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#FreeSpeechBus Back on the Road This Week


Marriage Supporter — I've got some good news, the #FreeSpeechBus is scheduled to be back on the road this Wednesday after repairing the damage caused by a vicious assault on the bus and the driver by LGBT extremists last Friday in Manhattan. I'm also pleased to let you know that the driver, a military veteran, is doing fine and is committed to continuing the tour!

The bad news is that the repairs were more extensive than expected and we need to raise additional funds to cover this cost. Will you please make a financial contribution so that we can put this terrible assault behind us so that we can help cover these expensive repairs to the #FreeSpeechBus and get back on the road? We also need additional funds to help add new security cameras to the bus.

Your financial contribution at this time is urgently needed, and much appreciated.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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HELP! Bus vandalized in NYC

Friends,

Our #FreeSpeechBus was just vandalized in New York City. This is a hate crime, and sadly the way that those who pretend to preach "tolerance" feel about opposing viewpoints.

But we will not let this stop us. I know it is a lot to ask, but please mame an immediate emergency contribution to NOM to help us repair the damage and get the bus and its critical message back on the road.

To donate please go to www.nationformarriage.org/donate.

Together we will stand up to the bullies and show them that the truth won't be silenced and that our free speech will not be abridged by criminal acts of hate.

Faithfully,

Brian

Sign our #FreeSpeechBus Petition



Marriage Supporter — Our kick off press conference to launch the #FreeSpeechBus tour has wrapped up, and I am very pleased with how it went. The bus tour is being sponsored by NOM, CitizenGO and the International Organization for the Family

Please give us a great send-off by signing the petition which NOM is endorsing with CitizenGO. Add your name to the tens of thousands who have already said they will stand firm for the truth of gender and demand that all people be able to exercise their free speech rights to discuss these issues without fear of harassment or retaliation.

I am so proud of our supporters who showed up this morning to support the launch of the bus tour. They were strong, proud and effective, but they were also respectful and dignified. In contrast, many of those who showed up from the other side were disruptive, disrespectful and offensive.

Here is a short video we recorded from the event.

The truth of gender is that it is determined by biology, not feelings, emotions or politics. Nobody can change their gender. Individuals have the right to live their private life as they wish, but they do not have the right to force their views on the nation via laws and regulations, nor do they have the right to characterize as discrimination or bigotry the views of people who will not agree that gender is based on something like politics, emotions or desires.

A key point of our #FreeSpeechBus tour is to demand that respect be shown to all sides so that a civic debate can be had. We want Americans to learn about the scientific truth of gender – that there is no scientific evidence that anybody can be 'trapped in the wrong body' and that as many as 98% of kids who suffer from gender confusion will outgrow it and come to accept their true gender by the time they complete puberty. But our opponents do not want to discuss the facts – they want to characterize the facts as "hate speech" that should not qualify for protection under the First Amendment.

Please help us move discussion of these critical issues forward by signing the petition today. It will give a tremendous boost to us as we launch this important bus tour.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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NOM Letter to Secretary Tillerson Supporting Lisa Correnti and Grace Melton

#FreeSpeechBus – It's Biology Not Bigotry



Marriage Supporter — I have an important announcement: NOM has joined with the International Organization for the Family (IOF) and CitizenGO, a community of active citizens who promote life, family and liberty, to sponsor a #FreeSpeechBus tour promoting the truth of gender. Starting today, our bus will make appearances at the United Nations, Trump Tower, Yale University and other locations with the message that gender is determined by biology rather than by emotions and feelings, and to call on all Americans to respect the free speech rights of citizens to debate these issues without fear of being demeaned, harassed, or threatened with retaliation.

Here is an image of the bus:

We will be having a press conference in Manhattan on Thursday to discuss the bus tour with the media. A key point that I will make is that gender is based on biology, not bigotry. Men and women were created equally, each given a gender that is fixed, immutable and complementary. Rather than perpetuate a lie that gender can be changed based on emotions and feelings, we should encourage people to embrace and love who they were made to be.

The push by LGBT extremists to redefine gender is the logical fallout of their successful effort to redefine (in the law) marriage. But while the law can be based on a lie, reality can never be so based. Gender cannot be redefined in reality any more than marriage can be redefined in reality. We were created male and female, in God's image, complementary beings made for each other. This very gender complementarity is at the heart of marriage, which brings together the two halves of humanity to create the environment from which new life can spring forth.

Pope Francis has been a powerful opponent of "gender ideology" that is being advanced by LGBT activists and extremists. He describes it as being a dangerous element of a "global war trying to destroy marriage" an institution he describes as God's most beautiful creation. Further, he has declared it an "annihilation of man as the image of God."

Because the truth of gender is so inextricably linked to the truth of marriage, NOM is a signatory to and sponsor of the Cape Town Declaration on marriage and family, a worldwide declaration of the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Please sign the Cape Town Declaration today, adding your own voice to the growing international choir of citizens standing up for the truth of marriage.

We ask for your payers and support of the #FreeSpeechBus tour on the truth of gender. While we hope that people will respect our right (and that of the overwhelming majority of Americans) to speak about the truth of gender, we realize there is a very real possibility that the extremists who oppose us will resort to ugliness in their reactions. We call for a civil, respectful, debate of the issues on behalf of the American people.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court



Marriage Supporter — The US Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch have started in Washington. Judge Gorsuch is an extraordinary nominee to our highest Court, an intellectual giant and a proven pro-family conservative who will be a worthy successor to the late Antonin Scalia.

Please act today to urge your US Senators to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

In addition to contacting your Senators, I'm urgently asking you to sign NOM's petition to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that he do everything in his power to assure the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch, including changing the rules of the Senate if needed to provide an up-or-down vote if a leftist Democrat decides to filibuster his nomination.

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As you know, the US Supreme Court has played an outsized role, illegitimately so, when it comes to marriage. Not only did they invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act, they went on to invalidate the votes of over 50 million Americans and countless legislators to impose a false understanding of marriage on the nation and invalidate the traditional marriage laws of three-dozen states. The path to reversing that situation begins with the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

Please sign our petition adding your name in support of confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It's really important that as many NOM members as possible let Senator McConnell know that we are counting on him to deliver on Judge Gorsuch's confirmation.

Having a conservative, constitutionalist in the mold of Justice Scalia on the US Supreme Court is one of the most important things we can do to advance marriage, life, religious liberty, the truth of gender and all the other issues we care deeply about. Please act today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — After you contact your US Senators to urge them to support Judge Gorsuch, then sign our petition adding your name demanding that Senator McConnell do everything in his power to secure his confirmation. Thank you!

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Support Judge Neil Gorsuch today

Please sign our petition today to support Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Once you sign the petition, the leaders of the Senate will be put on notice that you stand with NOM in supporting a proven conservative and constitutionalist judge, Neil Gorsuch.

I don't have to remind you of how important the US Supreme Court is to the cause of marriage, life, religious liberty, the truth of gender and all the other issues we care deeply about. The Court redefined marriage by a single vote in 2015 in an anti-constitutional, illegitimate ruling that had no basis in the US constitution or our nation's laws.

The clearest path to reversing that illegitimate decision is, thus, changing the makeup of the Supreme Court. The confirmation of Judge Gorsuch is the first step on that path. Then we need to make sure that the next vacancy on the Court is filled by an originalist judge in the mold of Justice Scalia, as Judge Gorsuch's background and track record show him to be.

We are in a big fight to secure the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The arcane rules of the Senate allow a single leftist member to filibuster the nomination, preventing it from being voted upon unless at least 60 Senators vote to end the filibuster. So we need to either get 60 Senators to support Judge Gorsuch, or we need to create enough political pressure on the Republican leadership to change the rules so that Mr. Gorsuch gets a straight up or down vote.

There are two things we are counting on every NOM supporter to do to help in this critical battle:

  1. Please sign our petition adding your name in support of confirming Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
  2. Please make an immediate financial contribution to NOM so that we have the resources we need to fight for the Gorsuch confirmation.

NOM has developed a strong plan of action to support the confirmation efforts for Judge Gorsuch. Our petition drive is a critical foundational element in the effort. But we are also planning on a series of educational and grassroots activities, especially via social media, with the potential of reaching millions of Americans. We urgently need to raise $15,500 to execute our plan. Can I count on your help?

I'll contribute $15 to help NOM fight for a conservative stalwart like Judge Neil Gorsuch

I'll contribute $25 to help NOM fight for a conservative stalwart like Judge Neil Gorsuch

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This is a critical time for NOM and all people of faith who support marriage as the union of one man and one woman, just as God created it. If we can change the makeup of the Supreme Court, we can reverse the terribly damaging precedent set by the redefinition of marriage. Let's do everything in our power to get the job done!

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Please sign our petition immediately adding your name in support of the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court, and then make an urgently-needed financial contribution of whatever you can afford to help NOM raise the $15,500 we need to execute our plans to educate and mobilize people all over America to support Judge Gorsuch. Thank you!

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Momentum Builds for Religious Liberty



Marriage Supporter, NOM's powerful video urging President Trump to keep his campaign promise to protect and defend religious liberty by signing a pending Executive Order is gaining momentum. Already, thousands of Americans have watched our video and shared it with their friends and contacts. And now other major groups have joined the battle by issuing their own call to action.

We’re gaining momentum in this fight, but much more needs to be done to ensure that President Trump keeps his commitment to protect and defend the religious liberty of people of faith.

I'm asking you to do three quick things to help us today:

  1. Please watch the video yourself.
  2. Send a link by email to all your friends and contacts, and post it on social media, using the buttons below.
  3. Sign our petition urging President Trump to execute the pending Executive Order.

We know that the left, led by LGBT extremists, are ramping up pressure on President Trump to abandon his promises to people of faith. Sadly, we also know that some people in the White House are actively engaged in torpedoing the draft Executive Order. Our video, called 'A Time for Choosing,' is thus quite apt given the situation: President Trump must decide between keeping his word to protect the religious liberty of people of faith – the constituency most responsible for his election – or abandoning us to reward LGBT extremists who have been among his biggest opponents as a candidate and as president, and who have used their political power to run roughshod over Christians and other people of faith.

It's a time for choosing for President Trump. Let's make sure that he hears from every supporter of NOM that we are counting on him to keep his word and protect religious liberty, as he's repeatedly promised to do.

Please act today.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


PS — Here is a link to our video. Please watch and share it, then sign our petition to President Trump.

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Watch and Share our Video on Religious Liberty

  Dear Marriage Supporter, NOM has produced a critically important video on religious liberty that I am asking you to watch and share widely with your friends, family and contacts. You can watch the video here. Please do so ASAP!

As you may know, President Trump is considering an urgently-needed Executive Order to protect people of faith from discrimination and retribution by the government because of their faith beliefs, including their beliefs about marriage. But powerful opponents are working to convince him to abandon the Order, which is why it's so important that you watch this video today and share it with everyone you can.

Former President Obama and his administration targeted people of faith and faith-based nonprofit groups with damaging policies that were designed to force them to abandon their faith and adopt an extreme leftist secular agenda on marriage, life, gender and many other matters. Those who held firm to the teachings of their faith were punished – some lost their jobs, others were sued and fined, business and charities were closed and reputations were ruined. All this simply because Christians and other people of faith did not want to violate their faith.

As the video says clearly, it's unconscionable and unconstitutional to force people to abandon their religious faith. The first and most immediate step needed to correct this outrage is for President Trump to sign the draft Executive Order protecting religious liberty. Then Congress must act to make it permanent by passing the First Amendment Defense Act.

The more people who see this critical video, the bigger the impact it will have. So I am asking you to do three things right now:
  1. Please watch the video.
  2. Please send the video link to all your friends, family and contacts and ask them to watch it and share it with others.
  3. If you use Twitter, please send out a tweet using #ATimeForChoosing #ChooseReligiousLiberty and include a link to the video. Ask your friends and contacts to do the same.
It is a blessing from God that we have this opportunity to encourage President Trump to sign the pending Executive Order on Religious Liberty. Had Hillary Clinton been elected last November, we would have had no hope that she would do the right thing. Now that Mr. Trump has assumed office, it's important that we get him to act in pursuit of his promise to do everything in his power to protect religious liberty in our nation.

Remember, watch the video, share it widely, and if you are on Twitter, send a tweet today. Faithfully, Brian S Brown   PS — This video is the first element of a major new initiative that NOM is undertaking called the First Freedom Initiative. Look for more info on this critical project soon. Donate today!

ACTION: Call the White House Today



Dear Marriage Supporter, as you know, last week the Trump administration acted to reverse the dangerous transgender school bathroom policies put forth under President Obama. This is a tremendous victory for common sense and for protecting our young daughters from having their privacy violated in intimate areas like showers and bathrooms.

Many of you have sent a tweet thanking President Trump for taking this action, which is extremely helpful. But we'd like you to telephone the White House to express your appreciation for President Trump reversing this illegal decree from Obama. The phone number is 202-456-1111.

Predictably, the left and LGBT extremists are attempting to portray the Trump administration's action as an attack on "transgender rights." But there is no right for biological males to use intimate facilities that are reserved for girls. No statute or regulation provides for this. The Obama administration invented this decree out of thin air, and rather than seek a law or issue a regulation that would be subject to public debate and input, they instead issued a "guidance letter" to public schools. Such an action was illegal and beyond the scope of Obama's authority. It was perfectly reasonable for President Trump to rescind the illegal decree and return the issue to local schools and states.

President Trump needs to hear from us that we appreciate his action on this issue. Please call 202-456-1111 to thank him.

Also, when you call, please take note of how the operator describes the nature of your call. We've received some troubling reports that some White House operators are categorizing our calls as supporting "reversal of transgender rights." Someone at the switchboard may have created this description as part of a form to keep track of calls. If this is the description that is given to you, please correct the operator that President Trump's action does not reverse transgender rights but instead protects student privacy in showers, restrooms and locker rooms. Please email me if you hear that the switch board continues to use the wrong description so that we can bring it to the attention of administration officials.

Again, please call the White House today at 202-456-1111 to thank President Trump for protecting the privacy and safety of students by ensuring that school districts may continue to segregate intimate areas like showers and restrooms based on biological sex.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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Flimsy Study, Fake News



Marriage Supporter,

A recent study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has caused a lot of buzz in the press. It's more fake news. The study claims to trace the “Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts” among LGBT youth and is predictably being presented by the media as "proof" that gay 'marriage' saves lives.

But like much of the fake news coverage this study has generated, the study itself leads people to a fake conclusion: that somehow the enactment of same-sex 'marriage' results in reduced teen suicide attempts, especially for LGBT teens. In fact, the study proves nothing of the sort. Indeed, some data in the report suggest the opposite may be true in states that have had experience with same-sex marriage the longest.

We published a detailed critique of the study on the NOM blog that goes through some of the many problems with the way the study is being presented by the media. But here are the key things to keep in mind:

  1. The report states conclusions as if they are proven facts, but they are not. The authors admit this in the body of the report with such language as "the analyses... should be interpreted with caution"... "it is unclear what drives greater rates of suicide attempts among adolescents who are sexual minorities"... and "[we] emphasize that these estimates are subject to bias."

  2. There is no evidence whatsoever presented establishing that same-sex 'marriage' causes a reduction in teen suicide attempts. This admission is buried deep in the report, "[O]ur analysis does not allow us to understand the mechanisms through which implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced adolescent suicide attempts."

  3. Evidence in the report suggests that in some states with the longest experience with same-sex 'marriage,' teen suicide attempts in recent years may be rising, not falling.

The report also contains troubling indications of bias. For example, the authors claim that, "Policies preventing same-sex marriage constitute a form of structural stigma because they label sexual minorities as different and deny them legal, financial, health and other benefits that are associated with marriage." This is obviously a political statement, not a statement of established scientific fact.

Even though this new report presents fake conclusions, it has been widely reported by the media and is another example of fake news. Unfortunately, we can anticipate that this report will become another weapon in the arsenal of LGBT extremists to wield against people who believe in traditional marriage, the truth of gender and the importance of protecting religious liberty.

Please help us continue the fight for truth by making a financial contribution to NOM. Your gift of $25, $35, $50, $100, or $250 or more will help us counter fake studies and fake media like what we're seeing this week.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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President Trump Reverses Unlawful Obama Administration Bathroom Policy


Dear Marriage Supporter,

Late yesterday, the Trump administration acted to reverse the dangerous transgender school bathroom policies put forth under President Obama. This is a huge victory for common sense and for protecting our wives and daughters from predatory activity in intimate spaces like locker rooms and restrooms.

Ryan Anderson explains at The Daily Signal:

Civil rights officers in the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a joint letter saying the administration was rescinding the policy, which had required schools to allow students who identify as transgender to use the restrooms, locker rooms and similar facilities of their choice—or face loss of federal funds.

In the letter, they said the Obama mandate did not show “due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts” in making education policy.

The Trump administration is doing the right thing in correcting Obama’s unlawful overreach, which imposed a one-sided solution on all 50 states. Parents and teachers in local schools now can work to find win-win solutions that protect the dignity, privacy, and safety of all students.

Read the rest of Ryan's report here.

This is a huge victory. If you are on Twitter, click here to send a thank you message to the President for standing in defense of the common sense principle that gender is not an arbitrary choice and that women and girls deserve privacy and security in intimate facilities.

Please also kindly consider making a contribution to NOM today to help us take advantage of the momentum that is developing under this new administration. Click here to make an urgently needed donation so that we can work on advancing pro-family and common sense policies in the weeks and months to come.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

Fake News Drawn from a Flimsy Study

A recent study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has caused a lot of buzz in the press. The study claims to trace the “Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts” among LGBT youth and is being presented by the media as "proof" that gay marriage saves lives.

But like much of the fake news coverage this study has generated, the study itself leads people to a  fake conclusion: that somehow the enactment of same-sex marriage results in reduced teen suicide attempts, especially for  LGBT teens. In fact, the study proves nothing of the sort. Indeed, some data in the report suggest the opposite may be true in states that have had experience with same-sex marriage the longest.

The study begins with the presentation of its conclusions as if they were facts proven by the study. The report opens with a tidy summary and easy to swallow conclusion: Same-sex marriage enactment is associated with reduced teen-suicide attempts. The authors' biases don't become evident until the reader dives into the actual report, including the astonishing statement that, "Policies preventing same-sex marriage constitute a form of structural stigma because they label sexual minorities as different and deny them legal, financial, health and other benefits that are associated with marriage." This is a political statement, not a statement of established scientific fact. As we will discuss further down, it is also subject to question because the study authors don't look at things like civil union and domestic partnership laws that were in place in some states and for all intents and purposes treated same-sex unions exactly the same as opposite-sex ones. This is especially true in states like California.

Further, the authors' conclusions neatly presented on Page 1 and upon which all the fake media coverage is based give no hint of the inherent unreliability of the study that the authors themselves acknowledge, but notably only deep in the body of the report: "The analyses on the association between implementation of same-sex marriage policies and adolescent suicide attempts among those identifying as sexual minorities should be interpreted with caution."

This is like burying the lede: the fact is that the entire study should be viewed cautiously.

In a brief and insufficient acknowledgement, also rather buried within the text, the authors admit that while they have traced a correlation between redefining marriage and reduced teen suicides (in some states), they cannot affix a causal relationship between the two: "[O]ur analysis does not allow us to understand the mechanisms through which implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced adolescent suicide attempts."

The reality is that the conclusions of the study are subject to numerous and significant warnings throughout the text itself that the results may not be reliable. For example, "it is unclear what drives greater rates of suicide attempts among adolescents who are sexual minorities"…"[we] emphasize that these estimates are subject to bias"…"complex survey design"…"The analyses on the association…should be interpreted with caution."

Furthermore, there is data in the study that actually undercuts and shows the opposite of the conclusions reported. For example, in Figure 2, data from some of the states that implemented same-sex "marriage" before 2013, suicide attempts appear to have risen after this implementation. The mean also appears to have risen in recent years, and may be the same or only exceedingly tiny percentage below where it started. In other words, there may be little to no difference, and in some states like New York there seem to be rising rates of teen suicide attempts, since same-sex 'marriage' was enacted.

It is also questionable, as we mentioned earlier ,whether the authors haven't mis-categorized certain states, like California, by putting them in the category of "Wave 2" (i.e., states that implemented same-sex 'marriage' in 2013/14). The authors say, "We defined the exposure as a state-level policy granting same-sex marriage rights as opposite sex couples." If, as the authors state, teen suicide attempts are attributable to "stigma" caused in part by denying them "legal, financial, health and other benefits that are associated with marriage," it would be instructive to look at state data for states like California which for many years have had expansive domestic partner or civil union legislation eradicating any legal distinction between couples. The study's authors say that California courts provided for same-sex 'marriage' in 2013, but fail to mention that California has been a domestic partner state since 2004, with policies benefiting gay couples that are "associated with marriage" that meant there was no legal difference as to how the state treated opposite-sex married couples compared with same-sex couples in a domestic partnership. The same is the case for states that had expansive civil union laws.

It would be interesting to look at the state-by-state data of actual teen attempted suicide numbers by year, so that we could compare states like California that for a long time have provided expansive benefits to gay couples vs those that do not. Unfortunately, the study does not provide that data to examine, leaving us to rely only on the authors' representations.

Most fundamentally, though, the key point is this: that even given all the cautionary notes, biases, etc., there is nothing in the report to show that same-same 'marriage' causes a reduction in suicide attempts among teens. The authors acknowledge this deep in the body of the report, but fail to note it in presenting their now highly-publicized conclusions. There is simply an alleged correlation between two things -- teen suicide attempts and same-sex marriage -- and not any proof that one is impacted by the other.

In the classic logical fallacy -- since "A" happened, followed by "B" happening, "B" was caused by A" -- readers are led to a conclusion that is not established by the evidence. Such is the case with the JAMA report.  What other correlations could be used to advance a similar conclusion, one wonders? Obamacare was passed in 2010. Are changes in attempted teen suicide rates associated with Obamacare? What about the enactment of DACA, which was created in 2012? What about Dodd Frank, which was enacted in 2010? Or the stimulus plan enacted in 2009?

We do not pretend to understand the authors' motivations for presenting their study in the way they did, and we don't intend to impugn them personally or professionally. But the simple truth is that the authors have presented a study that leads people to a fake conclusion that is not established by the facts. There is no evidence whatsoever in this report that passage of same-sex 'marriage' reduces teen suicide attempts. The authors admit this in the report. The fact that the mainstream media has run with this study as "proof" just shows their own bias.

BREAKING: WA Supreme Court Upholds Religious Discrimination Against Christian Florist


Marriage Supporter,

In an expected but nonetheless exceedingly disappointing decision, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled today that the state may punish a Christian florist, Barronelle Stutzman, for declining to violate her religious beliefs and be forced into participating in a gay 'marriage' that is against her religion. This outrageous ruling confirms what we have been saying ever since the US Supreme Court illegitimately redefined marriage in its Obergefell decision — the religious rights of people of faith are being systematically sacrificed on the altar of political correctness and LGBT extremism.

This case is one of many that illustrates why President Trump must act immediately to protect the religious liberty rights of people of faith. Liberal judges simply will not act to protect people with mainstream, traditional views on marriage and sexuality when they conflict with the ever-expansive demands of LGBT extremists. It is up to President Trump and Congress to act.

NOM is working on an emergency communications plan to ramp up public attention on religious liberty and push for a presidential Executive Order and Congressional enactment of the First Amendment Defense Act that will protect people of faith from discrimination by the federal government. Will you help us fight back today against liberal judges and the left with an emergency financial contribution to support religious liberty?

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Barronelle Stuzman is a 72-year-old grandmother and loving Christian. She is not anti-gay and, in fact, for years she happily provided flowers to the gay couple involved in this case. But when she was asked to participate in their "wedding," she had to decline because doing so would violate her deeply-held religious beliefs about marriage. This decision resulted in a hateful reaction by the couple and the state of Washington, who used all their power to punish this Christian for standing true to her beliefs.

Nobody should be forced to participate in something that violates their deeply-held religious beliefs. That's why the pending Executive Order on religious liberty and the proposed First Amendment Defense Act are so important. While these laws apply only to actions by the federal government, their enactment would a powerful momentum for similar measures at the state level as well.

Please make an emergency financial contribution today so that we can launch our communications campaign in support of religious liberty.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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President Trump Needs to Get Moving on Religious Liberty



Marriage Supporter,

The issue of religious liberty is one of the most important for people of faith, who happen to be the key voting block most responsible for electing Donald Trump as president. Evangelicals voted over 80% for Mr. Trump, and Catholics went for him by 52%. Now it's time for the administration to act to protect people of faith from being discriminated against because of their faith.

President Trump's aides have prepared an important Executive Order for the president to sign that will prevent the federal government from discriminating against people of faith. Under former President Obama, people of faith were denied access to government contracts, Christian colleges were threatened with having their accreditation stripped over things like student housing policies, and nonprofit groups were threatened with loss of tax exempt status for failure to endorse the agenda of LGBT extremists, among other forms of discrimination. Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer said the other day that protecting religious liberty is an important priority, which we commend him for saying, but so far President Trump has not acted by signing the pending Executive Order.

NOM is formally calling on President Trump to act in support of religious liberty by signing the pending Executive Order. We are preparing a new communications push aimed at encouraging President Trump to act. But to be successful, we need additional resources to devote to the effort. Will you help?

I'll make a $15 contribution to help support religious liberty

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President Trump promised during his campaign that he would act to support religious liberty and it's time that he delivered on his campaign commitment by signing the pending Executive Order. Please help us ramp up attention to the issue by launching a new communications effort to mobilize Americans to ask that President Trump act in support of religious liberty.

Please act today to make a financial contribution so that NOM can mobilize citizens to urge President Trump to act.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown


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