Dear Marriage Supporter,
I'm writing with a very clear direct question: Will you ensure that there continues to be a strong voice in this country standing up for the truth about marriage?
Yes, we all know that the other side has spent mountains of money to get judges to impose their definition of marriage on this country.
We also know that marriage is in trouble—that judges across the country are creating opinions out of thin air in their quest to redefine marriage.
But it's also true that we just achieved two major victories together: the National Organization for Marriage was 100 percent successful in the last Congressional election in defeating targeted supporters of same-sex marriage and electing those who support the truth about marriage.
In all three Congressional contests where Republicans abandoned the truth of marriage we launched campaigns to defeat them—and we did defeat them.
More than that, NOM helped elect US Senate candidates who can be counted on to be champions for our cause including Thom Tillis, Tom Cotton, Joni Ernst, and others. NOM's hard-hitting TV and direct mail pieces were a critical factor in several of these races.
Supporters of the truth of marriage also won a great legal victory in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals with the first federal appeals court issuing a clear and powerful ruling that our constitution does not have hidden within it a "right" to the redefinition of marriage. Their ruling reinforced other federal court decisions in Louisiana and Puerto Rico that also represented great victories for marriage.
The other side does not want you to know how important these victories are. They want you to give up and capitulate on the truth of marriage.
So I ask you again: Will you?
We at NOM never will, but we urgently need you to keep up this fight. We've spent nearly $300,000 in the last election. Our resources are way down, and we need your help to keep up this fight.
As I recently said to NBS News, NOM is a David battling the Goliath of multi-million dollar groups like the Human Rights Campaign. But even David needed his stones to topple the giant. We need your support more than ever in this critical period to continue to be your voice for marriage on CNN, Fox, CBS, within the halls of Congress, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The great news is that one of our most faithful donors has given us a new matching gift of $200,000!
This donor knows how critical the next few months will be in the fight over marriage. He knows that marriage will almost certainly be before the Supreme Court in 2015—and he wants to make sure that our voice will be there to let the court know that we will not accept a Roe v. Wade on marriage.
Any attempt by the federal courts, including the US Supreme Court, to redefine marriage is illegitimate.
Marriage is immutable, created by the Almighty, and cannot be redefined by judges, politicians or the media.
NOM will make sure that our highest court understands the good that marriage provides to society—uniting men and women and providing the ideal environment for any children born of their union—and that we will never acquiesce to losing marriage in order to appease the demands of a vocal special interest group.
Any gift given right now will be matched up to a total of $200,000. That's an amazing opportunity to leverage our work together.
But it means that we have to count on you to respond. If you give nothing, the cause of marriage gets nothing. If you give a significant amount, our cause will benefit greatly. Dollar-for-dollar, whatever you give will be doubled.
Perhaps you can bless us with a major gift of $1,000 or more. Or maybe something smaller such as $500, $100 or $50. Whatever it is, I prayerfully ask you to give something in response to this message. Please don't count on someone else to make a gift. It's up to you.
If you would prefer to donate by mail, simply write a check and send it to:
National Organization for Marriage
2029 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
In 2015 we'll be organizing the third Annual March for Marriage; planning major media campaigns designed to communicate to legislators, judges and voters the beauty and importance of man-woman marriage; and working with the newly elected pro-marriage majorities in the US House and Senate—particularly with several of the marriage champions NOM helped elect this past November 4th—to get religious liberty and pro-marriage legislation passed.
2015 will truly be a year of opportunity for marriage. Please allow us to be your voice in this critical time with your sacrificial gift. So much is depending on your response.
Brian S. Brown
P.S. In this time of giving, let us all remember that protecting the truth about marriage is about real people, about what our children are going to be taught about the beauty of being male and female, about whether individuals and Churches will be punished for standing for God's truth. This is a chance to double our ability to defend this core truth—and protect children, churches, and individuals from the lie of same-sex marriage. Please take advantage of this opportunity by giving today.
This message has been authorized and paid for by the National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Brian Brown, President. This message has not been authorized or approved by any candidate.