Dear Marriage Supporter,
Despite what the mainstream media would lead you to believe, the marriage debate in the United States is very much alive...good things are happening in the defense of marriage.
I'm writing today to ask you to please consider making a generous donation to NOM so that we can continue to build on these positive steps. And when you make your gift, please consider checking the box on the donate page indicating that you want your donation to be an automatic, monthly, recurring gift. We will send all new monthly donor sign ups a free copy of "What is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense" for enrolling as a NOM "Sustaining Partner" of our work.
What things, you ask?
Positive steps like the African American pastors and legislators standing strong for marriage in Illinois and holding back the homosexual 'marriage' advocates who have pledged to spend $3 million to force their will on Illinois later this year.
Positive steps like the courageous Governors of Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Wisconsin who have taken a strong stand for marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
In Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett stepped in to defend his state's Defense of Marriage Act and his administration is suing to stop the lawless behavior of a rouge county official issuing same-sex marriage licenses in direct violation of the law.
In Wisconsin, Governor Walker has made it clear that his state will not be redefining marriage in the near future.
And in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence came out strongly in the wake of the US Supreme Court decisions this summer declaring his support for true marriage and committing his state to put a pro-marriage amendment on the ballot in November 2014.
Positive steps like the 1500 Iowans who attended The Family Leadership Summit that NOM co-sponsored earlier this month demanding that the GOP produce a candidate in the 2016 elections who will stand for marriage and life.
Top to bottom, positive steps are taking place across our country to protect marriage as God designed it.
The media doesn't want you to know about these positive developments so they don't report it, but the truth always finds a way to shine forth. The truth is that a strong majority of Americans believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
We are privileged to be what the Washington Post called "the preeminent organization" standing for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but we can only do it with your generous support.
And your support is needed as much now as ever. Even with all the positive steps we see across the nation, opponents of marriage and the right of children to be raised by a mom and a dad push their agenda stronger than ever.
In Illinois, gay-marriage activists have promised a $3 million campaign to win over those courageous black legislators that have stood in the gap.
The state ballot battles looming next year in Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, and other states will require every ounce of strength, perseverance, and financial commitment we all can give.
And the legal battles to stop the lawlessness that has broken out across our country in the name of homosexual-'marriage' demand time and financial commitment that we cannot meet without your gracious support.
Let me close with a brief but powerful example of the craziness that supporters of true marriage are up against.
You'll remember that last May in North Carolina, the people of that state approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman with over 61% of the vote. You'd think that would be the wonderful end of the story, but no. In blatant disregard for the will of the people of that great state, and the Constitution itself, homosexual-'marriage' advocates are now 'trolling' North Carolina for County and City officials who are willing to abandon their oaths-of-office and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in violation of the Constitution, betraying the voters who put them in office.
They are actually placing ads on YouTube.
Only with your support can NOM continue to help true marriage champions remain strong in the fight and keep taking positive steps in this battle. Remember, if you sign up to become a Sustaining Partner by checking the box to make your gift a monthly, recurring gift, we will send you a free copy of "What is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense."
Thank you for your faithfulness and the positive steps you enable us to take in the defense of God's unique institution of marriage.
For our families and children,
Brian S. Brown