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Maine ChurchKit Sept11

Maine ChurchKit Sept11

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ChurchKit
Don’t Redefne Marriage. Vote NO on Question One.ProtectMarriageMaine.com
Paid for by Protect Marriage Maine, P.O. BOX 288, AUGUSTA, MAINE 04330
 
Don’t Redefne Marriage. Vote NO on Question One.ProtectMarriageMaine.com
Dear Marriage Supporter,The debate over the denition o marriage has generated a great deal o conversation and controversy aroundthe country or the last several years, and is the subject o a proposed initiative on the November 2012 ballotto redene marriage in Maine.As pastors and Christian leaders, we know that much more is at stake here than merely winning or losing at theballot box. Marriage between one man and one woman is the oundation o a stable society, and it’s the settingin which God intended children to be raised, to be nurtured and to develop their identity.Many people mistakenly believe that allowing “same-sex” marriage would not threaten their own traditionalmarriages. They mistakenly presume that all marriages can simply coexist, including those o the “same-sex”variety. However, the reality is a new, redened (genderless) version o marriage would be the only legally recog-nized denition o marriage or anyone in Maine. And experience elsewhere establishes those who do not agreewith this redenition o marriage – whether or moral, religious, personal or any other reason – will soon ndthemselves acing consequences.Under this new regime o genderless marriage, the word o God will be considered outright bigotry-which is whata ederal judge in Caliornia ruled when he declared that marriage was unconstitutional. A Catholic Archbishopin Canada was hauled beore a human rights commission on charges o “hate speech” or communicating thechurch’s teachings on homosexuality and marriage. In Sweden, an Evangelical pastor was jailed or preachingabout the nature o homosexuality. Churches that provide acilities or weddings will be told to provide them or“same-sex” weddings as well. That is exactly what happened in New Jersey, where a Methodist group lost parto its tax exemption or reusing to make its acilities available or a same-sex commitment ceremony. Religiousschools could soon ace demands rom government to include instruction that is supportive o homosexuality,as is the case in Canada.I you are concerned about your church’s tax-exempt status, it’s perectly legal to support a campaign o thisnature and it is entirely appropriate or churches to get involved. In act, in the recent successul North Carolinamarriage campaign, hundreds o churches contributed unds, and they made the dierence in securing victory.We’re suggesting a git o a minimum o $1,000 per church, with larger churches being asked to contributemore. Some churches are conducting special oerings or the campaign—an approach that proved eectivewhen Oregon aced a similar battle a ew years back. Whichever approach you choose, your support will bedeeply appreciated as we work to protect traditional marriage or current and uture generations o Mainers.Below are a wide range o documents that should be helpul in inorming your congregation about what is atstake this November. In particular, please review the tips the Alliance Deending Freedom has provided or howchurches can be involved in protecting traditional marriage.Sincerely, Bob EmrichChairmanProtect Marriage Maine
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Don’t Redefne Marriage. Vote NO on Question One.ProtectMarriageMaine.com
Table o Contents
Church Poster .........................................................................................................3Voter Drive Inormation Kit .......................................................................................4Instructions or Volunteers Working the Registration Table ..........................................5Important Supplies or Registration Table ..................................................................5Election Date and Deadlines ....................................................................................5Sample Bulletin Announcement ................................................................................6Questions and Answers ...........................................................................................6Sample Maine Voter Registration Application .............................................................8ADF Letter to Churches ..........................................................................................10ADF Guidelines or Political Activities by Churches and Pastors .................................12Explanations o Guidelines .....................................................................................16
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