Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The rules are: List 6 quirks about yourself and then tag six people. Leave them a message on their blog letting them know they have been tagged. I am only doing this because Melissa tagged me, because I normally think this stuff is a waste of time. Anyways, here are my quirks:
1. I always double check my alarm to see if it "really is" correct. Even still, my alarm only works half the time!
2. My wife wants me to use a luffa, but I refuse. For some reason, I am stuck with bar soap. Luffa's just seem too girly.
3. For some reason, concentrate juices are always too strong for my taste buds. Does anyone agree with me on this one, that most juice taste better a little watered down?
4. I have learned through marriage, that seperating laundry is essential to laundry coordination. All growing up, laundry was laundry and colors/fabric didn't matter. Now it does.
5. I like cheese toast. Cheese on top of toast. Cheese toast.
6. I am a bit of a germaphobe. Please don't sneeze into your hand before shaking mine. I remember watching a show on TLC, that showed a guy sneezing in an elevator and MILLIONS of little germs started flying around into peoples noses and mouths and eyes. Thanks TLC for making me a germaphobe.That's about as quirky as it gets for me!
1. Children in public schools will be taught that both traditional marriage and same-sex marriage are okay.The California Education Code already requires that health education classes instruct children about marriage. (§51890)Therefore, if the definition of marriage is changed, children will be taught that marriage is a relation between any two adults. There will be serious clashes between the secular school system and the right of parents to teach their children their own values and beliefs.
2. Churches will be sued if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings that are open to the public. Ask whether your pastor, priest, minister, bishop, or rabbi is ready to perform such marriages in your chapels and sanctuaries.
3. Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father. Catholic Charities in Boston has already closed its doors because of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.
4. Religions that sponsor private schools and which provide housing for married students will be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if it runs counter to church doctrine, or lose tax exemptions and benefits.
5. Ministers who preach against same-sex marriages will be sued for hate speech and could be fined by the government. It has already happened in Canada, one of six countries that have legalized gay marriage.
6. It will cost you money. A change in the definition of marriage will bring a cascade of lawsuits. Even if courts eventually find in favor of a defender of traditional marriage (highly improbable given today’s activist judges), think of the money – your money, your church contributions – that will have to be spent on legal fees.
And think of all the unintended consequences that we cannot even foresee at this time.Where will it end?It’s your children, your grandchildren, your money, and your liberties.Lets work together to protect them.