Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Why Gay Marriage Will Not End

Some conservative pro-marriage allies are thinking out loud now that the fight for traditional marriage is lost. Their rationale goes something like this: we lost so let's cut our losses and run. Perhaps this will appease the gay marriage freight train. I don't think so.

Here's a link to one of the best op-ed's written about this issue. I think the author nails it.

Your thoughts?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

California Gay Marriage Decision Threatens Nation

Hold on pro-marriage Coloradans, the fight may not be over yet for the definition of marriage in our state.

Here's why. Unlike Massachusetts, California has no law restricting marriage to state residents. There's no waiting period or residency requirement.

Here's a link to Judge Baxter's of the California State Supreme Court minority opinion.

In wake of last week's outrageous court decision in California legalizing gay marriage, homosexuals from all over the nation will soon flock to the Golden State to acquire marriage licenses and then return home. Their intent: to sue in their home state for court rulings which will uphold their California-granted marriage license.

Stay tuned. The fight for marriage is not over yet.

Monday, May 19, 2008

FRC Hits Nail on Head about Calif Gay Marriage

My good friend Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, hits the nail on the head regarding recent court action last week on gay marriage.

Read his article here.

Eight years ago, California voters overwhelmingly (61 percent) approved a law defining marriage
between one man and one woman. Known as the California Defense of Marriage Act, California voters sent a clear message about their intent. Obviously, the California State Supreme Court didn't get the message.

Fortunately, relief from this outrageous decision may come this fall in California. A major grass root effort to place a constitutional referendum on the November ballot for California voters on the definition of marriage is gaining steam.

Last week's court decision throws mud in the face of California voters.

Your thoughts?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Homosexual Marriage OK in California- For Now...

They say that what happens in California eventually spreads nation wide. This is one trend that we hope stops at the Nevada border.

Today, the California State Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal. For now.

Here's the story.

Remember, California does not have a constitutional amendment defining marriage. Colorado does (passed in 2006). This ruling will have little legal impact here other than to fuel local homosexual-activists to grind their axes.

The good news is that there is a large grass-roots effort in the Golden State to pass such an amendment this fall.

Your thoughts?

Better Public Education?

On Wednesday, Governor Bill Ritter signed into law what he calls "better" laws for public education.

The gist of these bills is to change how students are taught and tested to measure their academic progress.

The report card for Colorado public education is not pretty. Our state ranks near the bottom nationally in pupil educational achievement and low in the number of students who acquire college degrees.

Here is the story.

We have always applauded steps that strengthen public education. Well-educated children portend for good jobs, positive lifestyles and healthier communities. What we are concerned about is that reform dollars will be sucked into administrative or bureaucratic educational entities and never reach the desks of our kids.

Your thoughts?

Friday, May 02, 2008

Marriage Does Matter

Does marriage really matter to you?

A new study reveals that your political, religious and cultural views could determine your chance for a happy marriage.

The good news is that the majority of Americans still get married at some point in time in their life. The bad news is that most Americans have become comfortable with the notion of divorce. More than one-third of all Americans (33%) get divorced at least once. The most prolific divorcees are "downscale" adults at 38%, African-Americans at 36% and those who consider themselves politically liberal at 37%.

The news really does get much better with younger Americans. By a large margin, Americans under the age of 30 remain optimistic about getting married at some point. However, they have little confidence that they will remain married.

By the way, the population with the lowest divorce rate are Catholics at 28%, evangelical Christians at 26%, "upscale" adults at 22% and those who consider themselves conservative politically at 28%.

One could safely say that faith matters in marriage.