From the desk of Frank Schubert, Yes on 8 Campaign Manager

Dear Friend,

The institution of marriage is in cardiac arrest in California and I am pleading with you to help save it. Please set aside what you are doing for a minute and pay close attention to what is happening with Proposition 8. Marriage as we know it is in a life or death moment.

Gay activists held a fundraiser on Tuesday night at billionaire liberal Ron Burkle’s mansion in Beverly Hills where they raised an astonishing $3.9 million. Even as guests were being entertained by Barbra Streisand, Melissa Etheridge and Mary J. Blige, No on 8 operatives were busy launching a sneak attack on the institution of marriage. They began dumping $3 million into television commercials this week alone. That is on top of the nearly $4 million in air time they already had purchased for this week, meaning they are spending an unbelievable $7 million on air time this week alone!

In the middle of the night last night, they began airing a new commercial featuring liberal Democrat Jack O’Connell, the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, designed to trick voters into thinking that gay marriage won’t be taught in California public schools. The No on 8 campaign realizes that this is their Achilles heel, and they are going to say and do whatever they need to in order to confuse and trick voters.

O’Connell slyly but shamelessly misrepresents the law, saying that California does not “require” that anything about marriage be taught in public schools. What he doesn’t say is that his own Department of Education reports that 96% of schools DO TEACH the courses that include marriage. The Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage unquestionably means that young children will be exposed to gay marriage in school, just as they are in Massachusetts.

Here is the situation we face: Unless we raise $3 million in the next week, we’re going to lose.

Our campaign is presently on the right track and has momentum, but we cannot withstand this onslaught of spending – getting outspent by $3 million this week and by who knows what next week. We have emptied our accounts to put $1 million more on TV to respond, but that leaves us bare. We need to add $1 million more to our advertising schedule in the next 24 hours for this week, and at least $2 million more for next week.

If you love the institution of marriage, this is one of those moments that you will remember the rest of your life. This is the moment when people of faith were given the chance to make a great sacrifice and save this precious institution. We have all worked hard as volunteers and contributors, but this is the moment when traditional marriage as we know it will either live, or it will die.

Years from now, when we look back on our lives, this will be a day to remember. The day when marriage went into cardiac arrest, the victim of a ruthless and false assault on the truth. The day when you had a chance to sacrifice greatly to save God’s precious gift to us.

This is Code Blue for marriage. What is your response?

Frank Schubert
Campaign Manager - Yes on 8


My response?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha hardee har har!

This door's wide open now. Prop 8's toast whether you like it or not.

Frank, it's absolutely not “required" ... Deal, you lying POS.


Reuven said...

This one's a MUST SEE

I don't understand how the San Diego AG doesn't shut them down immediately. If my business did that, I think I'd be shut down.

Reuven said...

Also, Tactical Syntax has some more Proposition 8 banners....

Chino Blanco said...

Thanks for the links.

Reuven rocks!

Reuven said...

What I really don't understand is this is going to be a disaster for the LDS Church. Why are they taking an incredible risk, aligning themselves with unfriendly groups and telling people to spend huge sums of money?

They'd get a lot more new members if, say, they spend $3 million opening a soup kitchen in San Francisco.

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