By Derrick DePledge
Colette Machado, the chairwoman of the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs, has joined others in an advertisement opposing the special session of the state Legislature to consider gay marriage.
The ad, sponsored by a group called For the Sake of the Children, features Machado and others declaring that the Bible is the highest law in the land and that same-sex marriage will effect their traditional sense of ohana.
The special session, the group says, denies the people of Hawaii a chance to be heard. They urge people to contact the governor and state lawmakers and tell them to protect First Amendment rights.