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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maine Rejects "Pink Elephant" of Counterfeit Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 07:21 AM

Yesterday, voters in Maine rejected "gay" marriage by a 53%-47% margin (with 87% of precincts reporting). What follows is a press statement from Matt Barber, who is director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action:

There’s good news and bad news here. 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.

Here’s the bad news. The margin of victory could have been greater. Many behind the "Yes on 1" campaign, rather than simply telling the truth, chose the Neville Chamberlain approach. They merely circled the wagons around the word "marriage," even suggesting that "domestic partnerships" ("gay marriages" by another name) are acceptable.

This makes no sense. If that’s a viable compromise, then why not simply allow "gay" duos the word "marriage"? It’s an incongruity that demands an explanation.

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.

Indeed everyone who fought hard to defend marriage in Maine is to be congratulated, but if it weren’t for a brave group of truth tellers -- Paul Madore, Peter LaBarbera and Brian Camenker -- who came to Maine in the final hour to hold a press conference and address the pink elephant in the room -- homosexual deviancy and the radical "gay" agenda -- counterfeit marriage might have prevailed.

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