[cross-posted from ANEWS Echo]
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Via The NY Transfer News Service 718-448-2358, 718-448-2683
Subject: Fundies Mobilize Against Calif Gay Rights Bill
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1992 15:59:28 CDT
Activists Mailing List
From: Ron Buckmire
[This is a letter received from Lou Sheldon ]
Traditional Values Coalition
August 12, 1992
I have just returned from Sacramento where our office is conducting an all
out lobbying campaign against AB 2601. I am writing to tell you about two
things. First, to report a victory with the State Board of Education, and,
second, to tell you the status of AB 2601 which is headed to the Governor's
Before I do that, let me thank you. You have been doing a great job.
Assemblymen and State Senators tell me they are receiving letters and
phone-calls from pro-family activists. We have to keep up the pressure and
heat on these legislators.
1) Together, you and I were able to wage a 18-month campaign
monitoring and tracking the new public school Health
Framework. Last week the board voted 11 to 0 in our favor.
We were successful in lobbying the State Board of Education to stop the
proposed promotion of same-sex marriages, homosexuality, condoms, etc., in our
public schools (K-12).
It is nice to see our side fight back and win a battle for faith and family.
Our work is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Traditional Values Coalition is
there to provide leadership and a "let's get it done" attitude.
I thank the Lord for this victory.
2) There are three homosexual special rights bills in the State
Legislature heading for Governor Wilson's desk.
A. AB 2601
B. AB 3019
C. AB 3825
However, we must direct all our attention to stopping AB 2601. If we can
convince the Governor to veto AB 2601, he will veto the other two bills.
Therefore, we are putting all our energy behind stopping AB 2601.
By the time you read this letter AB 2601 should be on Governor Wilson's desk
awaiting his decision.
AB 2601 HAS DIRECT IMPLICATIONS ON
CALIFORNIA AND OUR NATION.
America is in a clash over her national identity. The battle in Sacramento
over special rights for homosexuals is indicative of the national battle in
society for the soul of America.
AB 2601 is a surrogate battleground for societal acceptance, tolerance and
eventual promotion of the homosexual agenda.
The advocacy of the homosexual agenda in mainstream America reached new
heights when Joan Lunden and Mike Schneider of ABC's "Good Morning America"
promoted and applauded a new homosexual character on the daily soap opera
"Days of Our Lives." "Days of Our Lives" soap opera is using the new
homosexual character to promote the homosexual lifestyle. Written into the
script are parts which call anyone who opposes homosexuality a homophobe, a
THE PASSAGE OF AB 2601 WILL HAVE A
DIRECT EFFECT ON OUR NATIONS MORAL CODE
Historians do go back and look at things in society as turning points for
movements, wars, campaigns, etc.
The homosexuals battle to enact special homosexual laws is one of those
"indicator" points that will shape the values and beliefs of our nation.
That is why it is so important to stop AB 2601.
THE PASSAGE OF AB 2601 WILL HAVE A
DIRECT EFFECT ON CHRISTIANS
The following Christian businesses and organizations are NOT exempt from AB
* Church support staff,
* Christian bookstores,
* Christian recording companies,
* Christian radio stations,
* Christian television stations,
* Doctor's offices,
* Dentist's offices,
* Day Care Centers
AB 2601 WILL AFFECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
The modern trend in the courts and governmental agencies is to exempt from
these kinds of bills ONLY the ordained clergy. That means churches could be
forced to employ homosexuals in positions such as: secretaries,
administrators, janitors, etc. Additionally, no non-ordained volunteer is
exempt, thus forcing churches to employ homosexual Sunday School teachers.
Just look at the lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, another non-
profit organization being sued for not allowing a homosexual to be a scout
AB 2601 WILL INCREASE THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS
IN CALIFORNIA AND DRIVE AWAY BUSINESS THUS
The direct costs to California businesses of complying with AB 2601
regulations, going to court, or of avoiding potential litigation is a very
real threat to their competitiveness and viability. AB 2601 COULD TURN INTO A
QUOTA BILL FOR HOMOSEXUALS.
As California businesses struggle for survival, decreasing profits, rising
unemployment, increased dependence on state services, and the inevitable
reduction of the state's tax base will undoubtedly perpetuate the state's
current economic and financial troubles.
And now the liberals in Sacramento want to pass AB 2601 which will further
exacerbate the already wounded California economy.
AB 2601 MAKES "SEXUAL ORIENTATION" THE ONLY
CLASSIFICATION LISTED IN THE LABOR CODE THEREBY
GIVING HOMOSEXUALITY AND BISEXUALITY SUPERIOR
RIGHTS AND CREATING INEQUITIES FOR OTHER GROUPS.
This bill effectively provides homosexuals and bisexual with greater
protections and greater abilities for redress than are enjoyed by any other
AB 2601 is patently unfair. Average people who classify themselves as
pro-life, anti-ware, etc., will have the same avenues for protection under the
law that homosexuals will receive with AB 2601.
But, homosexuals need only state that they are homosexual to receive
AB 2601 IS SIMPLY UNFAIR TO ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HOLDS A POLITICAL BELIEF
AND WHO MUST ACT UPON THOSE BELIEFS IN ORDER TO BE PROTECTED.
THE TERM "SEXUAL ORIENTATION" WHICH IS
THE BASIS OF AB 2601, POTENTIAL APPLIES
TO ANY FORM OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
This bill paves the way for the protection of all forms of sexual
orientation. Are not people who merely classify themselves as believers in
pedophilia, bestiality and incest also participating in political activity?
For example, pedophiles believe that their sexual preferences is an
"orientation." If a prospective employee of a day care center espouses his
belief in pedophilia during an interview and is turned down because of that
statement, the day care center will have violated the provision proposed in AB
Something has to break. Liberals and secular humanists are essentially
calling Bible believing Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Orthodox Jews evil
people. Many homosexual activists are saying that the government must stop
Christians from refusing to accept and tolerate the homosexual lifestyle. This
is very scary.
WE NEED TO CREATE AN EARTHQUAKE UNDER
PETE WILSON'S DESK TO GET HIM TO VETO AB 2601
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP,
* Redouble your prayers for the Governor's heart. Ask the
Lord to give Gov. Wilson wisdom and confidence.
* Tell as many of your friends, bible study partners,
civic club members and family about AB 2601.
* Make sure your pastor knows about AB 2601. We can provide
Action Alerts and other literature for your church. Call
the Anaheim TVC office for materials (714) 520-0300.
* Call and write Governor Wilson. Tell him that homosexual
orientation should not be considered political activity and
that he should veto AB 2601.
The Governor's phone number is (916) 445-2841. Address
Governor Pete Wilson
Sacramento, CA 95814
* Financially support our work. We operate month to month.
It is your donations and love gifts that sustain our work.
Daniel 11:32 states, "But the people who know their God shall stand firm
and take action." Here at TVC action begins with education. We have educated
you on AB 2601. Now it's up to you to take action. Contact Governor Wilson and
prayerfully consider financially supporting this effort. With Godspeed please
May the Lord bless you and your family.
Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
P.S. Please help us so we can have
2 great victories...The Health
Framework and getting Gov. Wilson
to VETO AB 2601
RON BUCKMIRE, 11 Colvin Circle, Troy, NY 12180-3735. "D.C. in 93!"
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