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Why Aren’t More Mormons Standing Up For Marriage?

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mormons-against-prop-8-6I routinely give presentations and communicate by email to business and religious leaders of many faiths across the nation. This article by my friend Wendy Asay, “Why Aren’t More Mormons Standing Up for Marriage” was of great interest because the Mormons are probably best known for their strong families and their advocacy for Marriage. Certainly it has been publicly acknowledged by those who were involved that the Mormons’ support of California’s Prop 8 made a difference in winning that statewide referendum.

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I routinely give presentations and communicate by email to business and religious leaders of many faiths across the nation. This article by my friend Wendy Asay, “Why Aren’t More Mormons Standing Up for Marriage” was of great interest because the Mormons are probably best known for their strong families and their advocacy for Marriage. Certainly […]

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Homosexuality 101

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American Leadership Fund is a member of a national network of leaders and scholars that are speaking strongly in favor of Marriage between a man and a woman.

Please take time to watch this powerful address by one of the members of our network, the Dean of Liberty University Law School, Matthew Staver. He defends his premise that legalizing same-sex “marriage” is the beginning of the end of Western Civilization, Marriage and gender.

Then, at the end of this post, I’ve included a powerful and professionally-produced 90-minute video that explains in detail the history of this battle for Marriage. Share these videos with your family and neighbors.

Here is the background:

On December 20, 2013 a single federal judge – Robert Shelby – declared, without a hearing, that Utah’s law protecting Marriage between a man and a woman was “unconstitutional.” Why? Because he wanted to be “on the right side of history.”

The U.S. Supreme Court STAYED that motion while Utah and Oklahoma appealed. On June 25, 2014, a panel of three judges at the 10th Circuit Court declared that Utah’s and Oklahoma’s laws were unconstitutional, and both appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

American Leadership Fund raised the funds to file an amicus brief in the 10th Circuit as well as the 4th, using the Court’s own standard – a rational basis representing 19 historical scholars on the subject.

Utah is now appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, we must be very clear on what the battle we are waging is all about, who the enemy is, and how we are to respond as Christians and Orthodox Jews and any other faith that adheres to Biblical truth.

Let’s be very clear on what is really happening here with the gay rights movement.  This is the 1960s sexual revolution on steroids. It has nothing to do with the well-being of children. It is entirely focused on adults’ selfish desires, redefining Marriage based on “love” and sex acts rather than the institution that procreates and protects children.

Let me reiterate:  Throughout time, Marriage has always been defined for the procreation and protection of children. No rational basis exists to justify that we will be on the “right side of history” to declare Marriage to be anything other than what it was and always will be.

If there is any “civil rights” in this debate, it is the fabricated “right” to a sexual revolution without restraint. (I’ll be writing more on that in an upcoming post.)  History shows that civilizations that condescend to legalizing immorality always implode and destroy themselves. That is the course upon which our judges have embarked.

As my friend Janet Boynes, of JanetBoynesMinistries.com says, “As Christians, we teach a loving compassion without compromise.”

George Santayana Reason in Common Sense, The Life of Reason, Vol.1, echoed Edmund Burke’s earlier warning when he wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here’s a bit of the past:

Some History

In the 1960’s during the start of the sexual revolution, eugenics (racist “survival of the fittest” population control) advocates from the United Nations under UNESCO, and specifically under SIECUS in the United States, began advocating mandatory sex education. For the first time in United States history, schools began teaching children and teenagers how to have sex – “safe” sex, simply because “they’re going to do it anyway.”

If these programs have been so effective, why then has the United States gone from single digits to 48% of all children being born out-of-wedlock during that same time frame?

The United States has not only abandoned the protection of children, these reckless, irrational judges are making it even worse for them simply because they selfishly want to be popular. They are saying that it’s not only okay to deliberately render a child either motherless or fatherless, it’s “constitutional” to place them in a home that has the highest statistics for abuse and dissolution of partners, especially lesbian relationships.

I have a message for Judge Bob Shelby:  He and his colleagues in the federal court and at the 10th Circuit Court can’t claim “animus.” They may think their hands are washed of this entire affair, and that they will be seen as heroes in history.  But we will all one day be judged by a Higher Judge and it’s only a matter of time that will tell how “right” they were on this side of history.  The end of this road upon which they have propelled Utah and the rest of the nation is quite predictable, and they will go down in history among the infamous.

The campaign to redefine and “transform” marriage is not about children. It’s not about civil rights.  It’s about legalizing lewdness and depravity and an in-your-face anything-goes environment to retaliate against organized religion, all at the expense of innocent children who simply deserve both a mom and a dad. #shameful

Why did we allow this to happen?

Times have changed for the American family.  Frankly, today’s parents are challenged at every turn.  It used to be that a football practice was once or twice a week.  Now it’s not just every night, it’s most of the summer and late hours after school because today every parent wants their son or daughter to be an Olympic-standard athlete gold medalist or to play in the NFL or to be number one on the latest TV talent show.

Parents are running between giving up their prime time with their kids in schools, pre-schools and daycare centers that keep them away from home and their own parents – before and after hours, from infancy forward. Only time will tell what religious and emotional toll this takes on these little children who lack the nuturing and bonding with their own parents during the most critical, formative years of their lives, and the fallout from faith being in a secular environment rather than under the influence of their own parents.

This is a generation in which the parents are carpooling their school age children between soccer games and dance lessons, and rarely even have time to sit down around the family dinner table together any more, much less watch the news to know what is happening to destroy their future. This is no way to define “family.” It is more like the communal kibbutz where the village raises the child. Parents are abdicating their God-given responsibility.

We should all be alarmed.  With three stair-step boys in school and two pre-schoolers, I remember being on this same tread mill.  I finally said, “Enough.”  We taught the kids at home.  Each child chose one sport, and we turned off the TV.  We ate dinner together every night.  The home was peaceful and happy and calm, so much so that when the plumber arrived one day to fix a leak, he noticed the quiet classical music playing in the background and each of the children sitting quietly studying, and he said, “What is going on here?”

We had tuned out the world and its stresses just to spend time – quality and PRIME time – with our children.  It was a moment in time I will always cherish.

Back to the World – and the Present: A Must-See Video on Homosexuality

Today, at every turn, our children and grandchildren are bombarded with the views of the world, especially with regard to the sexual revolution, the normalization of homosexuality being paramount. For those who are still confused about the debates surrounding homosexuality and gay “marriage,” this is an excellent, very professionally edited 90-minute video.  It will help you and your family better understand the campaign to normalize an entire sexual revolution.

In addition I suggest an excellent book written by Michael Brown, PhD – Can You Be Gay and Christian?  Responding with LOVE & TRUTH to Questions About HOMOSEXUALITY.

Can you be gay and christian

Utah is now on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and American Leadership Fund has a goal to raise another $10,000 by the end of August.  We are launching a radio show and also developing a media campaign to win in the Court of Public Opinion, and we need your help – today.  While large corporations such as Overstock.com gave $50,000 or more to support “gay pride” in Salt Lake City, those of us who fight this controversial battle depend on the contributions of people such as you.  Please support American Leadership Fund today with a generous donation of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.
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Remember who this is really about.  It’s not the adults.

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American Leadership Fund is a member of a national network of leaders and scholars that are speaking strongly in favor of Marriage between a man and a woman. Please take time to watch this powerful address by one of the members of our network, the Dean of Liberty University Law School, Matthew Staver. He defends […]

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Marriage ‘Not State Issue’: Republican or Libertarian?

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On July 28, 2014 a Florida TV station re-posted a CNN report by Margaret Hoover declaring that the Florida GOP ‘gets it’ on gay marriage. She wrote:

The Republican Party’s support for same-sex marriage is starting to grow. In the past 16 months, the number of GOP legislators supporting equal access to civil marriage quadrupled — from just two to eight. And recently, Republican Rep. David Jolly of Florida, a swing-district legislator with a deep personal and religious belief in traditional marriage, made a case we will hear more — a good society should confer the rights and responsibilities of civil marriage on same-sex couples while respecting the religious freedom of houses of worship to perform the sacrament of marriage only in the ways they see fit.

 
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  On July 28, 2014 a Florida TV station re-posted a CNN report by Margaret Hoover declaring that the Florida GOP ‘gets it’ on gay marriage. She wrote: The Republican Party’s support for same-sex marriage is starting to grow. In the past 16 months, the number of GOP legislators supporting equal access to civil marriage […]

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Who Would Mourn the Loss of California?

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American Leadership FundDemocratic State Representative Mark Leno from San Francisco sponsored a bill to ban “sexist” words “husband” and “wife” from the public vocabulary.  Governor Jerry Brown has signed it.

State Rep. Leno said of his legislation,”This legislation removes outdated and biased language from state codes and recognizes all married spouses equally, regardless of their gender.”

Now the sexually perverse on both sides – homo and hetero – are salivating. Discussion boards are musing about “Hey, I’m a guy and I have a gay friend. We’re a couple. And I have a girlfriend and I’m another couple there.” What about incest and pedophilia. “If it’s consentual, why not?” Read More

Democratic State Representative Mark Leno from San Francisco sponsored a bill to ban “sexist” words “husband” and “wife” from the public vocabulary.  Governor Jerry Brown has signed it. State Rep. Leno said of his legislation,”This legislation removes outdated and biased language from state codes and recognizes all married spouses equally, regardless of their gender.” Now […]

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Disney Goes Gay – Taylor Has Two Moms

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One can only speculate what Walt is doing today. Roll over Disney. His family-friendly station has turned another corner and featured its first gay couple in the history of every parent’s favorite family media brand. Disney’s TV series “Good Luck Charlie” featured this scene late January 2014.

Not even Disney is kid-safe these days. This is also just one in a long line of examples of child-recruitment for the gay lifestyle influencing the next generation on sit-com TV. Complete with the laugh track.

For a man that would never even smoke in public because he wanted to protect his wholesome image, I’m wondering what Disney would think about this anything-goes image being projected today in his name?

Two thumbs down for Disney. RIP.

One can only speculate what Walt is doing today. Roll over Disney. His family-friendly station has turned another corner and featured its first gay couple in the history of every parent’s favorite family media brand. Disney’s TV series “Good Luck Charlie” featured this scene late January 2014. Not even Disney is kid-safe these days. This […]

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Losing Patience With Misinformed Citizens on Gay Marriage

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I routinely get emails from people who support indefensible views and who are merely regurgitating what they have heard in the media, without doing much research on their own. This is one such comment, and admittedly my impatient response, which I decided to expand upon and publish here. Read More

I routinely get emails from people who support indefensible views and who are merely regurgitating what they have heard in the media, without doing much research on their own. This is one such comment, and admittedly my impatient response, which I decided to expand upon and publish here.

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Lies of the Left and Why Conservatives Are Losing: We Must Unite!

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Utah’s Sovereignty and Marriage Law:  The Left Resorts – Again – to Lies and Distortions

Remember, don’t believe everything you read.  It is an Alinksy tactic in Rules for Radicals to mock and ridicule and to deliberately lie and label and use guilt by association.

We are astonished at the distortions and lies surrounding the event with Sheriff Mack held in Utah on January 4, 2014.  The Left has been trying to discredit this Sheriff for years, when in fact he is giving a logical and inspiring presentation that just makes sense.  He is now leading Sheriffs all across the country successfully.

And the truth is, that’s what they’re so afraid of: the truth.

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Utah’s Sovereignty and Marriage Law:  The Left Resorts – Again – to Lies and Distortions Remember, don’t believe everything you read.  It is an Alinksy tactic in Rules for Radicals to mock and ridicule and to deliberately lie and label and use guilt by association. We are astonished at the distortions and lies surrounding the […]

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Federal Judge Declares Utah’s Marriage Law Unconstitutional

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I sent this email to my list yesterday. I’m following up with more information today. This is urgently critical. Please help us continue to represent our values in Utah and across this nation. Utah was cherry-picked as the first state, even though it was broadly considered to be the last bastion of defense of marriage in the nation. More to come soon…

BREAKING NEWS! 
Federal Court Declares Utah’s Marriage Amendment Unconstitutional

It seems the Obama Administration likes to use the Friday before Christmas to deliver his “lovely” Christmas presents to us.

Remember 2010?  Yes, it was ObamaCare wrapped up in a glittering, beautifully-wrapped package all tied up with a pretty bow.

Well, now that bow has unraveled and what’s inside is not so glittering, beautiful or pretty.

Today, again the Friday before Christmas, Utahns received their “Christmas” present from the Obama Administration:  An Obama-appointed Federal district judge named Robert Shelby single-handedly declared that Utah’s Amendment 3 is unconstitutional in a 53-page opinion.

In that opinion he also proclaimed that the will of the people is irrelevant.  He said so.

This is judicial activism in its “finest” hour.

The Attorney General’s office is going to appeal and will call for a stay.

We are actively engaged in this fight, as you know, and will be at the next legislative session in 2014 where we anticipate other challenges to marriage and family.

Christmas is right around the corner. Everyone is busy, but marriage and our children are most important to the future of our society.

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Utah Is Targeted to Bring the Nation Down

I don’t know about you, but I’m disgusted by the nerve, the audacity, the absolute power that our Courts, this administration and our current President believe they have. 

Utah is the number 1 targeted state in the nation for overturning constitutional amendments defining marriage between a man and a woman.

If Utah goes down, a strongly-conservative state on the marriage and family issues, the entire nation will follow.

We network with many other family issues groups at the legislature to educate our elected officials on a variety of topics.  We have assisted with major events to bring the research to elected officials and to you showing that marriage between a man and a woman is the number 1 and best protection for the well-being of children.

Marriage Is Not About Adults – It’s About Children

Marriage is not about adults wanting a pleasurable relationship.  Marriage is about children who deserve both a mom and a dad.  It’s about creating the best environment for children.

Virtually every credible study shows that children are better off in every way in a home with both a mother and father who are married.

Marital “equality” is not about civil rights. 
Judges who declare state marriage amendments unconstitutional because of “discrimination” are ignoring their own strict scrutiny standards for suspect classification, which are: it must be inborn, involuntary and immutable.

Based on these standards, gay marriage defenders have no constitutional leg upon which to stand.

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We know that many businesses and individuals have been punished, fired, fined or shut down because of religious beliefs.  Companies that provide wedding photography, cakes, flowers and Catholic charities’ adoption services have been the prime targets.  Catholic Charities in some states have been shut down altogether because of their religious beliefs.

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“It Won’t Affect Me – What’s the Big Deal?”
Some say that making same-sex marriage legal won’t affect them or their families. “Why not just live and let live?” they ask.

Think again.

In other states that have legalized same sex marriage, the public schools are required to teach that same sex marriage and homosexual relationships are legal and no different from marriage between a man and a woman.

Frankly, children are being taught LIES in school.  In fact, if you aren’t for “equality” you must be a bigot – or a “bully.”

If you are concerned that your children are being – or will be – indoctrinated or their religious beliefs challenged, you should be concerned about this challenge and others that Utah will face in the next legislative session.

Thank you so much for your kindness in the past and for your help today.

Faithfully,

Cherilyn Eagar


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I sent this email to my list yesterday. I’m following up with more information today. This is urgently critical. Please help us continue to represent our values in Utah and across this nation. Utah was cherry-picked as the first state, even though it was broadly considered to be the last bastion of defense of marriage […]

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California’s Referendum on Insanity: Stop Co-Ed Bathrooms

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In 1977 I attended the International Womens Year Conference in Normal, Illinois as a delegate. The feminists in attendance laughed at us when we suggested that their logic on equality, defined in the Yale Law Journal, would lead to “unisex” bathrooms. Today it’s a reality. And California is NOT laughing.

A referendum is now in the works to repeal its insane “co-ed” bathroom law, in which students of either sex may enter the opposite sex bathroom just because they “believe.” It’s based on the otherwise innocuous, but really very dangerous, “gender identity” language which includes phrases and terms such as “sincerely-held belief,” “deeply-held belief,” “internal sense” or “perceived orientation” that a person is of another gender than the DNA (the chromosomes, biology, science, medicine) and all logic indicates. Here’s how the 2013 Utah bill read: Read More

In 1977 I attended the International Womens Year Conference in Normal, Illinois as a delegate. The feminists in attendance laughed at us when we suggested that their logic on equality, defined in the Yale Law Journal, would lead to “unisex” bathrooms. Today it’s a reality. And California is NOT laughing. A referendum is now in […]

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Gender Identity Is Not About Sexual Rights

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Gender identity has become a central focus of sexual rights, school anti-bullying campaigns and workplace equity.  Most Americans know or have family members that are homosexual.  But many are not familiar with “gender transitioning” and “transgender” medical protocols, the risks involved and what science informs the politicized debate.

This is a difficult topic that must be addressed within a respectful and reasoned dialogue, a dialogue that is research-based because gender transitioning is central to the goal of non-discrimination bills (to legalize same-sex/gender marriage) that are working their way through municipalities and state legislatures throughout the United States.   Even the more conservative states are vulnerable.  It is within this framework that this report was compiled.  I welcome your respectful comments.  – Cherilyn Eagar

Meet Navy Seal Chris/Kristen
I recently watched the Anderson Cooper interview with retired Navy Seal Christopher Beck, now transgendered “Kristen” Beck, and was suprised at the cavalier attitude – the poker face – that Anderson maintained throughout the nearly 60 minute interview.  You can watch a clip here:

Anderson portrayed an air of acceptance.  No questions were asked about this father’s two children he left behind, now without a father and role model, because of what does appear to be a narcissistic obsession with sexual/physical appearance and gender confusion that rose to the level of an aggressive hormone replacement therapy called “transitioning.”  Society appears to be as accepting of this dubious medical protocol without analysis of the side effects, and overshadowed by a false need not to offend. Read More

Gender identity has become a central focus of sexual rights, school anti-bullying campaigns and workplace equity.  Most Americans know or have family members that are homosexual.  But many are not familiar with “gender transitioning” and “transgender” medical protocols, the risks involved and what science informs the politicized debate. This is a difficult topic that must […]

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