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MassResistance helps prepare Maryland activists for "gay marriage" public hearing in State Senate
MassResistance continues its reach into states where help is needed
POSTED: Feb. 10, 2011
On Tuesday the Maryland State Senate held a public hearing on the explosive "gay marriage" bill SB116, which would force the legalization of same-sex "marriage" in Maryland.
This hearing -- and the Senate vote in general -- was considered a key place to get the bill stopped before it goes to the gay-friendly House and to the Governor who has said he would sign it if it gets to him.
Last week MassResistance was contacted by activists from the statewide pro-family group ProtectMarriageMaryland. They wanted any help we could provide organizing for and dealing with this crucial hearing.
It ended up being a great pro-family turnout! Several hundred people were there. The hearing room filled up immediately and a second large room with closed-circuit televisions also filled up.
Although the homosexual lobby had organized heavily, we were told there were nearly twice as many pro-family supporters as homosexual activists! There was also a wide range of pro-family people - inner-city blacks, white evangelicals, Orthodox Jews, Hispanics, and many others.
And it was definitely needed. The homosexual group Equality Maryland had been lobbying the politicians extremely hard and skillfully for months, and it showed. Their propaganda was that this was a "civil rights bill" and an unbelievably high number of otherwise sensible politicians were falling for it, including several church-going Bible-believing Senators who completely caved in. The homosexual activists were there that day to reinforce that, over and over, with carefully prepared emotional testimony.
At least one Senator became rude and hostile when challenged by the pro-family citizens, but the people generally stood their ground and gave a lot of very powerful testimony, we were told by the activists who were there.
We're told that there are four undecided votes on this issue in the Maryland Senate, and if two of them come our way, the bill will be stopped. We will keep you up to date on what happens!