A Larry Ross Communications, Media Alert

Melany Ethridge             972.267.1111
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Jodi Phillip         [email protected]


Protect Marriage Rally Simulcast
Sunday, October 19, 2008
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PDT / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT / 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. EDT

            START TIME:                           18:30 ET

            DOWN TIME:                           21:45 ET (apx. 15)

            SATELLITE:                             Horizon-2 (Ku-Band)

            TRANSPONDER:                     15-Slot-E (9 MHz)

            UPLINK FREQUENCY:            14222.5 Horizontal

            DOWNLINK FREQUENCY:     11922.5 Vertical

            LOCATION:                              74 degrees west longitude

            SYMBOL RATE:                      6.1113

            DATA RATE:                            8.448

            FEC:                                        3/4

            ORIGINATING FROM:            Skyline Church in La Mesa, Calif.

            SCHEDULE:                            18:30 – 20:00 ET testing
                                                            20:00 – 21:30 ET program

                                                            21:30 – 21:45 ET buffer

            TROUBLE #:                           Intelsat Crosspole Access
                                                            800-321-3959, option #4


"The ABCs of Protecting Marriage” –– a live simulcast event with hundreds of churches across California to help California voters understand the importance of voting “Yes on Proposition 8” in order to define marriage as between one man and one woman.


Guests include families and professionals who have had personal and religious freedoms attacked because of the passage of gay marriage in their states and countries:

  • Pastor Ake Green, Sweden – was sentenced to prison for preaching from the pulpit that homosexuality is a sin
  • David and Tonia Parker, Massachusetts – David was arrested and jailed overnight for requesting that the local school inform him when they would be teaching homosexuality in his kindergartner’s classroom
  • Attorney Mat Staver – who argued before the Calif. Supreme Court that the majority of Californians did not support gay marriage
  • Attorney Chuck Limandri – who argued on behalf of Calif. firefighters forced to march in a gay pride parade against their will
  • Attorney Bob Tyler – representing physicians from North Coast Women’s Medical Care Group who were forced to inseminate a lesbian couple or face discriminatory lawsuit
  • Photographer Elaine Huguenin, New Mexico – was fined by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission for refusing to photograph a “commitment ceremony”
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PDT / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CDT / 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. EDT
Originating from Skyline Church in La Mesa, Calif. and simulcast to hundreds of churches across the state. For a complete listing of churches, please visit http://www.ccnonline.net/protectmarriage/hostsitelist.htm.

From calling church rosters to door-knocking campaigns, to regular conference calls and simulcasts, pastors and church members from across California and around the country are working together to get out the vote to protect marriage by voting for Proposition 8 on Nov. 4. To date:
      •  3,400 pastors participating in regular conference calls;
      •  200 churches participating in live simulcast events
      •  171 churches phoning their entire church databases;
      •  30,000 volunteers going door-to-door to get out the vote

Pastors leading this effort include Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Church in LaMesa, Calif.; Chris Clark, pastor of East Clairemont Southern Baptist Church; Miles McPherson, pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego; Dudley Rutherford, pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter, Calif.; Jim Franklin, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Fresno; and Jack Hibbs, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Calif.

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