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The Thought Police Have Arrived

 

National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,

Another victim of the supposedly harmless same-sex 'marriage' movement has been hit with official state sanctions for refusing to sacrifice his beliefs in the truth of marriage.

You may recall that Colorado baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakeview, declined to bake a "wedding" cake for a gay couple who were 'married' in Massachusetts and wanted to hold a reception in Colorado to celebrate the union. Phillips, a committed Christian, explained that his religious beliefs prevented him from participating in a same-sex ceremony because it is contrary to the biblical definition of marriage. The homosexual couple sued and last week the state came down on the Christian baker.

Not only has the Christian baker been ordered to "cease and desist" from "discrimination" against gay couples, but he and his staff have been ordered to undergo two years of "training" to assure that no further "discrimination" occurs. The baker must report quarterly to the state Civil Right Commission about how it is changing its policies, its "training" progress and the names of any clients it has refused to serve.

The movement to redefine marriage was once said to be about "tolerance and acceptance." Today it is about tyranny.

Anyone who continues to think that redefining marriage won't affect you or your children is just not paying attention. It already affects every American, and this will only continue to get worse. Oh, sure, you'll always be free to hold a belief about marriage, but if that belief ever impacts your actions as a citizen, you can expect the full force of government to come down to crush you.

It's only when citizens stand up to tyranny and speak truth to power, that truth can prevail. Please see the video we released recently promoting the March for Marriage on June 19th, and do your best to spread it wide and far. And if you can join us in Washington on June 19th, we welcome you!

Faithfully,

Brian S. Brown

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