"Then who is next?"
MAINE’S VOTE ON GAY MARRIAGE DRAWS NATIONAL ATTENTION
31 October 2009
BY BRAD KNICKERBOCKER
The Christian Science Monitor
Speaking to a gay rights group last week Senator Charles Schumer (D) of New York had this to say:
“Ten years ago, many thought that civil unions were about the best we could hope for. But the time for marriage has come,” Schumer told the Empire State Pride Agenda dinner. “I call on all of my colleagues — Democrat and Republican, in the Congress, in the state senate, in the state legislature, to support full marriage equality now…. Equality should know no bounds, and we must not rest until we have [gay] marriage in all 50 of these United States.”
I 'll make a wild assumption..... I don't know Don Mendell but I'll wager that if a student came to Don struggling with their sexual preference or was debating whether to "come out" Don would put his heart into making sure that the student made the choice that was best for them. Contray to what some have implied on this post there are professionals who are exactly that, professionals and are trained to set their personal views aside. That shouldn't exclude them for having a voice or the opportunity to express their personal opinion.And that right needs to be without fear of retribution professionally
What continues to enrage me is the left's refusal to allow anyone elses viewpoint or traditions stand......to qoute Nasty Pelosi "we won" . I fear that we are not too many steps removed from Obama Rehabilitation Camps (ORCS) where the unrepentant will be re-educated. by the "enlightend."They are working on our children now.
According the to the Penobsot Property Records, Ann M Sullivan owns a house jointly with Rebecca J. Higgins. I would speculate that said Ms Sullivan has a dog in this fight.....
Well... there's a shocker! A militant lesbian on the inside, working in her capacity as a trusted public servant, in close contact with our children, as part of a coordinated conspiracy even, using her position to attack an upstanding member of the community with traditional values. Can't someone here on the front lines of this fight for counterfeit marriage come to her defense? Do'no? Charlotte? Average Shmoe? Anyone dare to make an argument that this is not exactly what SFMM has been warning Maine people would happen?
Liars, the whole lot of you.
"It's easy to silo issues and to view the Maine campaign solely as an LGBT campaign. But, it's more than that. It is about generating momentum for the progressive movement." Jesse Connolly, Executive Director, MaineEquality
"I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect."
Yes, Mel, exactly. The Emotional Emperors indeed have no habiliments...
As another famous Catholic convert once observed, "Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it." GK Chesterton
Equality Is The Least Of Their Concerns
I find it amazing that there are still some who desperately want to believe that this is about "equality".
What is happening to Don is “prima facie” evidence that this is not at all about equality. It never has been, it never will be.
This entire deal is about two things, and two things only. The sooner we understand their agenda, the better.
It is about raw power and intimidation by less than 3% of this society, and it is about diminishing the influence of the church on the remaining 97% of this nation’s population.
Just below the surface of the public gay argument regarding equality is an insanely misguided but never ceasing emotional drive to have their lifestyle granted the status or title “normal” in order justify their personal choices.
To achieve this goal, there is no option but to shutdown any dissent by anyone in the remaining 97% of this nation.
Shutting down dissent is the only way to reach this goal and they will not stop at the doors of the local school, or church. In simple terms, the gay lifestyle cannot continue to be allowed to be taught or preached as wrong in order for them to be considered “normal”.
To achieve this goal against you, schools, or the church, the homosexual activists will use the legislature, the courts, and public opinion if they can buy it.
It has been a very successful effort to date. Just ask Don.
If you are a believing minister, preacher, teacher, or other church leader, understand that we will either be obedient to God at a cost, or we will compromised by the efforts of the homosexual community because they will not stop until we are intimidated and shut up or we are denied an audience.
I contend that the majority of the money and time committed to this effort by those who are not actually homosexual, but still support them, is provided for the express purpose of getting obedient Christians to disobey God and His moral law, to keep us intimidated and imprisoned in our sanctuaries, and to marginalize us against the rest of society.
It has been a very successful partnership to date. Just look around.
Let us pray that their success will lead the church to another “Great Awakening” and again have us, as a church, a state, and a nation, put God above the state in our loyalty and worship.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maine counselor’s career threatened for support of marriage
ADF attorneys representing man reported to licensing board say complaint is attempt to shut down free speech, silence opposition
Friday, October 30, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine — A high school counselor who supports marriage between one man and one woman has been reported to a Maine licensing board because of his views. Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund represent Donald Mendell, the subject of a complaint filed with the Board of Social Worker Licensure by a co-worker because he expressed support for marriage and the “Vote Yes on One” campaign.
In her complaint, Ms. Sullivan has a couple of paragraphs in which she lays out some things that she claims were overheard being said by students. It appears from the complaint that these are high school kids, since they are familiar with Mr. Mendell, who works only with high school kids.
It also appears that she herself overheard these kids -- or at least that's what the assumption would be, given that SHE is the one who filed the complaint.
But my understanding is that Ms. Sullivan works with young kids in a totally different school entirely. He works in the high school. She works in an elementary school.
Wcsh 6 has been reporting on this story. The story aired sun night and this morining on the 5:30 am report. I e-mailed and thanked them for covering the story.
SPREAD THE WORD
I searched it out and found the channel 6 website and was able to view the report.
The licensing people think that Mr. Mendell has committed some ethical violations?? I beg your pardon. What about militant activist Sherri Gould?
Isn't it frightening to think that some normal people have infiltrated the school system and are actually around children?
I'm GLADD Ms. (or Mr) Ann Sullivan had the courage to file a confidential complaint under the cloak of darkness and expose Mr. Mendell for who he really is, a wonderful man of NORMAL sensibilities. (Do I detect another award in the wings for Don?)
Now, shouldn't we be more aware of what kind of strange people are around our kids 6 hours a day, dark thoughts hidden behind pleasant manners and phony smiles.
Filing a complaint like this is kinda like filing a law suit. Anyone can do so. Then the question becomes where will it go? This will go no where. One doesn't surrender their 1st amendment rights by being licensed in a profession. While I oppose his position on question 1 this complaint was a stupid move.
ADF attorney Austin R. Nimmocks is making a great argument on WVOM at this moment. This is great that ADF has stepped up to help Don.
I believe that the TV interview segment above indicated that there may have been ethical violations by Mr. Mendell exercising his 1st amendment rights under the now defunct US constitution. If that be so, the bigger picture to me is what the hell is the matter with this state licensing agency? A new and large broom is needed to sweep all the vermin out of places of authority.
This is a sad state of affairs indeed and I am certain that rabid gay activists are in far smaller numbers than those gay individuals who virtually just want to be left alone. I asked a few of my friends who happen to be gay, how they would talk to their own nieces and nephews and close family friends children about the lives that they lead. The answer that I got every time 4 to be exact was that they prefer that their own families choose to be straight and would tell them so.
What tics me off the most about this issue is government trying to ram this down our throats..,how many times do Maine people have to say no? What infuriates me more is the double standard of the gay activists...they don't care what means they use to reach their end, there is no reason, logic or truth, just well formulated lies to cast doubt on those who oppose them. They are dangerous to the very society they proclaim to fight for.
Beth, your exactly right. The problem is two-fold however, as the zealots on the Yes side paint those friends of yours and mine in broad brush strokes of the rabid gay activists. In fact, based on the postings through out AMG, you would swear to be gay, you had to be a card carrying member of this supposed gay movement. If this wasn't about special rights and the fallout of lawsuits down the road.............
...you would swear to be gay, you had to be a card carrying member of this supposed gay movement.
You deny there is a "gay movement", with structure and leadership and fund raising mechanisms and local, national and international networks, and strategy and execution? P.T. Barnum was right...
In 1996 Michelangelo Signorile wrote in OUT Magazine:
It (gay marriage) is a chance to wholly transform the definition of family in American culture. It is the final tool with which to dismantle all sodomy statutes, get education about homosexuality and AIDS into public schools...
Sandy Rios :: Townhall.com Columnist
Marriage in Maine: Why We’d Better Fight
The beautiful old state of Maine faces a battle that will affect us all. Will they vote “yes” to maintain traditional marriage on November 3rd or will they not? Homosexual advocates are pouring in millions, while defenders are operating on a shoestring. This is a battle where gay activists are strong and sure and some opponents too clever by half. One thing is sure: If we believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, we’d better mobilize. But marriage is just one piece of this puzzle. Let me tell you why...
"THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE STANDARD"
I agree with Charlie. Mendell had a right to make the ad; Sullivan has the right to make a complaint.
Were either of them smart to do so?
I don't think so.
At the end of Channel 2's piece last night, the guy who was reading the news read an accusation from the No on 1 cabal asserting that the Yes on 1 campaign "sat on an unfortunate incident."
The bogus complaint was filed on 10/23 and publicized a couple of days after that, presumably as soon as Mr. Mendell received it.
How is No on 1 allowed to have such wild accusations aired? How is it that the man who was reading the news on Channel 2 did not bother to look at the complaint before he read the No on 1 statement on air as if it were fact?
He's not a reporter, but he plays one on TV?
Perhaps he is trying to get a job with Fox? : D
Fired for speaking his mind~
Peter did not immediately react, but when the manager sensed Peter’s discomfort with the subject of same-sex “marriage”, the woman apparently continued bringing it up to Peter throughout the day, reiterating that she was getting married to another woman. Finally, after the fourth or fifth time she brought it up, Peter remarked that his Christian beliefs did not accept same-sex marriage. At that point the woman became very angry and bluntly told Peter that he needed to “get over it” and said that she would be immediately contacting the Human Resources department.
PC Thugs run amok.
He should have reported her for talking repeatedly about her personal life while on the clock and not made the comment about homosexuality. Acceptance and tolerance of "other views".....riiiiight
The Blathering, Bullying, Fabricating Opposition:B-b-b-but, Maine is not Massachusetts, trust me!
Is there any word on whether or not Peter filed an EEOC complaint against the religious bigot and the company? I don't know if MA would uphold the law, but he's got a shot.
Religious harassment in violation of Title VII occurs when employees are: (1) required or coerced to abandon, alter, or adopt a religious practice as a condition of employment
She alledgely approached him repeatedly about her "marriage," he did not approach her.
I hope he goes for it.
Same here, if in fact she was being a counter-productive pest with her personal ramblings while on the clock.
Naran: I give you credit for taking issue with the initial appearance by a teacher in the Vote No ad. However, I think you are way off base in equating Mendell's actions and Sullivan's actions. Mendell was simply using his First Amendment rights. Sullivan is trying to get someone sanctioned for their use of their First Amendment rights.
It may not have been wise, given his position, for Mendell to to do the ad. But what Sullivan is doing is downright evil.