Friday, November 7, 2008


We did it!

We gave generously of our financial resources. We waved "Yes on 8" signs on street corners. We walked precincts. We telephoned voters. We distributed materials. We talked with our friends, family and colleagues. And we got our supporters to the polls on Election Day.

But, most of all, we prayed. And fasted. And prayed.

The final numbers from the Secretary of State’s office show that Prop 8 was adopted by a margin of 52.5% Yes to 47.5% No. We racked up a 504,479 vote victory!

This is a great day for marriage. The people of California stood up for traditional marriage and reclaimed this great institution. We are gratified that voters chose to protect traditional marriage and to enshrine its importance in the state constitution.

The Yes on Proposition 8 campaign has been the single largest, most powerful grassroots movement in the history of American ballot initiative campaigns. We raised approximately $40 million from over 70,000 individual contributors. We recruited the active support of over 100,000 volunteers who gave tirelessly of their time and energies to our cause.

Just to be clear. Proposition 8 has always been about restoring the traditional definition of marriage. It doesn’t discriminate or take rights away from anyone. Gay and lesbian domestic partnerships will continue to enjoy the same legal rights as married spouses. Proposition 8 doesn’t change that.

Now we need to go a step further. We need to truly preserve and protect the sanctity of marriage. Our own.

Look here for parts 1, 2, and 3 on the Marriage Protection Act.


  1. Wonderful! We heard about that and rejoiced!

  2. THANK YOU for all your efforts! We had Prop 8 bumber stickers and we blogged about it. We fasted and prayed. But, you and The Revival Center really did a lot more than that! THANK YOU! The whole state (and I daresay the whole country!) owes you a debt of gratitude!

  3. Thanks for stopping by (and commenting) on my BATW day!

    Hooray about the Prop 8 vote! I must admit, I was surprised, but very happy. I think once and for all Californians showed they are not as liberal as their courts!


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