By Aaron Blumer Jun 28 2011 Gay MarriageGay Rights Activists to Emulate NY Win in Other StatesGay marriage backers: NY vote has national impactMethodist ministers back gay marriage 1107 reads There are 5 Comments All the activists have to do Pastor Joe Roof - Tue, 06/28/2011 - 10:18am All the activists have to do is get the money to the conservative Republicans in exchange for their support of gay marriage. That is exactly what happened in New York State. The activists even got some of the biggest donors to the Republican party to put up money to pass gay marriage. I was in a hour and a half meeting with one of the conservative Republican Senators that voted to support gay marriage. He told us that he did not even care if he lost his job over this issue. Why should he? He believes his financial future is secure, and that is what I believe matters most to him. For too long, Christians in America have looked to the Repulican Party for the salvation of America. It's time to stop. The groups that influenced this gay marriage legislation have launched a moral armageddon against the traditional family. They are also involved in a revolution that is much bigger than just getting Americans to accept gay marriage. Their desire is to obliterate the Judeo-Christian position on marriage and family and to rid this society of any form of religion that opposes evil. Thankfully, we know that God is sovereign. He is in control. Our trust is in Him. May He grant us the power to be His faithful witnesses in what is this dark moment of time. Money Shaynus - Wed, 06/29/2011 - 2:20pm Pastor Joe Roof wrote: All the activists have to do is get the money to the conservative Republicans in exchange for their support of gay marriage. That is exactly what happened in New York State. The activists even got some of the biggest donors to the Republican party to put up money to pass gay marriage. I was in a hour and a half meeting with one of the conservative Republican Senators that voted to support gay marriage. He told us that he did not even care if he lost his job over this issue. Why should he? He believes his financial future is secure, and that is what I believe matters most to him. Pastor Joe, I too am tremendously disappointed, especially in these conservative Republicans. But are you suggesting that they received direct bribes to their personal accounts to pass this legislation? It doesn't make sense to say that he was bribed with campaign contributions, then to say he didn't care if he lost his seat. Campaign contributions can't be used for personal expenses. If you're suggesting that gay lobbyists paid direct personal bribes for votes, this would be the scandal of the century and most certainly highly illegal. Shayne I did not use the word bribe. Pastor Joe Roof - Wed, 06/29/2011 - 5:17pm I did not use the word bribe. From the Christian Post. Quote: However, the same GOP senators also received support from Wall Street, most notably ultra-wealthy Republicans. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the passage of the gay marriage law may have had just as much to do with finances as it did with the emotional pull of granting equal marriage rights to gays. According to the Times, the rich Republican donors were motivated to get involved with the issue by their own gay loved ones and “offered their influence and money to insulate nervous senators from conservative backlash if they supported the marriage measure.” Right not the word Shaynus - Wed, 06/29/2011 - 5:29pm I'm just wondering why a senator who doesn't care to get elected could be influenced by campaign contributions. Seems like a conflict there. Do you think they will be using this money personally? Gay marriage in New York Justine1 - Mon, 07/04/2011 - 1:01pm Hello, I too am very disappointed at this. The NY Times did a very in-depth story regarding how the Gov. got 3 rich Republicans to "donate" 1 million dollars to the Republican Party. Also Mayor Bloomberg went up there and put financial pressure on them. When he was running for a third term and people were given the right to speak up, a representative of his was across the street with an enveloped stuffed with cash and was giving it to people to say they wanted him to have a third term. The question has to be asked, why would these Republicans risk political suicide unless they were being very well compensated. Also, according to Senator Kevin Parker, who voted yes, he was not allowed to speak, Senator Diaz was not allowed to lay the bill down, doors were locked and all manner of illegal procedures were employed. Here is the link to that story http://www.gothamgazette.com/blogs/wonkster/2011/06/25/why-sen-kevin-par... As I told many of my friends, just remember the story of Meshach, Shadrach and Abnego. The "law" stated that they were to bow before a golden idol, a direct violation of God's law. They refused and were thrown into a furnace that was heated 7x7 and 3 went in, 4 came out because they held firm to God's law and Jesus saved them. A legal challenge needs to be mounted based on illegal procedures. It's the best shot we have.