Read all of this hateful (originally posted on AmericaBlog by John A.) solicitation of funds by wingnut Judicial Watch’s Larry Klayman. It’s clear that his approach, knowing that a national constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is a long shot, is to say that any kind of partnership benefits granted by PRIVATE corporations will cost taxpayers money and bankrupt the nation, raise the costs of goods, oh, you name it. He wants to take legal action against companies that provide partner benefits as a start. This pretty much tosses in the kitchen sink — even the support of Alan Keyes for good effect. This is long, but why cut any of this sh*t? It needs to be read. It’s yet another roadmap for the Democratic leadership if they ever get out of their collective comas.
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Secretly… Stealthily… radical homosexual activists have been picking the pockets of American companies — and their customers, like you. In the process they’re undermining America’s families and the sanctity of marriage. And I know THEY don’t care about you and your family, and traditional family values, but you do — and I do! That’s why I had to write you this letter.
Dear Trusted Friend,
YOU PROBABLY KNOW that the recent Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas basically gives homosexuals the right to do whatever they want, including “marriage” in Massachusetts — and soon, in your state too!
BUT WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW is that the financial benefits of marriage have already been handed to them — over and over again — by American companies YOU do business with!
What I’m talking about is that homosexuals who work for American companies, in increasing numbers, are demanding and getting the same benefits for their “partners” as a legally-married husband and wife.
In fact, a homosexual “partner” can move in on Sunday and begin getting benefits on Monday! And these FREE benefits include free healthcare, bereavement and family leave benefits, free life insurance, the use of fitness facilities, AND sick leave.
And to be “fair,” these companies sometimes (not always!) extend the same benefits to live-in boyfriends and girlfriends of heterosexuals, too.
BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, MY FRIEND, IT WAS — AND IS — THE RADICAL HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE PUSHED FOR THESE POLICIES.
Of course, ANY kind of “equal” treatment for non-married couples sends the message that “Marriage is no big deal,” and “Our company sees no value in marriage!”
So you might think it was just a handful of companies that would act this way. But NO — I’m talking about companies YOU deal with all the time! Companies like:
American Express, Procter and Gamble, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, the stock broker Charles Schwab, Coca- Cola, Compaq Computers, Kodak, Ford Motor Co., JP Morgan Chase, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co., Microsoft, Qwest Communications, Shell Oil Co., Starbucks, The Gap, Inc., Time Warner Co., and Verizon Communications.
… and I could, unfortunately, go on and on!
Not only that, but the number of companies who knuckle under from pressure and threats from radical homosexual activist groups goes up almost weekly!
In fact, a recent poll shows that one-third of all U.S. companies either DO offer, or are WILLING to offer, “marriage” benefits to homosexuals living together. Its not that I hate homosexuals. But they should not be given special privileges, which are not provided for under our Constitution and other laws.
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MY TEN YEARS ON THE CULTURAL BATTLE LINES Ten years ago I started Judicial Watch, the independent watchdog group that uses publicity and legal action to hold government, and elected officials, accountable to the public. In that time, I’ve seen every kind of trick by special interest groups to get their way with politicians.
Now I’m seeing homosexual groups use the same pressure tactics on American businesses.
And, as you may know, while I was Chairman of Judicial Watch before I left to run for the U.S. Senate last year, it was the ONLY organization to win a verdict against Bill Clinton for any of his illegal and immoral activities. That success has given me a national voice.
So now, in the same way, I want to use that voice to expose another kind of injustice. It is an injustice against the decent families of America — families like yours. The very companies you patronize are denigrating marriage. Their policies proclaim they have NO pro-family compass.
Not only that, but they see no benefit for themselves in workers who have stable, loving families! Rather, they give homosexual employees special privileges by virtue of their sexual behavior!
But their offense is not just against our families, although that is wrong enough. You see, they also blithely ignore the financial cost of these “domestic partner” arrangements, sweeping them under the rug when their stockholders meet.
Yet the fact is, my friend, that such “domestic partner” arrangements have HUGE costs. While I support medical treatment for AIDS, you should not have to pay for it. The cost of anti-HIV drugs alone for homosexual domestic partners is immense! The insurance companies then recover that cost by raising the premiums they charge everyone, including you!
Plus, homosexuals living together as “domestic partners” often file as “married” with the IRS for further benefits.
Not only that, but companies, to pay the higher premiums their “open-mindedness” costs them, usually pass on the costs to their customers!
So every Coke you drink, every piece of Microsoft software you buy, every roll of Kodak film you buy, and the Ford or GM car you drive — plus your health insurance — have an inflated price to pay benefits for non-married (mostly temporary) “partners.”
To me, that’s just not right, and it’s not fair to you or to any other American who has a stable family.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL!
You see, radical homosexual activists haven’t been satisfied just with “domestic partner” agreements from these companies! They’ve also gotten them to donate millions to radical pro-homosexual lobbying groups at the local, state, and federal levels.
For example, you may have wondered, “Gee, I don’t have money to pay a lawyer to sue somebody. Where did a homosexual guy get the money to sue the state of Texas — and take them all the way to the Supreme Court — and win?”
The answer is: Radical Homosexuals undoubtedly use some of the money from these corporations to help finance this.
And, as the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts shows, it is becoming more and more necessary to see this corporate high jacking of the American consumer come to a stop!
A Constitutional amendment, while necessary, will take many, many years to push through, after all the damage has been done. That’s why it is so very critical you help me succeed now in cutting off the funding of the radical homosexual effort to destroy marriage!
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PLEASE LET ME SUMMARIZE
You see, we need to reverse this growing trend among American companies:
* Because their “generosity” pushes up the cost of the products YOU buy and the health care premiums YOU pay.
* Because once the “camel’s nose is in the tent,” many of these same companies go on to give BIG bucks to radical homosexual groups — the same ones who are pushing to force homosexual “marriage” through the courts in every state.
* Because corporate endorsement of homosexuality further erodes the place marriage MUST hold in any healthy society.
You see, my friend, corporate America depends on “regular folks” like us to use their products. They never could survive on homosexual customers alone (about 1-2% of the population by current estimates).
But they think they can count on our ignorance, or apathy. That’s why they effectively funnel millions of dollars they get when we buy their products to radical groups who are at war with everything we believe in — groups who are determined to wipe out the special place of the traditional family.
THIS LETTER IS MY ANSWER: WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT. Because I know, and now YOU know, just what they’re doing!
So I’m asking you to join with me in a 5-part strategy to counteract what radical homosexual activists are doing in corporate America.
WHY COMPANIES CAVE IN TO RADICAL HOMOSEXUAL DEMANDS
Before I lay out my strategy, let me explain to you why so many companies — more every week — are caving in to the demands of these radical homosexual groups.
In a few cases, it’s because the company leadership is so “liberal” that they actually believe that trashing marriage is a good idea.
But in most cases, it’s because they’re SCARED! Scared of the kind of venom, hatred, harassment, and embarrassment that radical homosexual activists will cause ANYONE who opposes them.
Believe me, I know what I’m talking about! In every public campaign I’ve done to promote the family, or to promote traditional American values, some of my most bitter opponents have been radical homosexual activists and the politicians who are beholden to them.
So, frankly, I understand why these company executives just want to be left alone. That’s their motive. Just leave me alone, they say, and let me sell cars, or coffee, or financial services.
So our basic strategy has to be: let’s NOT “just leave them alone.” We have a five-part plan:
FIRST, I need to alert conservatives like you to what’s going on and get your backing.
SECOND, you and I must let the leadership of companies that aid and abet radical homosexual activists know we are aware of their actions and we will call public attention to it.
THIRD, we will alert company Board members, and especially stockholders to the effect these “domestic partner” arrangements are having on the company’s bottom line. Believe me, the company executives who promote radical pro-homosexual policies do NOT want a big stink raised at stockholder meetings! They DREAD it! But that’s what’s coming at them if you’ll help me!
FOURTH, we must demand they make amends by supporting, at least as much as they do radical pro-homosexual groups, those groups working to strengthen the traditional family. Homosexuals represent a mere 1-2% of the population, and we’re over 40%, so support for our causes should be made at least 20 fold!
FIFTH, IF NECESSARY WE MUST BRING SHAREHOLDER LEGAL ACTIONS TO STOP COMPANIES FROM GIVING AWAY YOUR MONEY TO RADICAL HOMOSEXUAL GROUPS AND INTERESTS. WHEN I WAS CHAIRMAN OF JUDICIAL WATCH, I DEVELOPED AN EXPERTISE IN FIGHTING CORPORATE FRAUD IN THIS REGARD.
Frankly, my friend, we are probably going to have to pursue legal means to achieve our goals. We need your significant help financially, since the radical homosexual activists hope we will run out of funds, shut up, and go away.
But if you’ll help me, I won’t let that happen. It’s just like when I started Judicial Watch in 1994. The political special interests thought they could out-finance me and block any attempt I made at shedding light on government malfeasance.
They were wrong! Because of folks like you, we shone the cleansing light of truth into many seamy pockets of Washington.
You see, the main thing needed is knowing HOW to put pressure on powerful interests — and then sticking it out until they cave in.
Yet to get this effort off the ground, I need a great response from folks like you. Because I do not have “deep pockets.” But if you’ll help me, I promise to persist with company after company until they see the light on this issue.
So please help us in this “outreach to corporate America” because if you do not, I fear the tide is turning against the American family. Unless we act NOW, the family as we have known it in America will be swept out to sea, and God only knows whether it shall be restored.
So will you please make a small investment in your family’s future, and America’s future, by giving a gift, today, to the “Citizen Action Now!”, a project of Declaration Alliance which I have agreed to head up. Declaration Alliance was started by my friend Alan Keyes precisely to focus on community-wide issues that relate to the foundational principles of America.
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As you probably know, Alan Keyes and I have joined efforts to embark on this tough new endeavor. When Alan ran for President in 2000 he told me he wanted to make me his Attorney General if he won. Now, I am truly acting as a private Attorney General for the family. So Alan and I have been preparing to launch “Citizen Action Now!” for a long time. NOW is the moment — and he has asked me to partner with him on this effort!
A gift of $35 or more, from every person who gets this e-mail, will fully fund our efforts — at least until we can get a few companies to see the light and come to our aid!
And some, I know, just can’t give more than 5 or 10 dollars. So if you can donate something extra — $50, $100, $150, or even $500 or $1000 or more, would you please do that so there is nothing lacking in our effort?
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Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is Americans like you, under God, in whom I put my hope.
Yours for the Family,
P.S. Corporate support of radical homosexuals is the biggest single battering ram destroying the family and the home. In courts and in corporate boardrooms, radical homosexuals use corporate profits to support and legitimize their lifestyle AND their politics of family destruction. And the actions of these corporations create the social “climate” that even influences the do-nothing and gutless Supreme Court! please, help me stop the destruction of the family by giving to “Citizen Action Now!” in this Outreach to Corporate America. Please let me know how much YOU can help and WHO you think we should focus on first by returning the enclosed reply form. Thank you, and God bless you!
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