Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dear Marriage Supporter,
Can you envision a future in which your support of marriage deprives you of your job...of your business...of your liberty?
I can. Because, quite frankly, we're already seeing it...all over the country!
Mozilla's forcing CEO Brendan Eich to resign over a political contribution he made six years ago certainly brings to the fore the need to stand up to these bullies.
So, what can be done about it? Many things — but it all boils down to this: mobilize the American people to defend God's truth about marriage and stand up to the radical extremists that want to redefine marriage, marginalize its supporters and stifle free speech and the democratic process!
That's why NOM has decided to move forward with our second (and annual) March for Marriage. We must show that we will not be intimidated by the thought-police-bullies intent on silencing us so they can push their agenda down America's throat!
We are in the midst of intense preparations for the March, taking place this June 19th. We are securing permits, organizing logistics, signing contracts, making arrangements with speakers...all of which constitute large up-front costs.
And that's why we're launching a campaign to raise $100,000 by the end of April to support this essential initiative.
The intolerance of Mozilla towards Brendan Eich is only part of a pattern.
This past weekend, New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm reacted to news that Chick-fil-A wanted to open a store in the City by saying, "We don't need bigots coming to New York City. They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York's diverse community, including the LGBT community....We don't need bigoted people even keeping their opinions to themselves....They need to wake up and see reality." (Emphasis Added)
Translation: There is no room in Councilman Dromm's view of New York City for anyone who believes that marriage is the union of one man and one woman —even if that person remains quiet on the topic. They should just leave.
This vicious attack on Chick-fil-A resulted from the company's CEO, Dan Cathy, stating his belief in marriage as the union of one man and one woman in 2012, saying, "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but we thank the Lord we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
Do we, though? Cathy's comments at the time drew the ire of mayors in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston, (and now this Councilman in New York) who vowed to block the franchise from opening new locations in their cities. Is that freedom?
It most certainly is NOT! And that's why you and I have to stand up and shout from the rooftops: I will not be intimidated. I will not be silenced. Marriage is beautiful and good and I will defend it!
Won't you join with us today by making a generous, fully tax-deductible contribution in support of the 2014 March for Marriage to help us bring many thousands of marriage supporters to Washington DC so we can amplify your voice and make sure it's heard resoundingly throughout the country?
Please join us today in making a statement in defense of marriage, of free speech and of our very democratic process by financially investing in the 2014 March for Marriage.
Brian S. Brown