Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving -- A Violation of Church and State?

I'm beginning to buy all those jokes where they say Chuck is unstoppable....

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Make sure you think of and remember the foundation of this holiday.

Cheers!

Spencer

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Persecution Project: EMERGENCY Appeal

In an email alert:

November 25th, 2008

Dear Friend of the Persecuted Church,

This has been the worst year on record in the Darfur genocide.

More than 300,000 new internal refugees have been created by government-sponsored violence and destruction. We have been told this month that at least 20,000 of this number are headed to the PPF refugee community in Jach, on the Darfur border.

Government-sponsored violence is not just targeted at refugees. According to the UN, there were 234 humanitarian vehicles hijacked as of October 2008. One hundred and eighty three humanitarians have been kidnapped, and 153 humanitarian compounds have been assaulted or destroyed. Eleven aid workers have been killed this year alone.

President Omar el Bashir continues to thwart all efforts for peace while paying lip service, at most, to the international community.

For example, Bashir prevented 5,000 tons of sugar from being distributed in Darfur. Sugar is an essential ingredient in Unimix, one of the main dietary supplements for the Darfur people. Leaving out sugar from Unimix is like leaving yeast out of a bread recipe.

The radical government in Khartoum has endangered relief flights to Darfur by disguising its military aircraft to look like UN planes. Many aid groups have simply closed shop and left because security conditions are so bad.

Last week the Sudanese government purchased 12 new Russian Mig-29s, no doubt designed to either further prosecute the war in Darfur, or to help start a new one in Southern Sudan.

But I am not writing you to complain. I’m writing to ask for your help.

A week from now, I leave for Africa again and I have an urgent request before I go.

Every December, PPF leads a Christmas outreach to Christian and Moslem refugees in the Darfur refugee community of Jach.

Right now, our warehouse in Loki, Kenya, contains food, shelter tarps, mosquito nets, medicine, blankets, and other desperately needed relief supplies.

We have chartered a plane to Jach to deliver some of the items. Accompanying us will be pastors and ministry partners who will also deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ to Moslem refugees in the community.

But my only concern is that we need more flights. We have only the funds and supplies right now designated to fill one large relief flight. We want our witness this time of year to show an abundance of love and compassion for our persecuted brethren, and those who are still “afar off” from salvation.

This is our way of telling the persecuted that when times are very hard for them, we work and pray harder!

We want to fund multiple flights in December, filling and emptying our warehouse until the cup overflows! Ours is a God of abundant mercy and goodness. He is not stingy with the good things he gives us— and neither should we be stingy with the gifts we give others.

One flight loaded with relief supplies costs roughly $38,500.

Would you please consider sending an emergency gift today to help us pay for more flights?

And for the sake of time, I really need you to make your gift online if you can at www.persecutionproject.org. That way, the money will be available to us when we reach our base camp in Northern Kenya. As soon as I land, I will check our account, and if sufficient funds are available, I will immediately book more flights.

I know I’m asking a lot. This is the time of year when we all get lots of financial appeals from many worthy groups. And a sluggish economy doesn’t help matters. But I believe this is God’s way of testing us to see if we really believe he will supply all of our needs.

I am writing you precisely because I know God has put the same burden on your heart as he has mine—to be his hands and feet in Sudan.

Will you please help today?

God bless you,

Brad Phillips
President

P.S. Our newest field footage has just been put up on YouTube. Click here to visit our medical clinic in Jach and see your gifts and prayers at work among families suffering from malnutrition, cholera, malaria and other diseases. And thank you again for your faithful intercession and generous support!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Music Review: I Kissed a Girl, by Katy Perry



Song: I Kissed a Girl
Artist: Katy Perry
Album: One of the Boys

WARNING: To all my Christian readers, to anyone who may be uncomfortable with this topic, I give you fair warning. Due to the nature of this song this review will deal with sexual and homosexual/lesbian issues. You may expect me to be as clean as I have always been on my blog, but consider yourself forewarned: this is adult material. Writing this review was more unpleasant than anticipated. This will not pretty.

Katy Perry, famous for "kissing a girl" on the airwaves, so-to-speak. Why has she taken our iPods by storm? (Check that, their iPods, not mine.)

For one, this song is catchy. I can see that Katy has a new, edgy style, perhaps even fresh (but I admit I'm a bit of a cave-dweller when it comes to these kind of things, so what's new to me could conceivably be decades old), and I can somewhat see why so many people have casually taken to this song (it's legendarily catchy, and the beat is strong), enough to annoy me quite a bit (Do I want this song in my head? No!!!). Focus on the Family's media review site, Plugged-In, called this song "almost maddeningly catchy".*

Secondly, the song seems to be...indicative of our culture. It's something we should have predicted, and, in a way, it's been a long time coming. It's immoral, it's lustful, it's sexual, it's homosexual. It's bad, people, it's just plain bad.

Let's bite the bullet and get into our analysis; it's looking like it's gonna be foul.

This was never the way I planned
Not my intention
I got so brave, drink in hand
Lost my discretion
It's not what, I'm used to
Just wanna try you on
I'm curious for you
Caught my attention

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chap stick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

No, I don't even know your name
It doesn't matter
You're my experimental game
Just human nature
It's not what, good girls do
Not how they should behave
My head gets so confused
Hard to obey

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chap stick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Us girls we are so magical
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Hard to resist, so touchable
Too good to deny it
Ain't no big deal, it's innocent

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chap stick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it



Taking a look at the lyrics, we see that even Katy herself has an at least slightly active conscience, "Lost my discretion...It felt so wrong/It felt so right...It's not what, good girls do/Not how they should behave", and we also see her confusion ("My head gets so confused/Hard to obey"), whether real or song-feinted. She apparently underestimates the gravity of her course of action ("No, I don't even know your name/It doesn't matter/You're my experimental game/Just human nature"), but makes the clear decision to follow her own desires with the ever-fatal "just try it" attitude ("It's not what, I'm used to/Just wanna try you on/I'm curious for you/Caught my attention.), and she obviously cares for little else but the gratification of said desires ("No, I don't even know your name/It doesn't matter").

Katy is apparently drunk (in the song) when she commits the act ("I got so brave/drink in hand"), yet she still is fully aware of what she is doing {"I kissed a girl and I liked it/I liked it."), at least enough to taste that cherry chapstick, right? As I said in my warning, the song has sensual themes, as she intones, "Us girls we are so magical/Soft skin, red lips, so kissable/Hard to resist, so touchable". By now I'm wondering if anyone else noticed the blatant lesbianism, or is it just me? Whether or not Katy is bisexual is beside the point; I call what I see here lesbianism.

If this wasn't enough the music video is a nasty sight to behold (I wouldn't recommend a viewing unless you too are Biblically-minded reviewer, and even then I'd give you a warning...). In the sexually-charged video we have more strong erotic overtones, which would be bad enough in their own right if they were just that, but no, again it's lesbian-themed, as all of them are women, all together, and Katy seems to enjoy this environment immensely. The viewer is greeted (Confronted?)with revealing clothing, suggestive moves and dances and suggestive camera shots as well. It looks more like something vaguely akin to a house of prostitution than anything else to me.... (While digging deeper tonight than I have for any review on this blog before, I came upon a picture of Katy and two other girls, and the photo was so debauched that I refuse to link it here even for illustration purposes. While it isn't nudity, it's extremely explicit nature gives it a classification of a form of pornography in my mind. I mention this to illustrate the scale of depravity we are dealing with here.)

The only male to appear in the video is perhaps her "boyfriend", when, at the end of the video, she lays down beside him as he sleeps, and, after falling asleep herself and then waking up, she realizes he's there, and lays her head back down with a bit of what I'd call a "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" sort of look on her face (a reference perhaps to his lack of knowledge of her little escapade, "I hope my boyfriend don't mind it").

What many rightfully horrified believers may not realize is that Katy Perry used to be known as Katy Hudson, and Katy Hudson...well, years ago, she used to be a "Christian singer." Wait a minute, did you just hear that right? Yep, you did. Sweet sixteen and brand new on the music scene, she released a self-titled album in the Christian music community in 2001.

The full details of this issue will possibly remain forever unknown to the public at large, but I for one see some problems with the church if things like this can happen (not that we all haven't seen them before). A customer reviewer on Amazon.com ("J. Lynch") for her first, long-ago album brings up an interesting point: "Was Katy sincere in her songwriting for this album, or was she just using Christian music as a vehicle to try and break into the industry in general?"**

We've seen this before, CCM artists going AWOL, but whether or not this is true, it doesn't comfort me too much to see that someone like this could have flown under the radar so easily, if indeed this was only a stepping stone for her. (Echoed by another concerned writer here: "It's a curious thing, that a girl who was obviously engaging in rebellious behavior got a Christian record deal in the first place. Either she's a great actress or a lot of people in the industry looked the other way.")***

Either that, or something changed. Whichever it is, things are simply not right here, and it's a sad and almost painful thing to behold for a loving believer like me. As other reviewers have said, "Pray this prodigal finds her way home."**** and "The one thing I hope is that if she ever wants to find her way back to the faith of her youth, the Christian community can welcome her back with open arms. We've all been lost and found, and let's not ever forget that."***** Amen to that. This young lady needs some prayers like darts!

As I am writing this I am reminded of a girl I once knew. She either was bisexual, or she fell into the death trap of homosexuality before my eyes. I'm not sure if she always was a homosexual and will never know (if she turned, there's a good reason to believe another lesbian helped bring her into it), but eventually the closet opened and I saw her as such, tainted by all the hideous ugliness. It wasn't a comforting spectacle to behold. I wonder, did Katy follow a similar path?

Such acts would have incurred a death sentence in the days of the Old Testament, and although such behavior doesn't come with such a penalty today, either way it means death. For if it is not physical death in the olden days, it is spiritual death for today.... Dear God, save Katy Perry.


Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 18:22 (KJV)

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13 (KJV)


"Ain't no big deal, it's innocent." With all due respect to you, Miss Perry, I strongly disagree.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D.


Endnotes:

*A Tale of Two Katys,by Adam R. Holz, Plugged-In.com, July 7, 2008 (http://www.pluggedinonline.com/read/read/a0004141.cfm)

**Katy Hudson, by Katy Hudson, Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Katy-Hudson/dp/B00005OW88)

***Katy Perry, Christian recording artist?, by Joanne Brokaw, Beliefnet.com, Monday June 23, 2008 (http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2008/06/katy-perry-christian-recording.html)

****Katy Perry: One of the Boys, by Adam R. Holz and Bob Smithouser, Plugged-In.com (http://www.pluggedinonline.com/music/music/a0004216.cfm)

*****Katy Perry, Christian recording artist?, by Joanne Brokaw, Beliefnet.com, Monday June 23, 2008 (http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2008/06/katy-perry-christian-recording.html)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I've been tagged!

What? Emil's tagged me? Ah well....

Okay, 15 random facts that I'm not afraid to admit about myself? Here goes...!

1. I almost always wear black.

2. I don't eat sweets, dessert, candy, etc., and don't drink soda.

3. I hate sports.

4. I have a fetish for sunglasses.

5. I want a pet someday (a reptile, spider, scorpion, or whatever...).

6. My personality makes dealing with girls (I mean as friends) a very pleasant and preferable situation.

7. But I also enjoy good manly friendships, when I can get them.

8. I love people.

9. I don't watch movies with sorcery/witchcraft overtones, nor ones that contain sex/nude scenes.

10. I don't like California. So many things kill me about this place...I really need to get away.

11. I got a very strong urge to shoot a chihuahua with a rubber band yesterday, right in the face....

12. No matter how many times he tried, as a coworker flipped a coin in Harvey Dent fashion today, no matter if I was heads or tails, he simply could not kill me. I am invincible!

13. When I'm tired, I get dangerously silly.

14. If it's just meat and not an organ, I will eat almost anything that moves, and I'm not joking either....

15. I was tagged.


I hereby taggeth...


*Stacy*

Mada

Briar

NotMyOwn

Lacee

Lizzy Brown

Rachel Adventure

olde.fashioned

Ipwergis-Pudding

Lady Neferankh

sarah k.

brit w

pavocavalry


So let it be tagged, so let it be taggeded!

Spencer

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crimson Trace Laser Grips

I recently asked for a catalog along with the free promotional DVD, and it came pretty quick. I watched it Friday night, and I have to admit, their product looks impressive. I like several tactical features, and they aren't necessarily outside my budget.

Crimson Trace makes handgun grips that you put in place of your gun's original grip, and the laser comes out of the grip.

I'd like to bring this up as a discussion topic amongst the many readers of mine who are owners of firearms. The DVD is free, so send away for it here. When you're done watching it, come here and tell me what you think.

I want to hear your opinions!

Spencer

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

WARSKYL: Sodomite Violence

If and when violence occurs, will the police intervene? Or will they step back and give free reign to the perverts? If Christians defend their families and churches, will the police and media treat it as self defense, or will they call it something else? Time will tell.

Monday, November 17, 2008

About Me page update

The original:

My name is Spencer. On the blogosphere, I'm known as Dr. Paleo Ph.D. I'm 20 years old, am a Christian/Creationist, was homeschooled, now being an ADL student.

I believe in war when it is necessary, support gun ownership, am a strict conservative, and am against abortion, homosexuality, feminism, etc. I'm old-fashioned, and still believe in the law of "Women and Children First!" and when a girl is picked on, there really just isn't a better way to tick me off. Personally, I'm planning on entering the field of dinosaur paleontology, and study accordingly. In short, I'm a major all-around science lover, and am interested in topics such as entomology, geology, herpetology, elasmobranchology, and cryptozoology. My interests don't stop there; besides science I'm a die-hard history buff, particularly of the military kind. From the American Civil War (I'm a to-the-death Rebel) and World War 2, to the Ancients and medieval Europe and Asia.

I enjoy reading and collecting non-fiction books, fossils, insects, rocks, knives, Civil War relics, militaria, and military surplus, plus Lego and plastic soldier painting, working out, and martial arts.

Welcome to my blog.


The new one:

My name is Spencer. I'm 20 years old, a Bible-believing Christian, and I live in California. I am many things. I trust my savior Jesus Christ above all else, and strive to follow Him unceasingly. My soul is that of the warrior's, and I seek to fulfill my duties as such. I am science-minded, and am pursuing a career in dinosaur paleontology.

I am for my God, and His Word, the Holy Bible. I am for the literal six-day interpretation of the Creation account as found in the book of Genesis. I am for my country and its military, and I will give my support to those who defend this nation and its people, even if it means that we are forced to wage war. I am for homeschooling, the rights of parents, the Biblical family, and courtship. I am for the rights of gun owners, and support those who carry. I am for martial arts, and advocate the study of those means necessary to protect the family, the faithful, and the defenseless. I am for the dying ways of chivalry; "Women and Children First!" is a creed well worth dying for. I am for conservatism, and did I mention that I'm also a states' rights Confederate flag-waving Rebel?

This is me.

Welcome to my blog.



Which one do you all like better?

Dr. Paleo

Friday, November 14, 2008

Suspicious powder, legal complaint add to Prop 8 tensions

Protests in recent days have targeted the Mormon church, which encouraged its members to fight the recently passed amendment banning gay marriage in California.


Whups. They screwed the article up..."fight"? Nu-uh!

On the other hand, this whole situation is beginning to tick me off....

Spencer

Barack Obama: Born in the U.S.A.?

Do NOT miss this article....

Chuck Norris: Obama, Now That You Work for Me...

Roundhouse, Chuck, roundhouse! :-D

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In Due Season

2nd Amendment does not grant, it recognizes

It is our right to own guns not because the constitution grants us that right (in fact, it doesn't grant us the right, it simply RECOGNIZES the right to bear arms) It is our right because of something much deeper, the Sanctity of Life and the responsibility of men. THAT is what not only allows us to be capable of defending ourselves, but requires us to do so. We are required to defend our families from harm, even if that means death for us. This is a mandate that is primarily directed at the fathers and men.


Bravo Emil, BRAVO!!

Social Worker: “All Homeschoolers Get Psychological Evaluations”

The title may sound bad enough. It only gets worse....

Read, and see, this is the truth. This is what is happening to our beautiful country.

...The social worker to whom he spoke asked to meet the family. Dr. Smith requested that the meeting be at a neutral site at a time that would minimize interruptions in his busy work schedule at a medical clinic. The social worker refused, and declared she would arrive at the Smith home the next morning to “enter the home and interview the children.”
...
The social worker also did not have a search warrant, so Mrs. Smith initially refused to let her enter the family home. This prompted the social worker to call for two police officers.
...
During the first interview, the social worker went so far as to lift up the shirt of the Smiths’ 9-year-old daughter, which greatly embarrassed the girl.
...
To make matters worse, the social worker had one of the police officers move toward Dr. Smith, and she told the officer to handcuff him so she could remove his children from the home.
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She also proceeded to lift the shirts and clothing of each child, even those whom the allegations did not concern.
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The social worker found nothing—but said still she wanted the family to “undergo a formal psycho-social assessment.” When the Smiths asked “Why?” the social worker replied, “This is done in all investigations with homeschooled children!”
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HSLDA is considering a civil rights suit....


Spencer

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NRA: Obama's election spawns 'gun run'

Will our brand new president try to remove an amendment right?

...we will just have to wait and see.

Spencer

Chuck Norris Jokes

I'd like to take a bit of a break from the dark and depressing today (Veteran's Day - *salutes*) and offer some seriously funny Chuck Norris jokes. Not all of them are exactly, uhm, clean, but the vast majority are just plain hilarious.

Spencer

Vaccines, Autism, and Parents

Monday, November 10, 2008

“Imagine if . . .”

I just attended a conference and heard Michael Farris, founder of the HSLDA, speak on this very topic.

And during the next four to eight years...this is going to be even harder to fight.

Spencer

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dave Higham for Man of the Year!

Now here's a candidate I can get excited about. If he makes it in the "primaries," expect me to harp about this for weeks.

Let's get this guy in office!


You ask, why should my nominee be the Man of the Year? I'll tell you why.

He may be young, but Dave Higham is a man's man. I met him over two years ago when he was in the Army Rangers, and it was amazing how fast we clicked. We soon became something akin to brothers, sharing intimate thoughts and having deep conversations.

We have similar worldviews, and see eye-to-eye on most everything (the major difference being that Mr. Higham is LDS, or Mormon, and I am Christian).

Dave is tough. He taught me the phrase "Pain is weakness leaving the body!", and shaped my views concerning war and the military. He's as tough as nails, as hard as iron, yet still is good enough to take care of the people around him, and is even what one might call sweet.

Dave is wise. He's like an old sage (wiser than the vast majority of people in general, I would contend), and sometimes when I need advice, I've learned to come to him. You wouldn't believe he's a bit younger than I am; his age is deceiving. I often wonder what on earth his parents did right, or whatever else may have happened to him as a kid, because something was done right. WAY right!

Dave is dutiful. He does what he knows to be right, be it to country, family, or friends. Dave Higham is one of the very best men I have been privileged to know. He stays true to his religion, he takes care of friends and family, does his duty everywhere he goes (army, work, etc.), does his absolute best, and dearly loves his wife. He simply is an amazing man, ordinary, yet at the same time so very extraordinary.

Dave is a true friend. When I need help, I always know I can come to Dave for support, not to mention good ideas to help solve the issue. I can vent and get counsel at the very same time! In fact, currently I am dealing with a very unsettling situation in my own life, and Dave has been helping me throughout the whole thing. In the past, he has helped me get jobs, write my first resume, get a work-out routine going, and more. When I am out-of-place at best, and at worst violently different than most young men these days, Dave is a unimaginable close friend to me; a brother. He has done more for me than I can say. One sees so much of his amazing qualities quickly, and yet so many more lie beneath the surface and become uncovered upon closer acquaintance. There is only so much one can broadcast publicly without going to deep into our own lives, but believe me, there is more. Much, much more!

I recently flew out to Utah to see him and two other friends, and they thus compose the three who I like to call my "Big Three" friends (What can I say? I seem to have this strange love affair with Utah.). While I was there, Dave gave me my first shooting lesson, we got commando-ed-up, man style, for a late night game of hide-and-seek (he in his BDUs and me in black face paint), we stargazed one beautiful night in the desert, and we has some great conversations as well. Beyond the recent vacation we talk all the time, and no, we do not discuss the usual "young people" things. We discuss manly issues. We talk current events, military matters, history, religion, and topics such as martial arts, guns, protecting one’s family, etc. I’ve never known anyone else who thought along the lines of my own brain so much. Bravo, Dave!

Forget the metrosexual word "bromance", this is manly friendship at its best! You know you’ve found a good friend when they challenge you to ascend ever higher and become a better person, or, in this case, a better man. I can attest to the fact that I have been made better for having known this guy. If it hadn’t been for my personal belief in not voting for someone of a different religion than my own, the poll counters just might have beheld a "David Higham" written in for president this past election night! I’ve before thought about his deserved place amongst a few people whom I consider something akin to mentors in my life (albeit in this case it‘s a friendly kind of "mentor").

It is a shame that we live in two different states. But perhaps it's a good thing, at least for Mrs. Higham. If we did live close, I'd be around Dave all the time.

Vote for Dave Higham, for Man of the Year!

Beowulf87 aka Spencer
Campaign Manager, Higham ‘08
"I believe in Dave Higham"



Since I nominated him, I guess I'm a campaign manager now?

Spencer

Friday, November 07, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ann Coulter speaks

Last night was truly a historic occasion: For only the second time in her adult life, Michelle Obama was proud of her country!

...

So maybe Obama can now become B. Hussein Obama, his rightful name.

...

After showing nearly superhuman restraint throughout this campaign, which was lost the night McCain won the California primary, I am now liberated to announce that all I care about is hunting down and punishing every Republican who voted for McCain in the primaries. I have a list and am prepared to produce the names of every person who told me he was voting for McCain to the proper authorities.

...

For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president.

Starting tomorrow, if not sooner.

Today

I have a lot to say. All day today I thought, thought, and thought. I have a whole ton to say. But I don't even feel like saying it all. None of it was anything good....

I had to listen all day as Obama supporters gloated. It was sickening. It was insult to injury. I'd had enough before it started. I can hardly watch the television right now.

But...I clapped three times today. On my lunch, I received news that Proposition 8 passed. It was the up I needed to get me out of my depression.

Entirely alone, but not caring too much anyways, I clapped my hands, shouted "YES!" and slammed my fist on the table. Energy coursed through me; my face was a conquering general's, and my eyes burned with the intensity of a victor.

I had two other chances to cheer about Prop 8 today, both times being met with dissent from my coworkers. But I didn't care. I am so happy about this right now that I feel like climbing the highest mountain and crying the call of the warrior victor.

Though the enemy has attained his goal in the highest office in the land, we have won here at home. We are the victors! God has indeed blessed the righteous cause!

The text from the "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" email from protectmarriage.com:

Dear Friend,

You did it!

You made every sacrifice we asked of you, and more. You gave generously of your financial resources. You waved Yes on 8 signs on street corners. You walked precincts. You telephoned voters. You distributed materials. You talked with your friends, family and colleagues. And you got our supporters to the polls on Election Day.

Because of you, Proposition 8 has been enacted! The final numbers this afternoon from the Secretary of State’s office show that Prop 8 was adopted by a margin of 52.5% Yes to 47.5% No. We racked up a 504,479 vote victory!

This is a great day for marriage. The people of California stood up for traditional marriage and reclaimed this great institution. We are gratified that voters chose to protect traditional marriage and to enshrine its importance in the state constitution.

The Yes on Proposition 8 campaign has been the single largest, most powerful grassroots movement in the history of American ballot initiative campaigns. We raised approximately $40 million from over 70,000 individual contributors. We recruited the active support of over 100,000 volunteers who gave tirelessly of their time and energies to our cause. You, our dedicated volunteers, visited millions of homes, made millions of phone calls, distributed over one million yard signs and displayed one million bumper strips. The silent majority is alive and well in California, and you have spoken!

Proposition 8 has always been about restoring the traditional definition of marriage. It doesn’t discriminate or take rights away from anyone. Gay and lesbian domestic partnerships will continue to enjoy the same legal rights as married spouses. Proposition 8 doesn’t change that.

Unfortunately, our opponents have already shown that they have no intention of respecting the vote of the People. According to media reports, they have filed three lawsuits today seeking to invalidate Proposition 8. Rest assured that our coalition will vigorously defend the People’s decision to enact Prop. 8. We will write more later with an update on legal activity to uphold Prop. 8.

When we look back on the historic victory we have won for traditional marriage, the pivotal day in this campaign was Thursday, October 23rd. That was the day we learned that our opponents were outspending us on television by $7 million over a one week period of time to air a television commercial designed to undercut our warning to voters that gay marriage would be taught to children in public schools unless Proposition 8 was enacted. Our campaign was being swamped with spending from our opponents. Voters were seeing No on 8 ads two to three times more often than they saw our Yes ads.

The situation was so dire I issued an email titled “Code Blue for Marriage,” and pleaded with you to respond to save the institution of marriage. And respond you did! Your generous financial contributions allowed our campaign to pump millions of dollars into additional advertising in the final days of the campaign. That additional advertising, combined with the heroic get-out-the-vote efforts of our volunteer army, is what made the difference. All of us can now look back with pride on that day, October 23rd, when the institution of marriage needed us most and know that we rose to the challenge.

May God bless you for your incredible efforts in passing Proposition 8 and enshrining the magnificent institution of traditional marriage in California’s constitution. Words cannot express our gratitude for the sacrifices you have made.

Sincerely,

Frank Schubert
Campaign Manager
ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8



We shouldn't have even had to do this. We voted two times I think on this before (at least once I know), and these results were the same as they were before. The people have spoken.

No marriage for sodomites. No special rights for homosexuals. The perverse have tasted defeat, and seen their evil plan crushed before their very eyes. Quit with all the weak lawsuits. Admit your defeat in battle.

Harsh words? Yes. The words of...war. This is something so important to me, that I will speak out. As much as I have to. The war is far from over, but, for now, their campaign has been thwarted in one climactic battle. While we exult in our victory here, let us not neglect to gear up for the next fight. For with such a disgrace of a president, we have a lot of fighting to do.

HURRAH FOR PROPOSITION 8, THAT PROMOTES THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!

Spencer

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's all over

I'm pretty deep right now. There's not much I can say...maybe I'll have something more eloquent to say tommorrow.

I'll just leave him with this. I am not broken. I am not bloodied. I am not battered.

I am more determined than ever.

I stand for the America that was founded in 1776, not what you would do unto her!

Spencer

The beginning of...?

Each time I thought about it today, I got a chill in my chest, the uncomfortable pang of nervousness.

I don't know what is going to happen tommorrow, nor do I want my foreboding predictions to be realized.

...I don't know what to say.

...either way, God help us...but especially the one way.

Spencer

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Prayer Request

The fact that the problem is still unsolved makes it worse all on its own. It's a problem that increases with time.

I hope that at least a few of you could help out with your prayers right now. I'm sorry to have to ask again, but I would much appreciate them right now....

Spencer

Chuck Norris is...

Chuck Norris is mighty. Very, very mighty!

Saturday, November 01, 2008