Monday, January 19, 2009

A Tactic of Fear

I recently found on the internet a Google Map that shows contributors to the “Yes on Prop 8” state constitutional amendment measure here in California back in November. The listing shows the amount donated the name of the person and for some, such as myself, their employer and job position. This obviously was put on the internet to intimidate and where possible create problems for those that donated to the ballot measure. Now we are not here talking just about larger donor amounts but down to $100, there may have been lower amounts but I did not look at them all.

This truly shows the depths the people who are seeking homosexual marriage will go. What is interesting is that I am quite confident these same people would say the black list that circulated during the McCarthy era (late 40’s) was wrong. But they now are trying to the do the same thing.

I would guess their bigger agenda is to instill an element of fear by sending the message “we know who you are and where you live.” Thus when the next election cycle comes around they can put some sort of measure on the ballot, with help of the current California administration, and many voters will be less likely to donate due to fear of reprisals.

The fact they would use this tactic of instilling fear was clearly seen in the documentary “Shaky Town” that I commented on some time ago here. It is also ironic that the same people who carried signs that read “No on Prop Hate” would be the one showing such hate and loathing.

I would also ask you to pray that the government officials in California who were voted into office to uphold the people’s voice would do so. Unfortunately from Gov. Schwarzenegger to the California Attorney General Jerry Brown, the same Jerry Brown that tried to sway the vote by his misleading rewording of Prop 8, all that is seen is supporting the overturning of Prop. 8. Which by the way is the second time California has passed a ballot measure of this kind and all California does is dismiss the voice of the people.

If you are in another state pray for California because if the homosexual community and those that support the overturning of Prop 8, as our incoming President would desire, should succeed do not be surprised if the same does not happen in other states such as yours.

Paul says in Romans 13 that the leaders, civil magistrates, we have are there by God’s hand, whether they believe so or not, to uphold His standards and not their capricious standards based on their own feelings. Just as we need to promote just laws based on the word of God so too must the leaders God places to rule, rule justly. Let us pray they do just that.

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