AMERICAN WORKERS SUPPORT THE MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
By Michael Westfall
Small Town Values
Montrose Michigan was
my hometown. Many of the
men and women back in the 1950’s worked for GM in the nearby Flint and Saginaw
plants. Montrose was a great town that had the kind of good old-fashioned small
town values that built this great nation.
Back then we started
out in a society much different then the one in which we live today. The moral
fiber was much stronger and people could distinguish what was right and what
was wrong by the smell test. If it smelled rotten and wrong …it
was usually rotten and wrong!
The workers from
Montrose didn’t have to overly protect their children from the obscenities of
anti biblical lifestyles. They were just not as prevalent back then with
self-servicing pressure groups pushing the envelope. In the 1950’s many folks from
Montrose didn’t even lock their doors at night because the times were so very
In Montrose my folks
who were married for 50 years before my dad died from lung problems lived next
door to my wife and I. My wife and I have been married for over 40 years.
My grandparents lived
on the other side of us and the Montrose Senior Center was named after my
grandfather. My great uncle Main and his wife of 60 years also lived near us in
Montrose. Uncle Main rented the same house for over 60 years and paid enough in
rent to buy it several times over. Uncle main never had an indoor bathroom and
in later years he made his money by building small wooden artsy items with his
little band saw, which he would sell to neighbors. Uncle Ted lived across the
street and he was the head janitor at Montrose high School back then. He and
his wife Agnes were married for over 50 years.
I mention these
things because in a small town that is the way it was. This was family. You
married someone of the opposite sex and spent your life together.
We were a simple
family in a decent and simple little town and this was 1950’s America.
Today things are not the same and there are highly focused
opportunists working feverishly to redefine the term ”family”.
It is all being done
by orchestrated design and it is seeping throughout our culture in such a way
that many have become desensitized.
Today’s workers now
see their children and families as being targeted and exposed to all kinds of
obscenities everywhere they turn. It is like our culture has lost it’s moral
compass and our sense of right and wrong has flown out the window.
We are in a cultural
war in America that is not being waged against soldiers and armies with bullets
and bombs. It is a war being waged against our families and children by the
dark side that would legislate out of existence Christian morality and the very
definition of family itself.
It is a war that
America cannot afford to lose.
Like the Romans who
crumbled from within we are now the undisputed strongest nation on the face of
If we lose this moral
battle what does it matter how many nuclear bombs or space age warfare
technologies our nation has? If
we lose our families what is worth protecting?
To kids in the 1950”s
when Disneyland was new it was a land of innocent and decent childhood wonder.
To our working fathers Disneyland was a place to take your children for a
special wholesome adventure.
Today’s Walt Disney
World opens its gates to Gay Day and during Gay Day the people who populate the
park call themselves “family”. This confuses the non-thinkers in our country
because they are not really families, as we know them. They are gays,
lesbians, bisexuals and
transsexuals and this is definitely not the kind of “family” defined in the
bible. Not even close! See..http://www.gayday.com
Yes, if you go to
Disney on “Gay Day” you will be in for a shocking surprise…but leave the kids
Why do the
homosexuals expect and get special privileges?
They can go to Disney
World any day just like everyone else but they expect special privileges so
Disney and all the surrounding hotels and restaurants are at their disposal.
Isn’t this just a little offensive? Does it pass the smell test?
To the Montrose
Michigan families of the 1950’s a family consisted of 1 male husband and 1
female wife plus their children. The men were men and the women were glad of
About eight years ago
Congress passed and President Clinton signed, the defense of marriage act,
which stated that the federal law would recognize that marriage would be only
legal between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
overwhelmingly passed this act by 342 to 67 and the senate by a vote of 85 to
38 states also
demonstrated a clear consensus for protecting the institution of marriage.
is not a civil right it is a God Ordained right and “the” building block of
overstepping their limits of office and have no right to legislate a morality,
which violates religious and cultural tradition.
The gay agenda wants
to allude that their linked “couples” mirrors the traditional definition of
family. While they are obviously clearly wrong on this assumption they are also
smart in believing that if they can cloud the definition of family that some
will view them as a traditional family. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Their agenda is to
change the psychology of our people, our culture and our society by overlooking
the clear biblical and time-honored definition of marriage and family. They
would like to consider their various liaisons as “families” so as to capitalize
on the societal benefits afforded to the “real” families.
There have always
been homosexuals but never before have they called themselves families. If they
would have they would not have been taken seriously.
have been successful in persuading “their special gay families” to consider
having children so they can further “cloud” the issue.
various support groups are truly working profusely for the transgender,
lesbians, gays and bisexuals while aggressively garnering and using the support
of anyone who will, through “political correctness”, defend, promote and give
respectability to their lifestyle.
Their support groups
have definite objectives and a deliberate mission. Their groups have boards of
directors and are serious about completely changing the biblical definition of
marriage and family.
One of their groups,
which is called the LGBT for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender has been
in existence for over 25 years and has over 35000 supporters.
When these groups say
“families” they are talking about “their special gay families” and if straight
Americans think they are talking about straight families they are very wrong.
These gay support
groups are quite simply political pressure groups set up to change drastically
workplace and government policies, push gay rights and force our population to
give respectability to their lifestyle.
If America wants to
preserve it’s culture it had better wake up…pronto!
One of their recent
successes was demonstrated when homosexual auto workers were successful in
coercing the UAW leadership to quietly slip their gay and lesbian partners into
the auto workers contract so they could draw the lucrative spousal health
insurance benefits. Their same-sex partners now get healthcare equal to the
actual spouses of working families.
Their same-sex gay
and lesbian partners had nothing to do with the auto industry and didn’t work
for the companies.
autoworkers now have to pick up their tab and now the companies are saying
health care is too expensive and must be cut for all.
Recently there have
been some public schools where trusted teachers have put up pro homosexual
posters promoting Gay’s in a positive light over objections from parents who
feel that these posters promote an unacceptable lifestyle which is contrary to
their beliefs. To promote the homosexual agenda to our defenseless children who
are a captive audience and cannot escape this type of attitude adjustment is
offensive in the worst sense. It is a betrayal by our teaching establishment.
Our children are
being psychologically profiled as you can clearly see from many school
curriculums where some materials have come out normalizing the gay lifestyle
and talking about how Johnny has two dads…. but no mother or Sally has two
mothers …but no dad.
All of this is
happening while the Bible, which is the moral, and value foundation of our
culture is drop kicked out of our schools. The folks doing this are smart
and they are targeting our kids who are the next generation. They know they
can’t reach most adults.
It just is not right
to force a mindset onto our children that is different from their values and
then expect kids to promote this contrary lifestyle as normal. This has no
place in school or anyplace else in America.
You also see it where
homosexuals are pressuring politicians to develop new laws exclusively to
promote and protect “their special gay families”
groups form social settings to deal with the deep emotional and sociological
problems, which occur from the problems of their lifestyle. The counseling
groups sometimes bring
in the parents of the gay individuals in an attempt to add normalcy to their
They seek out
questionable clergy and professionals who can give support and credentials to
their lifestyle. They even have established counseling groups for the spouses
of homosexual members of “their special gay family”.
They want to change
everything but there is one thing that doesn’t change. That is Gods word. The
Bible won’t ever change.
groups are able to operate under tax-exempt status. This means that the rest of
us must subsidize what they are attempting to do to our culture. This is crazy
and it is outrageous that our spineless politicians would cater to these special
interests for a few votes.
Barney Frank from Massachusetts recently talked of how transgender restrooms
would not work today. Why would such an issue even be brought up? Can you
imagine such a thing and can you imagine how it would impact society? Do most
Americans really realize what is happening to our culture?
Would we want our
young daughters sharing a public restroom with strange men who pretend to be
women? Do we want our young sons sharing a restroom with strange women who are
pretending to be men?
Yes, I agree that
transgender restrooms would not work today just like Disney’s Gay Day would not
have worked in the 1950’s. But that changed didn’t it. If our culture weren’t
changing then there would be no Disney gay Day in 2005.
Do we have any
concerns for our children anymore and are there any morals left? Are our
children just special interest pawns and what kind of legacy are we leaving
The American family
Association is our countries largest pro family association.
Rev. Donald E.
Wildman is founder and Chairman. It has almost 2.5 million members and it is
growing fast. I urge everyone reading this to join them. Their site is American
Family Association athttp://www.afa.net
I have been a member
for many years and can attest to the fact that without this association our
nation and culture would lose its main voice and suffer profoundly.
Gary Glenn, President
of the AFA-Michiganhttp://www.afamichigan.org asked me if I would lend my name as a
co-signer and my support to a joint letter to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney
6-3-05 in Washington, D.C. I also belong to the Michigan chapter of the AFA .
I support the AFA and
was pleased to do this. You can also find this important letter at http://www.afa.net/pdfs/lettertoaflcio.pdf
The purpose of the
AFA letter is to promote the marriage amendment by defending our one-man, one-woman
marriage and to protect the religious liberties of million’s of Americans.
Rev. Wildman was
joined by several national organizations including the coalition of African
American Pastors, Catholic Vote, the Southern Baptist Convention, Christian TV
and Radio networks as well as prominent religious and conservative leaders.
There are 42 signers
and I am pleased to be one of them.
Our letter stated to
President Sweeney that “On behalf of our families, specifically on behalf of
our children and future generations of America’s children, we will not stand by
while the national AFL-CIO officials use the hard earned dues money of
America’s working men and women –against their will, and at odds with their own
deeply- held religious and moral convictions –to advance a political agenda
that threatens to undermine marriage and the family”.
This is “not” an anti
labor stand. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a pro family stand
and pro America stand. I, as a lifetime unionist, leader and activist, think it
is past time for top union leaders to get back to representing the values and
morals of the “vast” majority of those that they are elected to represent. My
papers written for over thirty years will stand as a testament to my continuing
support of unions but our great unions leadership is seriously lacking on these
moral issues and needs to be taken to task.
Some union leaders
are morally derelict in their duties so they can appear to be politically
The ultra liberal
direction these union leaders have been going in is apprehensible and a kick in
the teeth to their Christian workers.
Union leaders in
their comfortable little dynasties think that they are the unions but that is
false. The people doing the work and paying the bills are the real union and
their representation is failing them on the moral and value issues.
The letter to Sweeney
states that “ In light of strong and passionate support among working men and
women for protecting one-man, one-woman marriage we were shocked to learn of
the National AFL-CIO Executive committee’s unanimous approval in March of a
resolution condemning the federal and all state marriage amendments and
seemingly endorsed not only so-called homosexual” marriage” but the entire
agenda of homosexual and so –called “transgender”
In Las Vegas in March
the AFL-CIO stated that for decades unions have negotiated lesbian, bisexual,
gay and transgender partner benefits for their workers.
They said that we
abolished slavery by amending the constitution but we never amended the
constitution to discriminate against any group of people to deny them their
They went on to say
that the AFL-CIO “Supports the full inclusion and equal rights of lesbians,
gay, Bisexual and transgender people in the workplace.”
When union leaders
attempt to lump homosexuals together with race discrimination they are about as
far off base as they can get. Unions suggest that gay issues are comparable to
the black issues of the last century. That is just false and isn’t the
case. They are not comparable in any reasonable way.
discriminated against because of their race and the color of their skin
not their lifestyle. The gay issue is not about race. With homosexuals it is
about their chosen lifestyle and they want the same protections as husbands and
wives but guess what? They are not husbands and wives and they are not a
biblical family and never will be. In the past Americas religious leaders were
marching with unions for the civil rights of blacks.
great black pastors are marching in lockstep with white religious leaders
against the union’s unbiblical stand and refusal to protect marriage.
Workers are against
their union leaders on these moral issues. The union leaders are blind sided
and not smart enough to realize that the homosexual movement is using the
union’s power and influence against the families of their own memberships.
Why are our great
unions promoting the homosexual lifestyle over the Christian lifestyle of their
members? Shouldn't they be tending the business of saving American
Catholics have voiced
an opinion on homosexuals. The Rev. Andrew Baker, a staff member from the
Vatican office in Rome wrote an entire article discussing why gays should not
be ordained. His article came after the gay clergy scandal where gay priests
molested young boys. Baker
agued that homosexuals have trouble recognizing the church teachings that
homosexuality is a …disorder.
Do we really want to
allow the destruction of biblical and traditional marriage so homosexuals can
get married? I think not! We need to support the marriage amendment as
strongly as we can.
Union leaders are
being shamefully used by the gay agenda folks and are exhibiting profound
stupidity in not seeing it.
No one is trying to
take rights away from homosexuals. They just want rights they are not entitled
They are not husbands
and wives but they want to be considered married so they can tap into the
benefit and pension plans that others have paid for. They are pulling
a scam on
Is this paper written from hate of homosexuals? No it is not. I
agree with the AFA position that the Bible calls us to reject sin and love your
neighbor. The AFA is well known for reaching out to homosexuals and letting
them know there is healing at the cross.
I get a lot of
feedback on our two sites. Some good and some not so good.
The facts are that I
tell it as I see it and refuse to be silenced. I have been a unionist all of my
working life. I have led many groups and have done and seen a lot of things. I
worked with Victor Reuther, a founding father of the UAW, and there was no
stronger critic of union leadership then Victor…and no better unionist.
The facts are that
Americas union leadership across the board and contrary to their members wishes
has gone ultra liberal on issues relative to values and morals. The union
leaders being “against” the marriage amendment which protects their own
member’s marriages is a pitiful example.
To Christian workers
it isn’t the union that comes first it is Christ and the Bible. Secondly comes
the workers family that these union leaders want to redefine. Unions are
supposed to represent workers on the issues they believe in but are they on
These papers are not
written to be paternalistic to corporate “or” union leaders.
They are written for
American workers. The blue-collar, white collar, unionist and non-union men and
women from border to border who have moral values, care about their families,
pays the bills and makes our country work.
Lastly, in this new
millennium after hundreds of years of being the institution that has held
societies together there are homosexual groups, sympathetic judges, union
leaders, governmental authorities and others that want to redefine marriage.
Listen up. American’s
only have “one option” if we are to avoid the destruction of marriage. We must
pass a constitutional amendment to preserve the Judeo- Christian institution of
Every nation and
every religious faith has supported marriage throughout millennia and one-man,
one-woman marriage has advanced society and given a balanced home life to our
children and stability to our civilizations. We no longer can afford to be
brain dead or comatose on these issues if we care about our families, children
It is not necessary
to destroy marriage. For us to do this would weaken us and change our culture
forever. Our children have to live in this nation after we are gone and they
will never forgive us if we squander this opportunity to protect marriage for
them and their future families.
Support the marriage
amendment. Join and actively support the national as well as your state chapter
of the AFA…and do it “Today”. http://wwwafa.net