Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
IN NOVEMBER ARIZONANS CAN VOTE ON MARRIAGE!
Tonight the Arizona Senate agreed with the Arizona House of Representatives and voted to refer a state constitutional amendment on the definition of marriage on the November ballot.
What a wonderful victory! The people of Arizona will be able to decide the future of marriage and not judges as happened in California.
In November the following proposed constitutional amendment will be before the voters:
"Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state."
Please thank your Senators- Karen Johnson voted YES! Thank you Karen and all the other senators who voted to put this on the ballot.
who voted to give the people the final say on the definition of marriage and place it safely in our constitution.
Hard work must be done in the months ahead to protect the sanctity of marriage. Please join CWA of Arizona and the rest of the Marriage Coalition to encourage people to vote and successfully pass this Amendment.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
-----Re-reading the first amendment reminded me of the deeper purpose of "freedom of speech" and the responsiblity that I have to exercise my right!
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.
Freedom of religion and "freedom of speech" included in the same amendment? Today's cries for "freedom of speech!" rarely include religion.
In reading the first amendment, I observed "freedom of speech and freedom of press" as tools we've been given to ensure our government allows freedom of religion, and to insist our government remains a servant of the people.
Each of us needs to speak out, express, and communicate our values, morals, and beliefs! They are being challenged at every level of legislative, judicial, and executive government. Each of us should make use of the "Freedom of speech" we've been afforded by the sacrifice and comittment of the founding fathers and many since.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Jeff has agreed to co sponsor this bill!
Email Jeff and thank him for standing up for decency!
Here is a listing of all those who are running this November.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here are my questions and their responses.
Here is some other information they sent me.
Internet Acceptable and Unacceptable Use Behaviors
Internet Acceptable Public Use Policy
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Click here for more information.
If you read the article, there are some graphic descriptions.
Read the story.
Sign a BN petition.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The federal judge in the trial is Alex Kozinski of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The judge is known to be a staunch supporter of the 1st Amendment. He believes pornography is a form of freedom of speech. Furthermore, his personal website was just found with several horrible pornography pictures. He agreed that he put some pictures on there. Then, he blamed his son for putting pictures on there. This is not acceptable for our judges to upholding this standard. There is a clear conflict of interest.
We are waiting to hear if he will be removed from this trial.
Here are a few press releases from interested organizations regarding the trial:
Girls Against Porn
Concerned Women For America
"Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be."
-- Samuel Johnson
"Our Lives Begin To End the Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter."
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Guard your families against pornography, which nowadays under various forms affects people's minds, especially those of children and young people. Defend the purity of morals in your homes and in society. The purer families are, the healthier the nation will be."
-Pope John Paul II (1999-Poland)
Monday, June 16, 2008
We know we need to unite our voices and dollars with those across the nation who feel the same way we do. Only through united efforts representing many,many,many individuals across this country will our concerns be acknowledged and our nation begin to respond.
Let us know what you think, or if you've heard of other national efforts we can support.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
I attended a small meeting last night organized by Concerned Women for America addressing the proposed Arizona Marriage Amendment for the Nov. 2008 ballot. We learned from Sally Mikesell, CWA of AZ State Director, that the bill has passed the house and bill SCR1038 is waiting to be introduced and voted on by the AZ senate.
- Sally suggested we call, write, e-mail or visit our state senator and respectfully ask them to support this bill and help bring it to a vote, if possible. She also suggested we thank them for all of their work on our behalf during this legislative session. http://www.azleg.gov/alisStaticPages/HowToContactMember.asp
- Senator Bee has indicated he will bring this bill to a vote after the state budget has been resolved. Pray that he will introduce this bill before this legislative session ends.
- Concerned Women for America, United Families, CAP, and others have formed an Arizona Marriage Coalition and have worked to get this bill through the house, currently work to push this bill through the senate, and hopefully, will continue to work to get the amendment passed by Arizona voters in November. They will need financial support.
- We will continue to research and see if there is anything else we can do to help get this amendment on the November ballot.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Broun's legislation, the "Military Honor and Decency Act," closes a loophole in current law that is allowing the sale of sexually explicit material on American military installations located both within the United States and around the world. Although the "National Defense Authorization Act of 1997" expressly prevents the Secretary of Defense from permitting the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense (DoD), subsequent regulations adopted by the Department of Defense have continued to allow the sale of sexually explicit material to occur. Congressman Broun's legislation closes these existing loopholes in DoD regulations to bring the Department into compliance with the intent of the 1997 law so that taxpayers will not be footing the costs of distributing pornography. (courtesy Bill Johnson)
Contact Jeff Flake here.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Arizona chapter of Concerned Women for America is having an urgent meeting on June 5th. I know this is late notice, but please try to make it. CWA is a very powerful organization.
When: Thursday June 5, 2008 10:00-11:30a.m.
(Complimentary snacks and beverages)
Where: 1811 E. Oxford Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283
When: Thursday June 5, 2008 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(Complimentary sandwiches and beverages)
Where: Freestone Recreation Center 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85324
Child care is provided at the Center for children 18mos.-7yrs at $2.00 per hour
We need to support this!!
I heard there is another meeting on June 25th. I will find out more info and see if we show more support.
This decision goes against the positive results that have come from this program. The AZ teen pregnancy rate dropped about 23% after the first 5 years of this program. Then in 2005, the pregnancy rate dropped 31%. With such staggering results, why is the governor rejecting money to educate and support this program? The only sure way to prevent STD's and pregnancy is to abstain from premarital sex.
You can contact the governor and voice your support for this program.
1. Abstinence education is the healthiest choice for both physical and emotional health.
2. Numerous studies verify that abstinence education is working
3. Parents and teens want a strong abstinence message for youth
4. Abstinence education deserves continued funding
5. Communities should have a choice. The content of sex education should be a matter of community choice (local control), so it's important that a separate funding source (Title V) be maintained for those communities that want their youth to receive abstinence education.
Office of Governor Janet Napolitano
1700 West Washington-101A
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-1318
Toll Free 1(800) 253-0883
Fax: (602) 542-1381
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your national representatives and ask them to sponsor H.J. RES. 89. (Click on the American Family Association link for a form to send to your congressman.)
We need to ask for and shout support for protection and respect for the institution of marriage. This does not deny others' their rights or freedoms. This would insure the protection of our rights and freedoms, and those of our children. Activist courts and liberal media should not have the power to change the definition of marriage.