New NOM/Iowa For Freedom strategy: Iowa judges wrong b/c of distance from Boston

*NOTE: This is the ad referenced in this post.

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*UPDATE: What scholar Mark McCormick actually said, sans fear noises and editing:

There is no such thing as an ‘activist judge,’ in the sense that I’m aware of — in the sense of a judge who does not believe that he or she is carrying out his or her responsibility — it’s really just common knowledge, I think, among members of the bar and the judiciary that the role of the courts is to interpret and to assure that the statutes and constitution are enforced, and it’s not activist to interpret the Equal Protection Clause of the federal and state constitutions to a situation following precedent.



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*MORE: McCormick calls out the campaign for what it is, while IFF head Bob Vander Plaats refuses to tell the public where the money’s coming from:




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How Obama Got it Wrong

BARACK OBAMA SPEAKS X390 (GETTY IMAGES) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Obama administration’s decision to appeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” lawsuit was not a foregone conclusion, writes Palm Center director Aaron Belkin.
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A Bible lesson gone horribly wrong

Some of the things that land in my inbox are from seriously disturbed people. I wasn’t the only one on the distro list for this batsh*ttery, but I had to share it with you.

I am warning you, this one starts off nutty and goes downhill fast. It’s below the fold.

God created the heavens and earth and all the animals. And he created a garden of eden from which he created man from the dust. He called this man Adam. After a while God saw that Adam was lonely.

So he caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and while Adam slept God opened Adam’s side and took one of his ribs and created a woman to be a companion for Adam. This woman was called Eve. Eve was bone of Adam’s bone and flesh of Adam’s flesh. God created Eve as a soulmate and companion for Adam. When God created Adam and Eve they had no knowledge of evil. They only had the goodness of God. God did not give Adam and Eve the knowledge of evil or the power to have sex and create. All God wanted was Adam and Eve in the garden of eden and  the animals on the earth. Adam and Eve would never destroy  the garden of eden and the animals would never destroy the earth.

That’s why God created the garden of eden. That was Adam and Eve’s home for eternity. Lucifer was one of God’s angels. God called Lucifer the morning star. He rose up in evil against God and God drove him from heaven. In order to get back at God, Lucifer came down to the garden of eden and put the evil in the tree of knowledge of good. Then it became the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God saw the evil and warned Adam and Eve not to touch it or eat from it or they would surely die. Then God went away and while he was gone Lucifer tried to get Eve to eat from the tree. Eve told Lucifer that they would surely die. Lucifer lied and said that they would live forever. He told them that he would make them into Gods. Eve fell for Lucifer’s lies and she did eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Then she got Adam to eat from it. When they did their eyes were opened and they saw that they were naked. That’s when they gained the knowledge and the power to have sex and create. They covered themselves up with fig leaves and ran and hid from God. God found them and condemed them both. God drove them from the garden of eden never to return. Then God punished Lucifer by turning him into a snake to eat the dust of the other animals for eternity. Adam and Eve still had a choice. They could have gone with the goodness of God and not had sex or they could go with the evil and the power that Lucifer gave them. They chose the evil and the power that Lucifer gave them. Then they started lying and said it was God’s way. But it wasn’t God’s way it was Lucifer’s way of worse than worse than incest. When Adam had sex with Eve he was having sex with his own flesh. Eve was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.

Now I am going to explain what I mean by worse than worse than incest. If Adam came from the dust and Eve came from the dust there would be no incest between them. And what ever they created would be a true son and a true daughter. When the true son and true daughter had sex to keep the population going that would have been incest. And what ever they created would have been closer flesh. A true brother and sister committing incest cannot create a son or daughter. They create closer flesh because the flesh is closer than they were to begin with. So that way would have been incest and closer flesh. If Adam came from the dust and Eve came from the dust and they had true sons and daughters and Adam had sex with his daughters and Eve had sex with her sons to keep the population going that would have been worse than incest and they would have created closer than closer flesh. The closer the flesh the worse the incest.

The way it happened was that Adam had sex with his own flesh. So that was worse than worse than incest and they created closer than closer than closer flesh. So when you marry someone you are marrying someone that is 3 times closer than a true brother and sister. That’s why people create birthdefects and deformaties.

We are all birthdefects because we all have the knowledge of evil. We all came from worse than worse than incest and we are still the same. There is no such thing as grand ma and grand pa or mother and father or sister and brother or uncle and aunt or nephew and niece or any other name. It was made up by Adam and Eve and their generations. We are simply Adam’s flesh having sex with Adam’s flesh and what ever you create is Adam’s flesh. Jesus came from Mary having sex with another man while Joseph was off fighting in a war. Jesus grew up and found out the truth from the priests who didn’t get married and have sex.

But the priests were afraid to tell everyone because they were afraid they would be killed. So Jesus found 12 other men and he told them the truth. And with their help he tried to tell everyone that in the eyes of God they were all brothers and sisters and that they were committing incest by getting married and having sex. They all got upset and angry and crucified him. Jesus went back to the dust just like everyone before him and after him. Just where God told Adam and Eve they would go.

From dust you came and dust you shall return. Jesus was a 33 year old virgin who gave his life trying to keep the generations from being born from sin into a sinful world.

Long before Jesus was born there were thousands of slaves that ran off around the world and started their own countries. When these slaves ran off there was a large group of men that took off and ended up in Africa. Some of them were giants as tall as 9 ft. or even  taller. The giant named Goliath that David killed with his slingshot was 9 ft. tall.

Some of these men went exploring to Borneo and used ropes to catch female orangutans and took them to South America and had sex with them and eventually created the Indians. The men that stayed in Africa used ropes to catch female gorillas and had sex with them and eventually created the Africans. When scientists found the bones in Africa they thought we evolved naturally from a female chimpanzee.

But it wasn’t a natural evolution it was a man made evolution. That’s where Bigfoot and the Orangutan creatures come from. They are half man and half gorilla and half man and half orangutan. They use to call the Indians the red man. The orangutan has reddish hair.

When those men bred out the hair the Indian’s skin remained red. The gorilla has black hair and skin. When those men bred out the hair the African’s skin remained black. Some of the Indians and Africans are tall. And some of the Bigfoot and Orangutan creatures are tall. They are tall because some of the men that created them were tall.

Bigfoot migrated up through Africa and came into the United States at the top of Africa when they were connected by land. The Orangutan creatures migrated up through Central America and came into the United States like the Indians did later on.

The first Europeans that saw the Africans said that some of the African women had genitals that resembled that of a gorilla. If you look at the nose of an African you will notice that it is wide like the gorilla’s nose. We are worse than worse than incest and worse than worse than bestiality.

1915: 1.8 Billion people

2010: 6.8 Billion people

95 years: 5 Billion people

2310: 22 Billion people

Solution to problem: Stop Creating Babies

I am 100% sure your generations will appreciate not being created and left behind to suffer that mess of insanity. And it will be one hell of a mess.

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Dacus right about it all being a game, wrong about who’s offside

This is the Pacific Justice Institute’s Brad Dacus, responding to his organization’s defeated attempt to force Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to defend Prop 8:

People on the left and right should both be mourning the fact that the attorney general and the governor are reneging on their oaths of office

“That’s like having a football team and saying it’s your strategy to not show up for the game. That’s not strategy, that’s surrender” [SOURCE]

Only problem for Dacus? His “team” is playing a game that fundamentally breaks the rules! There already was a match: Team Bias fouled, Team Equality calledlucy-charlie-football them out on it, and Referee Walker sided with the rules that were provided to the game by our nation’s governing documents. Now they who wish to keep all gay people on the sidelines are trying to save face, requesting another chance on the playing field to try to adjust the playbook ever so slightly, in hopes that the same basic runs and passes and kicks and goals will for some reason deliver a winning score. But Coaches Brown and Schwarzenegger are simply saying, “Nuh uh, sorry — you don’t get to schedule a scrimmage here, there, and anywhere simply because you’re obsessed with a game that you were never qualified to play! Not if you expect us to show up, you don’t.

Surrender? No, no, Bradley. Try: Refusing to surrender to your side, which has been playing political and cultural football with LGBT lives and loves for longer than any of us care to remember!




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Right-winger: Prop. 8 decision wrong because marriage is really ‘a necessary defense of a women’s sexuality’

Just so you know what the other side is thinking, read this one from an opponent of Judge Walker’s decision. It sounds like something straight out of the 1700 or 1800s:

Marriage is a necessary defense of a woman’s sexuality and her human liberty from determined assault by men who would turn her into a slave, a concubine – something less than fully human. Human communities need to give women some additional degree of protection – through law, custom, religious decree, or sacrament – generally some combination of all three, neatly summarized by the plaintiffs, who demanded the sacred and the eternal from the state of California.

Of course, marriage’s power to protect women is far from perfect, but no human institution is. Parents, too, sometimes do awful things to their children.

Hmmm. I don’t know many women who would agree with this. But, I’m sure it resonates in the right-wing.

H/T to Gilberto for sending the link.




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‘The Prop. 8 Report’ examines what went wrong, what went right and how to finally win

David Fleischer from the LGBT Mentoring Project has authored a new report, The Prop. 8 Report: What defeat in California can Teach Us about Winning Future Ballot Measures on Same-sex Marriage.” The full report is here. The purpose of the report is explained in the Executive Summary:

The purpose of this report is to help supporters of same-sex marriage learn from the Prop 8 campaign. This knowledge can hasten the day that we are able to return to the ballot to win same-sex marriage in California or in any state where we have previously lost on the issue.

There is much to learn. Many commonly held beliefs about Prop 8 are factually incorrect. The data show that the pro–same-sex marriage side, the No on 8 campaign, made both smart choices and costly mistakes. This report aims to help our entire community recognize and learn from both. Understanding what happened will help all of us face and embrace the hard work ahead.

Fleischer also has an op-ed in today’s L.A. Times, which provides the highlights some of his key findings. For example, parents with kids under 18 shifted against support for marriage. Those ads worked:

One big question after the election: Who moved? Six weeks before the vote, Proposition 8 was too close to call. But in the final weeks, supporters pulled ahead, and by election day, the outcome was all but certain.

After the election, a misleading finding from exit polls led many to blame African Americans for the loss. But in our new analysis, it appears that African Americans’ views were relatively stable. True, a majority of African Americans opposed same-sex marriage, but that was true at the beginning and at the end of the campaign; few changed their minds in the closing weeks.

The shift, it turns out, was greatest among parents with children under 18 living at home — many of them white Democrats.

The numbers are staggering. In the last six weeks, when both sides saturated the airwaves with television ads, more than 687,000 voters changed their minds and decided to oppose same-sex marriage. More than 500,000 of those, the data suggest, were parents with children under 18 living at home. Because the proposition passed by 600,000 votes, this shift alone more than handed victory to proponents.

That’s very important info.

The report has a section titled, Most of the Conventional Wisdom about the Prop 8 Campaign is Wrong. For example, we can’t easily overturn the election. The other side would have benefited more if people weren’t confused by the ballot. So, we’ve got a steeper hill to climb than initially envisioned.

But, there is one piece of conventional wisdom that is accurate:

Mormon money was essential to the success of Yes on 8.

This one is true. According to Schubert Flint, the lead consulting firm for Yes on 8, the Mormons raised million from July through September with 40% of the money or more coming from members of the Church of Latter-day Saints

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