Dear Marriage Supporter,
"The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Triumph is that Good Men Do Nothing." — Edmund Burke once said.
Where are today's good men and women in the midst of the assaults on marriage, family and religious freedom? One is in Kentucky.
After spending six days in jail Kim Davis was released. Although we don't know what will happen next — it is a great victory for the truth of marriage! Her fight still continues and the attacks against her are not slowing down. She has become a beacon of hope!
The saga of Kim Davis got international news coverage, putting the illegitimate US Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage before millions of people. It was because of her Christian faith that Kim could not abide the Court's sham ruling which purports to force her to sanction as "marriage" a same-sex union in violation of what the Bible says, and in that regard she represents millions of us.
Kim is out of jail — for now. This certainly isn't the end of the story for her or the end of same-sex 'marriage' in America. But it is an encouraging sign to see so many people across the country, just like you and me, who believe that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman become passionately engaged in the controversy.
Hundreds of thousands of people signed petitions like the one NOM launched demanding that Kim be freed, and thousands appeared at a rally at the Carter County Detention Center upon her release. I was honored to have been a featured speaker at the rally.
But the truth remains — Kim was blatantly singled out because of her Christian faith even though federal and state laws require protections for religious faith. People of other faiths are routinely given fair accommodation for their faith — such as a Muslim being exempted from transporting alcohol, and that's how it should be.
But when it comes to Christians not wanting to participate in something like gay 'marriage' that deeply conflicts with our beliefs, that's where the left draws the line.
Will you take a stand with NOM and support our efforts to aggressively protect religious freedom and bring a national focus to the injustice of the Supreme Court decision imposing same sex 'marriage' on every state in the nation? Your gift of $25, $50 or $75 will be matched by a generous donor that is passionate about NOM's work and will be put to immediate use. That means your gift of $50.00 will become $100.00.
Over the last several weeks NOM has taken action to bring attention to Kim Davis and the persecution she faced as a Christian woman standing by her principles.
- We sent over one million emails to supporters around the country asking for their support and prayers.
- We helped turn out thousands of people in Kentucky to support Kim Davis and protest what is nothing short of Christian persecution.
- We worked closely with Governor Mike Huckabee to bring national attention to the clear bias and injustice taking place in Kentucky.
- We helped mobilize hundreds of thousands of people to sign petitions like the one NOM launched demanding that Kim be freed and that religious liberty be protected.
- We were able to overcome the odds and be instrumental in the release of Kim from jail; something none of us felt could happen so quickly!
- Working with an allied organization, we were also able to raise over $7,000 for Kim and her family who have faced a very tough time.
We must not stand down — we must stand up and be counted! If we don't, the agenda of discrimination and tyranny will be the wrecking ball to our religious freedom.
That's why America needs strong women and men of sound character to fight injustice, to stand up for their convictions, and to put their principles above everything else — even if it means jail time!
We must work harder than ever to change the course America is on. Please donate right now and help NOM restore our nation!
Let me be clear: there are many reasons well beyond religious liberty why marriage should be preserved in the law to match what it is in realty, the union of one man and one woman. But religious liberty is a foundational principle of our nation, one that must be enforced while we fight to restore marriage to its rightful place in the law.
Kim Davis stood by her convictions. She is a woman of faith that wouldn't compromise her principles or betray what she holds deeply in her heart — that marriage is between one man and one woman. She knows this is what God's Word says, and it has been proven throughout human history to be an essential element of healthy societies.
When I met her and her husband in Kentucky it was clear that she is a person of deep faith and that, in spite of the incredible pressure she faces, is standing by her convictions. She isn't backing down!
Will you do the same if/when the time comes? Just think of the bakery or pizza parlor owners that were put out of business for their personal religious convictions! The truth is that persecution of our religious beliefs can happen to any of us at anytime.
We cannot be complacent. We must be vigilant. We must be proactive.
To do this, we need your immediate help to continue fighting on the state and national levels. This takes money. For every dollar we spend the enemy ups the ante. In many ways the odds are against us but if we band together we can turn the tides. We really can!
Will you consider a gift of $50, $100, or even $250? Your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous matching gift. Your gift of $50 will become $100! So please consider the best gift you possibly can.
Your gift will be put to immediate use in the fight to enact FADA and help restore marriage in America between one woman and one man.
With your help, we will fight on, for people like Kim Davis, and for average Americans like you and me who believe in the truth of marriage. And one other thing — we will prevail!
P.S. We simply don't know what may happen to Kim. It is clear there is much work to be done. Please pray for this brave women and her family so they have the strength to continue to stand strong!
Will you consider a financial gift to help NOM continue fighting for traditional marriage and the passage of FADA? Your gift will double thanks to generous matching gift by a passionate NOM supporter. Any size gift will help and will be put to immediate use.
Lastly, please pray for our great country — both our leaders and fellow citizens. Hard work accompanied by fervent prayer will prevail.