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Dear Marriage Supporter,

Over a million people protesting in the streets of Paris for marriage. In Great Britain, a million leaflets opposing gay marriage are being distributed in swing districts.

Here I am in Paris, giving you a front-row seat to see what happened:

Here at home, a thousand people thronged the steps of Rhode Island's capitol building, led by black and Hispanic pastors:

As the fight for marriage gears up again in Minnesota, Rhode Island, Illinois, Washington D.C., and elsewhere, I will go to the battle with French words ringing in my ears.

Frigide Barjot, the organizer of the Paris rally for marriage, gave the speech of a lifetime.

"You, President of the Republic," Barjot proclaimed, "cannot remain unmoved before the growing uneasiness of the French people who now are finding out what is really behind the so-called "marriage for all."

She went on:

The 'marriage for all' is a juridical denial of the most elementary reality of humanity, constituted as it is "man and woman", the only union naturally capable of siring new life.

You, President of the Republic — Will you be the one to float a travesty — that a human being can be born of two men or of two women? "Marriage for all" inscribes fundamental discrimination into our law among children, an inequality between children who will be born of a mother and a father, and children who will be born of two fathers, and children who will be born of two mothers.

You, President of the Republic — Will you be the one to abolish the basic equality of birth among children?

She makes a magnificent point we pro-marriage fighters in the United States have not paid enough attention to: marriage as equality between men and women.

Marriage embodies the equal dignity of men and women in the creation and care of the next generation. Marriage expresses children's equal right to the love and care of both their mother and father.

We cannot, and will not, surrender to the winds of fashion something so true, so good, and so beautiful. We will continue to stand united in this fight, both here and abroad — because unity is what marriage is all about.

This is the point that NOM's Chairman of the Board, Prof. John Eastman, made in a recent press interview regarding the National Cathedral's sad decision to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in its hallowed halls. Same-sex marriage is not a value that unites us, as its advocates claim: instead, it is deeply divisive, as the Episcopal Church is finding out all too painfully right now:

And so we, the defenders of marriage, continue to stand in unity, as Americans and with all marriage supporters worldwide!

Pray for the people of France and Great Britain who are fighting back against the elites.

And pray for all of us standing on the front lines for marriage.

The fight continues!

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11 Comments

  1. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Great video from France...thanks, Brian!

  2. Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Love this!

  3. Tom
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    To all you gays & you same-sex marriage supporters, this is what happens when you people try to force your radical gay agenda on those of us who oppose you.

  4. Mikhail
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Dont forget Australia, New Zealand and Finland

  5. Loving
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Gays are not forcing the "agenda", mainly the heterosexual socialists are. Besides, there are (celibate) gays in the catholic church, presumably they oppose gay marriage

  6. Mikhail
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    I think New Zealand could use a visit from Brian Brown to stop gay marriage. Also Australia and Italy are considering civil unions; indeed there is no shortage of work for you on the international front Brian! :)

  7. Good News
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Enjoy.
    And Hope!
    And Stand up!
    And Fight,
    for the good of us all, and for the love and protection of our children.

    Music:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUeFZcCdpGE

    Silence (Only one of the 3 marches in the city walking toward the Tower.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozjsyvc8eRE

    Voices
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiJVxh4586U

    All around the world the man-woman union speaks the same language to reality and to our children.
    And it does not say the same thing as the same-sex union.
    It must be named. It must be signaled out. For Man to be honest with himself and with his children.

  8. Sara R
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Taking care of bills, going to work, having dinner with your family, reading books, watching movies, playing games, helping kids with their homework, walking the dog... quite the radical agenda those gays have.

    Also, if the issue is the word "marriage," why all of this opposition to civil unions?

    Good for Brian Brown and his work on the international front. Someone may pick him up elsewhere once NOM becomes obsolete here in America. France can have you.

  9. Publius
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I have voiced no objection to civil unions, but gays on this site and elsewhere have found them unacceptable. It is a compromise the LGBT lobby ultimately rejects except as a temporary measure. The agenda is to degender all of family law.

    The Prop 8 fight was merely over the word "marriage" as California law gave gays every right in family law except the use of the word marriage.

    The heterosexual nature of the biologically and generationally self-sustaining family will always assert itself no matter how the law might be corrupted. In the words of the Supreme Court, it is the “foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization.” See Murphy v. Ramsey.

  10. Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Sara R: "Taking care of bills, going to work, having dinner with your family, reading books, watching movies, playing games, helping kids with their homework, walking the dog... quite the radical agenda those gays have."

    That's the narrative, but it's far from the reality. People with a homosexuality agenda want impunity for any harm and violence they do in society, especially related to sexuality and relationships. Plus they want to persecute and vilify anyone who questions their agenda.
    That's why wonderful employees and students are being kicked out of their jobs and school programs because they do not submit to the dominant homosexual agenda. That's why they have violated freedom of speech rights, freedom of religion rights, and recently declared a wonderful Christian couple criminals as parents for not submitting to the deformed homosexuality ideology liberals want to shove down everyone's throats.
    That's also why we have millions of LGBT individuals who perpetrate all kinds of violence and sexual harassment in society with impunity. That's why LGBT people lead the way in spreading some serious STDs in society. Millions of them endorse and promote pornography, promiscuity, hookups, adultery, and prostitution.
    The homosexual agenda also has as a goal to make everyone ignorant about the underlying causes for having a homosexual problem, and how it can be resolved. Research must be stopped, and so must therapy. People who support a homosexual agenda want everyone to be sexually dysfunctional and disoriented for life.
    They are appallingly against people taking responsibility for their own psychological problems related to sexuality and relationships and resolving them.

  11. Ash
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    It's worth noting that gays have repeatedly attacked civil unions laws in courts-- laws that they helped to pass.

    Nevertheless, applying all laws of marriage, even under the name "civil unions" to same-sex couples makes no sense. No matter the title, it wouldn't be rational to say that a woman is the mother of any child her wife gives birth to so long as she was cohabitating with her wife at the time of birth and is not impotent or sterile.