Gay marriage battle distracts statists of both parties
By Martin Hill
LibertyFight.com
November 10, 2009


A law that allowed so-called 'same-sex marriage' in Maine was repealed last week by voters, and had the internet all aflutter.

Evan Wolfson, director of Freedom to Marry, issued a statement:
"Despite a strong grassroots effort in Maine, an attack campaign by anti-gay forces just barely overturned Maine’s law supporting the freedom to marry for gay couples." He continued "the fight will continue for the freedom to marry in Maine, and across the country".

The repealed law, which had been titled  An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom, had stated  "Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 people. Gender-specific terms relating to the marital relationship or familial relationships.. must be construed to be gender-neutral for all purposes throughout the law, whether in the context of statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law or any other source of civil law."

It went on to state that first cousins may marry:
"a man person may marry the daughter of his father's brother or sister or the daughter of his mother's brother or sister, and a woman may marry the son of her father's brother or sister or the son of her mother's brother or sister that person's first cousin as long as, pursuant to sections 651 and 652, the man or woman person provides the physician's certificate of genetic counseling."

The group Stand for Marriage Maine lead the fight to repeal the law, and had released TV Ads urging conservatives to vote, with their website urging "This new ad makes it clear why we must vote YES on Question 1 to prevent homosexual marriage from being pushed on Maine students."
In one of their 'Key Talking Points' , they explained "the People’s Veto does not discriminate against gays; it simply restores the meaning of marriage and protects it as an essential institution that has benefited mankind since the beginning of time. Every culture in the world understands that marriage is between a man and a woman."

Obama, while running for president, issued a statement  in opposition to California's Prop 8, which eventually passed, and defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Obama's statement, titled "Obama Statement on Vote Against Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage", had been read to a Democratic club in San Francisco:
 

 

 


Both the left and right constantly advocate some sort of government meddling in marriage. Even those who hold a limited government view, however, are rarely heard advocating absolutely no government involvement in marriage. California's Prop 8 is another example of divide and conquer, an issue of little significe other than to distract and divide the public, keeping the left and right fighting amongst each other. For those well meaning traditionalists and Christians who are worried about what the state schools teach your kids regarding marriage, if you don't know by now that your kids are not best served by keeping them far away from "public" government run schools, you're not doing your job.

For those advocating homsexuality and so-called 'gay marriage', begging the state to meddle in your affairs is a sad and tragic act of ignorance.

Both sides of this debate are fighting for more state intrusion into an arena where the state should have no valid business.

Let's take a look at what courts have ruled regarding marriage contracts. Do you believe, like the state does, that the state is 'guardian of your morals'? Good grief.:
 

 

 


For skeptical statist Catholics, let's look at what Pope Leo XIII wrote about state involvement in marriage in his encyclical HUMANUM GENUS (On Freemasonry)
Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII 20 April 1884:
 


I also couldn't help but notice at the time that the plethora of "Yes on 8" signs were often accompanied by MCCAIN/PALIN signs. Obama supporters were more likely to vote no on 8. For those caught up in this nonsense, let me remind you that McBama and O'Cain are both criminal puppets who don't give one lick about you, your family, abortion, gay marriage, or America. Behind closed doors they are laughing at you, along with the global elite who pulls their strings.
if you feel compelled to participate ion the fraud circus we call elections, where the possibility of your vote actually being counted is dubious at best, vote NO to mroe state control over our lives. The state doesn't care about you. The government doesn't care about you. The politicians don't care about you.
They don't care about you.

Galations 5:1 For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.
"But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear" Luke 11:46


MORE INFO on state intrusion into marriage: HERE

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, FreedomsPhoenix, Rense, BlackBoxVoting, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com