A Report on Gay Marriage from our Founder,
Atty. J. Edward Pawlick
Attorney J. Edward Pawlick founded Massachusetts News in 1998
as a conservative alternative to the Boston Globe after a distinguished
career as the founder and CEO for twenty-five years of Massachusetts
Lawyers Weekly, the bible for all lawyers in the state (and
in seven other states before he sold the business in 1997).
There was no way of knowing that the family which owned the Boston
Globe and The New York Times Company had just installed a new
Chairman, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., who had had a terrible
childhood and was out to get even with his family by promoting
gay marriage across the entire country, beginning with the state
where they absolutely dominated the media. All his ancestors
were "homophobes," Sulzberger said and there was some
truth to that statement.
Atty. Pawlick didn't understand the hate that he immediately
encountered. He had never heard of the Sulzbergers and didn't
connect all the dots until 2003 when he wrote "Libel by
New York Times." His many writings about the New York Times
are the main reason that you see that newspaper being severely
criticized across the country in the last two years.
Pawlick is now retired and looking forward to writing a few more
WE'RE WINNING!!! THANK
By Attorney J. Edward Pawlick
Thank you everyone!
Gay Marriage is "on the ropes" in Massachusetts.
We've known that
this is the year to terminate Margaret Marshall and the sycophant
judges who voted with her on gay marriage. The other side is trying
to delay this as long as possible, because that is their strongest
weapon. So we should be about removing gay marriage as soon as possible.
We didn't know that
the Sulzberger family would be so stupid as to officially tell the
world they are bringing in Judge Maria Lopez to indoctrinate our children
in their homes via Channel 38.
Judge Maria Lopez!?!
that everyone remembers Judge Lopez. If you mention her name
to anyone, they instantly
recount who she is and why she is bad news. Even the editorial staff
at the Boston Globe has no use for her.
But the family that
owns the Globe still doesn't have a clue. They sit in New York City
and watch their serfdoms (such as the province of Massachusetts) from
afar. The Sulzberger family has total control of The New York Times
Company (including the Globe). There are thirteen Sulzbergers in charge
now and they're quarreling all the time. That family snatched the
Company from its original owner, Adolph Ochs, at his deathbed in the
early 1930s. They'll do anything for money. That's why they have continued
to support Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., (Pinch) as the Chairman even
after he brought them the Jayson Blair scandal a few years back.
But Judge Lopez!?!
This is like a gift from heaven. Everyone will coalesce against her.
to the Thousands Who Made This Possible
huge "Thank You" goes to the tens-of-thousands of volunteers
from Massachusetts Citizens for Marriage who brought victory in 2001.
It was they who forced the Sulzbergers to libel MCM and Sally Pawlick
sixteen times in 2001 and 2002 and then switch to lying about what
Tom Birmingham could legally do to stop the Protection of Marriage
Difficult to be the Only Lawyer
has been very difficult for me to be the only lawyer in the battle against the Sulzbergers.
I alone could see that we are winning. As the lawyer for Massachusetts
Citizens for Marriage, I clashed with Margaret Marshall twice, face-to-face
in the open courtroom. It was extremely difficult for me to watch
national family organizations come here with their millions in 2003
because this was "the place to be." I had to stay mostly
silent and watch while that played itself out. I've also seen cameo
performances from some of the same lawyers who don't really understand
because they're never here in person or they leave immediately thereafter.
You Asst. Attorney General Judith Yogman
We must thank Atty. Judith Yogman
for making Judge Marshall a nervous wreck at the Oral Argument of
the gay marriage case on Tuesday, March 4, 2003. Fifteen minutes were
allotted to Yogman by Judge Marshall as the only person in the world
who was allowed to tell Marshall why, under the state Constitution,
she did not have the right to impose homosexual marriage. Judge Marshall
first interrupted Yogman after only eight seconds in an effort to
stop her from talking. Atty. Yogman was brilliant.
(I had the largest
amount of time of any lawyer to question Judge Marshall and the rest
of the judges at the SJC because as attorney for MCM, I hadn't given
up when everyone else did in 2002. I had felt it wasn't time to quit
when the Legislature had just violated the Constitution and refused
to vote on the Protection of Marriage Amendment. We had forced them
into violating the state Constitution. That was the time to go on
the offensive, as MCM did, entirely by itself. I had four sessions
with the SJC in 2002 and 2003, twice before the entire Court and twice
before individual Justices.)
Brian Camenker, with his Parents
Rights Coalition, forced the Sulzbergers to attempt their reach into
our homes for the indoctrination of our children with an immoral,
dangerous lifestyle. Apparently, all of Camenker's excellent work
is bearing fruit, particularly in publicizing what is going on in
Lexington where the liberals are defying both the state and national
Constitutions while they demonize a parent, David Parker.
Neither Brian Camenker
nor I have had the time to talk for many months, and I had not been
aware how successful he is becoming in the schools. That's what is
forcing the Sulzbergers to attempt this crazy deal with Channel 38.
What exquisite timing for us. Thank you, Brian, and thank you to all
And thank you, Brian,
for discovering the Removal process and founding the Article 8 Alliance.
Rep. Emile Goguen
None of this would be possible
if Emile Goguen (D-Fitchburg) hadn't filed his Resolution to Remove
Justice Margaret Marshall and all three of the Associate Justices
who went along with her illegal scheme. Rep. Goguen was warned by
almost everyone that he would lose his seat if he persisted, but that
didn't bother him and he ended up with 70% of the vote in both the
primary and the general elections. On primary day, 35 nasty out-of-state
activists were sent to Fitchburg by the state's homosexual lobbyist,
Arline Isaacson. The state was also targeted by the largest and most
important homosexual organization, the Human Rights Campaign (this
was before they fired Cheryl Jacques) which sent vast amounts of money
to Massachusetts, including a last minute "emergency" donation
of $500,000 when they realized how bad things were going for them
Goguen now says he
has never been so popular, with citizens greeting and cheering him
everywhere he goes.
During the dark
days of 2003 when we knew that Judges Marshall and Greaney were going
to be trouble, Sally kept saying that she still had faith that the
judges were going to do the right thing and obey the Constitution.
Most laughed at her "naivety."
But she almost won, didn't she? Judge Marshall thought she would have
a unanimous Court on her side. But the best she could get was a 3-3
tie among the six Associate Justices. Sally was six years ahead of
Judy Cowin at Wellesley College and had hoped she would respect the
Constitution. Judge Cowin's vote for gay marriage was a disappointment
but not a surprise.
Sally could still
be right. But we won't know for sure until a little longer in 2005.
When MCM first started in 2001,
we needed someone who was young, enthusiastic and full of energy so
we hired a new graduate from Brandeis, Brian Rudnick. He had challenged
the liberal establishment at Brandeis in his senior year and brought
Charlton Heston to speak with much fanfare and publicity. Rudnick
put MCM over the top immediately with so many extra signatures that
the opposition didn't even think of challenging them. He did such
a good job that the Sulzbergers (before we even knew their name) began
their libelous attacks against MCM and Sally and they then switched
to giving inaccurate, false information to Senate President Tom Birmingham
about what he could do to stop the Amendment.
Brian had always
had a desire to attend law school, so we encouraged him not to stay
too long at this job before looking at law schools. He left shortly
after the first year.
Thank You Jim Lafferty
A big man at 6’4”, Jim Lafferty is
an experienced operative who is accustomed to facing down bullies
no matter who they are. He learned this as an M.P. in the service.
He's a highly intelligent, political consultant from Washington who
worked for Tom Delay, the House Majority Leader, before he moved out
on his own. He assisted Brian Rudnick at Mass. Citizens for marriage
during his crucial campaign. Jim worked for MCM again in 2002 and
As a seasoned veteran in political
wars, Jim was especially valuable as a friend to Camenker during the
election cycle of 2004. Those two professionals focused on the positive
as they made sure that the seven incumbent legislators who were targeted
by the Human Rights Campaign (with more than $500,000 in emergency
donations to Massachusetts groups) were successful. Because of the
help they received, the incumbent legislators were not afraid of the
issue despite the Globe and they did not ignore it. They explained
it clearly and carefully. The incumbents all won except for Vinnie
Ciampa who hesitated and lost by a whisker to a homosexual in the
primary. He rebounded with a sticker campaign but failed again because
he was still not aggressive and did not listen to Lafferty and Camenker.
Sal DiMasi is
an experienced politician and trial lawyer who wants to win and who
understands that he must have the support of the citizens. He has
seen the defeats his Party has taken since they violated the Constitution
in 2002 and he does not want to repeat those mistakes. Therefore,
he has promised Rep. Emile Goguen that there will be a vote taken
this year, as required under the law, on Goguen's Resolution to Remove
Margaret Marshall and the three Associate Justices who voted with
her. Whether the Speaker will vote for the Resolution is unknown,
but he will honor his promise.
to the New MassNews Staff
The new MassNews is better than
ever now that the younger generation is taking over. I'm amazed at
what's been accomplished since Sally and I first, unknowingly, challenged
the Sulzberger family in 1998. We hadn't even heard of the Sulzbergers
and we couldn't understand who was fomenting the tremendous hate against
We didn't fully understand
the reason for the Globe's hostility until 2003 when I started researching
the history of the New York Times and discovered Punch and Pinch.
It was then that I wrote "Libel by New York Times."
There is one thing
for sure: No one even thinks about a coffee house for gay teenagers
as they were doing in my town in 1998. Perhaps we should have followed
Rush Limbaugh's example and run away from the issue. But we didn't.
Instead, we went out on the streets and observed what was happening.
There was no way we could desert the young teenager who came up to
us crying "I don't want to be different. I don't want to be different"
after he had just "outed" himself to a cheering throng of
85 homosexuals in our Unitarian Church. Despite what we see happening
across the country from the other side, there will be a big shock
when everyone discovers what is happening in Massachusetts.