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  • Steve Hotze - Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • May 28, 2008

Dear Fellow Conservative,

Texans have it right and must stand firm!

In 2005, an overwhelming 76% of Texas voters approved the constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court overturned the voter adopted Proposition 22 which banned same sex marriages. By judicial command, that court went against the wisdom of history and declared a new right in the Constitution, hidden from us since the founding of our nation, for homosexuals to marry.

Homosexuality is a conduct, a lifestyle. Homosexuality is a willful choice made by an individual to commit a sexual act with another person of the same sex.

Does it make sense to create a minority status for any group based upon its members' chosen sexual actions or lifestyle? Where do we stop affording minority status once it is based on sexual actions? Do we give adulterers a minority status? How about men who visit topless bars or prostitutes? What about pedophiles or those who perform bestiality? What about cross dressers? It seems absurd to think that any group of people should be elevated to a minority status based upon their participation in sexual activities. Yet this is what is being promoted under the term "sexual orientation," as in "no one shall be discriminated based upon their sexual orientation."

What if you do not approve of a person's sexual orientation? Why should you be deprived of your discretion on whether or not to work with or hire that person? What about the rest of us? Why should your right to freedom of association be infringed upon?

Homosexuality has been condemned by all societies since recorded times. Under English Common Law, homosexuality, defined by the act of sodomy, was a felony. It was a criminal offense in Texas until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Texas Anti-Sodomy Law because it was restricted to men only.

Both Old and New Testaments of the Bible have strong prohibitions and condemnations of the practice of homosexuality. Sodom and Gomorrah are examples of what happens to societies which have been given over to immoral activities.

Those who practice homosexuality, representing less than 5% of society, have worked for the past 30 years to change society's view of their activities. Homosexuals want to gain public approval for their actions and be recognized as a minority group. They want homosexuality taught to our children as an acceptable and even preferential lifestyle. This will make it easier for homosexuals to recruit sexually confused adolescents into their lifestyle.

In Massachusetts the Catholic adoption agencies were forced to close because the state mandated that they had to allow homosexuals to adopt children. In Canada, it is a hate crime to speak against homosexuality. What about the rights of those who do not approve of these activities?

If marriage is redefined, then the liberal courts will impose acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle upon the rest of us.  

Please forward this to your  conservative friends.

Thanking you in advance for standing for conservative principles, I remain, as always,

Sincerely yours,

Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
President, Conservative Republicans of Texas

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