Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you've got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
I left out the part about "where everybody knows your name" for a reason. Because there's nothing I love better than rattling the right wing nutjobs, I thought I'd point you to a couple of a couple of action alerts that have been sent because of something Alex, Jeremy Bishop or I wrote. Uncredited, of course.
First up, Alex and Jeremy and the Family Research Council:
While Jeremy's call to arms is the target of the FRC's action alert, Alex's posts on William Bolthouse's donation and the Bolthouse Farms connection to rightwing funding get a passing mention.
In California we are hearing similar stories, but now the intimidation tactics are being endorsed by one of the nation's largest unions -- the AFL-CIO. Homosexual advocates, with the powerful backing of national union leaders, are calling for a boycott of Bolthouse Farms, a California company that provides organic juices, lemonades, and smoothies to places like Whole Foods and other organic markets, simply because one of the minority owners donated money to the petition drive to put a marriage amendment on the ballot.
This is another harbinger of how homosexual activists want Christians who oppose homosexual "marriage" to be treated -- shut out of the public square with no recourse.
Meanwhile, I rated a whole article in the American Family Institute of Indiana's weekly newsletter. The post they're referencing is from Bilerico-Indiana and I cross-posted it to Huffington Post.
A Tale of Two Candidates
I don't read the Huffington Post, but I hear it cited fairly often on national talk radio programs. Thankfully, someone sent me an interesting article from that Internet news source about the Indiana race for Governor, which fits as a follow-up to my e-mail last week discussing the ideological differences between Jill Long Thompson and her running-mate Dennie Oxley.
The article written by a homosexual activist from Indiana discussed the Stonewall Democrats' caucus meeting at the Indiana State Democratic Convention. The author describes visits to the homosexuals' reception room by Attorney General Candidate Linda Pence, State Representative Shelia Klinker and other legislative and Indianapolis city council candidates.
But the visit of most interest to the activists was that of Thompson and Oxley. First came Jill Long Thompson who received a standing ovation for such incendiary comments and blank check promises to the homosexual community like "We don't need more people who are on the wrong track when it comes to interpreting the Constitution and what God wants," she said. "You will have a friend in the Governor's office every hour of the day." But she didn't stop there. She also promised that as governor, "It will be my privilege for me to talk to you [homosexual activists]. The governor's residence will be open to you."
State Representative Oxley's reception was not nearly as enthusiastic. When Thompson introduced her running-mate to the Stonewall Democrats he did not get the strong applause, which led him to explain away why he voted for the Marriage Protection Amendment in 2007 as a member of the House Rules Committee. "I voted for SJR-7. I want to talk to you about that. I voted that way because of the district I represent."
(Most Hoosiers might prefer Oxley to hold the beliefs he represented in his vote to defend marriage, and to preserve the importance of gender - mothers and fathers - to the family unit, but its certainly no sin to represent the views of your district. Were that to happen more often, Indiana would already have a marriage protection amendment.)
However, Oxley quickly attempted to counter his marriage vote by reminding the gay activists that he voted for hate-crimes legislation. That legislation, which poses a serious threat to religious freedom of speech, is a top priority for homosexual activists who have been attempting to pass it for nearly 20 years in Indiana. Before leaving the caucus both Thompson and Oxley pledged during a Q & A period that if elected Governor and Lt. Governor both would fully support the special rights agenda of homosexual activists gathered in the room.
It seems that the differences between a northeast liberal Democrat and a southern moderate that I mentioned last week aren't all that different now that Rep. Oxley is seeking higher office. Perhaps the real "tale of two candidates" is no longer between Thompson and Oxley, but rather between Jill Long Thompson and Mitch Daniels.
And yes, I clipped the whole article. It's not on their site with the other archives, so I copied the entire thing. After all, the AFA doesn't respect copyrights, so why should I?