FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004)
“The decision to allow two gay couples to ‘marry’ on a float during the Rose Parade denigrates this once family-friendly event.” — Brian Brown, NOM president —
Washington, D.C. — The following statement may be attributed to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM):
“Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome once famously said of gay ‘marriage,’ ‘This door’s wide open now; it’s going to happen whether you like it or not.’
“Unfortunately, his words have proven to be all too true. The decision to allow two gay couples to ‘marry’ on a float during the Rose Parade denigrates this once family-friendly event. It’s another ‘in your face’ example that should serve as a teachable moment for the American people. Once marriage is redefined to make it genderless, this perverse construct of ‘marriage’ is forced on everyone. Just as unsuspecting children watching the Rose Parade will be exposed to the spectacle of men ‘marrying’ men with the attendant public hugging and kissing, so too will American children be told in school that marriage as the union of one man and one woman is bigoted and discriminatory. Those who think that the ongoing marriage debate doesn’t affect them should rethink their position. Once marriage is redefined to make it genderless, it’s going to be foisted on every American no matter the historic truth of marriage. The record is replete with examples of people who have been punished for refusing to support genderless marriage. At least with the Rose Parade, parents watching on television are forewarned and can simply change the channel – although families who long ago made plans to travel to the event will have to either abandon their plans or be forced to endure this political spectacle. We urge Americans to demand that their political leaders change the legal channel to make sure true marriage is protected and preserved.”
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Matille Thebolt (x143), [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
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