Friday, November 14, 2008

Press conference today and some other go-and-do's

Hey, all -

This email is a bit long and info-packed, but I felt it was worth passing along.

Of note is a PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY at noon in Santa Ana, at the Doubletree Hotel Ballroom (201 East MacArthur Boulevard, Santa Ana). If you can make it, by all means, go!!!

Also be aware that there will be a protest at the Newport Beach temple on Sunday. I mean, I don't think we should be counter-protesting - truly, I think that would be counter-productive - but I just wanted to give all a heads-up.

A friend of mine emailed me this morning about how perhaps it's the wrong attitude for us to say that we didn't do it alone. While it's true that many faiths banded together on this effort, we should keep our heads high in defending the work we've done instead of shrinking away from the critics or feeling injusticed. Of course those "fiery darts" would come - and let them! We know that they that be with us are more than they who are against us.

Stay strong, friends!


It is incredible how many are asking how they can besthelp to strengthen the ties we've developed in theAfrican American and other ethnic communities since our efforts in victory with Prop 8. As you can see the fight is not over, and one of the most critical things we can do at this point is to solidify the relationships with our new coalition.

Here are some things that we can do right now,without much effort. Will you please send this email to all you know? Notice this is now a national and international fight.


Nancy Kraemer who is involved with the Republican Headquarters and is very knowledgeable on this said we needto encourage ALL who can to email or write letters to ALL the State Assemblymen and State Senators encouraging them not to put into process the overturning of Prop 8.

She said even just an email saying "Do not overturn Prop 8" is good, as they don't read any full letters; they just take note if you're for or against. And to not just limit it to the Assemblymen or Senator who represents your area, but send it to ALL in the State....and there is an urgency in getting it done always.

1. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger -
2. Sam Annestad - State Senator
3. Doug LaMalfa - State Assembly
4. Rick Keene - State Assembly

Note that some, including an earlier email from me,are saying that we've lost momentum since 2000 when we received 61% of the vote on prop 22 and 53% on prop 8. At second glance we had 4.3 million votes in 2000. This year we added a million + to that number, 5.3 million. The opposition just had more involved on their side, which reduced the %.

Missionaries are reporting the everyone in the Black communities are much nicer to them, rooting them on. One ofthe many blessings of the Black & LDS communities coming together on Prop 8.

There are those who donated money or stood up publiclyin the media who are now being targeted by the opponents of traditional marriage. They are attempting to bankrupt businesses because some chose to vote differently. There are few things that I can think of that are more un-American than this tactic, while American tries to recover from the worst financial and economic crisis since the depression.

So we will stand with those who stood with us. As you find businesses that are being boycotted and picketed, please share them so that we can support them. We're asking that where possible, we make an extra effort to support these businesses to sustain them as they sustained us. Let's show our love and support with a visit to this targeted business:
EL COYOTE MEXICAN CAFE since 1931, family owned andoperated (City's Best Winner - 2007), 7312 BEVERLY BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90036-2535. Reservations: 323-939-2255.

There will be a press conference held in Orange County in response to the nationwide attacks, boycotts, and intimidation of U.S. churches, businesses, and individuals associated with the effort in California and throughout the country to preserve traditional marriage. All who can attend are encouraged to do so, from all communities.
SANTA ANA DOUBLETREE HOTEL BALLROOM201 East MacArthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA

Some have asked for scriptural references in relationship to homosexuality being a sin. Here are a few:

  • Genesis 19:1-5, 24-25
  • Leviticus 18:22
  • Leviticus 20:13
  • Daniel 11:37
  • Deuteronomy 23:17
  • Isaiah 3:9
  • Romans 1:27
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9
  • 1 Timothy 1:10
  • Jude 1
  • See also Gen. 13: 13; Gen. 18: 20; Isa. 3: 9; Ezek.16: 50; 2 Tim. 3: 3; 2 Pet. 2: 10; 2 Ne. 9: 40.


Much love and gratitude,

Marvin Perkins
“All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing”

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