Dear Marriage Supporter,
As you may recall, NOM co-sponsored the recent Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. I was there with 3,000 activists who braved a fierce winter storm to hear the leading GOP presidential candidates share their views and their hearts on critical issues facing American families.
Marriage and religious liberty dominated much of the discussion during the forum. While the event generated considerable media coverage, predictably the news stories did not cover the extent to which the candidates discussed contesting the anti-constitutional and unjust ruling of the US Supreme Court redefining marriage.
NOM has prepared a video with the highlights of comments made by the candidates talking about marriage and religious liberty. We encourage you to watch the video and judge for yourself which candidates best represent your views and who have the passion and commitment to lead the American people forward to reversing the marriage ruling and restoring marriage to our nation's laws.
Our co-sponsorship of this forum is a very good example of the work we undertake — sometimes quietly behind the scenes and sometimes publicly — as America's only organization exclusively dedicated to marriage and religious liberty, and the faith communities that sustain them.
Won't you please consider making a financial contribution to support our work? Your contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or even $250 or more will go a long way to helping us continue the fight for marriage. And because of the commitment of a generous donor, every dollar you give through the end of the year will be matched, doubling the effectiveness of your own contribution.
Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, our hectic lives will be moving forward at a fast pace. Soon Christmas will be upon us, and then New Year's and not long afterwards voting in the presidential contest will commence with the Iowa caucuses on February 1st. We're just two months away.
NOM intends to bring public attention to the presidential candidates' views on marriage. A number of leading candidates have signed our pledge, while others have tragically surrendered the fight in the face of the US Supreme Court's illegitimate ruling with the lame excuse that “the Court has spoken." Yes, they spoke, but theirs is not the last word. The American people are entitled to the last word on marriage, not five unelected judges.
We are putting the finishing touches on our plans for 2016, and they are robust. We intend to help elect a pro-marriage champion as president, fight for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act at the state and federal levels, engage Americans at the grassroots level in support of marriage, highlight cases where Americans have been harassed or victimized for standing for marriage and aggressively advance the truth of marriage in the public square and its importance for children and families.
Won't you please make a generous contribution to help our plans turn into reality? Whatever you can give will be doubled by a generous donor.Brian, I'll pitch in $100 which will be matched, resulting in NOM receiving $200.
I hope that you will take a few minutes to watch the video we've produced with highlights from the Presidential Family Forum co-sponsored by NOM. You will see a number of candidates speak passionately about the importance of marriage. They make me proud of the work we are doing to promote a thriving marriage culture, and they inspire me to keep fighting for the truth of this great institution created by God for our benefit and the benefit of children who deserve the love of a mother and a father. You can also watch the full forum here.
Think about the profound difference electing a pro-marriage champion as president would make in our nation! With the stroke of his pen, he could enact critical legal protections prohibiting governmental entities from targeting people because of their beliefs about marriage. Many of the disastrous policies of the Obama Administration could be erased. He will have a bully pulpit to advance the cause of marriage in the public square. And most importantly he will likely be able to appoint several new justices to the Supreme Court -- solid judges who will interpret the constitution based on what it actually says and not invent new “doctrines" to justify remaking our society.
Please help NOM enter 2016 with a head of steam, knowing that you have our back. Your generous financial contribution today will help us secure a bright future for marriage tomorrow. Thank you for your consideration.
PS — Thanks to the support of a generous donor, your donation to NOM will be doubled, dollar for dollar, through the end of the year. Please help us take advantage of the tremendous opportunity by making a gift of $15, $25, $50, $100 or $250 or more.
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