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Marriage Supporters, This Is A Game-Changer!

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

What would you do to "change the game" in the fight to protect marriage?

NOM has decided to take the lead by doing something that has never been done before… we're organizing a March for Marriage on March 26 — the day Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case… a case that has the disastrous potential to become the Roe v. Wade of marriage for our generation.

But organizing a major event like this is a big organizational undertaking. That's why I need you to stand with us by making an immediate donation of $35, $50, $100, or even $1,000 or more as we try to make history!

I have some great news! Recognizing the importance of this March for Marriage, one of our best supporters, a heroic defender of marriage, has agreed to commit up to $500,000 — HALF A MILLION DOLLARS — for a challenge, matching grant to NOM… so your contribution to defend marriage will be instantly matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000! NOM will receive an additional dollar for every dollar you contribute! And this goes for every donation made before March 26, 2013!

Organizing this March is a tremendous undertaking that has the potential to incredibly impact the future of marriage in America. We know that the pro same-sex marriage activists will be organizing a counter-protest, attempting to make their propaganda heard.

We cannot let them shout us down! We cannot let their lies that America supports gay marriage go unchallenged.

We KNOW that the American people are behind us because our exit polling on Election Day last year showed that 60% of voters believe in defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Marriage Supporter, you stay informed and take action when we call upon you. But I have to ask you to consider investing financially in the fight to defend marriage right away. It's extremely important that you NOT WAIT to make a donation.

So much has to go into organizing this march to celebrate and defend this sacred institution guarding a child's right to a mother and a father.

Please stand with us once again by clicking here to make a generous donation of $35, $50, $100, $1,000 or more to help save marriage and prevent a second Roe v. Wade moment for our great nation! And remember, every dollar you give now will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $500,000.

These next six weeks are critical. Already people are asking what they can do to help us out, and we need the resources to respond rapidly and fully to capitalize on their enthusiasm. No one who wants to stand up for marriage should be left behind because we don't have adequate funds to incorporate them into the fight.

Don't let the other side's "inevitability" myth go unanswered! Let's show the world that the American people stand for marriage by turning everyone possible out for this March.

Please act now before it's too late! Marriage can carry the day if we take advantage of this game-changing opportunity — we just need ordinary, faith-filled Americans like you to stand up right now and provide the funds we need to get our message out.

As always, these difficult times carry within them a tremendous opportunity to defend marriage… for our children, and our children's children. Please make a donation today and ensure that every dollar you contribute is DOUBLED! This is a golden opportunity to maximize the effect of your pro-marriage contribution.

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18 Comments

  1. Thom
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    The marriage equality supporters already have more people signed up for their march. NOM will be joined by Westboro Baptist Church.

  2. Pat
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    You start by addressing people opposed to marriage as "Marriage Supporters", which is quite the lie.

    You then say that something that has an actual impact on my life, and the lives of many other innocent people (quite a lot of them children) as a game.

    So you've lied (which proves you can't actually support your position) and you're evil.
    Not bad for less than a sentence.

  3. Son of Adam
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    The SCOTUS ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Snyder vs. Phelps in an 8 to 1 majority. That much indicates that SCOTUS does not give special considerations to homosexuals when interpreting the US Constitution.

  4. Ken
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I recently drove across the border to Maryland, which recently legalized gay marriage. There were Catholic priests being arrested for speaking against gays; churches were boarded up and pastors were being arrested for not doing gay weddings. The state was sinking into the sea, but the fire and brimstone from the sky dried off my tires. Heterosexual couples were so dispirited that there were long lines at the courthouse to get divorces.

    Strange, none of that happened.

    An old woman in a motorized wheelchair in a retirement home told me that she was very proud that her state legalized marriage for her grandson.

    A drug dealer, a child molester, a murderer, and even a prisoner on death row can get a civil marriage, even though (I hope) they can't get a religious marriage in your church. You can still prohibit anyone you like from a religious rite, but you cannot deny citizens equal access to public institutions.

    1 Corinthians 5:12

  5. Son of Adam
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Gee, Ken. None of those things happened either when Proposition 8 passed in California. But you'd never know it by the behavior of homosexual activists. And all citizens already have equal access to public institutions. They just don't have the right to have those institutions redefined to suit their sexual proclivities.

  6. zack
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    @thom

    They said the same thing when the unions ran their rally to counter glenn beck. turned out Glenn Beck got more people than originally estimated at his Restoring Honor rally.

    I believe the support for Traditional Marraige will be very surprising.

    The left ALWAYS underestimates their opponents. : )

  7. Randy E King
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    The left is not underestimating their opponents; the left knows they are in a fight and they intend on using every dirty little trick they can think of..

    Virtue is a vice to these heathen.

  8. Alexander Adams
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    It's funny how the pro-gay comments engage in ad hominem and then claim we cannot make rational arguments. What a concession. And those supporting marriage are marriage supporters, because we understand allowing gay marriage affects everyone. Look at Canada.

    And the first comment commits the guilt by association fallacy. Liberals are fighting an emotional, not a logical, battle against us.

  9. Zack
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    @Randy

    I think they do underestimate. But that's just me.

  10. M. jones
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Peter. What does this have to do with the time tested truth of the definition of marriage? Homosexuals are free to live their lives as they choose. Redefining marriage to mean something it is not, is against nature and natures God.

  11. coldfish
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Um, no, Peter, no, there are a lot of holes in the presentation you laid out. Including that whatever 'masculinization' or 'feminization' occurs in the brain during pregnancy is completely unaware of and detached from cognitive/social aspects of sexuality, like what the body is supposed to look like, or what gender roles look like. Including the fact that bisexuality isn't uncommon, so is questioning of sexual identity (the new Q in LGBTQ), and sexuality is fluid and can change over a lifetime. Including the fact that the biological influences you mention don't have a 1-1 correlation to sexual identity but just a statistical ccorrelation.

    But none of that really matters, since the issue of marriage has nothing to do with the issue of sexuality or sexual identity. Two straight men or two straight women can't marry either. So we're discussing two separate issues.

    So the fact that you're even bringing it up is a red herring.

  12. John B.
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    This is a "game-changer" only if the justices rule very broadly in favor of same-sex marriage, which even marriage equality supporters don't expect. And even if we lose both cases--the best-case scenario for your side--it changes nothing at the state level and will have no ultimate effect on DOMA: state after state will continue to legalize same-sex marriage and DOMA will eventually be repealed by Congress, for the very simple reason that more and more Americans support the right of gay couples to legally marry.

  13. Ash
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    A SCOTUS decision unfavorable to SSMers would totally deflate any argument that ssm is constitutionally required, i.e. a "right." No other legislator would have any argument as to why this matter should not be put directly to the voters (which, despite November 2012, SSMers still don’t want to happen in general).

    No more hackneyed slogans about how we "don't get to vote on rights." Such a decision from SCOTUS would annihilate the claim that this battle is akin to racial prohibitions on marriage, and would rob SSMers of their fondness for the Prop 8 trial/ruling.

    Some Americans oppose ssm personally, but feel that in a legal sense they have no right to oppose someone else gaining their "civil rights." But if the SCOTUS rules yet again that ssm is not a right, this may liberate those Americans who feel compelled to support ssm.

    With the invented constitutional authority removed from this debate, the argument of SSMers essentially becomes “redefine marriage because we want you to.”

  14. Randy E King
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    @John,

    I take it you are now aware of how unlikely your victory in the SCOTUS is?

    Kind of makes you look even worst considering how exuberant you were after corrupt jurists ruled in your favor at the appellate level; how gleeful you were at the site of your oppositions betrayal by the hands of your embedded tyrants sitting in black robes entrusted to them by the people they betrayed; people they swore to protect.

    Disgusting is to kind a descriptive for you and your ilk.

  15. Bobby
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    We will see in June Randy and Ash. I say 6-3 in favor of equality and against DOMA.

  16. John B.
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Mr. King, I have no idea which way these cases are going to go. I think we will win on DOMA (sect. 3) on the basis of equal protection. I suspect we will also win on Prop. 8 but that the ruling will be very, very narrow. I don't expect the justices to rule there is a right to same-sex marriage, but you don't seem to realize that we can win both cases without any such ruling.

    But even if my side loses both cases that's not the end of the battle by a long shot, although many on your side seem to think so. Public opinion is changing, and in one direction only. You can point to all your past victories but we're at the tipping point, as the 2012 elections showed. Maybe it's time to start working on your own marriages, not opposing other people's.

  17. John B.
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    And once again I've had a polite and on-topic comment blocked, while Mr. King is allowed to berate and insult at will. But noooo, there is no "animus" on the side of those opposing marriage equality.

  18. Ash
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    There is no such thing as a narrow ruling on Prop 8. SCOTUS will address the question of whether there is a right to ssm, or they will address judge Reinhardt's reasoning that a state cannot amend their constitution in response to the state court's misinterpretation of it. Another route is to address the question of whether a state can give benefits and then later rescind them. All of these questions have implications for other states.

    If they address the larger question of a right to ssm, here's another consequence of a ruling upholding Prop 8: decreased likelihood of imposing ssm on states through the courts.