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Dear Marriage Supporter,

The media firestorm of the past few days surrounding laws passed in Indiana and Arkansas protecting religious liberty would be comical if it weren't so tragic.

The media "reporting" on these bills seems to be nothing more than reiterating talking points from groups like Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign. It's filled with outright lies about what the proposed legislation does.

The media is even quoting Miley Cyrus, as if she has some knowledge of these issues! I am willing to bet that virtually none of the reporters has actually read the legislation that was enacted.

This is what we're up against. Our opponents make up horror stories and they get spread through the news and social media and repeated as if they were fact. The only way to get the truth out is for us to speak boldly and tell people ourselves what the real facts are.

This is why we're organizing the 2015 March for Marriage — to show the media and the elites that the American people continue to support the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. And this is why we're marching under the banner of "March for Freedom... March for Truth... March for Marriage!"

We're less than one month away from the March and I need your support today to make it a success.

Won't you please prayerfully consider making a donation in support of the March?

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Remember, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by another generous donor. We still have about $10,000 to raise to reach our $100,000 goal.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA) have already been passed by dozens of states and at the Federal level. These laws have been on the books for decades. Yet the media would have you believe that in Indiana and Arkansas, these laws will suddenly result in unprecedented abuse and discrimination against homosexual individuals.

It's absurd. The "parade of horribles" being spun by gay rights groups is completely made up. There is no record anywhere of people using religious freedom to discriminate against gays and lesbians. But there is an overwhelming record of cases where people of faith have been discriminated against for acting in concert with their faith and punished by government for doing so.

The laws in Indiana, Arkansas and elsewhere simply help people of faith defend against actions by the government attempting to compel them to participate in activities like same-sex weddings that violate their deeply held religious beliefs.

The legislation does not exempt anyone from a claim of discrimination, nor does it apply to claims brought by individuals. The law simply allows a citizen to raise in court a religious objection to defend against an attempt by government to force him or her to participate in an activity against their will.

Even then, the government can overcome the defense by showing that there is a compelling government interest in compelling the action and that it has chosen the least restrictive means possible to do so.

Does that sound like something that is extreme? Of course not.

And that is why the federal law that's been on the books for over two decades passed the House of Representatives unanimously and the US Senate by a vote of 97-3! And it's why President Bill Clinton signed it into law.

Marriage Supporter, we've got to get on offense and take our case for marriage to the American people. This is why the March for Marriage is so important. People of faith are being bullied and harassed for simply clinging to the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. It needs to stop!

Won't you please stand with us and support the March for Marriage with a generous donation today?

I'll make a quick donation of $35.00

I'll make a quick donation of $50.00

I'll make a quick donation of $100.00

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Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

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