Talking Points – Campaign to Protect Marriage

Talking Points – Campaign to Protect Marriage

Phil Burress, Chairman, Campaign to Protect Marriage – November 27, 2012

  1. The press is reporting a Gallop poll that says America is evenly divided on the issue of same-sex marriage. Since 1998 in Hawaii, the polling has been incorrect on same-sex marriage. The polls are consistently 7 to 9 percent off—in favor of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
  2. The best recent example of the polling errors was in North Carolina on May 8. Gallop says the polls are evenly divided, yet North Carolina passed the amendment to protect marriage by a 61 to 39 percent margin. This landslide victory occurred after great financial investment to defeat the issue, the newspapers actively opposed the issue, and Bill Clinton was featured in a robocall.
  3. A poll by the Columbus Dispatch on November 5, 2012 showed in Ohio that only 25% strongly support and 17% support same-sex marriage 35% strongly oppose and 12% oppose same-sex marriage. Even if you combine the strongly support and support same-sex marriage you only have 42% that support same-sex marriage just 4% higher than the vote in 2004 (62%-38%) to define marriage as one man and one woman. Also remember, this was a Dispatch poll who supports same-sex marriage.
  4. Same-sex marriage will destroy the most important institution on the face of the earth where both a father and mother raise children.
  5. Same-sex marriage is no place for a social experiment on children.
  6. Thirty-two states—by a vote of the people—have said marriage should be between one man and one woman.
  7. Six states, either by court order or by legislation, have approved same-sex marriage. Only by a slim margin three liberal states have voted to allow same-sex marriage.
  8. In Ohio, the campaign to collect signatures for a 2013 ballot issue to allow same-sex marriage is not about same-sex marriage. It’s about having legal access to children in public schools and is already occurring in some states that legalized same-sex marriage.
  9. The obvious fact that no one is reporting: President Obama planned to endorse same-sex marriage on the heels of the vote in North Carolina. He expected to see the amendment defeated, which would have been a perfect time to endorse same-sex marriage. The plan failed when North Carolina voted 61 to 39 percent in favor of marriage between one man and one woman.
  10. Homosexual activists claim they have the momentum. They are wrong. The more that people learn about the real reason behind their campaign, the greater the momentum to protect traditional marriage. Indiana will be next to change its constitution to protect marriage between one man and one woman in 2014.
  11. Homosexual activists want to teach children in public schools that homosexual sex is normal—it is not normal. They’ll attempt this by teaching children from books such as The King & King and Heather Has Two Mommies. Go to www.ccv.org, click and view the video under “The Real Implication of Same-Sex Marriage” to see what is already happening in our country.