Monday, December 22, 2008

Campbell Soup Company Promotes Lesbian "Marriage."


Campbell Soup Cans by artist Steve Kaufman

Found this at the Beetle Lady's house. The comments are worth reading.
Campbell Soup Company Embraces Homosexual Agenda

This information is from the American Family Association —–Beetle Blogger

Send an email to Campbell Soup Company President Douglas Conant. Tell him you want his company to stop supporting the gay agenda.

December 19, 2008

Dear Friend,

In the December, 2008 and January, 2009 issues, Campbell Soup Company bought two, two-page advertisements in the latest issues of the nation’s largest homosexual magazine, “The Advocate.” The ads promote their Swanson line of broth.

In one of the December ads, the Campbell Soup Company highlighted the lives of two lesbians (according to their website, they are married) with their son. The others feature New York City chefs. See the ads here.

Campbell Soup Company has openly begun helping homosexual activists push their agenda. Not only did the ads cost Campbell’s a chunk of money, but they also sent a message that homosexual parents constitute a family and are worthy of support. They also gave their approval to the entire homosexual agenda.

Take Action!

  • Send an email to Campbell Soup Company President Douglas Conant. Tell him you want his company to stop supporting the gay agenda.
  • After sending your email, please call Campbell Soup Company (800-257-8443) and their Swanson division (1-800-442-7684) and ask the company to remain neutral in the culture war.
  • Forward this e-mail to your friends and family so they will know about Campbell’s support of the gay agenda.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Prop 8 History: I don't believe in neutering

Prop 8 really started this whole thing. Even though its over, it's not. So I thought this article I found here might be interesting:

My favorite quote:
California’s citizen-driven initiative process is one of the jewels of direct democracy. The Court should not emasculate that process.
As a man, I don't believe in emasculation.

Here's the article:

Overturn Prop 8?

by Jennifer Morse

All friends of democracy should be troubled that the same court whose decision to nullify a law passed by the state legislature that was overruled by a majority of California voters in the last election is now being asked to override the decision of the people. Gay rights activists are asking the state’s Supreme Court to overturn voter-approved Proposition 8 that limited marriage to one man and one woman on a technicality. The judiciary should decline this invitation to lawlessness.

The whole point of having a ballot initiative process is to allow voters the opportunity to take matters into their own hands when they feel ill-served by their public officials.

Proposition 8 originated in San Diego, in the aftermath of the City Council’s fall 2007 decision to join the amicus briefs in the cases that ultimately imposed same sex marriage. The San Diego City Council went through the motions of holding public hearings. After several hours of public testimony on both sides, City Council members pulled out and read statements in support of joining the amicus briefs, statements that were obviously prepared well in advance of any public testimony.

Citizens realized that the hearings were a sham.

That episode of being ignored and indeed, insulted by elected officials stimulated the movement that became Proposition 8. A group of San Diego citizens realized that they had to take matters into their own hands to protect their values.

The Proposition 8 campaign was a genuine grass roots effort, with an estimated 100,000 volunteers. This was an outpouring of citizen participation, precisely what the Progressive Era founders of the initiative process hoped for. “Yes on 8” was supported largely by small contributions: over 70,000 individuals contributed.

The opponents of Proposition 8 claim that it is a revision, not an amendment, to the constitution. Now is a fine time to tell us! This measure faced litigation before it was even put on the ballot. The two sides argued over the voter information guide, differing over what the initiative would actually do. That language was amended as a result of that process.

The Attorney General changed the language of the title of the amendment itself. The initiative was originally called simply, “Limit on Marriage Constitutional Amendment.” After Jerry Brown got finished, the ballot language read, “Eliminates the rights of same sex couples to marry.” That change in wording probably cost several percentage points of voters, as Brown surely anticipated. If the gay lobby seriously believed that initiative was a “revision” instead of an “amendment,” they should have said so in July, before both sides spent over $70 million fighting it out in the electoral process.

It is impossible to escape the conclusion that this is a desperate, last-ditch effort, by sore losers. The plain fact of the matter is that the “Yes on Proposition 8” campaign won, in a David and Goliath type fight. The entire political Establishment, the Judiciary, the legislature, and the governor opposed the amendment. All the daily newspapers opposed it. The gay lobby was also backed by academia and Hollywood. In spite of all that, the public sided with traditional man woman marriage, by approximately the same margin as President-elect Barack Obama: 52% to 48%.

Anyone who dislikes the outcome is free to put another amendment on the ballot. That is, as long as the Supreme Court does not debase the initiative process by overturning the results of a fair election.

California’s citizen-driven initiative process is one of the jewels of direct democracy. The Court should not emasculate that process.

getting to work

If we care about marriage as a society then we need care.
We need to work for it.
I in no way hate gays, I'm in no way homophobic, but I think traditional marriage has some key merit for society.

We shouldn't mess with it.

I've been talking with my friends about this and reading blogs, and now I guess I have my own. I'm not brilliant, but I'll try and post something interesting here if anyone comes around.