Okay, maybe I'm jumping on the soap box early, but now is the time to start thinking things through, not two months from now as if you're cramming for mid-terms or finals. As a whole, we the state of California voted more that 61% in favor for restricting the definition of marriage to one man and one woman. However deep pockets and a very liberal state judicial system reversed that vote, finding it unconstitutional. Since they have forced the issue, we now are voting to make that same definition constitutional by amendment.
We are standing on the precipice of a very dangerous slope with Proposition 8. If, as a state, we do not once again vote to uphold the sanctity of the marital union, we could find ourselves in a position we do not want to be. If this proposition does not pass, how long do you suppose it will take for something to the contrary to surface? Pass or fail, it would be the beginning of a more aggressive campaign against the Christian faith. How long before taking a stand in scripture and speaking out against things of this kind will be considered hate speech? It has happened already. Google Stephen Boisson, the Canadian pastor found guilty of infringing on another's "human rights". He has been fined $5000 and ordered to renounce his faith. Do you see where this is headed?!
Schools are already starting to teach this stuff to our kids. I agree that they do need to learn and be aware of all of this, but not under the guise of family values, taught by a state funded school system instead in the home, nor at such a young age. This should be discussed much later when the rest of sex ed is covered. I can already hear your arguments about raising your children as you would have them be, and open and honest discussions in the home. I agree 110%. But parents, how many times have objections from your children started with "My teacher says that ..."? There is a big difference in educating a child along a wider world view and teaching a child an alternative agenda that the state has reasoned is politically correct.
Agree, disagree, or dismiss me completely. Whatever the case may be, there are several reasons this election is important, including what I have stated here. This election will decide nearly every seat in the United States Congress, as well as many local seats, in addition to the next President of this great nation. That is another soap box for another time.