Flushing, November 3, 2008:The issue of same-sex marriage was identified today as the key factor for morally-conscious voters in the races for New York State Legislature, according to The Righteous Voter’s Guide, a handbook published for voters concerned with decency, morality and religion.The publication announced its endorsements for the New York State Senate and Assembly races, covering the New York City area, based on the candidates’ public stance against same-sex marriage.
The Guide rips Assembly members who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the now-dead bill that passed the lower house in June 2007.The Guide identifies each candidate who voted for the Assembly bill, or who supports same-sex marriage, as a “Confirmed Stinker.”Assembly members who voted against the same-sex marriage bill are honored as “Confirmed Heros.”
As an explanation, the Guide says that same-sex marriage “is a grave threat to our safety and wellbeing, and the candidates who support it are unforgivably cynical and callous to moral truth.Any lawmaker who suggests that he is willing to entertain the idea that marriage can be consummated between two men or two women, that the distinction between male and female is somehow arbitrary, has breached a fundamental responsibility as a leader. Decent voters need to stand up and impose justice where their leaders have failed.”
The Guide further specifies, “the categories of ‘male and female’ are not arbitrary.‘Mankind’ was created as a single set of two, complementary parts.Men and women are created different, and that’s a good thing.It is only through the interaction of opposites, male and female, that children are born.That is, novelty, new life, emerges from the union of opposites.
“Any candidate who does not oppose ‘same sex marriage’ is prepared to serve lobbyists and party bosses in attacking moral values.”
The districts covered by the Guide are primarily Orthodox Jewish communities.The Righteous Voter’s Guide is a publication of Zeh Journal.A copy of the Guide is available at www.zehjournal.com.