FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2012
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Jen Campbell (703-683-5004)
"These key donors were inspired by the courage of Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil A, who resolutely told Americans that he unabashedly believed in God's design for marriage as the union of one man and one woman."—Brian Brown, NOM president—
Washington, D.C.—Financial supporters of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today launched a new website to trumpet their public support for NOM's work in defense of traditional marriage, and called on Americans to join with them to publicly lend their name in support of the cause. The group launched the site www.KeeptheRepublicandMarriage.com.
"Even though donors to NOM are not subject to public disclosure, a number of our donors wanted to show that they would not be bullied and were not afraid to publicly proclaim their support for NOM as a way of encouraging others to publicly stand up to support marriage," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "These key donors were inspired by the courage of Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-Fil-A, who resolutely told Americans that he unabashedly believed in God's design for marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
One of the lead donors who helped draft the statement was New York City investor and philanthropist Sean Fieler. "Gay marriage activists are successfully using fear and intimidation to silence the majority of Americans who want to preserve marriage as God created it, the union of one man and one woman," said Fieler. "To stop this cycle fear and intimidation, we need courageous Americans to step forward and make public their support public."
The website www.KeeptheRepublicandMarriage.com is a place for Americans to lend their name in support of marriage and in opposition to fear and intimidation as political weapons to be deployed against people of faith. The site notes that Dan Cathy was attacked simply for articulating a personal view that marriage is ordained by God as the union of a man and a woman. The site also reviews unrelenting harassment against Professor Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas after he published a scientific paper calling into question the legitimacy of the oft-quoted position that there is "no difference" between children raised by same-sex parents and those raised by married parents in an intact family. Regnerus' study found that on two-thirds of outcomes measured, young adults raised by a parent who had engaged in a same-sex relationship fared worse than those who had been raised by married parents in an intact, traditional family.
"Gay marriage bullies have held sway for too long and it's time for faithful Americans to put their name on the line to publicly support traditional marriage," Brown said. "While NOM will never disclose the names of any donors against their wishes, this is a great opportunity for people who wish to be recognized publicly as supporting our work to defend that which is incredibly good and so much in the public interest—marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, or Sean Fieler, National Organization for Marriage donor, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Jen Campbell (x145), [email protected], at 703-683-5004
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