2008: Protect Marriage – Yes on Prop. 8 Launches Campaign Theme for Latinos: ‘Family is Sacred – Protect Children’s Education’ / MarketWatch.com

I am excited that our campaign is including Black and Latino Californians as well as our Evangelical and Catholic friends. As groups, Blacks and Latinos are many times more likely to be religiously active and in churches that teach traditional family values than any group in the Caucasian / White groups. Blacks and Latinos are increasingly members of Pentacostal or Charismatic churches, and those who are Catholic are conservative Catholics who are working for a more Christian, more believing, and more moral society.

Along with the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholics and the Charismatic African and Asian Christians from Nigeria, Korea, China, and the Philippines who are coming here in large numbers, we will clearly be in a position to improve the religious and moral makeup of our country, and halt the decline of the post-modern, post-Christian western civilization here and in Europe.

Thank you, Black and Latino brothers and sisters.

See the ad in Spanish on YouTube by clicking on this link.

See the original article on the Marketwatch.com website at this link.

Steve St.Clair
Protect Marriage – Yes on Prop. 8 Launches Campaign Theme for Latinos: ‘Family is Sacred – Protect Children’s Education’
Last update: 1:06 p.m. EDT Oct. 18, 2008
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 18, 2008


ProtectMarriage.com — Yes on 8 today released a campaign theme targeting Latinos in California, “Family is Sacred: Protect Children’s Education,” aimed to inform Latino parents about the serious consequences California’s children will face if the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling is not overturned by enacting Proposition 8. California’s state Education Code (Section 51890) requires that teachers instruct children as young as kindergarteners about marriage. Proposition 8 protects children from being taught in California public schools that same-sex marriage is the same as traditional marriage.

The Latino vote will be critical in the November 4 election. Latino voters in California have previously gone to the polls against same-sex marriage. In 2000, more than 70 percent of Latinos supported Proposition 22, which formally defined marriage between a man and a woman.

“It is crucial to educate the Latino community about the importance of Proposition 8 and the serious consequences children will face if it is defeated,” said Frank Schubert, Yes on 8 Co-Campaign Manager. “Proposition 8 protects our children from being taught in public schools about ‘same-sex marriage’ as has already happened in Massachusetts. We’re talking about seven and eight year old children being exposed to gay marriage in the schools, including being read a book, ‘King and King,’ that tells a story of a prince who marries another prince rather than a princess. Our opponents want Californians to think that gay marriage is only about two loving adults, but the Supreme Court’s ruling has profound consequences for all Californians, not the least of which is what kids will be taught in public schools.”

To address that issue, Yes on 8 released last week a Spanish-language television ad highlighting the Massachusetts incident and the book, ‘King and King.’ The ad is airing on the top Hispanic broadcast stations statewide. In addition, Yes on 8 has created a 1-800 toll-free line and has information available in Spanish on their Web site to effectively inform Spanish-speaking Latinos about Proposition 8.

“There is nothing that is more sacred and valued to Latinos than their families,” said Schubert. “Latino parents need to know that the consequences their children will face if Proposition 8 is defeated are serious and real. Instructing young children about same-sex marriage in school undermines the rights of parents to approach this subject with their children on their own timetable and according to their family’s values and beliefs, religious or otherwise.”

The consequences affecting children of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling are already taking place. In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as “lies” claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class in San Francisco was taken to City Hall as part of a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding last Friday. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the first graders were taken away from their studies to attend the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner.

The public school field trip demonstrates that the California Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage has real consequences for children and society overall. The field trip underscores the Yes on 8 campaign’s message that unless Prop. 8 passes, children will be taught about same-sex marriage in public schools. “Not only can it happen, it has already happened,” Schubert said.

SOURCE ProtectMarriage.com http://www.ProtectMarriage.com


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One response to “2008: Protect Marriage – Yes on Prop. 8 Launches Campaign Theme for Latinos: ‘Family is Sacred – Protect Children’s Education’ / MarketWatch.com

  1. Thank you for speaking out in such a reasonable and loving way about Proposition 8.

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