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WGME used to GAG-US

by Jeremy Hooper

You know that WGME-TV news report that we warned you about on Tuesday and groaned about on Thursday? And you know how we basically felt that the finished product came across like a "yes on 1" press release?

Yea, well -- it's now a "yes on 1" press release:

Dear Question 1 Supporters,

One local television channel last night reported on an issue we have brought to your attention, but too many Mainers likely know nothing about.
It focuses on one of the most damaging consequences of the failure of Question 1, namely that homosexual marriage will become part of the teachings in Maine public schools.

WGME-13 informed its viewers about the state-sanctioned Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Youth Commission's recommendations to push the gay agenda to children in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as introducing LGBT-focused books to infants through five-year-olds enrolled in Head Start programs.

Some of the recommendations by the LGBTQ Youth Commission include:

-Identifying an "LGBTQ Youth Advocate" in every school building (Pre-K-12,),

-Providing support for LGBT educators, school staff, volunteers and parents to be "out" in order to serve as role models for the youth they serve,

-Creation of a Rainbow (the visual anthem of homosexuality) Star System, through which schools can attain Rainbow Stars by moving steadily from legal compliance to exemplary practice, and

-Hiring a Gay Straight Alliance advocate in every secondary school, presumably at taxpayer expense

Yes on Question 1 campaign chairman, Marc Mutty, exposed the fact that – surprise, surprise – people on the LGBTQ Youth Commission are some of the very people behind the No on Question 1 campaign!

Our opponent’s pushback was weak and predictable and, frankly, unpersuasive to the damage the Youth Commission report does to their cause.

Last night’s broadcast pulled the curtain back on the undeniable connection between the gay activists who want young children, including toddlers, to be exposed to homosexual relationships and understand them to be the social norm to those pushing for the next incremental step of teaching that "marriage" between two men is the same as marriage between a man and a woman and appropriate for teachers to instruct.

Follow this link to watch WGME’s report.

As we enter the final stages of the campaign to restore traditional marriage in Maine, your donation to keep our messages on the air are more critical than ever. We are battling hard, 24/7, and we are on a winning path. But we remain huge financial underdogs compared to the No on 1 campaign, who are raising millions from gay marriage activists in every corner of the nation.Every dollar we raise is being poured into our media and grassroots activities. Please consider a contribution today. It is urgently needed.


Bob Emrich

So yea, thanks WGME news team. You took a report meant to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment -- a report that had absolutely nothing to do with marriage and predated the current debate surrounding LD 1020 -- and you gift wrapped it for the Stand For Marriage Maine campaign to deliver to their supporters (and countless son-the-fencers). Never mind that the existence of the report (the same kind of report that is commissioned all the time, all across the nation) should PROVE that support and protections for LGBTQ people does not hinge on marriage equality or any related referendum. You all went for the easy "gotcha" moment. The easy ratings that come from creating obtuse controversy. The easy workday that comes from simplistically surfaces rather than delving into hard investigation. The ease that comes from ignoring the emails we sent and tweeted you as soon as we saw your 10/20 morning meeting, addressing both the non-story and your unfortunate "alternative lifestyles" language.

Thanks so much, "mainstream media"!

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