Wow, what a job! No sooner did we finish one major task
(defeating the "mini-gay rights" bill in Springfield, Mo., 71
percent to 29 percent than we were asked to take on an even larger
one, the Amendment Coalition's effort to place a Missouri
constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The hope is that
the fiasco suffered by the people of Springfield will not be
necessary around the state.
Who are the people who call themselves the Amendment Coalition?
The coalition is a group of pro-family leaders from around the
state who have been involved in other pro-family organizations and
They are people who have become alarmed at the encroachment of
homosexual, lesbian and bisexual demands on society for tolerance,
recognition, acceptance, legitimization and now special protection,
rights and privileges for their so-called lifestyle at the expense
of our country's traditional Judeo-Christian family values, the
source of this country's greatness. As the Frenchman said, "America
is great because America is good. . . . When she ceases to be
good, she will cease to be great." As someone with typical Ozark
wisdom put it, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
This country is only as strong as the family unit. The
Amendment Coalition is trying to preserve and protect our families
from those who would redefine the family unit to include same-sex
marriages, homosexual adoption of children and other distortions of
what traditional family values are all about.
Our proposed amendment is intended to limit homosexual, lesbian
and bisexual rights and privileges to no more than those enjoyed by
the general population. That is, we contend that sexual behavior
should not be the basis for special rights, recognition or
privileges under the law. The government has no business placing
its stamp of approval on a behavioral based lifestyle.
So what's the problem? Is there cause for concern? To find the
answer, one need only read, watch and listen to news reports or
call the Missouri secretary of state's office and ask about the
petition filed to place another amendment (a gay rights amendment)
on the same ballot. Homosexual activists are constantly pushing a
sort of in-your-face sexual revolution that demands first tolerance
and then acceptance, followed by societal condoning and finally
protection of their behavior as normal and acceptable. They want it
their way or no way. When one group forces its values (or lack
thereof) on society and demands special rights and privileges
because of its behavior, others not in agreement for whatever
reasons lose their rights because they are subordinated to the
homosexual activists' demands.
I used the term "sexual revolution" because that's exactly what
it is. It is not a civil rights issue. Homosexuals try to ride the
coattails of the civil rights movement as if there is no difference
between neutral, immutable qualities and the outrageous sexual
behavior of the homosexual community. …