Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Help

I know I said I will be trying to separate the complicated, heated world of politics that surround my family, from my family in this blog, but sometimes that just can't be done.

I found this story on queers united today. Support for Proposition 8 seems to be gaining in the polls after their ad campaign began, which uses some of the great examples of deception, fear mongering, and personality politics.

Now there seems to be a 5 point lead by those who want to make our marriages illegal. I know the polls are of questionable worth (let alone one poll), but this has me quite worried for my home and the future of our rights in the United States. If there's something both sides agree on it's that what happens in California this November matters a lot.

Last I checked, the pro-prop 8 folks had much more money than those defending our families had. Please consider helping us get our message out as well:

Donate to No on 8

I mean, who needs that extra dinner out or new shoes, right, when the money we save can go to truly defend marriage.

Now to just get the worry off my face before the kids see me. Man, I know I've said it before, but I'll be glad when the election is over.

5 comments:

Kengo Biddles said...

A guy I swim with is a BYU ward clerk. He's been asked by the Mission President for this area to contact all the Californian students and get them out to vote for Prop 8.

Miki and I were sickened by that.

Dichotomy said...

Apparently they also had a fireside/rally in Provo on Sunday night where they instructed CA residents on the procedure for absentee voting, etc.

The Church is pulling out all the stops on this one, and it's getting harder and harder for me to have any interest in staying active. It makes me sick inside--it literally, physically hurts--to know that the Church that I've loved for 30-some-odd years has chosen to take such an active role in this fight. Especially when it's almost a certainty that there wouldn't even be a fight without the Church's efforts.

<sigh>

Queers United said...

thanks very much for re-posting this, we all must mobilize to defeat this, it will impact the entire country
-Eric

Scot said...

Kengo, Dichotomy, I don't know what to say. It does hurt, and I have to wonder how my extended family will deal with this.

Maybe you should've just told me everything is fine and it'll be all right ;-).

Q.U. No thanks necessary. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I think.

MoHoHawaii said...

Scot,

I'm in the same boat. If Prop. 8 somehow manages to pass, it's going to have a chilling effect on my relationship with members of my family who are active in LDS Church. I have tried to calm down about this, but it's not working. I can't believe it's come to this point.

My general election anxiety is off the charts right now. I just want it to be over with already.