Dear Marriage Supporter,
NOM began our critical Summer Membership Drive on July 22nd. As of this morning, we've crossed the three week halfway point of our drive — the halfway point — and we have only received 309 contributions from our members. We're only 20% toward our goal of receiving 1,500 membership contributions of at least $35.
That is extremely concerning, and I am praying that we can turn things around.
Unless this situation improves drastically right away, NOM will have little choice but to cut some of the critical programs we have underway and not pursue some of our most important work to protect you and other supporters of marriage from being targeted by LGBT extremists and their allies in government.
We can't influence Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act if only 20% of our people help.
We can't persuade courts to uphold religious liberty laws and protect supporters of marriage from being sued, fined, fired or even jailed for refusing to be personally complicit in the lie of same-sex 'marriage' if only 20% of our people help.
We can't fight President Obama's dangerous gender 'identity' agenda with only a 20% participation rate.
And we can't effectively educate the American people about the issues, or establish a grassroots network, or work with allies in the states if only 20% of our supporters are willing to step up.
I really don't believe — I just can't imagine the thought — that NOM's members have quit fighting for the institution of marriage as a union between man and woman. And yet, only 309 people have responded with an urgently needed membership contribution during this critical period.
I'm going to be blunt: we need 1,500 people to step up with a membership contribution of at least $35 in order to raise the $52,500 we're short so far this year. Without that type of response, we'll have no choice but to lay people off, cut programs and stop pursuing some of our most important work.
In the next couple of days we need 398 people to step up with a membership contribution of at least $35 if we are to have any chance of getting back on track. Will you be one of those people? Please make an immediate contribution of at least $35 so that I know you are still fighting alongside us for the truth of marriage and the rights of all of us who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
NOM is the only organization in America that is solely dedicated to fighting for marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.
That means if NOM has to scale back, the fight for marriage and religious liberty is seriously weakened.
It means that we may not be able to organize and mobilize the millions of marriage supporters in America to lobby the next President and the US Senate to only appoint and confirm Supreme Court justices who will reverse the illegitimate and anti-constitutional ruling redefining marriage.
It means that the federal Courts might not hear directly from us and our legal scholars about why what the Obama administration is doing with their gender insanity is illegal and dangerous, and must be stopped.
It means that Congress and state Legislatures might not hear from us and the countless grassroots supporters we can uniquely mobilize to fight for marriage and religious liberty in the states.
It means that gutless, turncoat legislators who have betrayed marriage with their votes may get away with their treachery.
And it means that the American people will have a harder time getting the information they need to fight and be given the tools they need to organize an effective movement to restore marriage in our laws and protect the right of people of faith to live out the truth of marriage at work and in their daily lives.
So much is at stake, and yet only 309 members have stepped forward thus far to help ensure we are able to continue our critical work.
The fight for marriage and religious liberty sits on a knife-edge, teetering between preservation and devastating loss.
That's why I am asking to hear from you right away that you will be one of the 398 supporters we need immediately to make a contribution of at least $35 and get our Summer Membership Drive back on track.
Please act today with your membership gift of at least $35. So much is riding on it. Thank you.