Happy Thanksgiving from The National Organization for Marriage


National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporters,

I am so very proud to be an American, yes.

Why then this Thanksgiving week (that quintessential American holiday) do I want to say: 'Viva la France!'?

Look at this photo:

Literally hundreds of thousands of French men and women, old and young, took to the streets last week in defense of a principle deeper than politics, older than any constitution, embedded in human nature:

Every child comes from a man and a woman. Every child has the right to the love and care of the man and woman who made him or her. In one family. Protected by a marriage, recognized (not created) by a government that understands the limits of its power.

The mass outpouring of love on behalf of this ancient truth—all the while witnessing the sad, degraded and angry attempts to denigrate it as hatred and bigotry—are a profound reminder of why you, and I, and millions of Americans will not give up this fight.

We cannot surrender the vision that sees the human family, created by God, rooted in nature, deeply oriented towards the good of calling together man and woman to give themselves to each other, and to the future. A baby incarnates God's wish that the world will go on.

Marriage is a cross-cultural social institution which reflects the deepest yearnings of the human heart—let me speak here as a man who is a husband and father—a yearning not only to be a husband, but a father, and not only a father, but a father who loves the mother of his child.

What God has joined, let no man fragment.

I wish you every happiness this Thanksgiving, every opportunity to know the joy of gratitude.

Gratitude for this country we share that still gives us the right to fight for what we think is right.

Gratitude for each other, for the knowledge we do not fight this great battle alone. So many millions of loving, decent law-abiding Americans have come together in this fight for marriage, across every line of creed and color.

I'm so thankful that you and I know (unlike so many people out there who struggle without this knowledge) this light of the soul: there is a Providence in the world larger than this week's headline, a deep Reason embedded into the structure of nature, of the universe itself, of the human heart—that loves us infinitely and beyond all measure.

Thank you for all you have done to help me and others fight this fight. Thank you above all for caring so deeply and so generously about marriage as God designed it.

Enjoy Turkey Day!

May you and your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

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  1. Sara R
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    nothing says Thanksgiving like protests about marriage in France...

  2. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving, Brian, and congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful girl !

  3. Ash
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving, NOM, and congratulations to Brian and family!

  4. Graham
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    LOL Sara

  5. M. jones
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving, and blessing to Brian for standing up for and defending real marriage and real families! Keep up the fight against those who will rip children from the opportunity to have both a loving mother and father.

  6. Zack
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I am thankful that I have a job, a car, great health, a roof over my head, and to God for giving me the chance to experience life. I am also thankful for the over 2 dozen states that are currently fighting to uphold the values of our Founders.

  7. Nick
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Just wanted to say congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl! God Bless her.

  8. Rita
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    Is this the face of France? Is this the face of secular liberalism? Lesbian Nuns of France are now running wild, naked, rude along the streets of Paris, screaming obscenities, spraying bottles of semen on Christians! This is an outrage. Just see this video and tell me if the communist homosexuals are not bringing about the decline of the western civilization? Where were the Muslims of France during this beautiful demonstration? Why are women allowed to show breasts in France but Muslims not allowed to wear Burkah?? See this shocking video on huff post:

  9. Preserve Marriage
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Re: "Every child comes from a man and a woman. Every child has the right to the love and care of the man and woman who made him or her." ...

    Is this accessible? Is Joe Sixpack going to relate to this? What about the average voter that says things like:

    * Let 'em get married.
    * This is bringing politics into the bedroom.

    When Jane Average has to take too many steps of thought to get to the understanding of how the above quote establishes that marriage should not be redefined, the prose is less effective, imo.

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