This is all taken directly from the State of Oregon voter's pamphlet.
In Oregon, as in several states, we have what is called an initiative process. This allows anyone who can collect enough signatures on petitions to put anything they want up for a public vote. The first part is the measure itself.
The second part is one of the arguments in favor. You can have one of these put in the voter's pamphlet for $300.
This measure failed by only a 10% margin.
QUESTION-Shall constitution be amended to require that all governments discourage homosexuality, other listed "behaviors," and not facilitate or recognize them?
SUMMARY-Amends Oregon Constitution. All governments in Oregon may not use their monies or properties to promote, encourage or facilitate homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism, or masochism. All levels of government, including public education system, must assist in setting a standard for Oregon's youth which recognizes that these "behaviors" are "abnormal, wrong, unnatural and perverse" and that they are to be discouraged and avoided. State may not recognize this conduct under "sexual orientation" or "sexual preference" labels, or through "quotas, minority status, affirmative action, or similar concepts."
ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL IMPACT-Minimal financial impact. The Department of Education expects to make some in curriculum changes valued at $210,000 Federal Funds if this measure passes.
According to the book of Leviticus in the Bible, Oyster eating, crossbreeding cattle, shaving a beard, wearing clothes made of mixed fibers, cursing one's parents and adultery are just as immoral as homosexuality. If the OCA's "No Special Rights" Committee wants to take one of the 3,000-year old laws of ritual holiness from Leviticus and put it into the Bill of Rights in the state constitution, they should be sincere enough to put all the rest of Leviticus into the constitution as well. It's simple matter of respect for these historic laws to treat them consistently.
We at the Special Righteousness Committee are just as offended by oyster eating, shaving and mixed fibers as the OCA is offended by homosexuality, and we have just as much right as the OCA does to change the state constitution to require government discrimination against people whose behavior we don't like.
My friends, do you want the public schools teaching your children that shaving is a legitimate and equal alternative style to a normal healthy beard? Would you want to be forced to hire an oyster-eater to direct your church choir? Adam and Eve wore fig leaves--100 percent fig leaves--and this is divine proof that those disgustingly unnatural cotton/polyester blends are sinful. And when the OCA was analyzing the threat to traditional family values, we don't know how they managed to overlook adultery! Why there's a lot more adultery than homosexuality going on out there, and extrapolations from the OCA statistics show that 90 percent of the people who have engaged in sexual perversions are heterosexual ("straight").
The state condones adultery by not punishing it by death as required by Leviticus. It promotes oyster-eating by licensing seafood restaurants, it allows people to take mixed fibers out in public without being fired or evicted! The state is encouraging sin!
If the OCA can have the special right to make their personal moral agenda into public policy, then anyone else also should be able to amend the state Bill of Rights to eliminate basic rights for people who they don't like.
Let's put ALL of Leviticus into the constitution! A "yes" vote is the first step in facilitating our militant moral agenda.
AGREE WITH US OR BURN IN HELL!
Special Righteousness Committee