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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Gay marriage activists are on the attack like never before. And it's getting personal.

They are targeting NOM and have pulled out the race card in a desperate attempt to shut us down in this critical election year. Why?

Because they know that our coalition is strong and growing, and NOM has become the single biggest obstacle in their campaign to force same-sex marriage on every American state, county and municipality.

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The latest barrage came Tuesday from the Gray Lady herself, when The New York Times editorial board charged NOM with employing a "poisonous political approach" based on "racially and ethnically divisive strategies" to block same-sex marriage.

It's laughable.

As if NOM would presume to tell Black and Hispanic pastors what God says about marriage.

NOM didn't create this issue. The African American and Hispanic communities have always opposed same-sex marriage. It is the gay marriage activists and Democratic party elites who have forced the issue, ignoring the voices of Black and Hispanic voters.

I just spoke with two of my heroes in the fight to defend marriage, Rev. Sen. Ruben Diaz and Bishop Harry Jackson. They are outraged by these latest attacks, and Senator Diaz has already posted a powerful response on his official senate website.

NOM has marched arm-in-arm with countless African American and Hispanic pastors, community leaders and grassroots supporters. They know us. They know our hearts. There is no way the other side can divide us.

If anything, this unprecedented attack has encouraged our Hispanic and African American colleagues to do even more on behalf of marriage.

My friend, we are building an unprecedented coalition of marriage supporters across all racial, ethnic, political and religious lines.

Blacks, whites and Hispanics...Republicans, Democrats and Independents...Catholics and Protestants, Mormons, Jews and atheists...All standing together for the good of marriage!

I promise you this: Marriage is the cause that unites people of all faiths, races and political backgrounds. And nothing The New York Times or anyone else can say will stop us from coming together to defend marriage against these strategically timed attacks designed to distract us from the critical work we need to be doing this year.

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10 Comments

  1. Ash
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Yay! I love it when generous friends of NOM match donations. I'll send something in the next few days. :)

  2. Michael
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    What are the atheist arguments against same sex marriage?

  3. Louis E.
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Michael,I'm a non-religious theist (I see it as impossible for there to be no Infinitely First Cause,but can see no credible evidence that the IFC writes books,has an official fan club,or involves itself in any "personal" way in our affairs...it is largely beyond our comprehension)...my opposition to SSM is based on the overwhelmingly greater importance to humanity of opposite-sex relationships meriting a perpetual guarantee of preferential treatment for such relationships.

  4. TC Matthews
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    "Blacks, whites and Hispanics...Republicans, Democrats and Independents...Catholics and Protestants, Mormons, Jews and atheists...All standing together for the good of marriage!"

    It's a beautiful thing.

  5. akork
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    @Louis E. In what way does homosexual marriage threaten heterosexual marriage. Do you believe that if SSM was not allowed (as it isn't in most states) that homosexuals would start marrying people of the opposite sex and raising families? Why would you believe they would do that? Conversly why would homosexuals marrying decrease the frequency in which heterosexual couples marry? That is the thing I do not understand. Why does one preven the other, its not like the Unites States has some sort of limit on the number of marriages it can issue in a year and so SSM is somehow taking away from that limited number in a way that prevents heterosexuals from marrying yet you are acting like that is somehow the case.

  6. Greg
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Baseless? The editorial was BASED on NOM's own internal document.

  7. Mark Jansen
    Posted April 6, 2012 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    So quoting your own memo's against you is a "baseless attack" nowadays?

    That makes sense, coming from the people who use made-up statistics and fairy-tales to prove their points.

  8. lhf
    Posted April 6, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    What is the atheist argument against gay marriage?
    The reason the state grants marriage licenses is to ensure a bond between the legal father (biological or adoptive) and the child so that the child does not become a burden to everyone. We already see what has happened as marriage has been undermined by domestic partnerships, civil unions, and unmarried cohabitation. Dropping the one man-one woman definition will open the door to not only "marriage" between two men or two women, but multiple partner marriage of all types. The Dutch, I think the first country to permit homosexuals to marry has already permitted a 3 person marriage, so you can directly point to the consequences of further undermining the existing definition.

    Under the new scheme, should homosexuals be granted the "right" to marry, would marriages be allowed between 40 year old men and 16 year old boys? Why wouldn't it be a violation of my civil rights to be prohibited from marrying my sister? Or my brother?

    I could go on, but you get the picture. The slippery slope is the best argument and I don't know why it's not more widely used.

    Obama is claiming that the Republicans will undermine middle class families - that has already happened under the broad welfare state and adding marriage for homosexuals will continue the course in that direction.

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  10. Suzanne Todd
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Hate will bite you in the arse when God judges you.