Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Iowa's Culture Warriors Leading Fight to Fire Supreme Court Justices Over 2009 Pro-Gay Ruling

There's an article in the Iowa City Press-Citizen today pointing out that social and religious conservatives are still doing their best to punish Iowa's Supreme Court Justices for striking down the state's DOMA law back in 2009 and making it possible for gay couples to get legally married in Iowa.

Bob Vander Plaats led a successful effort to defeat former Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, former Justice David Baker, and former Justice Michael Streit back in 2010 for their involvement with the "Varnum V. Brien" case. BVP's religious PAC, The FAMiLY Leader, wasn't so successful in 2012 when they targeted Justice David Wiggins.

Now The FAMiLY Leader and another group called Common Sense PAC are waging a retention challenge to Chief Justice Mark Cady, Justice Brent Appel, and Justic Daryl Hecht in next month's election -- they just aren't spending as much this year as they did during the past election cycle.

According to Common Sense PAC
Common Sense Iowa is made up of a growing number of politically active Iowans who believe that our society is made up of only three God ordained institutions: The traditional Family, made of one man joined in Biblical Marriage to one woman for the purpose of procreation and the education of their offspring to love the Lord their God with all their heart, mind and soul and their neighbor as themselves. The Church, whose purpose is to proclaim the sinfulness of man, the judgment of a just God and the grace and mercy of a loving Creator God. Civil Government, whose purpose is to support and enforce the laws of nature and the laws of the Creator God that founded the static laws of nature. 

The Judiciary of Iowa have begun to base their opinions on the evolutionary law of man instead of the static laws of nature and its creator God. As a result, they have decide to create laws which is outside the bounds of their jurisdiction. 

The Legislative and Executive branches of Iowa have failed to interpose for the people of Iowa to bring a rogue Judiciary into check. Therefore it is now the responsibility of the people of Iowa to remove the political leadership of Iowa. Common Sense Iowa is mobilizing their families, friends and neighbors to let the political leadership of Iowa know how we feel about their abuse of power through signs across the state.
And according to The FAMiLY Leader:
The judicial retention vote is a key check and balance the people of Iowa have against judicial overreach. And while The FAMiLY LEADER will not be devoting the extensive staff time and resources required to conduct a judicial vote campaign this year, we encourage Iowans to vote against retaining those judges who have used their office for political activism. In this year’s election, for example, Iowa Supreme Court Justices Brent Appel, Mark Cady, and Daryl Hecht are up for retention – three judges who voted to foist same-sex “marriage” on Iowa and to overrule physicians on the state Board of Medicine to allow “telemed” abortions, which don’t even require a doctor be present. We encourage Iowans to turn the ballot over and vote “no” on Iowa Supreme Court Justices Appel, Cady, and Hecht in November.
In other words, they want to punish these three justices for upholding our constitution and they want to turn back nearly eight years of marriage equality in this state.

VOTE YES to Retain Chief Justice Mark Cady, Justic Brent Appel, and Justice Daryl Hecht.

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