“Yes on 8” Campaign Pulls On God-Fearing Heart Strings

California’s social conservatives are bringing out the big, ungodly guns in their quest to overturn the state’s gay marriage:

Backers of California’s Proposition 8 invoked a higher authority as they ramped up their television advertising by an additional $1 million and asked for more money.

In an e-mail appeal for more cash, campaign strategist Frank Schubert says foes of the initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot to ban same-sex marriage continue to outspend them.

“Through the grace of God, one of our most fervent supporters has agreed to make a sacrificial gift to match, dollar for dollar, whatever you and others can donate, up to a total of $1 million. That means that every dollar you give will buy two dollars in advertising time.

“Please help us buy more advertising time now. And if you can make a sacrificial gift yourself, we ask you to prayerfully consider doing so immediately. The institution of marriage which we so dearly love depends on what we do together over the next few days.”

Well, at least they’re not using children in this one, right? The scariest part about this whole story, however, is that the anti-gay campaign claims to have raised $3.6 million in about 72-hours.