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Author Archives: Brian Brown

"Coercive Big Government Run Amok"

Dear Marriage Supporter, “This is coercive big government run amok.” That is the phrase The Daily Signal has used to describe a recent bit of news from New York state which represents only the latest act of bullying and intimidation by the same-sex marriage lobby against those of us who refuse to step in line […]

Worth Your Attention: TN and VA Court Decisions

Dear Marriage Supporter, Great news! Yesterday, the US Supreme Court intervened to grant a stay — a delay in the implementation of a lower court’s ruling pending legal appeal — in Virginia, halting the redefinition of marriage in its tracks in the Old Dominion! The justice in charge of reviewing petitions in the 4th circuit […]

A Hopeful Outlook

Dear Marriage Supporter, In this week’s marriage news, the big story is a big win from the courts in Tennessee. A Tennessee state judge has ruled that the state’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman—which was passed by an 81 percent majority of voters in 2006—does not violate […]

Tell Them Enough is Enough

Dear Marriage Supporter, I wrote you recently about the newly introduced Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act [S. 2706, H.R. 5258], that aims to protect child welfare providers—including private and faith-based adoption and foster care agencies—from discrimination so that they may continue providing valuable services to families and children. If you haven’t contacted Congress about this […]

The Results Are In

Dear Marriage Supporter, The results of the survey are in… and they aren’t very pleasant. I’m talking about University of Texas Professor Mark Regnerus’ new study on attitudes about sexual morality. In it, he analyzes sexual and relational attitudes of Christians and non-Christians who support—or who oppose—same-sex marriage. And what he finds is both incredibly […]

Case Closed? Not Even Close!

Dear Marriage Supporter, Emboldened by a spate of radical judicial rulings handing them untimely victories through ill-reasoned decisions, same-sex marriage activists—both here in the U.S. and abroad—have been increasingly trotting out their tired old narrative of “inevitability.” The media and the leaders of the same-sex marriage movement have been so relentless and so consistent in […]

Who's Targeting Whom?

Dear Marriage Supporter, On Tuesday, the retail giant Target signed on to an amicus brief for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in two pending cases challenging the definition of marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin. Target joins with a number of other companies in signing the brief, including the Starbucks Coffee Company. But it is […]

Are You Next?

Dear Marriage Supporter, The ousting of Brenden Eich from Mozilla and the attempts by Chase Bank to ID employees based on whether they are “an ally of the LGBT community” were two powerful and extreme examples of efforts to marginalize and punish people who believe in a biblical or traditional view of sexual morality. NOM […]

This "Common Sense Legislation" Needs Your Support

Dear Marriage Supporter, Last Week, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act [S. 2706, H.R. 5285] which aims to protect the right of child welfare providers—including private and faith-based adoption and foster care agencies—to continue providing valuable services to families and children. This important law would […]

The Real Question

Dear Marriage Supporter, Definitions are important. They are the means by which we can reason together and communicate ideas intelligibly. Without definitions, social organization becomes impossible. The great English writer and Christian polemicist G.K. Chesterton illustrated this principle very clearly in his book Orthodoxy, by taking to task his friend, H.G. Wells, for a particular […]

Invest in Marriage. Invest in America.

Dear Marriage Supporter, This week, our good friends at The Heritage Foundation released The 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, a research document that “tracks key social and economic indicators to determine whether important indicators of opportunity in America are on the right track [and] … explores the factors that shape our capacity as a […]

You Don't Want to Miss This

Dear Marriage Supporter, Our good friend Rick Santorum will be premiering a new feature documentary tonight at the Heritage Foundation. The film is called One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty. The film “goes to the front lines of the changing face of America’s religious freedoms, discovering a series of dramatic shifts in how […]

They're At It Again

Dear Marriage Supporter, I told you in this week’s newsletter about the assault being waged by radical gay activists over the hiring by the New York Giants of former celebrated wide receiver David Tyree, because he has publicly expressed his belief in the Biblical values of marriage and family. (In fact, Tyree was featured in […]

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Dear Marriage Supporter, It has long been clear that same-sex marriage activists don’t want a fair and even-sided debate. They don’t want honest public discourse that hears both sides. They want instead the enforcement of double standards that work to bolster their own side while silencing any opposition. To take one instance: the oft-repeated call […]

Making the Argument

Dear Marriage Supporter, “No rational basis.” Those are the words our opponents throw around about laws that recognize marriage for what it has always been, the union of one man and one woman. They are repeated often in academia, and tragically have been picked up by judges who have cavalierly invalidated vote after vote enacting […]