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Three Easy Steps to Protect Marriage Today!

 

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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Below are three important (and easy!) steps that I'm asking you to take to defend marriage today. It will only take a few minutes of your time, and when you're finished, please forward this message on to your friends. Together we're making a difference!

STEP ONE: National Eat at Chick-fil-A Days!

Thanks to the many of you who have enthusiastically responded to my call to stand up and support Dan and Truett Cathy. There are a number of groups joining together in the effort to thank the Cathy family for their courage and grace under fire.

With Mike Huckabee calling on the listeners of his show to go out and eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1, we're extending our effort to include both this Wednesday and next! So, please head out to your local Chick-fil-A restaurant this Wednesday, the 25th, and next Wednesday, the 1st, and let the manager know that you're there to thank the Cathy family for their bravery and for all their good work!

STEP TWO: Send a message to the out-of-control Mayor of Boston

"You don't belong here."

That's what Boston's mayor, Thomas Menino, has told Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A: "You don't belong in Boston."

The mayor's reasoning? Because Boston is "an open city… a city that's at the forefront of inclusion."

The hypocrisy is ludicrous.

Menino, of course, is an outspoken promoter of same-sex marriage, just another out-of-touch politician ignorant of the fact that the American people have consistently rejected same-sex marriage at the ballot box. Luckily for Mr. Menino, the people of Massachusetts haven't been allowed to vote on marriage; but they will be allowed to vote on him—and if he isn't nervous, he probably should be.

What kind of mayor denies a large and flourishing company from settling in his city, just because that company's president disagrees with the mayor's own radical same-sex marriage agenda? A mayor who cares neither for his constituents or the Constitution!

Menino has allowed his own bias to cloud his judgment, and he is sending a very poor signal to any prospective business that doesn't want politicians' meddling for the sake of scoring points with their wealthy donors and lobbyists. Besides that, Menino has insulted faith-based business owners and the majority of Americans who don't want to be forced to compromise their moral integrity to serve the whims of the same-sex marriage camp.

Join me in letting Mayor Menino know that his bullying of Chick-fil-A is out of keeping with his Office as Mayor!

Click here to send your own message to Mayor Menino to voice your outrage at his unjust attacks on Mr. Cathy and Chick-fil-A. I hope you'll send a message right away—it only takes a minute! The mayor needs to know how out of touch he is with the majority of voters who recognize marriage as the unique and sacred union of one man and one woman, and that he cannot get away with bullying those who won't step in line with his own radical agenda.

STEP THREE: Tell Congress to Stand Firm on DOMA

Last Thursday, the United States House of Representatives voted 247-166 to adopt the King Amendment, which prohibits the use of Department of Defense funds to violate the Defense of Marriage Act.

This was a very important vote, halting at least one part of the continuous effort by the White House and certain members of the Legislature to chip away at DOMA piece by piece. Over the past year, a continuous battle against DOMA has been building at the highest levels of the Obama administration's Defense Department, producing new Navy "sensitivity guidelines" requiring chaplains to officiate at same-sex marriage ceremonies and a Department of Defense memo requiring that all military facilities be available for same-sex weddings.

We've put together an action center where you can send a customized message to your own Representatives and Senators, either to thank them for standing firm in support of DOMA or urging them to respect the voice of the American people in the future with respect to this important issue. A thank you message will also be sent to Rep. Steve King for his leadership in passing the amendment. Click here to send your important message to Congress today!

I hope you will take some time out today to accomplish these quick action steps. Thanks again for all you are doing to protect marriage!

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29 Comments

  1. Austin
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Oh, NOM... You want corporations to stay neutral in the culture wars, yet laud and promote those that are drinking your version of the kool-aid?

    How do you spell hypocritical? Oh, thats right, N.O.M.

  2. John N.
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Step 4 for me is to hopefully find a job out of this disgusting state as MA is an embarrasement to the rest of the country.

    The southern states and midwest should just secede again like they did in 1860 rather than have the out of touch northeast pulling down the rest of the country.

  3. Brad
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    John N.

    If by pulling down you mean financially supporting. You do realize the "out of touch northeast" supplies the funding for the poorer states inte Midwest and south right? The out of touch northeast refuses to be willfully ignorant and treats its citizens equally. Meanwhile many in the south refuse equality to minorities, women, gays and anybody else they deem unfit.

  4. Rocky Lore
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Democrats like Menino are pretend friends of gays. They won't go after the Muslims who advocate killing gays.

  5. ian will
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Congrads to chick-fila for being one of the few companies so behind the times that even the dirt looks old. Getting banned in bosten classic. Gay people just want to exist and be left alone. I have feeling that if you do that they will return the favor.

  6. Carlos
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    'Obama administration's Defense Department, producing new Navy "sensitivity guidelines" requiring chaplains to officiate at same-sex marriage ceremonies'

    This is a lie, chaplains are not required to perform SSM but rather allowed to decided based on their own if they wish to officiate.nthis is freedom of choice.

    Last time I read the bible, lying was a sin.

  7. Christine
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Our homosexual bothers and sisters do not want to just be left alone. While they have every civil right of domestic partners, heterosexual or homosexual, they want to redefine marriage as being any sexual union where the people involved "love" one another. You cannot redefine a word like matrimony that from its Latin roots mean "mother". The very WORD recognizes that marriage is about the begetting of children and tradition since the dawn of time has held the union that begets children to be between one man and one woman.

  8. David Argue
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    'Gay people just want to exist and be left alone' -

    Perhaps true for the majority, but the vocal minority is stirring the pot enough that it is creating ill will towards the entire group. I think you need to talk to the leaders over there. Most people have no problem with the existence of gay people. What they have a problem with is their insistance on trying to get government approval of their lifestyle.

    'Last time I read the bible, lying was a sin'

    Last time I read the Bible, so was homosexuality. But that hasn't stopped some from wanting the government to legitimize it.

  9. Carlos
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    David,

    So all are sinners, homosexuals and supposed Christians that spread lies about SSM.

    All will be able to sit around the fires of hell and sing kumbaya ...

    The hypocrisy.

  10. Austin
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I am sick and tired of religion being brought into civil law. If there is not harm to society by an action, there should be no law to criminalize or deny such action.

  11. David Argue
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    @Carlos - Yes, all are sinners, But trying to get government approval of your sin is another matter.

    @Austin - Actions in Canada, England and Mass. have shown that society is being harmed by SSM.

  12. Son of Adam
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    "If there is not harm to society by an action, there should be no law to criminalize or deny such action."

    Tell that to all the gays dying of AIDS and Syphilis, Austin.

  13. Carlos
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Son of Adam

    Don't forget the unborn babies who die (aka aborted).

  14. Daughter of Eve
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    However, Austin, there will be harm brought to society, if SSM is legalized. By legalizing SSM, government will have to declare that there is no government interest in the inherent differences of males and females in any marriage, which, by default, will affect every maternal and paternal law we have. You can't affect one without affecting the other. There will be no protection to women through presumption of paternity, because there will be some marriages with no "paternity" to speak of; similarly, all men (including "gay" men) will lose their inherent paternity rights because some "marriages" will purposefully exclude them. The ultimate losers will be children, who will be assigned to their parents on the whims of the state, instead of by their natural bilogical ties, as is their right. With SSM, everybody loses (no matter what orientation you claim to have).

  15. David Argue
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    @Carlos - Yes all are sinners. But trying to get the government to legitmize the sin is another matter.

  16. Bruce
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Christine:
    "While they have every civil right of domestic partners, heterosexual or homosexual, they want to redefine marriage as being any sexual union where the people involved "love" one another."

    Domestic parternships are not available in all states, some of which explicitly outlaw them. Even when available, domestic partnerships are never the equivalent of marriage, which is a big problem.

  17. Greg
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    You just don't understand, Bruce! You're supposed to accept the mantra that "marriage is only between one man and one woman" and accept whatever scraps you get from your particular state, which in some areas can be pretty darn scanty. But it's all done "in love."

  18. Daughter of Eve
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Not love, Greg. Common sense. Govt. doesn't license or regulate love.

  19. Greg
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Yes, yes, I know, Evie. You're the ones with "common sense." People who disagree with you are "loony"--or something. Perhaps I was unclear though. Not talking about the gov't licensing or regulating love. I'm talking about the purported love anti-marriage equality folks claim to have for gays and their supporters, all the while denying them full equality (and usually telling them they're going to hell).

  20. Daughter of Eve
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Greg, again, putting words in my mouth. If you can find a direct quote from me, wherein I state that supporters of SSM are "loony," "crazy," etc., you'd do your credibility (and your dignity) a big favor. As for the rest, your comment is more indicative of how you really about yourself, rather than an accurage reflection of marriage supporters. For your sake, let me reiterate that I'm pleased to support a "gay" person getting married, as long as he/she follows the same rules as everyone else, and marries a person of the opposite sex (gay-or straight--doesn't matter to me). And as for telling a "gay" person or a "gay" supporter they're "going to hell," that's against my religion. I leave that kind of judgement up to the only one qualified to do so, who is Jesus. As to whether or not you're comfortable living for eternity in His presence, that'll be entirely up to you.

    Why don't you tell us how the marriage relationship is distinguished from non-marriage relationships, and why. Thx.

  21. Daughter of Eve
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for typosl--

    "how you really feel about yourself,"

    "accurate"

  22. Amber
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    It's absolutely amazing to me that all of you people in NOM have nothing better to do with you lives then spew you hate driven points of view on the rest of the world and boycott businesses such as jc pennys for advertising with lgbt community members. I was raised in a househole with two straight parents my whole life I am 25 years old and am openly and happy to be able to say bisexual my boyfriend is 22 in a prestigious catholic university about to graduate next year and is also openly bisexual we have an amazing relationship my brother is 18the openly gay and had to drop out of high school at 16 because some douche bag like your selves brought his class mates up to preach hate and beat gay people because your affraid of what that we are foing to take over the world? Last year at our pride festivities I walked out of a bar I was working at and was beaten and hospitalized by a straight man because my girlfriend and I were together is that right did I also deserve that because my girlfriend and I may have gotten married one day and fought for our god given right to do so? Is it right when you close minded freaks come out to our pride event and spew your hate in front of children and our familie? But you all want to get mad because now our community is turning around and wants to boycott something in your community really get over your selves. Love is love period and everyone deserves equal rights I can get married to a women we can adopt a child and our family would be stronger then yours ever was or ever will be!!!!!

  23. John N.
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    You do realize the "out of touch northeast" supplies the funding for the poorer states inte Midwest and south right? The out of touch northeast refuses to be willfully ignorant and treats its citizens equally.

    Let us confront the lies of poster#3.

    The out of touch northeast is willfully ignorant. Despite the overwhelming evidence of the harm of homosexulaity the willfully ignorant masses continue to endorse a sick deadly choice.
    The northeast does not treat its citizens equally. While telling homosexuals who do not procreate they can have the procreation benefits given in the marriage license. Yet single people are denied these same benefits. If the northeast was all about equallity it would have eliminated the benefits so that singles and married people could have equallity.

  24. Amber
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Wow you people from NOM will never stop will you. So let's get this straight it is fine for you to protest jc pennys because they make the choice to show families yes families in their catalogue that have two dads and two girls kissing and that is fine however when the LGBT community wants to protest chic fil a women that is wrong in your eyes? Stop thinking so highly of yourselves if it's not ok for us to do it then it sure as hell isn't ok for you to do it. I am a 25good year old bisexual women who was raised in a loving family by a straight mother and father my boyfriend is an amazing 22one year old bisexual male who goes to a highly sought after catholic college my 18 year old brother is gay. He was forced by children who were more then likely raised by ignorant people like you who beat him and landex him in

  25. Amber
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    A hospital because of their homophobia. I last year at the pride events in pittsburgh walked out of a bar with my at the time girlfriend and was beaten once again by a straight man because I like women. Yiu people protest our events spewing you hate in front of children and families while is all we are trying to do is show love. Two woemn or two men can raise a chld and love the same way you can and we should have every right to do so. Continue to eat your hate filled chicken maybe you will choke on it also!!!!

  26. Chairm
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Amber, given the topic of this thread, what is the relevance of your hyper-personalized account of other matters?

    Your account cannot be verified and I do not think readers would expect to rely on verification. So what is your goal in writing that comment here?

  27. Amber
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    My point is to get across to you people that your hate is not wanted nor needed in the world. If god didn't want us here we wouldn't be here. Verification what do you want we have doctors reports police reports court papers .... would you like me to post them? Why are you so against lgbt community members and the people and companies who support them? Are you in the closet self loathing lgbt community members or are you just that scared of things you don't understand. It will be so funny when one of your children turn around and say hey I think I'm gay .... then what will you shut your own child out to? Get over your holyer then everyone selves. Grow up and stop spewing your hate ridden non sense let everyone live in peace and love who they love let us be happy married and grow old together. It won't make your marriages or relationships any less valid.

  28. Daughter of Eve
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Amber, would you care to explain how your arguments pertain to the eligibility requirements for marriage? And, can you provide any quotes or evidence wherein a NOM supporter believes God doesn't want you here? Can your provide any evidence that NOM members support legislation (or that any legislation even exits) which specifically identiifies individuals who claim to be gay as ineligible for marriage? Can you provide evidence of marriage license applications which require proof of sexual orientation? Do you consider your comments to be examples of "peace and love," and why? Can you provide evidence where NOM doesn't support anyone wishing to experience freedom of association, and growing old with the person(s) they love?

  29. Dannobull
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    To Amber and the other professional trolling gays:
    Why are you spewing (to use your oft used term, Amber) so much hatred at those who oppose SSM? Why are you so heterophobic and Cristophobic just because others point out that marriage is the term reserved for woman+man and not man+man or woman+woman? We now see that haters like you don't simply want to have equal rights as citizens of your country (which, judging by my reading of thousands of postings in threads like this one, most people support). No. You simply want to destroy the meaning of marriage, in the most heterophobic act of all. How does that benefit you or the gay community? You are spiteful, bitter persons. I hope you find some time to take in the fact that the impact of your lying, hateful postings on here does not actually make people more sympathetic to your cause. I feel sorry for your pathetic view of life, but my empathy for your plight is wearing very, very thin.