Dear Marriage Supporter,
Anyone who thought the June 26 decision by the Supreme Court was about as bad as it could get was sadly mistaken. In fact, in the seven weeks since then it has become clear that the activists responsible for convincing the Court to illegitimately redefine marriage have set their sights on another foundational American value — religious liberty — something we all hold sacred.
You see these same-sex 'marriage' activists have adopted what is essentially a totalitarian regime — they want every American to be forced to accept gay 'marriage' and are prepared to invoke the full power of the federal government to force everyone to accept the sham ruling the Court handed down.
Do you object to being involved with a same-sex 'marriage' because of religious convictions? If the same-sex 'marriage' advocates get their way, you could have a lawsuit brought against you threatening your livelihood unless you conform.
Does your faith teach you to love the sinner but not the sin? Then many SSM advocates consider you to be a bigot who should be prevented from holding a governmental job, getting a grant, operating a tax-exempt ministry or engaging in any number of other activities.
Bottom line: If the advocates of redefining marriage get their wish, religious freedom will become extinct in America.
At the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) we are rallying the American people to say "No!" to the new marriage totalitarians. And Americans are responding to our cause in record numbers.
Need proof? Pat Caddell, a Democratic pollster, conducted a national survey that found that there is overwhelming support in our nation for key provisions of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). Backed by NOM, FADA is critical legislation to protect our rights as Americans.
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Here's what Americans are really saying about the demands that everyone go along with the sham US Supreme Court ruling:
- 82% of Americans believe that a wedding photographer who has deeply-held religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex "marriage" should be able to decline to photograph the ceremony.
- More than two in three Americans are opposed to forcing an individual or business to participate in something like a same-sex "marriage" ceremony against their wishes.
- Seven in ten Americans believe that both protecting gay couples from discrimination and protecting religious liberty can happen simultaneously.
And Congress is listening! Already we have commitments from 183 members of Congress to support FADA. That's more than forty percent of the entire Congress!
This makes our work even more urgent! We must have a majority in both the House and the Senate for FADA to become law. And then, we have to make sure the same kind of legislation is passed by each State so our religious freedoms are protected at every level of government.
FADA is about protecting our very basic rights as Americans —freedom of speech, freedom of the press, our right to peaceably assemble, our right to complain against the Government without fear of punishment —as well as our right to exercise our religious beliefs. Nobody should be forced to give up their God-given constitutional rights because they believe in the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
I am not willing to sacrifice those rights. Are you?
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After Labor Day, Congress will return from their recess. We must make sure that FADA is front and center —and that we have the support to get this passed into law. Passage of the First Amendment Defense Act is absolutely crucial.
Despite the overwhelming support of Americans to protect the religious liberty of people who believe in traditional marriage, I have no doubt that the Obama administration will fight to keep FADA from becoming the law of our land. They have made their agenda clear: any person or any institution (like a church or religious organization) that opposes same-sex "marriage" could potentially be targeted for punishment. They've already signaled that "it's going to be an issue" for faith-based groups and charities to keep their tax-exempt status unless they fully embrace same-sex 'marriage.'
Any way you look at that, it is clear that the approach adopted by the gay 'marriage' totalitarians and likely to be pursued by officials in the Obama administration it is NOT religious liberty! And that is why NOM is so committed to standing firm!
Please stand with us to fight for your freedom to recognize marriage, as it has always existed — one man and one woman — without fear of governmental reprisal or punishment. Please DONATE NOW so NOM can fight to ensure our freedoms are secure for the next generation!
To be perfectly clear . . .
- FADA will stop the government from targeting marriage supporters and it will protect our right to freely exercise our religious faith.
- Support in Congress for FADA is strong. But we must gain even more support to see this become law.
- The opposition to FADA is determined to kill this legislation. Their goal is to use the power of the current Administration to force us all to submit to their agenda.
Together —you and NOM —can make sure FADA becomes law.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 in the next two weeks. Why? This is what we must have to launch a massive campaign when Congress returns from its recess. We need gifts of $25, $50, $75, $100 —or whatever is possible —from every supporter of traditional marriage in America!
Please give generously. What's at stake? Our religious freedoms!
Personally, I refuse to stand by silently while a loud, aggressive mob demands that my First Amendment rights are taken away. I will keep fighting for my rights — and for yours — as long as there is one person still standing with me.
Are you committed to this fight as I am? If so, please stand with NOM and thousands of your fellow Americans to show your support and give today!
Thank you. We count on you —and I am personally grateful to know you are with us.
P.S. For just a few more days, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. Don't wait! The match is critical and we must claim the full amount of this gift.
When you give $50 today, it will add $100 to our battle fund. It you can give as much as $75, that doubles to $150. And when you stretch and give $100, it is immediately worth $200 in our battle for religious liberty! Please give as generously as you can. Thank you for caring so much about America and our rights as Americans.