutionalised but LEAVE MARRIAGE alone. It has always belonged to the male/female connection. Leave it to that sacred relationship.

Homophobic? Nope, Just looking at reality. I have lived next door to LGBT people and we had NO problems, but we also were not subject to being sued "IF" we said anything. We each accepted that we had different styles of life and respected that. With "marriage" being taken away as a rite for the unique male/female connection, it will no longer be a sacred "religious" rite. Something it has been considered for thousands of years. If you don't want to believe in ANY faith, that is your right but leave those who do alone. If you are trampling on THEIR beliefs, why should you have the right to now sue them because they have that belief that Marriage is only for a man and a woman? This supposed removal of discrimination is not what it appears as it will now fully be discrimination against believers. Yes, it WILL get worse as more and more court cases are brought against any who choose not to condone the LGBT connection as "normal".

Should believers look down on LGBT people? Not according to my reading of the Bible. Jesus, when He spoke to the woman supposedly taken in Adultery (where was the guy?) spoke those immortal words, GO and Sin no more.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 9:19 pm
Robert, you're definitely entitled to your opinion. As I am; and my truth is, that ANY relationship that is based on love, respect, commitment between two consenting adults should be considered a SACRED relationship. As for marriage being a sacred instititution between a man and a woman, well, history proves you wrong, since the institution of marriage has included Poligyny, Poligamy and Polyandry being the most common, through out the world's historical and cultural evolution.
I believe, being a tax paying gay American, that I have the civil, unalienablel right to my "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happines" as stated in United States Declaration of Independence. It's as simple as that.
Lastly, gay marriage wont take anything away from straight couples; they will still be able to marry anyone they choose. Gay marriage will just let those of us who are lucky enough to find a loving relationship give it the sacred blessing that's given equally to all couples who wish to be married in celebration of their love.
Based on your comment, equality and discrimination seemed to be a very important topics to you....last time I checked, I also bleed red.

Ludger W (71)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 11:52 pm
noted, signed, ty

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2012, 1:41 am

Michael M (5)
Monday October 29, 2012, 5:13 am
Right-wing-nut-balls and their so-called "religious" lemmings are some of the Best examples of bigotry and ignorance. Intelligent people knows these bigots has to lie as they have nothing else to back up their claims.

Too bad too many lemmings will follow their bigoted 'leaders' before they are willing to use their own brains.

Lloyd H (46)
Monday October 29, 2012, 6:50 am
Yes and they are doing the same here in the State of Washington, not a big surprise considering that Carl Anderson Grand Wizard of the Knights of Columbus leads the funding money bomb from the Knights across America.
Robert Garvin, you are either ignorant by education or choice or just a damned liar! Marriage being defined as between "One man and One Woman" has not always been the standard. THERE IS NOTHING IN YOUR HOLY BIBLE OT OR NT THAT DEFINES MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN. Even Martin Luther and I quote, "I confess that I can not forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture." And as for the United States of America, polygamy was not illegal until the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862, which the USSupremem Court upheld in 1879. The Roman Catholic Church did not officially oppose, but did not ban, polygamy until the Council of Trent in 1563. And it never has banned it, it has just developed doctrine that opposes it.

Lloyd H (46)
Monday October 29, 2012, 6:55 am
I should mention that there are passages in I believe 1 Timothy about monogamy but they specifically relate to Priests, Bishops, Cardinals etc limiting themselves to a single wife as it was centuries later that the RCC actually banned married clergy, and that was done specifically to keep their lands and wealth from going to their families and not the Church when they died.

wayne hall (3)
Monday October 29, 2012, 8:18 am
signed and noted thanks.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday October 29, 2012, 2:24 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 29, 2012, 2:26 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Much thanks, Rose.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday October 29, 2012, 3:43 pm

Vivien Green (153)
Monday October 29, 2012, 4:14 pm
Noted and signed

reece C (29)
Monday October 29, 2012, 6:57 pm
Robert, your statement that "Marriage has always been between a man and a woman all over the world is not true.
Let me site some examples:
The Greeks, the Romans, and the Egyptians, who easily predate Christians, had no such beliefs about a marriage requiring 2 of the opposite sex. Those societies had no religious rules about whom one shared his or her life with.
The country of India did not discriminate against gay men and women until the English invaded their country and established western religions and its so-called morality on them.
The Japanese and Chinese accepted gay people without prejudice until the western world imposed Christianity on their societies. The Japanese Buddhist religion which clearly predates Christianity still does not discriminate against gay people. So your statement "all over the world" is bunk.
And incidentally, many European progressive countries, have passed laws that allow gay marriage and all the rights that go with it.
We do not wish to trample on your beliefs, just give us the same rights you have. Religion should not be the deciding factor for laws that discriminate against a group. I promise, if you support mr and gay marriage, I won't come near your church.

alicia m (97)
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 1:36 am
noted, signed, gracias

Susan E (7)
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 6:10 am
I agree with and appreciate the gist of the petition, but isn't this just a meaningless gesture? Does anyone think that pointing out the bigotry and lies to those whose purpose it is to lie and are paid/supported by the bigots will do any good at all? Just saying...

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 11:07 am
As a yound person, I had no idea what would come to pass, in 2012.
Having always believed in equal rights, I had no idea of 'gay marriage', as it wasn't an issue.
Slowly, through education, I came to realize that marriage between any two people, regardless of gender, made little difference in the end.
Lately, I have come to realize that marriage, under ANY definition should be allowed, regardless of the number of people involved.
To be honest, _marriage_ doesn't particularly interest me, under any circumstances. (I must add that, a loving caring relationshp does matter to me, and, hopefully to everyone, in a non-perfect or perfect world.)

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 11:16 am
Hey, Robert Garvin and partner, Esther Z. is correct.
Marriage has not traditionally been between one man and one woman.
Besides, tradition does not necessarily conclude preserving a particular way of life is accurately just.
Slavery is a perfect example.

Yvonne F (181)
Friday November 2, 2012, 11:52 am
Signed!!! Thanks Rose

Jeanne M (84)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:52 pm
All you need to do is look at other countries (including Canada) to know the ads are a blatant lie.
Of course, they are following Adolf Hitler's 'Big Lie theory: simply put, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."
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