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July 15, 2005
PCC Going Door-to-Door
on Behalf of Marriage Amendment

35,000 Wisconsin families reached, and we are just getting started.
Last week, the Human Rights Campaign announced a $50,000 contribution to Action Wisconsin to fight an amendment to Wisconsin's constitution which would ban the state recognition of "same-sex marriage" and its stealth counterpart, civil unions. Both of the organizations mentioned are headed up by homosexuals and are dedicated to forcing, by law, the homosexual agenda on the American people. Leaders of Action Wisconsin, flush with another cash infusion, are now boasting openly of their plans to "hire a campaign manager, build a data system to manage voter information and put together a robust field plan."

Although their expensive bureaucratic ways and heavy-handed approach will be a hindrance to their efforts, Action Wisconsin has correctly concluded that the fight over the proposed change to the Wisconsin Constitution is a battle for the hearts and minds of all the citizens of Wisconsin. In this, Christians and conservatives need to take a page from New Sodom's playbook. Those in favor of the amendment must do more than talk to like-minded people through pro-family mailings and Christian radio, as important as those activities are. In some cases, we might even say those in favor of the amendment must be aware that there are those within the pro-family movement who do little more than utilize such issues to raise funds from their base.

If the proposed amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution is to be approved by the people of Wisconsin, the people of Wisconsin must be reached with the truth about the amendment. And that is the focus of a new ministry effort by Pilgrims Covenant Church.

Weekly literature dropping of homes in Wisconsin with brochures dealing with homosexuality is one aspect of Pilgrims Covenant Church's multi-faceted ministry. PCC also makes those brochures available free to others in Wisconsin who are willing to distribute them door-to-door. We are now including a special insert on the marriage amendment (see below)  in each of the brochures on homosexuality which is lit dropped by our church members or others in the state. Thirty-five-thousand Wisconsin families have already had that information delivered to their doorsteps, and this fall, we intend to even intensify our efforts. This quiet door-to-door, heart-by-heart campaign will continue until the statewide referendum on the marriage amendment is held in 2006. We firmly believe that our brochures on homosexuality and our flyer on the marriage amendment are a combination which will convince many citizens to vote in favor of the amendment. The main focus of PCC public ministry is sharing the gospel; and so when we speak out on issues such as homosexuality, we always include the gospel in our efforts.  —Ralph Ovadal

Ralph Ovadal is the pastor of Pilgrims Covenant Church. For over eleven years, he was the director of Wisconsin Christians United. Recently the ministry of WCU was absorbed into the work of Pilgrims Covenant Church.

The Truth about a
Much-Needed State Constitutional Amendment

An amendment to Wisconsin's State Constitution has been proposed which would ban the creation by state statute of so-called same-sex marriage and its alternative in disguise, civil unions. The amendment is in response to a systematic, well-funded effort to force the citizens of every state of our nation to accept, by law, the notion that people who engage in homosexual acts should be allowed to "marry" each other. Such a marriage would then be held by law as the equivalent of marriage between a man and a woman. Most Wisconsin citizens are opposed to such an upending of millenniums of settled law and vital custom. The amendment to the Wisconsin State Constitution just mentioned would take this issue out of the reach of well-funded extremists and activist judges.

A very concerted effort to defeat that amendment, which must ultimately be voted on by the people of Wisconsin, has been launched by homosexual activists and their supporters. That effort is part of the overall campaign to eventually legislate "same-sex marriage" into Wisconsin law. Just as it is a lie to claim that the sexual union of people of the same sex should be legitimately considered a marriage, so the campaign to "legalize" such an arrangement is based on deception and emotion.

For instance, homosexuals claim that they cannot inherit property from their "partners" since their relationships are not deemed under law to be marriages. The reality, as everyone knows, is that citizens of Wisconsin can bequeath their property to anyone they want. Another lie being perpetuated is that homosexual people are barred from being involved in medical decisions involving their partners. There is absolutely no truth to that claim either. Under Wisconsin law, an adult can designate whomever he or she wants to have hospital visitation rights, to be involved in medical decisions, to be the first one notified of medical situations, and to have medical power of attorney in end-of-life decisions. Wisconsin citizens also have the right to appoint the person of their choice to have financial power of attorney and to be executor of their will. There is not one instance in any of those situations where the persons appointed are required to be related by blood or marriage to the one appointing them.

And so it is with the arguments put forth in defense of "same-sex marriage" and civil unions. The entire effort is a dishonest one designed to appeal to emotion but having little to do with fact, true law, or morality. The homosexuals and their allies have even recruited liberal clergy who twist the Bible in an attempt to justify what the Bible condemns in no uncertain terms. Those who oppose the rewriting of Wisconsin law to designate homosexual relationships as "marriage" are accused of promoting "hate" and "discrimination." Pilgrims Covenant Church encourages citizens to ignore such intimidation and make a decision on this issue based on truth, rather than deception and manipulation.

"And he [Jesus] answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." —Matthew 19:4-6

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This web site contains references to Wisconsin Christians United (WCU). That ministry, which was founded by Ralph Ovadal in 1993, has been included as a ministry of Pilgrims Covenant Church since April 1, 2005. 

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