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National Organization for Marriage Donors Fight Back with "Keep the Republic and Marriage"

 

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—

National Organization for Marriage

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."

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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.

Paid for by The National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown, president. 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. New § 68A.405(1)(f) & (h).

8 Comments

  1. Paul Mc
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Brian,

    “that there is "no difference" between children raised by same-sex parents and those raised by married parents in an intact family”.

    Since Regnerus study did not consider by whom the subjects were raised, only whether a parent had had a same sex relationship to the subject’s adult recollection, then it is simply not possible to draw the conclusion you state.

    There is no need, and every reason not to, twist the Regnerus findings.

  2. Gary47290
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    NOM is still the bully in this debate. There is not legitimate reason to ban Civil Unions if all you seek is to define marriage. Your side has banned any recognition of same-sex couple in 20 states, and even in others, fights tooth-and-nail to deny protections that you take for granted.

  3. Timothy Kincaid
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Brian,

    I notice that twice here you insist that you will not disclose the identity of the tiny handful of very wealthy donors who have historically funded you. But the Supreme Court just told you otherwise. NOM must comply with Maine's political disclosure laws. It isn't a matter of conjecture or political opinion or supposition.

    I wonder... are you willing to go to jail in contempt of court in order to protect those donors (whom everyone already knows is the Catholic Church)?

  4. Randy E King
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Being disingenuous is not the right approach marriage corruption supporters should pursue here since expansion of civil union laws have already proved themselves to be a Trojan horse assault on the 1st Amendment.

    You folks can drop the phony poor me routine because the U.S.S Sympathy sailed back in 2008.

  5. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Apparently, Gary feels we-the-people have a compelling interest to license & regulate his love.

  6. John Noe
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    NOM is not the bully in this debate but the sodomite activists are.

  7. Publius
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I used to favor Civil Unions, but many of the SSM supporters on this and other sites have argued that Civil Unions are constitutionally unacceptable as in “separate but equal.” Civil Unions are often seen as a foot in the door or a stepping-stone to redefining marriage. It is a compromise that few seem to want.

  8. Shawn
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I don't see many of you regular commenters putting your money where your mouth is and donating to this phony bigoted cause.