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Dear Americans For Truth Readers,
This note is from my friend, Pastor Rick Barnard of Morris, Illinois, relaying an urgent message from Proposition 8 in California – which will decide whether marriage between a man and a woman will be restored in California. As you can read below, the left-wing Hollywood power elites are working hard to defeat Prop 8 – but they do not represent the people of California. You and I can help defend and preserve REAL marriage in this influential state. A victory in California will send pro-marriage reverberations across the nation. Go to the Prop 8 website at http://protectmarriage.com/ to support this vital amendment to restore marriage! God bless, Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org
P.S. Click here on this link to read about Pastor Rick Warren’s endorsement of Prop 8: “Pastor Rick Warren Comes Out Strongly for Prop 8 in California”
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
If you want to help restore the sanctity of marriage in California and thus help protect it for our entire nation, I urge you to go to this website and donate to help pass Proposition 8, the California Marriage Amendment. The pro-homosexual forces and many corporations are pouring millions of dollars into the campaign to defeat this Amendment, but we can counter that with our donations. (See the forwarded e-mail below from protectmarriage.com.) And let us pray fervently for the passage of this Amendment and the similar Marriage Amendments in Arizona and Florida.
Make a donation at http://protectmarriage.com/
This is it.
Right now, we are making the final decisions on where best to expend our resources to win next week. And since our campaign manager Frank Schubert sent you this urgent appeal to save the institution of marriage, thousands of you have generously donated $1,138,134 online through ProtectMarriage.com. Combined with our $1 million matching challenge (which has now been met – thank you!), we are within sight of our $3 million goal.
Because of your generosity, we were able to add significant funds to our advertising buy over this past weekend and this week. Because people are now seeing our ads more often, they are responding, and we have recaptured momentum. We’re starting to see an upward climb in he polls!
But we aren’t there yet.
Even with this amazing outpouring of support, we are still being outspent by the No on 8 campaign by at least $1.5 million. If this continues through Election Day, the institution of marriage WILL be lost in a multi-million dollar blizzard of lies and distortions funded by a last minute flood of cash to the No on 8 campaign.
We cannot allow this to happen.
We have come too far, and fought too hard, to let this election slip away from us in the final week. Now with Prop 8 a dead heat. Right now, whatever you are doing, we need you to stop and make whatever gift you can to preserve the institution of marriage. We cannot fall short — or the truth will be drowned by millions of dollars paying for the No campaign’s lies in the last 7 days.
Please read the message below if you haven’t done so. Forward it to everyone you know. And most importantly, please ensure you act right now, with whatever gift you can make to save marriage.
The time to act is now.
The institution of marriage is in cardiac arrest in California and I am pleading with you to help save it. Please set aside what you are doing for a minute and pay close attention to what is happening with Proposition 8. Marriage as we know it is in a life or death moment.
Gay activists held a fundraiser on Tuesday night at billionaire liberal Ron Burkle’s mansion in Beverly Hills where they raised an astonishing $3.9 million. Even as guests were being entertained by Barbra Streisand, Melissa Etheridge and Mary J. Blige, No on 8 operatives were busy launching a sneak attack on the institution of marriage. They began dumping $3 million into television commercials this week alone. That is on top of the nearly $4 million in air time they already had purchased for this week, meaning they are spending an unbelievable $7 million on air time this week alone!
In the middle of the night last night, they began airing a new commercial featuring liberal Democrat Jack O’Connell, the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, designed to trick voters into thinking that gay marriage won’t be taught in California public schools. The No on 8 campaign realizes that this is their Achilles heel, and they are going to say and do whatever they need to in order to confuse and trick voters.
O’Connell slyly but shamelessly misrepresents the law, saying that California does not “require” that anything about marriage be taught in public schools. What he doesn’t say is that his own Department of Education reports that 96% of schools DO TEACH the courses that include marriage. The Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage unquestionably means that young children will be exposed to gay marriage in school, just as they are in Massachusetts.
Here is the situation we face: Unless we raise $3 million in the next week, we’re going to lose.
Our campaign is presently on the right track and has momentum, but we cannot withstand this onslaught of spending – getting outspent by $3 million this week and by who knows what next week. We have emptied our accounts to put $1 million more on TV to respond, but that leaves us bare. We need to add $1 million more to our advertising schedule in the next 24 hours for this week, and at least $2 million more for next week.
If you love the institution of marriage, this is one of those moments that you will remember the rest of your life. This is the moment when people of faith were given the chance to make a great sacrifice and save this precious institution. We have all worked hard as volunteers and contributors, but this is the moment when traditional marriage as we know it will either live, or it will die.
Years from now, when we look back on our lives, this will be a day to remember. The day when marriage went into cardiac arrest, the victim of a ruthless and false assault on the truth. The day when you had a chance to sacrifice greatly to save God’s precious gift to us.
This is Code Blue for marriage. What is your response?
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