Dear Marriage Supporter,
For over two hundred years America has stood by the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman — until five un-elected judges recently ruled to impose a redefined version of marriage. We are now in the fight of our generation — not just for our civil rights and our religious freedom but also for the future of the nation.
To most of us we can't begin to fathom how we have managed to stray so far from the common sense moorings envisioned by our Founding Fathers. Nor can we believe the rights affirmed in the First Amendment continue to be trampled on everyday. The onslaught is fierce and relentless.
And, if you're like me, you are wondering why isn't MY voice being heard in the midst of insane decisions like the jailing of Kim Davis in Kentucky.
Kim Davis was jailed and vilified without even the consideration of being offered fair accommodation for her religious beliefs. Her "crime" was not wanting to be personally complicit in licensing something that violates the Kentucky state Constitution, and violates her own deeply held beliefs that marriage is, and can only be, the union of one man and one woman. Both federal and state law requires that government seek reasonable accommodation for people like Kim Davis who have deeply-held beliefs based on religious objections. But a rogue federal judge was more interested in asserting raw power, and the elected officials charged with protecting the people — the Governor and Attorney General — refused to do anything.
There is clearly a double standard enveloping in this country. Where will this insanity end? When will our voices be heard?
Well the good news is we are making an impact. We are achieving success. NOM took an active role in helping bring the Kentucky battle to the national stage and the pressure that was placed in the public square is paying off.
Thankfully, some common sense is returning to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Matt Bevin, the governor-elect of Kentucky, has pledged that as governor he will issue an executive order to remove the names of county clerks from marriage licenses — a step he said will protect county clerks from being jailed for their religious beliefs. Finally, sanity has prevailed.
Bevin said, "One thing I will take care of right away, we will remove the names of county clerks from the marriage forms. That is going to be done. The argument that that cannot be done is baloney."
It's interesting that this is exactly what Kim Davis had requested. But those requests went unanswered by outgoing Democratic Governor Steve Beshear — — who ordered every elected clerk in the state to immediately issue same-sex ‘marriage' licenses that violate both the state constitution and, for many, their own consciences and beliefs. He claimed that he had no authority to relieve county clerks of their statutory duties by executive order and the issue could only be addressed by the state legislature, which reconvenes in January.
NOM continues to fight, and we are making a remarkable impact. We are on the front-line of the battle. Everyday we are fighting for religious liberty and the truth about marriage.
We take pride that our work not only helped free Kim Davis from jail, but also helped shape the political landscape in Kentucky. We were strong supporters of Matt Bevin in his race for governor, and we worked hard to educate people about the failure of the Democrat candidate, Jack Conway, who as Attorney General refused to defend the state's marriage amendment passed with 75% of the vote. Now Mr. Bevin is looking forward to being sworn in as governor and Mr. Conway's career has been ended.
With your support the NOM initiatives are making a difference. But we need your support to keep the momentum going and continue making an impact. It's imperative we remain fully funded so we can continue our work on your behalf.I'll make a quick donation of $100 which will result in NOM receiving $200
The efforts I just shared are just a few examples of the great work we are doing around the country.
We are on the forefront of fighting for the freedom of all U.S. citizens by promoting the dignity of marriage, the family, and religious liberty. Our message needs to be amplified and shared across the country to every citizen. NOM's efforts will be even more effective with your support.
Please join our efforts by offering your best gift so we can fight on and continue to make an impact. Your donation will be doubled by a matching grant from a passionate NOM supporter. Your gift of $50 becomes $100, while $100 becomes $200. Please offer your best gift today!
Thank you for all you are doing to fight for marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.
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