This is from Slice of Laodicea:
Focus On the Family Supports Domestic Partners Bill
I received a disturbing press release from the Family Research Insitute's Dr. Paul Cameron. Cameron is a researcher and scientist who was the first to coin the term "second-hand cigarette smoke" years ago in his study of the harmful effects of smoking. For several years now, Dr. Cameron has been documenting scientifically the horrific effects of the homosexual lifestyle. He comes to the issue as a scientist who believes in the Word of God and who simply documents the terrible physical and relational results of this kind of sin. Dr. Cameron is raising the alarm over Focus on the Family's new position on domestic partnerships. Here is a link to a news article on this new position along with Dr. Cameron's press release which will follow. Compromise is everywhere these days.
Researcher Questions Dobson's Endorsement of Pro-Gay Bill
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., Feb. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Paul Cameron -- Chairman of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based think tank -- has challenged Dr. James Dobson's endorsement of a bill before the Colorado legislature that would grant to gay partners many of the legal rights currently reserved to married couples. These rights would include property-sharing, decision- making powers over funerals and organ donations and, potentially health-care policy benefits. If adopted, the proposed legislation could force employers to cover gay partners -- no matter how ill.
Cameron said, "This is madness. Currently there is one voluntary relationship that immediately confers these benefits - marriage between a man and a woman. Married couples receive these benefits because they make substantial contributions to society. They are more economically productive, provide the best environment in which to raise children, and are the least likely to commit crimes. Homosexuals, on the other hand, are less economically productive, seldom produce children or raise them well, and are more likely to commit criminal acts. In addition, society should not reward relationships that tend to spread disease."
Noting the Christian dimensions of Dobson's Focus on the Family organization, Cameron pointed out that conferral of any part of marriage benefits to homosexuals is without precedent in the history of the Church. "Moses and St. Paul condemned homosexuality. As soon as the Church gained political power in the Roman Empire it outlawed homosexuality. Now Dobson tells society to give gays 'marriage lite' benefits. During the confirmation fight over Harriet Meyers, Dobson, in a somewhat ambiguous manner, told his radio audience that he was in favor of gay rights. His support of this 'marriage lite' bill removes the ambiguity. When the Denver Post, one of the most anti-family, anti-traditional newspapers on the planet, says it is "pleasantly surprised" by Dobson's support for "expanded legal benefits for same-sex couples," you know that a betrayal has occurred."
Dobson and Cameron were both prominent in getting Amendment 2 passed in Colorado in 1992. The Advocate, the premier gay rights magazine, listed Dobson #1 and Cameron #2 on the gay "enemies list" (1/31/06).
Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R carries the bill; the Denver Post celebrated Focus on the Family's new position in its lead editorial, Feb. 6., see: A Fresh Focus on Domestic Partners.
Posted by Ingrid on February 6, 2006 @ 02:58 PM