While we are disappointed at the selection of Obama as the next President, we are excited that the Marriage Amendment is being approved in all three states: California, Arizona and Florida. It sends a very clear message that voters want marriage to be limited to one man and one woman.
In California, when I went to bed last night at 2 a.m. Proposition 8 was winning by about 300,000 votes. This morning it went above 400,000. Currently with 95.8% of the votes counted, it is 5,195,136 (52.1%) YES votes versus 4,779,297 (47.9%) NO votes. Neither the SF Chronicle nor the LA Times has called the results as these liberals are still hoping that a miracle would happen. But where can they find 426,017 more NO votes out of the remaining 4.2%, when the uncounted votes are mainly from conservative counties like Riverside and San Bernadino? I expect when all votes are counted Proposition 8 will pass by a margin of more than 500,000 votes or 5%.
In Arizona, with 81% of the precincts reported, Proposition 102 is leading by 56% vs. 44%. Many sources including Associated Press (AP) have already declared that same-sex marriage is banned in Arizona!
AP has done the same for Florida. Even though 60% of the votes are needed to pass the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Florida, 62.1% of the voters voted Yes!
In Arkansas, voters even approved a proposition banning unmarried couples from serving as adopted or foster parents.
Our gratutide goes out to the people who have worked very hard to get this done. In California, a group of Christians had the foresight to round up enough signatures for it to be placed in the ballot BEFORE the 4 activitist judges declare the ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. The measure was 17% behind initially. Liberal Attorney General Jerry Brown changed the description of the Proposition to a very biased one that says ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. But against all odds these people worked tirelessly to get out the YES votes.
Above all, we praise God for what he is doing to keep marriage intact. While this gives us some breathing room for the moment, the enemy will continue to try to destroy marriage. Let's stay alert.