1. Higher taxes
2. Amending Michigan’s Civil Rights Act, Elliot-Larson to include homosexuals
Make no mistake that radical homosexual activists see this as a necessary step to amending Michigan’s Constitution declaring marriage between a man and a woman. There is an additional sense of urgency since U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned lower-court rulings in cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, and upheld states’ traditional marriage laws.
HB 5959 , which intents to amend Elliot-Larsen, was introduced by defeated House Rep Frankie Foster (Foster was defeated by Lee Chatfield who ran in opposition to amending Elliot-Larsen) and is in Commerce Committee tomorrow:
Wed. Dec 3rd, 10:30 am, Anderson House Bldg., 124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing
And guess who the chairman is of that committee? Yes, none other than Frankie himself. How convenient. And that is another important reason for you to act!
There are actually two bills in committee addressing the same policy: one by Foster and one by East Lansing liberal Sam Singh, HB 5804, co-sponsored by every liberal rep. We do not support either.
He was tapped by term-limited House Speaker Bolger because apparently like Bolger he is willing to trade votes for money. As it’s also a well-known that Bolger has accepted out- of-state money from Tim Gill and Paul Singer.
Tim Gill, who founded the software company Quark, has set up the Gill Foundation and is a major donor across the nation for homosexual special rights.
“Paul Singer, a billionaire known for bankrolling Republicans, donated $50,000 to the Bolger Restore Michigan Fund on July 31 and $25,000 to Foster’s Spotlight Michigan fund that same week, according to campaign finance reports. He also gave $1,000 to each of their campaign committees earlier in the month. While Singer has backed numerous GOP efforts over the past decade, he’s been at odds with the party over gay rights. His son is reportedly gay, and USA Today recently reported that a SUPER PAC he funds is planning to contribute $2 million this year to Republican Congressional candidates that support gay rights.“ MLive
It is because traditional marriage, one man and one woman is the bedrock of a civil society.
It is reflective of the collective understanding of virtually every civilization throughout recorded history. Traditional marriage pre-dates government. Marriage is more than just the love and commitment of two adults. It is about what children need, not about what adults want. Traditional marriage benefits the welfare of children; it is the glue that hold families together which promotes the common good for all.
A government, “for the people and by the people,” has recognized the importance of marriage and has secured legal rights (including property rights) by license. Without that, a the woman can kick out her husband or pick up the children and leave, with no contest. She has to initiate divorce proceedings with a license.
The report, “Sustainable Demographic Dividend: What Do Marriage and Fertility Have to Do With the Economy?” concludes that, “Marriage and fertility play in sustaining long-term economic growth, the viability of the welfare state, the size and quality of the workforce, and the profitability of large sectors of the modern economy.”
For a Christian, traditional marriage is a divine covenant representing The Lord’s relationship to His church. “Haven’t you read,” he replied, that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Matt 19:4-6
Additionally, there is a very real danger that Christians will lose their 1st Amendment rights as we have seen in other states who have amended their Civil Rights Acts.
Don’t be fooled by so called “religious exemptions” to any bill. We already have one; it’s called the 1st Amendment, and it is already being superseded by states and black- robed activists in favor of special rights bills and amendments. We do not want Michigan added to that list.
Just the act of suing, regardless if the suit has merit, can force a business to go bankrupt as ligation is extremely costly. The result is Christians may very well have to make a choice: violate their religious conscience or go out of business.
“Jack Phillips, a devout Christian who owns the Masterpiece Cakeshop in a Denver suburb, said the decision violates his First Amendment rights to free speech.”
“The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couple’s civil rights.The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said they found “substantial evidence” that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against the lesbian couple and violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, a law that protects the rights of the LGBT community.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
1. Attend the Committee Hearing
2. Call YOUR House Rep and tell them YOU support traditional marriage
3. Send an email to the Commerce Committee via the Clerk email@example.com
Voicing your support of traditional marriage and your opposition against both bills, HB 5959 (Foster’s) and HB 5804. Your email does not have to be long; it be may as simple as, “I do not support HB 5959 or HB 5804.” Ask that your email be entered into public testimony. Remember to include your name, city, and zip.
You may also wish to contact House Speaker Bolger and Gov. Snyder.
Jase Bolger Phone: (517) 373-1787
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Thank YOU for all you do, YOU are the heart and soul of a free Michigan!
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