New Video: Who Are Proposition 8’s Biggest Supporters?

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Second to the presidency, Proposition 8 is arguably the most important vote in the nation this November. Authored by religious groups, Proposition 8 overturns the California Supreme Court’s decision granting same-sex couples marriage equality, and amends the state constitution so that marriage can only be defined as union between a man and a woman.

Recently married, my partner and I have donated time and money to the No On Prop 8 campaign. We’ve called upon our family and friends to do as much as they can. We’ve distributed fliers and signs around our neighborhood, and have tried to make an impact in our workplace. But we wanted to do something more.

I’ve made a No On Prop 8 video and have posted it on online. I’m not so naive as to think it will make a huge difference, or even a small one, but if I can get one more person to donate time or money, or get down off of that fence, then it will have been worth it.

I think many California voters don’t really know who Proposition 8’s biggest supporters are, or their core values. In the video I try to draw attention to that, in the hopes that making the decision to vote No on Prop 8 is an easier one.
Please help me spread the word by sharing this video.

Some of Proposition 8’s biggest supporters include
(I will not link to them as not to send them traffic):

  • Concerned Women for America
  • Focus on the Family
  • American Family Association
  • The Knights of Columbus
  • Members of the Mormon Church
    (urged by their leaders, they have donated over $18 million)

For a complete list visit Californians Against Hate or the LA Times.

Please donate time or donate money if you have not already done so. Or volunteer for No On Prop 8’s Election Visibility program on Election Day November 4th.

And finally, I’d like to send my deepest thanks to Chuck Smith, who was so gracious with his time to provide the voiceover in this video. Please contact me if you have some work to send Chuck’s way.

Post by ILO on 10/27/08 at 6:00 am
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16 Responses to “New Video: Who Are Proposition 8’s Biggest Supporters?”

  1. Avonelle Says:

    THAT was wonderful! If I hadn’t already voted NO on 8 AND donated money, I’d be READY to do so RIGHT NOW!!! That was excellently done.
    Bless you my friend, for standing up for your beliefs and helping the rest of us ‘see’ what is behind this heinous attempt to subvert the hard fought right to love each other legally!
    I support equal rights for ALL, not just right wing fundamentalists!

  2. queerunity Says:

    thanks for sharing!


    This is a modern-day inquisition! The fact is, most Californians belong to Churches that are AGAINST proposition 8. See

    Except these churches are too Moral and Ethical to enter politics. They were caught off-guard by out-of-state zealots.

  4. Jerod Opsal Says:

    How sad it is that we live in a time of such hate! I was so proud of the 90’s and the openness we all lived in. It took no time at all for measures like prop 8 to hit the ballots. When will it end?

  5. Chad Says:

    This is a great video and I’m not just saying that because I live with you. I’ve seen you put in an exorbitant amount of time into researching the supporters of this despicable proposition, finding the voice to match the theme of this ad, and the passion to express your feelings about Prop 8. You did it again!

    We will win this fight. NO on HATE, NO on Prop 8!

  6. Dan Says:

    Great work, Elvis! Thank you for everything you do to advance awareness and tolerance. This is a step in the right direction, my friend. Keep leading by example!

  7. Mitch Says:

    Fantastic job….short and sweet. How can people who claim to love/care for you, vote to take away your civil rights? I am sick of hypocrisy- of course, MOST Christians don’t see treating people differently as un-Christian.

  8. Cara Says:

    Whatta a great video, Elvis! You’re the best. Congrats on an excellent job.

  9. jane goldman Says:

    Elvis! (and Chad, you must be proud)
    That was a beautiful and brillianr video: it’s smart,it’s clever in linking ‘like’ issues together. It’s poignant (esp the music) and it’s solemn (the voice over-just the right tone) without being too ‘heavy.’ I’m sending it on to friends and family.
    jane goldman

  10. Jerod Opsal Says:

    No on Hate, no on Prop 8! I hope this is the line everyone says when they wake up in the morning. I wonder what would happen in Alaska where I live? People here are all about their independence, but Im not sure they would not vote for prop 8. Im 36 this year and so tired of the fight to just be considered “okay”. I wished when I was in college that I would see a day of tolerance and peace. I am not sure now.

  11. Peace Says:

    Marriage is between a husband and a wife, so I will be voting “yes” to proposition 8. This decision is not about “hate” but an understanding of a biblical worldview and that marriage was not designed to be between 2 women or 2 men.

    Peace to you and others.

  12. Mark D Says:

    Fantastic! Your efforts are worthy of so much praise. Keep up the good fight – there are many of us who are with you on this.

  13. linda Murks Says:

    I just wanted to let you just how proud your mom and dad are of you. We are behind you and Chad 100%. Dad and i have already voted and we voted No on Amendment 2 here in Florida. Love you guys. Mom.

  14. Chad Says:

    Please remove the comment made by Peace. It is hate shroud in ‘peace’. I find this comment offensive and I have lost all respect towards organized religions like the Mormons and the Catholics. This in an insensitive remark I want it to be obliterated from this blog.
    The message we send is clear, decent and right, so for people to visit your blog and disrespect our commitment and union is offensive to me.
    Folks like this person DO NOT promote peace but instead, H-A-T-E. I’ve prayed and read the Bible, so DO NOT teach me what the Bible says about who you’re suppose to love and respect.
    It is clear that CA has allowed to write discrimination against a minority, so I hope these folks (52%) of Californians can sleep well at night knowing that they have ‘protected’ their families from the all of us.
    I look forward to the day of a world free of religion. This I pray, Amen.

  15. Jeff Says:

    Marriage is not a religious issue, but a moral and ethical issue. Other religions (Hinduism, Muslim, Buddhism) have also established that marriage is between one man and one woman. In, other races and cultures its a established fact also. So please stop hating Christians only,, why don’t you go after the Muslims and Hindus also…

    Now if u and your ACLU (Anti-Christian Liberties Union) dont stop doing this…you WILL see an organized effort in much more scale than ever before

  16. Endless Men Says:

    great video, but why disable comments?

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