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Stand Up Against the Hateful Tactics of SSM Groups!

 

Dear Marriage Supporter,

I need your help today.

Same-sex marriage advocates have launched yet another campaign of cultural intimidation—pressuring the nation's top law firms in an attempt to silence and marginalize those who would stand for marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act.

Fight Back! Let your voice be heard.

Perhaps you've heard the news this morning—in response to protests from the Human Rights Campaign and others, the King & Spalding law firm has backed out of its contract to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in litigation over marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Gay marriage activists know that the outcome of the DOMA litigation will shape the future of marriage for the next decade or more. If we back down now, they will employ this sort of coordinated intimidation strategy again and again.

Click here to stand up for marriage and send a message to King & Spalding today!

It's appalling that a major law firm would back down in the face of such obvious intimidation tactics. Even unpopular causes deserve representation (as John Adams explained in defending the British soldiers involved in the Boston massacre)—much less the shared beliefs of a majority of the American people on marriage!

But there's good news!

Paul Clement

Former solicitor general Paul Clement, the King & Spalding partner who was handling the case, is determined to provide the representation that his firm has refused to offer, even to the point of resigning from his firm in order to do what he knows is right. Praise God for men of courage and conviction like Paul Clement!

Here's an excerpt from Clement's letter resigning from the firm:

"I resign out of the firmly-held belief that a representation should not be abandoned because the client's legal position is extremely unpopular in certain quarters. Defending unpopular clients is what lawyers do ... I recognized from the outset that this statute implicates very sensitive issues that prompt strong views on both sides. But having undertaken the representation, I believe there is no honorable course for me but to complete it."

Such blatant attempts by HRC and other gay marriage advocates to marginalize and silence the views of the American people are nothing short of despicable.

Please stand with us today to let King & Spalding know that they picked the wrong side when they turned their backs on marriage and the American people. Then help spread the word by sharing this message with your friends and family!

Brian Brown

Faithfully,

Brian brown

Brian S. Brown
President
National Organization for Marriage

10 Comments

  1. Susana
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    This in regards to what happened with the Law Firm. I wonder where our Country would be today if the people of the USA had the same attitude about standing up for what is right. We would have lost to the British during the Revolutionary War.

    My other point that I wanted to share as I have been following this issue for some time. Christian organizations have a problem with wanting to hold onto the tax exempt status. We all need to stand for these principles regardless of the cost. If a church does not want to perform a same sex union, then I personally would say, go ahead and take the taxes. Seriously!!! Who is our Faith in anyway, God or the tax exempt status? It makes me ill thinking there are Christians in other countries loosing their lives or being persecuted for their belief in Christ, but we are worried about money.
    Whether people want to think about it or not, there is a cost of everything we do in life. If people take no action and just let things happen, there is a price for that too, and right now, we are reaping the benefits of it. What will it take for the silent Christians to stand and be heard?

  2. Don
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Emails sent!

  3. Barb
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Emails sent!

  4. John
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    The only reason that the other side is using bullying and intimidation is because they know they will lose. The don't stand a chance in court. They know they are on the wrong side of history, and they have no choice but to be punks. Evil prevails when good men do nothing. Fortunately, Clemente is doing something. Props to him.

  5. Don
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I just loves 'ya, Barb! :-)

  6. Barb
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Rights back atcha, Don! :>)

  7. Posted April 26, 2011 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    We need to call a boycott of any business that supports the human rights campaign.

  8. Don
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    The House has already contracted with a new law firm to defend DOMA and Mr. Clement will be heading up the team there. The HRC has had a Pyrrhic victory.

  9. Posted April 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Emails sent! :-)

  10. John Noe
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    I sent my email already.