A Sacramento-based pro-family group is urging Californians to contact their Republican legislators and ask them to block the overdue state budget in order to prevent several "anti-family" bills from being passed.
Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for California Families, issued the alert to the organization's supporters on Wednesday after governor Arnold Schwarzenegger promised to veto the budget that state legislators passed Tuesday.
Schwarzenegger, who is expected to veto the legislation this Friday, said he found the budget, which would force taxpayers to make early tax payments, to be seriously flawed and did not amount to real reform.
In response to a counter override by state lawmakers, the Republican governor said he would veto much of the legislation they have passed, which include over 800 bills.
"Defeat all anti-family bills? Yes, that's the prize," said Thomasson in the e-mail alert. "Schwarzenegger has pledged to veto all the bills that reach his desk if a final budget isn't passed by Sept. 30. All Republicans have to do is block the budget!"
A stalled budget would mean the demise of bills that threaten families, according to the pro-family advocate.
One such bill, AB 2567, according to Thomasson would promote "Gay Day" in schools, and force children as young as kindergarten to celebrate homosexual activist Harvey Milk.
Other bills that CCF has been monitoring include:
• AB 2747 Nurse-assisted suicide via total sedation, causing death by dehydration within 5 to 10 days
• AB 3015 Forces foster parents to teach foster children about homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "rights"
• SB 908 Requires children in public schools to be taught "global warming" as fact when it's a theory
• SB 1322 Allows open communists who advocate government overthrow to be public school teachers
• SB 1729 Requires nurses to be "trained" to support homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality
Critics, however, say the stall would hurt families because it prevent billions of dollars from being distributed to schools and medical clinics.
Still, Thomasson believes the block would protect individuals and business owners and defend family values, according to a letter he sent Monday to state Republican legislators.
"The proposed budget doesn't solve the structural deficit problem and contains no hard spending cap based on inflation and population to solve future budget problems," wrote Thomasson.
"Since this proposal is nothing to be proud of, please keep negotiating for what you want and Californians deserve. You're in the driver's seat and this is no time to cave to your opponents."
In the e-mail alert, CCF has listed the names of 21 Republican legislators who voted for the budget.
On it's Web site, the group indicates that it finds the "Gay Day" bill and the "pro-suicide" bill to be the two worst bills.
Thomasson launched CCF in 2004 after he successfully led the charge against San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for illegally issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.