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THANK YOU!!! Prop 8 Drive a Huge Success!

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Looking back at the past week, I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Americans like you who are willing to stand up in defense of marriage. I can't thank you enough for your generous support. We successfully raised over $100,000 in just 7 days to help fund the appeal of last week's ruling striking down California's Proposition 8.

As of Monday morning, we had raised just over $40,000. But I was confident that we would hit our $100,000 goal because every time we have needed the means to defend marriage, God has provided and our supporters have stepped up.

Your response in the final 48 hours of our Prop 8 drive was simply overwhelming—almost 1,000 of you responded, donating over $60,000 in just 2 days, including someone who generously made a major gift to put us well past our goal!

Thank you.

Your support has helped to ensure that arch-liberal Judge Stephen Reinhardt—one of the nation's most overturned judges—does not have the final word on marriage. His ruling will be appealed to the United States Supreme Court and I'm convinced the Supreme Court will right this wrong and affirm the good judgment of the people of California.

There is a long road yet ahead of us in this litigation—but today we are celebrating!

We are moving forward together, toward an ultimate game-changing victory for marriage and Prop 8.

Thank you again, and God Bless you!

The National Organization for Marriage Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

10 Comments

  1. Ash
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Praise God! :)

  2. What About the Children
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    How many sick and starving children could you have saved with $100,000? How many will die because of your misplaced priorities?

  3. James A. Tuttle
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    IS protect marriage going the en banc route or are they going to appeal directly to the Supreme Court? I think the SC route is the best option for success. If Protect marriage waits too long, and if Obama wins a second term, a new and liberal Supreme Court Justice may be appointed and hurt marriages chances at success.

  4. Donna P
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Just think of how many hungry people that that could feed - or how many homes in foreclosure that could be saved.....

  5. Zack
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    The good Lord provides. : )

  6. Zack
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    @Donna

    Yeah the government is doing a terrific job of that. Don't tell people how they should spend their money if you don't care how the government spends yours.

    But aside from that, I just heard that because of the way Judge Reinhardt wrote the majority opinion, that the supreme court a) side with him or b) not even hear this case and kick it back down. So while I want to be optimistic....I'm not too hopeful of the future of this case.

  7. Zack
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    To the people asking how many kids this would feed: Don't tell people how to spend their money if you don't have a problem with the way government squanders yours.

  8. Randy
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I think Donna and Whataboutchildren should be asking those questions to the gay rights groups that spend money before they come onto this site and open their mouth. I say practice what you preach before you preach it. It will make you look better.

  9. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Great job everyone!

  10. Ash
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    No one with at least half a brain is taking SSMers seriously when they try to tell us marriage supporters what to do with our money. They can't really believe that we should take our money to help the poor, while they spend millions of dollars attacking the institution of marriage.

    The "you should focus on poor people" line is translated to "you are putting up too much resistance against our selfish aims."

    *yawn*