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Anti-gay marriage ad pulled from Colorado airwaves

Focus on the Anus is boo-hooing in a press release that KUSA-TV in Denver and KKTV-TV in Colorado Springs have stopped running ads by Colorado Family Action Committee supporting Amendment 43 (marriage) and in opposition to Referendum I (which would enact domestic partnerships).

A Denver attorney challenged the accuracy of the ad, called “Price We Pay“.

“This underhanded tactic by those ultimately seeking the redefinition of marriage in Colorado is no surprise,” said Jim Pfaff, co-founder of Colorado Family Action. “Instead of answering the substance of our ad — which outlines the social and economic cost for our state if Referendum I passes — the domestic-partner proponents are demanding our ad be withheld from voters in the last few days before the election.

“There is no coincidence that this ad has been attacked — three recent polls have shown support for Ref. I slipping. We are seeing desperation as it becomes clear that Colorado’s voters agree with the 20 other states that have protected marriage from redefinition.”

The complaint alleges as untrue statements in the ad that Referendum I is really about redefining marriage; will require a “special legal team” and “compliance officers”; and is bad for businesses because employers will be forced to provide the same insurance and benefits to domestic partners as already provided to spouses.

“Our political opponents dislike this ad because it’s accurate, effective and, most of all, because it exposes details of the referendum hidden in the Fiscal Impact Statement unknown to most voters,” said Carrie Gordon Earll, director of issue analysis for Focus on the Family Action. “The statements in this ad are based on actual language in the referendum and from its fiscal statement.

“Colorado’s voters deserve to have all the facts before they go to the polls to vote on Amendment 43 and Referendum I. Our state now faces a choice: whether marriage will be the union of one man and one woman, or whether marriage ultimately will be redefined by rogue judges to include same-sex couples.”

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An aside — Daddy D’s simply outraged that Ted Haggard is being accused of homosex.

“It is unconscionable that the legitimate news media would report a rumor like this based on nothing but one man’s accusation. Ted Haggard is a friend of mine and it appears someone is trying to damage his reputation as a way of influencing the outcome of Tuesday’s election — especially the vote on Colorado’s marriage-protection amendment — which Ted strongly supports.

“He has shown a great deal of grace under these unfortunate circumstances, quickly turning this matter over to his church for an independent investigation. That is a testament to the character I have seen him exhibit over and over again through the years.”

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