InterChurch News Service
'Communicating to the necessities of the saints.' -Romans 12:13 ASV
Week 39 Sunday, September 23 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
"Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
- California Constitution, Article 1, section 7.5 (2008)
"To sustain the fiction of same-sex marriage, the natural family must be deconstructed ... children are exposed to the risk of coming into the world as strangers."
"The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage," by Evangelicals and Catholics Together, published in First Things, March 2015 issue -- statement endorsed by Rick Warren, pastor and author.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." - Hosea 4:6
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Opponents of Proposition 8
The following either donated or went on record in opposition to the California Marriage Amendment - Yet Traditional Marriage still passed at the ballot box November 5, 2008, 52% to 47%. (1)
Ten of California's largest newspapers editorialized against Prop 8 including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, La Opinion, Bakersfield Californian, Press Enterprise (Riverside), and San Diego Union-Tribune.
(Note: the San Diego Union-Tribune was purchased in 2011 by San Diego real estate developer Douglas Manchester. Manchester, who before becoming the paper's publisher, experienced national media attention over the boycott of his San Diego Seaport Village Hyatt hotel by anti-Prop. 8 protesters because of his $125,000 pro-Prop. 8 donation. Manchester is Catholic. His investment in The U-T (he renamed the newspaper), was viewed as a "check" move in a political game of chess to protect marriage. However, Manchester sold the U-T in May, 2015, a month before the U.S. Supreme Court overruled all state "one man, one woman" constitutional marriage amendments on June 26, 2015).
All six Episcopal diocesan bishops in California issued a joint statement opposing Prop 8
The California Council of Churches
Jewish Mosaic, the American Jewish Committee, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Council of Jewish Women, and the Anti-Defamation League in Los Angeles.
The League of Women Voters
National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (all but 2 California chapters)
Google: $140k to "No on 8" campaign
Apple Inc.: $100k to "No on 8" campaign
Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously for a resolution to oppose Prop 8
California Teachers Association: $1 million to fight Proposition 8
Pacific, Gas and Electric (PG&E): $250k to fight Proposition 8
Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Attorney General Jerry Brown
42 of 80 members of the state assembly
50% of the state senate
Mayors of San Francisco (Gavin Newsome), Los Angeles (Antonio Villaraigosa) and San Diego (Jerry Sanders).
Apple, Coca Cola and Facebook among 379 American companies petitioning U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage and kill state voter-approved constitutional amendments validating only traditional marriage
IC NEWS, March 5, 2015: As the U.S. Supreme Court readies to hear arguments on April 28 to weigh in the constitutional right of states to determine the definition of marriage, 379 American companies urged the Court to overturn state bans on same sex marriage, in a friend-of-the-court brief expected to be filed by Friday, March 6, 2015.
The brief cited that by "allowing same sex couples to marry [it will] improve employee morale and productivity" according to The Huffington Post.
Among the 379 companies promoting same-sex marriage are: Aetna Inc., Alaska Airlines, Alcoa Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., American Airlines Group, Inc., American Apparel, American Express Company, Apple Inc., Arbor Brewing Company, Aspen Skiing Company, AT&T Inc., Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Ben & Jerry's, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Broadcom Corporation, CBS Corporation, Citigroup Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast Corporation, CVS Health Corporation, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, DIRECTV, The Dow Chemical Company, Dupont, eBay Inc., Earnst & Young LLP, Facebook, Inc., 1st Security Bank, General Electric Company, General Mills, Inc., Google Inc., Greater San Diego Business Association, Intel Corporation, The Jim Henson Company, Johnson & Johnson, JetBlue Airways Corporation, JP Morgan Chase & co., Levi Strauss & Co., Marriott International, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, MillerCoors LLC., Morgan Stanley, The New England Patriots, New York Life Insurance Company, Nike, Inc., Office Depot, Inc., PATH, PepsiCo, Qualcomm Incorporated, The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, The San Francisco Giants, Sempra Energy, Staples, Inc., Starbucks Corporation, Target Corporation, Twitter, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Viacom Inc., Visa Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo & Company and Xerox Corporation.
* For the full list in The Huffington Post "Here are the 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court to Support Same-Sex Marriage," click here.
Make a statement: boycott
We recommend canceling subscriptions to newspapers or weeklies running same-sex classifieds or advertising for roommates, personals, marriage, etc. Cancel with compassion. Don't buy Coke's or Pepsi's. Buy office supplies, books and coffee at mom-and- pop stores or Walmart. Don't swipe VISA. Switch to non-political businesses not on the list. America will thrive on businesses that rise to replace the 379 whose CEO's crossed the line. Don't buy one of the 379's new products, i.e. Apple Watch. Use social media to boycott social media. Change banks, airlines and stores. Change channels. Change school districts. Vote differently. Get elected on school boards, city councils, etc. Do what you can. It will make a difference.
You should not support a business that uses your payment as funds to promote biblically immoral laws that will affect you and your children. A business should mind their own business, and stay out of politics.
The workplace and public schools are not to be a living theater to promote personal agendas and political comment distractions, but to be a team environment with a focused objective: get the job done.
Be informed - get involved. It's not too late.
"Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, not idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 English Standard Version
See also: Marriage Law Foundation for Marriage Amendments in the United States -- most of which are being overturned against the will of the people by federal judicial and state legislative means. Of the 36-38 states issuing same-sex marriage licenses today (March 2013, in only three states same-sex marriage was voted in via ballot box: Maryland, Maine and Washington. Otherwise, same-marriage was forced on the state by rogue legislatures, state or federal judges.
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