One Step Back

No on One Supporters dejection

Friends console one another after learning about the unofficial defeat on Question 1 at election night headquarters in Portland, Maine, early Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, 2009. Maine voters decided decide to rescind the Legislature's approval of same-sex marriage.(AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

Thousands of Maine citizens woke up today with less rights than they did when they went to sleep.  The voters of the state approved a measure that took back the right of gay couples to marry that the legislature had passed months ago.  Round we go again…

The ‘For the Children’ ads apparently did the trick, as in California.  The  big story from this will likely be the role played by the Catholic Church in the effort to repeal marriage rights.  The Church was the largest donor to the effort, invoking much controversy when they passed the plate in several weekend services specifically to help run the ads that you see in previous posts.  Again, I have no words.

A group that does have words, however, are the folks at Liberty Counsel, explaining their joy at their “victory” in Maine yesterday.  Does this talk actually appeal to decent human beings?

“There’s good news and bad news here,” said Barber. “The good news is that even in one of the most liberal States in the Union, Maine, the people have once again rejected the ridiculous and oxymoronic notion of ‘same sex marriage.’ The momentum has again shifted – hopefully for good this time – in favor of protecting legitimate marriage.

“A counterfeit is a counterfeit. An orange is an orange no matter how much you want it to be a turnip. This isn’t about ‘marriage.’ It’s about hurting and broken people desperately seeking affirmation of an objectively deviant lifestyle. One that, even in their heart of hearts, they know to be a dead end. As for the militant ‘No on 1’ homosexual activists? I’m reminded of spoiled children dressing up and playing house, refusing to come in when mom calls for dinner”. […]

“This is an historic battle for the minds and souls of our children – for our very culture. The mealy-mouthed approach must end. This is not just about ‘marriage.’ It has everything to do with forced affirmation of homosexuality – under penalty of law.

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