Dear Marriage Supporter,
There's a bigger picture surrounding the recent media sideshow involving Phil Robertson's unjust persecution by Hollywood liberals. A bigger threat looms on the horizon, one that impacts each one of us. And I'm asking you to join the National Organization for Marriage today in standing up to that threat by signing an important new petition we launched just yesterday.
When Phil Robertson expressed his personal religious beliefs and values in his interview with GQ, the self-appointed "thought police" of the homosexual lobby was quick to pounce and begin their "prosecution" (really, persecution).
We all know how things unfolded from there: A&E executives caved to the pressure of Hollywood bullies; a groundswell of unprecedented support for Phil (including our own petition that you signed — thanks again!) soon flooded A&E's inboxes; and finally the network reversed course and reinstated Phil to his show. But, imagine for a moment...
...Imagine that the situation didn't involve a high-powered lobby and busy-body "thought police." Imagine instead that Phil had been up against the full force of the government and the actual police.
...Imagine that it hadn't been a network with the mere ability to hire and fire. Imagine instead that the man-in-charge was a federal judge, able to saddle Phil with criminal "hate-speech" charges, civil rights violations, and onerous fines.
...Imagine that it wasn't just a Hollywood clique and cabal disapproving of a certain celebrity's Christian values. Imagine instead a new State regime wherein those values were the legal and cultural equivalent of racism, and any citizen expressing those values was subject to punishment.
This is what our country is facing if the same-sex 'marriage' movement gets its way: a society in which not just Phil and other celebrities who voice Christian values are put in the crosshairs and targeted for persecution, but any ordinary citizen who believes in traditional values — ordinary citizens like you and me — will be liable to sanction.
We've already seen this sort of thing happen, and not even just in states where same-sex 'marriage' has been forced on the people. Even in places where true marriage is still the law, we've seen florists, bakers, photographers, bed and breakfast owners and others have found themselves facing penalizing fines and hauled into court as bigots simply for maintaining that marriage is the union of a man and a woman!
That is why we must act today, to ensure that that never comes to pass for our nation. We need to tell Congress right now to amend the US Constitution to protect the identity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Click here to sign our petition and send this urgently-needed message.
The stakes are truly that high. Federal judicial activism has run amok, most recently in the State of Utah where a single federal judge tried to throw out the state's marriage amendment — enacted by a strong majority of both the legislature and the citizenry. So brazen was this move that the Supreme Court — in a very rare move — decided unanimously to stay that decision while the State of Utah defends the amendment in court!
The fact is, we just cannot let something as crucial as the definition of marriage rest in the hands of an out-of-control federal judiciary. And remember, defending and defining marriage in our constitution is essential to protecting our First Amendment rights. If marriage is redefined nationwide, traditional views and values like Phil Robertson expresses will be forced from the public square and even possibly made grounds for criminal action!
So please act right now and sign this important petition. It will only take a minute of your time. Your voice is needed so that Congress hears this message loud and clear: our right to express our values is under attack, and must be protected!
Thank you for joining us in this very important fight.
Brian S. Brown
P.S.: Please take a moment to sign this important petition right away. And when you've finished, please share this message via email, or post on Facebook and Twitter so that we can gain as many signatures as possible for this important cause!