Mass. Senate ignores parents - unanimously approves huge funding increases for homosexual programs in schools. Even "good" senators caved in.
Leadership used sleazy maneuver to avoid debate. Homosexual lobby triumphs.
May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously caved in to the homosexual lobby. Using a particularly sleazy maneuver they increased the funding for homosexual programs in the schools by $300,000 -- to $850,000 in the 2009 budget.
This money will go (either directly or indirectly) to the hideous Massachusetts Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth, which (among other things) recently organized the disgusting Youth Pride Day on the Boston Common. They had also announced that "parents are the problem" because they teach traditional values.
Earlier this month the full Mass. House of Representatives had voted overwhelmingly (including many "pro-family reps) to increase this funding from $500,000 to $750,000. But then after getting a flood of phone calls from angry parents and citizens, the Senate committee cut it down to $550,000.
But the homosexual lobby wasn't giving up. As we reported last week Sen. Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston) who has become a huge pro-homosexual ally since they helped her in her recent election fight, filed two amendments to raise it up to $850,000 (which was MORE than the homosexual lobby has asked for):
Amendment #466: Increase budget item 7010-0005 from $200,000 to $300,000
Amendment #654: Increase budget item 4590-0250 from $350,000 to $550,000
We got right to work. We got a as many people as possible to call and email Sen. Wilkerson, and also the entire 40-person Senate. It apparently got so intense that Wilkerson disconnected her email for a period of time.
We also sent each Senate office the descriptions of the bigoted, anti-Catholic / anti-Christian pamphlets given out to kids, and the links to the pamphlets. Several Senators' staffers also get these regular emails, so they know what we're talking about.
But the leadership of the Senate made the decision to give the homosexual activists everything they asked for and the members unanimously approved. And the homosexual lobby, in tandem, used their usual tactic of disingenuously describing these destructive and offensive programs as "violence and suicide prevention". Of course, we've exposed and disproved that lie over and over to these politicians. But it plays on their basic cowardice and their fear of standing up against this vicious lobby. So they all caved in and supported it, rather than doing the right thing.
And Senate President Therese Murray, like her counterpart in the House, Sal DiMasi, sold you're your children and carried the water for this bizarre special-interest group.
Last night homosexual lobby MassEquality sent out the following email to their supporters, bragging about their victory:
Here's what actually happened.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee decided on their version of the budget last Wednesday. Over the next two days, individual senators filed 897 amendments, including #466 and #654 by Wilkerson. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the full Senate met to "vote" on all of them.
Through that method, most of the amendments took only seconds to deal with. A few amendments were announced to have been withdrawn by the sponsor. Occasionally a member raised his hand to make a comment or ask a question about the amendment at hand. And a few times someone actually spoke up and called for a roll call vote on an amendment. But that was very rare.
Then the senators voted on the entire amended budget, passed it unanimously, congratulated themselves, and went home.
All the senators knew what was going on
A senate insider later told us that every senator knew full well what was in each amendment, and what was in the "bundles." According to the rules, we were told, any senator could have asked for an amendment to be taken out of the bundle and dealt with separately. But they didn't want to. For the "pro-family" senators it was easier to just sit there and not risk getting into a confrontation with their colleagues or with the gay lobby.
What an example of outstanding cowardice and treachery! It will be hard to look any of these disgraceful politicians again. But we will. If they think this will make us go away, they're wrong. Some of these senators will want the support of pro-family activists in the November elections. We'll see what happens then. If this is how they act when things are on the line, what's the use of having them here?