“Homosexual activists poured in resources from out of state, engaged in smear tactics and were aided by a media that routinely engaged in character assassination. The pro-family people were outspent by more than 10 to 1, saw hundreds of yard signs ripped up, and generally were under siege. But having fought the good fight and done all they could, they can hold their heads high.”

— Robert Knight, Director of CWA’s Culture & Family Institute (a Maine native)

You have to hand it to Concerned Women for America’s penis-possessing Bob Knight. He knows how to gracefully accept defeat. After yesterday’s election saw Maine’s voters reject an attempt by the wingnuts to overturn the state’s civil rights protections for LGBT citizens, Bob’s saluting “Mainers Who Worked Hard In Attempt to Overturn Special Homosexual Rights” with his usual overheated rhetoric.

“This setback means that Mainers must gird themselves for the next assault, which will be on marriage. Homosexual activists hope to force the Pine Tree State to issue counterfeit marriage licenses like Massachusetts is already doing.”

Maine voters rose up twice – in 1998 and again in 2000 – to pass a “People’s Veto” to overturn “gay rights” laws passed by the legislature and backed by the governor. “This time around, the activists threw the kitchen sink at them, and it finally worked. But Maine’s pro-family movement is as strong as ever, and they’ll continue to work for sound public policy,” Knight said.

…“Maine and the nation owe a lot to Mike Heath of the Civic League, Sandy Williams of the Coalition for Marriage, and Paul Madore of the Maine Grassroots Coalition, and all their volunteers,” Knight added. “Without their dedication, sacrifice and integrity, Maine would have knuckled under without a whimper. I think the other side knows they are not going to go away. They’re in it for the long haul.”

We might laugh, but the homo-obsessed Bob is not blowing smoke, given this news — the Maine Taliban wants a marriage amendment. (365gay.com):

While conceding the referendum to those who sought to preserve gay rights protections in the Maine Human Rights Act, organizers of the repeal campaign said the fight is far from over.

Sandy Williams on the civil rights law he wished to overturn: “We are offended by Governor John Baldacci’s lack of interest in hearing the legitimate and principled concerns of those who do not support the gay agenda. We are offended by Governor John Baldacci’s characterization of some of Maine’s foremost religious leaders and citizens as “cuckoo clocks”.

“Though we are disappointed in the vote on Question One, we remain committed to marriage as the beautiful and loving union between a man and a woman,” said the Rev. Sandy Williams of the Coalition for Marriage, who challenged Gov. John Baldacci to introduce a constitutional amendment to that effect. Williams said his group had no timetable for pressing ahead with its agenda. Baldacci is up for re-election next year.

Voters on Tuesday made Maine the last New England state to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation. With returns from 88 percent of the state’s 634 precincts, votes supporting the gay rights law were ahead 55 percent to 45 percent over those seeking to overturn the law that was approved by the Legislature. The count was 200,238 to 164,064.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding