Orthodox Anglican Media Outlet Says ‘Obama out to shame and humiliate Christians, the Pope and the Church'

As part of his historic visit to the United States, during which he will canonize Fr. Junipero Serra and address the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis will also attend a White House dinner organized by President Obama. As head of state of the Vatican, diplomatic protocol would hold that friends and allies of the Catholic Church and prominent American Catholics be on the guest list. And while some of those types of individuals have been invited, President Obama has gone out of his way to shove the LGBT agenda in Pope Francis’ face. He’s invited the openly gay-Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson who “married” his same-sex partner several years ago.

According to the website Virtue Online, which bills itself as the voice for global orthodox Anglicanism, Robinson, “has almost single-handedly brought the Anglican Communion down to its knees as it teeters on the edge of implosion.” In addition to Robinson, Obama has invited numerous gay, lesbian and transgender activists. One of the activists was reportedly told by the While House to ‘invite several friends.’ From the story:

Image via ABC News/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

Image via ABC News/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

Obama's form of in-your-face diplomatic protocol includes trotting out every form of sexual deviant and parading them before Pope Francis. It's enough to embarrass the gentle humble Pontiff.

The Pope was being compassionate with his comment concerning his priests, who are struggling with a homosexual orientation, when he commented, "Who am I to judge?" However, he stands pat on the Catholic Church's firm doctrine and teaching on homosexual practice, pro-life, and traditional marriage issues, as well as an all-male priesthood.

CNS News describes some of the known invitees on the guest list as "several gay and transgender persons, a controversial nun, a radical preacher, and a gay Episcopal bishop."

The gay Episcopal bishop is none other than Bishop Vicky Gene Robinson (IX New Hampshire-retired). As the first openly gay and partnered man to be consecrated a bishop in Christendom, he has almost single-handedly brought the Anglican Communion down to its knees as it teeters on the edge of implosion.

The referenced "several gay and transgender persons" include: Vivian Taylor, a transgendered "woman" who was executive director of Integrity-USA and involved with TransEpiscopal. Obama her/him to Pope Francis' formal Sept. 23 televised White House Arrival Ceremony. S/he was told to bring five friends.

"I was told I could bring several friends with me," Taylor said, noting that s/he was "glad we can bring some LGBT representation to the event."

Taylor is looking forward to meeting the Pope, "I'm very happy to meet my brother in Christ, Pope Francis."

The five representative LGBT friends Taylor invited are Nicole Santamaria, the Secretary of Asociacion Colectivo Alejandria an Hispanic LGBT advocacy group; Marcia Garber a member of Dignity-USA and the mother of a transgendered child; Mateo Williamson, a cross-dressing transgender Catholic and the former co-chairman of Transgender Caucus for Dignity-USA; the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, an LGBT advocate, liberal Episcopal theologian, the director of Mission & Reconciliation at General Theological Seminary and chaplain to the Episcopal House of Bishops (reports are that Canon Spellers will be unable to attend the Pope's soiree because she didn't RSVP in time); and the Rev. Cameron Partridge, a transgendered Episcopal priest who preached at the Washington National Cathedral.

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Obama is very gay-friendly and a champion of gay rights. There is also much speculation as to whether Obama is actually a Bible-believing Evangelical, a progressive Christian, or a closet Muslim. When the recent Supreme Court marriage equality ruling came down, making same-sex marriage the law of the land, he bathed the White House in Gay Pride rainbow colors in celebration of the earth-shattering event. Many God-fearing Christians were horrified at the spectacle. Chances are the President will not light up the White House in papal yellow and white to honor his diplomatic guest from the Vatican City-State.

Latest research shows that fewer than four percent of Americans identify themselves as being LGBT, while more than 70 percent of Americans consider themselves Christians. Of that number, more than 25 percent are Roman Catholics with Episcopalians and Anglicans making up about 1.5 percent of American Christians. The remaining almost 75 percent of the American Christian population is spread between the Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, Pentecostals, and other Christian believers -- Amish ... Quakers ... Holiness ... Reformed...

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, a former Anglican priest who swam the Tiber and is now a Pastoral Provision Roman Catholic priest in South Carolina, pinioned on his blog Standing on my Head: "There will be thousands at this 'audience' with Pope Francis and it's doubtful that Gene Robinson will be in the line up to meet Pope Francis personally, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him maneuvered into place for a photo with the Pope which will the mainstream media will then publish with the caption, 'Pope Francis and Gay Bishop: Who Am I to Judge?'"

Oregon Judge Faces Charges for Declining to Perform Same-sex ‘Wedding’ Ceremonies

There is a movement to attack and discharge all officials in the United States who refuse to violate their religious beliefs in order to instigate the erroneous Supreme Court ruling on marriage. As we saw with Kim Davis, the same-sex marriage agenda does not want tolerance or peaceful coexistence; they want to be able to control all societal aspects, from prosaic terminology to religious beliefs.

However, there are still those like Kim Davis who stand firm in the face of adversary and defend marriage. One such example is transpiring in Oregon. The Daily Signal has the story:

ThinkstockPhotos-56519054An Oregon judge is fighting an investigative panel’s accusation that by declining to perform same-sex weddings on religious grounds, he violated both the state’s constitution and code of conduct for judges.

This and other allegations could result in the judge’s suspension or removal from office.

However, a close friend of two decades told The Daily Signal that the charges are “hogwash.”

Vance D. Day, one of 14 judges on the Marion County Circuit Court in Salem, Ore., readily admits that he asked an assistant not to schedule him for same-sex marriages but instead to arrange for another judge to officiate.

Performing the marriage of two men or two women “conflicted with his firmly held religious beliefs,” Day told the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability.

Those beliefs, Day said in papers responding to the commission’s complaint, are “rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition that defines marriage as between a female and a male.”

. . .

In allegations to be aired in a public hearing Nov. 9, the judicial panel says Day “inappropriately screened and ordered his court staff to screen wedding applicants to ensure they were not same-sex applicants, because [he] refused to marry same-sex partners even though they could lawfully marry under Oregon law.”

A federal judge’s ruling legalized same-sex marriage in Oregon in May 2014, more than a year before a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court legalized it across the land.

Day admits arranging for staff to connect same-sex couples with another judge, spokesman Patrick Korten said, adding that Day decided to stop officiating at all marriages about a year ago.

“It suggests the length to which those who favor same-sex marriage are willing to go to coerce people not merely to accept it, but embrace it,” Korten, a former Reagan administration official hired by Day, told The Daily Signal about the allegations against the judge.

“We’re trying to make sure the public understands what the charges are, how weak they are, and what the judge’s response is,” he said.

The New York Times Says You Are a 'Bigot,' 'Nasty' and 'Radical' and Rails Against the First Amendment Defense Act

Dear Marriage Supporter,

There has perhaps never been a media outlet more of a mouthpiece for the far-left's assault on American values than the New York Times. They have championed the sexual revolution, cheered the abortion industry responsible for the death of over 55 million unborn Americans, and led the push for gay 'marriage.'

The First Amendment protects their right to publish whatever they wish. But as is so often the case with the far-left, they wish to deny the protections of the First Amendment to those of us who support traditional marriage and who wish to prevent the government from discriminating against us. In the twisted logic of the New York Times, the constitution exists to protect their views but does not protect our rights. In fact, just as they advocated that marriage be redefined, they would like to redefine the First Amendment to neuter its guarantee of religious liberty.

The reason they wish to do this is because they hate the idea that people still support traditional marriage and they are disgusted that we are asserting our right not to be discriminated against. An editorial they published the other day essentially refers to marriage supporters as "nasty" and "bigots" and accuses us of supporting radical "anti-gay" proposals when we advocate for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act.

I am sick and tired of this far-left assault on our constitutional rights from pampered media giants like the New York Times. Will you stand with us to fight back against their leftist agenda of discrimination by making a contribution of $20, $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or more? Your donation will enable us to more forcefully advocate for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act, critical legislation that will protect our right to live out our beliefs about marriage in our daily lives.

The New York Times wants to redefine the constitutional protection of religious liberty into a "right to believe" provision. But that is not what the constitution guarantees — it protects the free exercise of religious belief. Religious liberty is far more than the right to hold a particular religious perspective; it is the right to uphold that belief in the conduct of your everyday life.

Right now in America, people are losing their jobs, being put out of business, having to pay massive fines and even being put in jail all because they do not wish to personally be involved in celebrating or supporting a same-sex 'marriage.' If the New York Times' view of religious liberty takes root, the very concept of religious freedom will be destroyed, and there will be no protections for people who simply wish to live out their beliefs consistent with the truth of marriage as it has existed since the dawn of time.

I am asking you to make a generous donation today so that we can fight this dangerous ideology that we may have the right to believe in traditional marriage but we don't have the right to demonstrate that belief in our conduct.

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The fact that the New York Times is so opposed to the First Amendment Defense Act shows how important it is to enact the legislation. The fact that they are so willing to mislead people about the legislation and vilify those of us who support it only serves to put a fine point on why we need to fight for our rights. If we don't fight today, tomorrow our rights will be gone.

The First Amendment Defense Act is a straight forward proposal. It says the government cannot discriminate against any individual, small business or religious group simply for acting on the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. They can't deny a federal benefit, contract or grant; they cannot strip a charity of its tax exemption; they cannot deny a group a license or accreditation because of its views of marriage; nor can they refuse to hire or promote someone because of his or her views of marriage.

Does this sound like a "radical" proposal to you?

The New York Times calls it "anti-gay" and makes wild accusations about what might happen if the First Amendment Defense Act were to be enacted, such as alleging that a person could be fired for being gay. That is preposterous. Nothing in the legislation restricts an individual from pursuing their full legal rights against alleged discrimination, including filing a discrimination lawsuit.

While exhaustively playing the "discrimination" card, those on the far-left like the New York Times ignore the fact that it is people of faith like the recently jailed county clerk Kim Davis who are the real victims of discrimination. The examples of people who have been punished for living out their beliefs about marriage are long and growing every day. Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $135,000 because they did not wish to personally bake a cake for a gay 'wedding' because doing so violates their religious beliefs. Their business has been closed and Aaron now is a trash collector. Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired because he wrote approvingly of traditional marriage in a personal memoir. Baronnelle Stutzman, a 70-year old grandmother and florist in Washington state, has been sued by that state's Attorney General and threatened with financial ruin. I could go on and on — the list of Christians and other faithful people who are targeted by gay activists for punishment is growing.

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Meanwhile, there is not a gay couple in the country — not a single one anywhere in America — who has not been able to get a 'marriage' license, obtain a 'wedding' cake, order floral arrangements, hire a photographer, book a 'wedding' or reception venue or otherwise organize a ceremony that fulfills their every desire.

But, you see, it's not enough for gay activists and their media sycophants like the New York Times, that gays and lesbians are able to obtain a 'marriage' license or access to the full array of wedding-related services, they want to force everyoneespecially people who are deeply opposed to same-sex 'marriage' on religious grounds — to be personally complicit in celebrating the act.

It's not enough that a gay couple can get a marriage license in Kentucky; they demand it be personally issued by the faithful Christian clerk who does not wish to violate her beliefs. So she is thrown in jail when she asks for an accommodation.

It's not enough that a gay couple can order flowers to be arranged for their 'wedding' ceremony from any number of florists eager to serve them, they demand that the flowers be arranged by the Christian grandmother whose religious beliefs preclude her from participating in such a ceremony. So the state Attorney General sues her and threatens to take all her assets unless she succumbs and settles the case.

There are plenty of wedding photographers willing to record a same-sex 'ceremony' but the activists demand that a young Christian woman photograph the ceremony. When she explained that this violates her religious beliefs, they filed a legal complaint and she was punished by a fine of thousands of dollars.

In every one of these cases the gay couple was accommodated — they got the 'wedding' of their dreams. And not in a single case were the religious beliefs of those targeted accommodated.

We are fighting for passage of the First Amendment Defense Act in Congress and in the states because it is wrong for gay activists to attempt to force every American to endorse and personally participate in a same-sex 'marriage.' We must fight for our rights, or we will lose our rights.

There are millions of us who fervently believe that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman, and that is true regardless of what five judges on the Supreme Court claim. This is one of the most hotly-contested issues of our time, something that splits the country in two. But now that gay activists have won in court, they want to shut down public discussion by harnessing the full power of government to punish individuals, businesses, churches and religious groups who continue to advocate for the truth of marriage.

Please make a generous contribution to NOM so that we can push back against intolerance and discrimination, and fight for our rights against far-left bullies like the New York Times who support the First Amendment only as far as it protects themselves.

Your contribution today will be matched, doubling its effectiveness. There's never been a more important time to support our work. The New York Times' advocacy against us shows that we are engaged in an epic battle and that the stakes are high. Please give today so that we are able to continue fighting for your rights.


Brian S Brown

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In Our Wildest Dreams, We Yearn for Masculine & Feminine Love

Robert Oscar Lopez was raised by two lesbians and has since become an outspoken advocate for the rights of children to be loved by both a mother and a father. He not only opposes same-sex ‘marriage’ but he has become a leading spokesperson against surrogacy, which he believes amounts to trafficking in women, treating them as a commodity in order to fulfill the market demands of gay men who wish to father children. He writes provocatively about our natural yearning for masculine and feminine love – the love of a father and a mother – and uses the popularity of Taylor Swift’s new music video “Wildest Dreams” as a device to make the point.

Swift casts herself in the video as a woman from the 1940s, vaguely reminiscent of a Lauren Bacall, who projects traditional beauty and femininity. Dr. Lopez writes, “We have had enough. By “we” I mean everyone on Earth. We are sick of hearing about men who don’t love women, women who hate men, women who use men, men who use women, women who want babies without being impregnated by a man, men who want babies without impregnating a woman, men who want to be women, women who want to be men…We want John and Abigail Adams—a man and woman to change the world by truly working together and siring children through love, then raising and educating them. We can’t get back to the eighteenth century, so the closest we have is the late 1940s. Ergo, Taylor Swift’s wildest dreams.”

The Federalist has the piece:

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In light of all the debates about transgenderism, gay marriage, abortion, “war on women” memes, third-party reproduction, and whether it’s okay to call Rosie O’Donnell a fat slob, allow me to hazard a guess as to why Swift seems to be emerging as the true voice of the next generation (pace Lena Dunham).

It’s not just Kim Davis. We have had enough. By “we” I mean everyone on Earth. We are sick of hearing about men who don’t love women, women who hate men, women who use men, men who use women, women who want babies without being impregnated by a man, men who want babies without impregnating a woman, men who want to be women, women who want to be men, women who want to kill the babies they conceived with men, and men who want women to kill their babies and sell them to man-hating abortion conglomerates who then resell them to organ-trafficking firms headed by lesbians who then resell them to universities that spend lavish federal funding on women’s studies and gender-studies programs that fill millions of college students with more of these self-destructive absurd theories about manhood and womanhood.

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We want to go back to a time when men needed women and women needed men. By this, I mean a time when the question wasn’t whether men wanted women or women wanted men, but rather their mutual necessity. Wanting is a frivolous act that comes and goes with the wind. (Exhibit X: suddenly Tatum O’Neal has abandoned men and become Rosie O’Donnell’s troubled brood’s next notorious stepmom.) Needing is an innate human inclination that bestows dignity on another person. If someone wants me, I am an object. If someone needs me, I am dignified; I hold something irreplaceable.

Women hate it when they aren’t needed. Men hate it, too. Perhaps we are learning now, the hard way, that they need their sexes to be needed in addition to their individual personalities. The irreplaceability of our gender turns out to be something that humans cannot surrender lightly. Hence, people are rebelling.

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Swift isn’t the first sexy pop diva to break open a bottle of mid-century nostalgia on us. Remember Fergie’s homage to the Prohibition era in “Glamorous,” Katy Perry’s “Roar,” and Christina Aguilera’s hailing of the Veronica Lake aesthetic in “Candyman”? But there’s something different this time. Fergie interspersed her gangster footage with images of post-Cold War urban partying. Perry shows no interest in “Roar” in falling in love with a man, choosing rather to stuff her bust into a jungle bikini top and act weird. Aguilera in “Candyman” dances and gyrates for crowds of uniformed servicemen, but doesn’t connect with any one.

All three of these backward glances were narcissistic exercises of consumption, designed to feed the modern egos of hyper-sexualized women. None of them shows, as Swift’s video does, a sincere desire to embody a lost world of femininity and masculinity.

Expect more of Swift’s kind of nostalgia. The world hungers for it.

It’s Bad — and Getting Worse — But It’s Not Too Late to Fix It

Dear Marriage Supporter,

If there was ever any doubt about how much power a United States president has to destroy everything our nation stands for, there is no uncertainty now.

Just look back at the last six-and-a-half years. Things you and I viewed as our unalienable rights as Americans are now in shambles.

That is why it is imperative that we elect a pro-marriage president in 2016 — and someone who values religious freedom. And NOM's Presidential Marriage Pledge is taking away any doubt as to where a candidate stands.

Look back for a minute on the last 6½ years. President Obama appointed the deciding vote in the disastrous Supreme Court case that destroyed marriage in America. He bathed the White House in the rainbow flag, not caring that the Court‘s decision was an "absolute head-on collision... with religious liberty," in the words of one attorney.

He is making gay marriage a litmus test for deciding which foreign nations "deserve" our aid. The IRS, a governmental agency under his control, leaked NOM's confidential donor information to a gay activist which was then published by the so-called Human Rights Campaign, a group that routinely targets pro-family groups for harassment. It was only NOM's relentless pursuit of the truth that exposed this scandal, and forced the IRS to admit wrongdoing.

We must work harder than ever to change the course America is on. Please donate right now and help NOM restore our nation!

How can this all change? It's going to take a pro-marriage president, elected by the majority of Americans who are fed up with the travesty of the current administration.

A pro-marriage president could reverse the disastrous policies of the Obama administration. Enact pro-family, pro-marriage policies. Restore our nation to greatness.

"Is this possible?" you may be wondering. Yes! But it's not going to be an easy task.

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We must raise money immediately so that we can be on the ground every single day in the key early voting states, talking to voters and communicating the urgency of restoring our nation and marriage. To make this a reality, our battle must begin with Iowa and continue to every other state.

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But there is more we must do, as well. Congress has recently reconvened which means we need to put the pressure on them during the next several weeks and months . We will meet them at the doors of the Capitol and push for enactment of FADA — the First Amendment Defense Act.

Thousands of Americans just like you contacted their elected representatives over the Congressional recess, urging them to support FADA. Now we need to be ready for a sustained, intense grassroots push to move this legislation forward.

What will FADA do for America?

FADA will protect our very basic right as Americans to exercise our religious beliefs concerning marriage in our everyday lives. It prohibits government from taking any adverse action against any individual, small business, pastor, church, religious group or nonprofit entity for holding to the truth of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Churches, religious organizations and people of faith need FADA!

America needs FADA!

We must have a majority in both the House and the Senate for FADA to be enacted. These men and women will need to be strong to stand firm against the attacks from their liberal colleagues who are willing to sacrifice religious freedoms on the altar of gay "rights."

We need you to continue the forward momentum for FADA. Please click here and donate right now!

But it's not enough just to pass FADA at the national level, we also must move the fight to the state level and urge state legislatures to enact it as well. Our clarion call is that every American, no matter where they live, will be able to follow his or her religious convictions about marriage without fear of persecution.

There is much to be accomplished. It won't be easy. It won't be cheap. But then, freedom never is cheap, is it?

Please take advantage of this last week of the matching gift campaign made possible by some of our best donors so that every dollar you give right now will be doubled!

Give generously — $25, $40, $50, $75, $100, or more — and it will do twice as much!

There's one more thing I would like you to do. Ryan Anderson's new book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom was released in print. I am impressed with how well-written and well-presented this book is as it lays bare the illegitimate nature of the Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage. It also explains what freedoms are at risk because of this decision — gripping reality that every one of us needs to confront.

I personally ask you to order a copy of this book today. It can make an important contribution to the debate about why the Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it redefined marriage. Order your personal copy right now!

The mainstream media is doing everything they can to convince you that the fight for the truth of marriage is over, a lost cause. But don't believe that for a minute!

NOM is fighting every day, every hour, on your behalf. With you standing with us, we can win. So for America, for marriage and for religious protection, please give today — and let's change tomorrow for our nation.


Brian S Brown

P.S. — When America was facing a challenging struggle, one leader said, "Failure is not an option." That is true again today. We must prevail. We must see that the next occupant of the White House is a man or woman who believes in marriage, believes in religious rights, believes in the First Amendment of our Constitution — and will act to protect these foundational values.

We can make that a reality. And we must. Join me today in this battle by making your gift now.

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Pope Francis Reasserts that Traditional Marriage is Under Attack

On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, he has issued a strong and unequivocal statement in support of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and notes that traditional marriage is under attack “by powerful contrary projects supported by ideological colonization.” The Pope said that married couples are “in the best position” to introduce Jesus Christ to others. He said the unique joy that the Lord enables families and couples to experience in the intimacy of domestic life, both in moments of joy and suffering, "must be witnessed to, announced and communicated externally, so that others, in turn, take the same path."

Catholic Online expounds on this:

ThinkstockPhotos-101054028Pope Francis told couples to defend God's design for the family as the union of a man and woman for the procreation of children, and urged them to be merciful to those whose marriages have failed.

Today "the family - as God wants it, composed of a man and a woman for the good of the spouses and also the generation and education of children - is deformed by powerful contrary projects supported by ideological colonization," the Pope said Sept. 10.

A family which is filled with the presence of God, he said, "speaks for itself of God's love for all men."

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The unique joy that the Lord enables families and couples to experience in the intimacy of domestic life, both in moments of joy and suffering, "must be witnessed to, announced and communicated externally, so that others, in turn, take the same path," he said.

The Pope encouraged couples to live the movement's spirituality and commitments in a deep way, saying these allow couples to live their married life confidently, following the path of the Gospel.

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ThinkstockPhotos-75677464He also encouraged the couples to draw close to the increasing number of wounded families who suffer due to either a lack of work, concern for a child, the distance, or an absence of a family member or a violent environment.

"We must have the courage to enter into contact with these families," he said, adding that it must be done "in a discreet but generous way, materially, humanly or spiritually, in those circumstances where they are vulnerable."

Pope Francis closed by encouraging couples to instruments of Christ's mercy toward those whose marriages have failed, and stressed that married fidelity is a gift from God.

Mercy has been shown to "every one of us," Francis said. He added that couples who are united and happy could better understand the pain and the suffering caused by betrayal, abandonment and a lack of love.

"It is necessary, therefore, that you bring your witness and your experience to help Christian communities to discern the real situations in which these people find themselves, to welcome them with their wounds, and to help them to journey in faith and in truth," he said.

"Nor must you forget the unspeakable suffering of the children who experience these painful family situations: you can give a lot to them."

Pope Francis asked those present to pray for the upcoming Synod on the Family, and for all their reflections on the "vital cell of our societies" within the difficult current cultural context.

What a Week For Marriage!

Dear Marriage Supporter,

It's been quite a week for our fight to protect the truth marriage and the rights of Americans to exercise their beliefs about marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Kim Davis Freed From Jail

Thanks to enormous public pressure brought to bear by NOM and our allies — pressure that resulted in hundreds of thousands of Americans signing petitions demanding that Kim be released and that the religious liberty right of Americans be enacted — Kim Davis was unexpectedly freed from jail by federal judge David Bunning, the rogue judge who had her imprisoned for six days.

I don't think it was a coincidence that Kim was freed last Tuesday, because that was the day that NOM worked with Governor Mike Huckabee, Liberty Counsel and others to organize a massive rally at the courthouse demanding that she be released.

It was a great honor to speak at this rally which was attended by thousands of people. You can view my remarks here.

NOM has worked hard to defend Kim Davis because she represents an incredibly important principle — that no American should be forced into participating against their will in something as illegitimate and unjust as same-sex 'marriage.' This goes for bakers, florists, inn keepers, photographers and pizza parlor owners, just as it goes for local government clerks. Nobody should be sued, fined, fired, put out of business — and certainly not thrown in jail — simply because they believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

While I hope that my speech inspired some in the crowd, and touches some of you who may watch it online, the truth is that I was inspired by such a powerful, energetic outpouring of marriage supporters who were roused into action.

So I thank you for standing with me!

It's More Than Religious Liberty

Our constitution guarantees each of us the right to exercise our religious beliefs in our daily lives, including at work. Moreover, federal law requires that people of faith like Kim Davis be provided a reasonable accommodation when a job duty conflicts with a deeply-held religious belief. But in her case, no reasonable accommodation was provided to Kim. She was ordered by Governor Steve Beshear to personally participate in what she considers to be a sin by issuing a 'marriage' license to same-sex couples in violation of her religious beliefs.

Ever since the US Supreme Court acted illegitimately and wrongly to impose a redefined version of marriage on every state in the nation, Kim Davis has asked that marriage licenses not contain her name nor be issued under her legal authority. But Governor Beshear refused to alter the license forms in this way, even though his administration did change them to suit the demands of gay activists — changing "Bride and Groom" to "Party 1 and Party 2."

So, unquestionably, a key factor in this case was the abject failure of the state and the judge to provide a reasonable accommodation to Kim Davis so that she would be spared from having to violate her religious beliefs in participating in a same-sex 'marriage.'

But what is at stake in this case goes well beyond religious liberty.

Resisting An Unjust Law

Throughout our history, Americans have been presented with situations when the government has issued a decree that was plainly and clearly unjust and lacking in constitutional authority. This was the case when the US Supreme Court declared in their infamous Dred Scott decision that African Americans could not be citizens and thus were subject to being bought and sold as if they were property. It was the case when courts upheld laws promoting segregation. And it is the case with the redefinition of marriage — a ruling that defies thousands of years of experience in virtually every nation that has ever existed, and a ruling that is utterly lacking in any constitutional authority or precedent.

NOM's Chairman, John Eastman, wrote a brilliant article for National Review in which he explains the moral imperative that citizens resist an unjust law and refuse to comply with its dictates. Quoting extensively from the sharply-worded dissents in the Obergefell marriage ruling, Dr. Eastman lays bare any pretense that the majority relied on constitutional principles to impose same-sex 'marriage' on every state in the nation. Instead, he makes clear that it was an act of judicial supremacy that seeks to elevate the opinion of five judges over the words and meaning of the constitution itself.

Dr. Eastman reminds readers that President Abraham Lincoln rejected this very claim of judicial supremacy — the idea that the constitution means whatever five judges say it means — and articulated in his first inaugural address his rationale for refusing to comply with the Dred Scott ruling.

Dr. Martin Luther King also spoke eloquently about the duty of Americans to obey just laws and disobey unjust ones. Writing from a cell in the Birmingham, Alabama jail. Dr. King said, "One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws…Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?" wrote Dr. King. "A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."

Dr. King is describing the Supreme Court's marriage ruling to a "T." Not only did Dr. King believe that we as Americans have a moral obligation to refuse to comply with an unjust law, but in refusing to comply we are in reality showing respect for the law. He said, "I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."

In the end, this is the principle that NOM most forcefully advocates. It was illegitimate for the US Supreme Court to have redefined marriage and we urge every American to refuse to comply with this unjust law. The idea of forcing same-sex 'marriage' on the nation does not square with eternal and natural law; it is out of harmony with moral law. It is profoundly unjust and it should be resisted.

As I've explained before, NOM has two overriding objectives to deal with the unjust ruling of the Supreme Court. First, we must contain its damage by enacting legislation at the federal and state levels to protect people from punishment for exercising their beliefs about marriage in their daily lives, including at work. That is why passage of the First Amendment Defense Act is so important. Second, we must pursue every avenue possible to reverse this illegitimate ruling, including electing a pro-marriage president who will appoint Supreme Court justices who are committed to upholding the constitution and who reject judicial supremacy.

Cheating Marriage

It's ironic that opponents of Kim Davis rail against her for refusing to implement a law that she considers unjust — a violation of her oath of office, they claim. The frenetic pace of events recently has delayed me in recommending another scholarly article written by NOM's Chairman, Dr. John Eastman. He authored an extraordinary piece titled, "Cheating Marriage. A Tragedy in Three Acts" that has been published by the Ave Marie Law Review. The article details at length with the unbelievable degree of collusion between officials in both California and Washington, DC who conspired against the wishes of their own citizens to invalidate California's Proposition 8 and our federal Defense of Marriage Act. It is a fascinating and detailed review. I urge you to download and read the full article.

Please Support NOM

I conclude with a request for your support. Some of what you see of our work is quite visible, while other elements are behind the scenes. In the last week alone, we sent over one million emails to help publicize the Kim Davis situation, built and launched two websites to help mobilize people to show their support or donate to help Kim and her family, helped organize the rally at the courthouse attended by thousands of supporters, launched social media blasts in defense of marriage, published articles, gave dozens of media interviews, and undertook myriad other activities all in pursuit of enacting protections for people to live out their beliefs of marriage in their daily lives, and to further an environment that will one day lead to the repeal of the illegitimate Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage. All of this work costs money, money that we don't have sitting in reserve. We depend on you to contribute funds each month so that we can continue the important work we do.

Help Us Defend Marriage

With a busy and extremely productive week in the books, please make a generous financial contribution to help NOM be ready for what is to come, and to continue to bring the fight for the truth of marriage to the American people.


Brian S Brown

PS — We don't know what next week will bring for Kim Davis and her family. Please keep them in your prayers. And please help NOM be ready for whatever comes at us by making a generous financial contribution at this important time.

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A Major Victory in a Continuing Battle

Dear Marriage Supporter,

The last several days have been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. After spending six days in jail, Kim Davis has been released thanks in large part to the immense public pressure that NOM and our allies generated. Although we don't know what will happen next — it is a great victory for the truth of marriage!

The one thing these last few days have reinforced for me is the realization that we are not in control — God is in control! He has a plan, and the story of Kim Davis helps to illustrate that He fully intends us to fight for the institution of marriage that he created at the beginning of time -- one man and one woman.

Please help us stand for the truth of marriage as God created it by making a generous contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100 or even $250 or more.

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You see, ever since the US Supreme Court issued their illegitimate ruling redefining marriage in the law, we have warned Americans of the tremendous damage this would mean for society as a whole, and especially for children, churches, and people of faith. It's obvious that same-sex 'marriage' is completely incompatible with Christian biblical beliefs, and the beliefs of every other mainstream religion in the world, and it was inevitable that biblical beliefs would collide with secular demands to embrace the new 'marriage' orthodoxy. We also knew that the elite would readily abandon our constitutional guarantee of religious liberty in favor of paying homage to cultural forces favoring gay 'marriage.'

But our warnings were ignored by the media and dismissed by elite society.

Then an unlikely hero emerged from a small town in rural Kentucky. The saga of Kim Davis got international news coverage, putting the illegitimate US Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage before millions of people. She became the personification of the conflict we warned about. It was because of her Christian faith that Kim could not abide the Court's sham ruling which purports to force her to sanction as "marriage" a same-sex union in violation of what the Bible says, and in that regard she represents millions of us.

When she refused to give in to the demands that she, personally — by her name on the license and under her authority by which it is issued — sanction same-sex 'marriage,' she was put in jail by a rogue federal judge determined to do the bidding of the gay activists and force her to abandon her principles and her beliefs — in essence demanding that she abandon her God.

When she was hauled off to jail, Kim was a humble servant of the Lord. "Thank you, your honor" was her only comment to the judge's ruling.

Putting a Christian in jail for standing up for her beliefs in the truth of marriage was an outrageous abuse of power, and NOM acted immediately to protest the act. We launched a nationwide petition drive that was joined by several allies and together secured the signature of hundreds of thousands of Americans who demanded that Kim be freed from jail and that the right of Americans to exercise their beliefs about marriage be protected.

With allies, we organized a major rally at the jailhouse where Kim was being held. I was honored to speak at this rally, and thousands of people attended. You can watch my remarks by clicking here. And an amazing thing happened when word of the rally reached the judge — he decided to release Kim from jail!

Kim was as humble upon her release from jail as she was when she was incarcerated. She thanks all those who had stood to support her, and she said, "you are a strong people."

NOM's strength derives directly from you. We are only as strong as your support provides. Fortunately, one of our top donors has agreed to continue the matching gift program that was set to expire, meaning that every donation we receive up to a total of $250,000 will be matched dollar for dollar! Please make a contribution today to allow us to continue the fight for God's plan for marriage.

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Kim is out of jail, for now. This certainly isn't the end of the story for her or the end of same-sex 'marriage' in America. But it is an encouraging sign to see so many people across the country, just like you and me, who believe that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman become passionately engaged in the controversy.

Kim was blatantly singled out because of her Christian faith even though federal and state laws require protections for religious faith. People of other faiths are routinely given fair accommodation for their faith —such as a Muslim being exempted from transporting alcohol, and that's how it should be. But when it comes to Christians not wanting to participate in something like gay 'marriage' that deeply conflicts with our beliefs, that's where the left draws the line.

Will you take a stand with NOM and support our efforts to aggressively protect religious freedom and bring a national focus to the injustice of the Supreme Court decision imposing same sex 'marriage' on every state in the nation? Your gift of $25, $50 or even $100 or more will be matched by a generous donor that is passionate about NOM's work.

Over the last several weeks NOM has taken action to bring attention to Kim Davis and the persecution she faced as a Christian woman standing by her principles.

  • We sent over one million emails to supporters around the country asking for their support and prayers.
  • We helped turn out thousands of people in Kentucky to support Kim Davis and protest what is nothing short of Christian persecution.
  • We worked closely with Governor Mike Huckabee to bring national attention to the clear bias and injustice taking place in Kentucky.
  • We helped mobilize hundreds of thousands of people to sign petitions like the one NOM launched demanding that Kim be freed and that religious liberty be protected.
  • We were able to overcome the odds and be instrumental in the release of Kim from jail; something none of us felt could happen so quickly!
  • Working with an allied organization, we were also able to raise over $7,000 for Kim and her family who have faced a very tough time.

We must not stand down — we must stand up and be counted! If we don't, the agenda of discrimination and tyranny will be the wrecking ball to our religious freedom.

This is not hyperbole. There is a distinct possibility that in our lifetime we will witness the obliteration and destruction of one of the strongest cornerstones of American freedom — the freedom to practice one's religion freely and not be persecuted for doing so!

That's why America needs strong women and men of sound character to fight injustice, to stand up for their convictions, and to put their principles above everything else — even if it means jail time!

Let me be clear: there are many reasons well beyond religious liberty why marriage should be preserved in the law to match what it is in realty, the union of one man and one woman. But religious liberty is a foundational principle of our nation, one that must be enforced while we fight to restore marriage to its rightful place in the law.

Kim Davis stood by her convictions. She is a woman of faith that wouldn't compromise her principles or betray what she holds deeply in her heart — that marriage is between one man and one woman. She knows this is what God's Word says, and it has been proven throughout human history to be an essential element of healthy societies. When I met her and her husband in Kentucky it was clear that she is a person of deep faith and that, in spite of the incredible pressure she faces, is standing by her convictions. She isn't backing down!

Will you do the same if/when the time comes? Most likely you are not in a job or civic position that puts you in the crosshairs of our opponents — but that doesn't mean you can't be targeted. Just think of the bakery or pizza parlor owners that were put out of business for their personal religious convictions! The truth is that persecution of our religious beliefs can happen to any of us at anytime.

We cannot be complacent. We must be vigilant. We must be proactive.

This is why I ask you to please consider making a generous donation that will help NOM fight on your behalf. We are on the frontline fighting every day for the passage of FADA (First Amendment Defense Act) at the national level. It has never been more critical to have FADA passed by both the House and Senate so that our religious freedom is affirmed and protected!

To do this, we need your immediate help to continue fighting on the state and national levels. This takes money. For every dollar we spend the enemy ups the ante. In many ways the odds are against us but if we band together we can turn the tides. We really can!

Will you consider a gift of $50, $100, or even $250? Your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous matching gift. Your gift of $50 will become $100! So please consider the best gift you possibly can.

With your help, we will fight on, for people like Kim Davis, and for average Americans like you and me who believe in the truth of marriage. And one other thing —we will prevail!


Brian S Brown

P.S. As you're reading this, it's possible Kim Davis is back in jail or forced out of her job or suffered some other injustice. We simply don't know what may happen. Regardless, it's clear there is much work to be done. Please pray for this brave women and her family so they have the strength to continue to stand strong!

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"When the Supreme Court Oversteps Its Bounds, Citizens Are Right to Resist"

NOM’s chairman, John Eastman, expounds on the arguments surrounding the Kim Davis debacle, and how, “when the Supreme Court oversteps its bounds, citizens are right to resist”:



The double standard on display is palpable. I don’t recall Keegen or any of the other self-righteous, newfound devotees of the rule of law calling for the resignation of Kentucky’s attorney general when he refused to defend his state’s marriage law — or any of the other state attorneys general who did the same, from California’s Jerry Brown to Pennsylvania’s Kathleen Kane, and several others, including perhaps most notoriously Oregon’s Ellen Rosenblum, who was caught actively colluding with plaintiffs to ensure judicial invalidation of the Oregon marriage law she disliked.

“But Davis was refusing to comply with a decision of the Supreme Court,” it will be argued. So, too, did all those illustrious attorneys general. All of them refused to do their duty and defend their state’s man-woman marriage laws, even though the binding precedent of the Supreme Court at that time, a 1972 case called Baker v. Nelson, was that such laws were constitutionally valid.

Ms. Davis’s position has also been mischaracterized as asserting that because the Supreme Court’s decision is contrary to God’s authority, she cannot be compelled to comply with it and therefore can prevent same-sex couples from getting married in her county. Her position — so described — has been belittled by simpletons across the political spectrum as nothing more than the misguided stance of a crazy evangelical clinging to her Bible. But that is not her legal argument at all (however much merit it might have as a reaction to an illegitimate decision by the Supreme Court). Her actual argument is much more restrained.

Kentucky has a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which expressly prevents the government from imposing a substantial burden on someone’s religious beliefs unless the government’s mandate is narrowly tailored to further a compelling governmental interest. Because this lawsuit is pending in federal court, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which contains the same protection, is also applicable. Ms. Davis’s lawyers have simply argued that these federal and state laws require that her religious objection to issuing same-sex “marriage” licenses over her own name be accommodated.

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Abraham Lincoln famously said, in his first inaugural address, that although judicial decisions are binding on the specific parties to a case, “the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the Government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”

In short, Ms. Davis was much more faithful to her oath of office, and to the Constitution she vowed to support, than the federal judge who jailed her for contempt, the attorney general of the state who refused to defend Kentucky’s laws, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who usurped the authority of the states and the more than 50 million voters who had recently reaffirmed the natural definition of marriage, in order to impose his own more “enlightened” views on the nation. One can only hope that Ms. Davis’s simple but determined act of civil disobedience will yet ignite the kind of reaction in the American people that is necessary to oppose such lawlessness, or at the very least bring forth a national leader who will take up the argument against judicial supremacy in truly Lincolnian fashion.

Visit National Review for the full article.

Oregon Judge Supports Traditional Marriage; Targeted By Investigation To Determine If He Is Unfit For Office

The nation has just witnessed the disturbing scene of a Christian clerk put into jail, because she did not want to be personally involved in licensing a same-sex ‘marriage’ since doing so would violate her deeply held religious beliefs. Now comes another story of gay activists attempting to destroy another official who similarly holds religious views that will not allow him to participate in same-sex ‘marriages.’

For the past year Marion County (Oregon) judge Vance Day has declined to solemnize any marriages because he does not want to participate in a gay ‘wedding.’ For this, he is now under official investigation against charges he is unfit for office. If found guilty he could be removed from office, costing him his livelihood and reputation for holding true to his religious convictions. This is the latest example of punishment of marriage supporters unleashed by the illegitimate decision of the US Supreme court to invent a “right” to same-sex ‘marriage’ and imposing it in every state without exception. The New York Times has the story:

ThinkstockPhotos-483608742Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds, a spokesman for the judge said.

When a federal court ruling in May 2014 made same-sex marriage legal in Oregon, Day instructed his staff to refer same-sex couples looking to marry to other judges, spokesman Patrick Korten said Friday.

Last fall, he decided to stop performing weddings altogether, aside from one in March that had long been scheduled, Korten said.

"He made a decision nearly a year ago to stop doing weddings altogether, and the principal factor that he weighed was the pressure that one would face to perform a same-sex wedding, which he had a conflict with his religious beliefs," Korten said.

In an email, Day declined to comment and referred questions to Korten.

The issue of same-sex weddings is "the weightiest" of several allegations against Day that are being investigated by the Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability, Korten said.

He declined to detail any of the allegations, saying he didn't want to defy the commission, which considers complaints confidential until it is ready to make them public.

Why Kim Davis Is Such A Threat To Liberals

Rachel Lu at The Federalist brilliantly takes to task the cartoonish and misleading nature of the press coverage of the Kim Davis situation by the liberal media:

Image via USA Today/Ty Wright/Getty Images

Image via USA TODAY/Ty Wright/Getty Images

The incarceration and subsequent release of Kim Davis has been a sensation in the liberal press. Virtually every liberal outlet participated in the feeding frenzy.

This is easy to understand. If we don’t slam the lid on this religious-freedom business, Christians might find some loophole they can exploit to go on practicing their religion outside of church. Once you open the door to “conscience objections,” religious people start coming out of the woodwork.

Without some strenuous efforts at media spin, these figures might easily win public approval. Most Americans, after all, say they support religious freedom. Most likely they won’t warm to the idea that Christians should be bludgeoned into submission when a minor legal accommodation could enable them to adhere to their religious beliefs with minimal inconvenience to anyone.

For a left-wing pundit, however, accommodation isn’t the name of this game. What fun is their Supreme Court victory if they don’t get to stick it to the anti-marriage-equality bigots? For the sake of the liberal morality narrative, Davis has to go down. To sell that to the public, she must be dismissed as a right-wing crank.

. . .

Conservatives know that the government is not God. Left-wing pundits have made much of Davis’ declaration that she is following God’s will. In their minds, this is crazy-talk, akin to listening to Little Green Men. Quite a few have tried to make this into the Right’s Kermit Gosnell moment, with Mark Joseph Stern going so far as to declare that Davis is “the monster conservatives created” who will undermine voters’ enthusiasm for religious freedom.

. . .

When Davis was elected, she had no problem doing her job. Post-Obergefell, she is now expected to do something she considers to be morally wrong. No court or politician actually has the authority to contravene the natural order, making wrong actions right. That is her point, and it is perfectly fair, although we all understand how liberal pundits occasionally get confused about the difference between “government” and “God.”

The law of the land is not just a rule book. It’s more accurate to understand it as an organic tradition, which already has many precedents for exactly the kind of problem that arises here: dealing with good-faith conflicts between legal norms and sincere moral or religious beliefs. So, in a sense, it is the law itself that gives us good reasons to look for ways to accommodate people like Davis, whose free exercise of religion is burdened by revisions to current laws.

Liberals, we get that you aren’t big fans of tradition. But maybe you could try to remind yourselves now and then that we aren’t reinventing the wheel every time interests conflict? Many people think they are being principled when they suggest that Davis should quit her job if she feels unable to discharge her duties. But that’s not how these sorts of cases have been handled in the past. Both the Federal Civil Rights Act and state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (which Kentucky has passed) provide a legal framework for seeking accommodations for employees who are unable to execute specific duties for reasons of conscience.

It turns out, then, that our legal tradition gives us good reason to seek an accommodation for Davis, and, happily, such a fix could easily be provided along the lines of North Carolina’s already-existing model.

BREAKING Good News – Kim Davis Is Out of Jail!

Dear Marriage Supporter,

I'm pleased to let you know that Kim Davis, the Christian clerk in Kentucky, has been released from jail! This is a great development, made possible because of the groundswell of support from hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country who rallied to her side. I am extremely proud of all the NOM supporters who stood with me and our allies, helping create this groundswell of support.

While we are thrilled that Kim is out of jail and back home with her family, it's too soon to know if the case is resolved because the rogue federal judge who ordered her to jail in the first instance has told her she cannot interfere with deputy clerks who are issuing same-sex 'marriage' licenses in her name. This is wrong! The state of Kentucky has an obligation to provide clerks like her the ability to not be personally complicit in the lie of same-sex 'marriage' which violates her religious beliefs.

As Kim has asked since the beginning, and we have echoed, the state should take her name and reference to her position off the marriage license forms. Gov. Steve Beshear claims he can't do that, but the state has already changed the forms at the request of gay activists, changing the terms ”Bride” and ”Groom” to ”Party 1” and ”Party 2.” Surely, if the license forms can be changed to accommodate the wishes of gay activists, they can be changed to accommodate clerks with religious objections to being personally connected to the lie that is same-sex marriage.

We don't know what Kim will decide to do if the license forms are not changed, but NOM will stand with her to defend her religious liberty rights, as well as those of every other American who believes in marriage.

I am writing this from the stage of a huge rally at the Carter County Detention Center where hundreds of people joined to celebrate the good news that Kim is out of jail and to demand that people of faith be protected from gay activists and the judges that seem all too willing to do their bidding.

I reminded the gathered crowd that during the American founding, it was proposed that our national motto be, ”Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.” Throughout our history when unjust laws are promulgated by legislatures or courts, we have an obligation to resist. This was the case with slavery. It was the case with segregation. And it is the case with same-sex 'marriage.' My friends, same-sex 'marriage' is not the supreme law of the land, it is the supreme lie of the land. I urge you to stand for truth. Do not comply with unjust authority. Stand up to tyranny and don't be shamed. We are united today in a just cause. Let us be a bold symbol and a bold light in a time of darkness.

It is very good news that, at least for now, Kim Davis is out of jail and we thank you for your support to make that happen!


Brian S Brown

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Kim Davis Stands Strong in the Face of an Unjust Law

The Kim Davis debacle presents the American public with something oddly reminiscent of events past. Pundits on both sides of the same-sex "marriage" debate have cited "the wrong side of history" as a reason to stop fighting for the truth about marriage. When put to the test of actual history, however, the argument holds no water. The Town Hall explains:

Image via New York Times/Ty Wright/Getty Images

Image via New York Times/Ty Wright/Getty Images

[One of] the main arguments from gay marriage proponents and conservatives who have given up the fight [is this:] The rule of law must be respected, and therefore everyone, from the clerk to the courts, must comply.

The rebuttal to this argument lies with Martin Luther King Jr., who sat in a jail cell for refusing to comply with Jim Crow: “An unjust law is no law at all.”

What defines an unjust law? One in which those who impose it do not comply with it. I would further add that any law which violates natural law or resists science or market systems falls into the same desiccated category. By the way, everyone seems hell-bent on forgetting that this national imposition of homosexual marriage did not occur from elected officials or democratic consensus, but the arbitrary turn of phrases from five unelected, unaccountable judges. Once again, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had it right: “The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being.”

The court which justified “separate but equal” would overturn itself fifty-six years later. Roe v. Wade is facing increasing resistance from science and technology, as well as moral and legal suasion, and has not yet crossed the fifty-year mark. The Obergefell decision is barely two months old, yet across the country Americans are not complying, including Kim Davis. How amazing and compelling that her act of nullification occurs in Kentucky, where Founding Father Thomas Jefferson directed his Resolutions against federal tyranny three hundred years ago.


Kim Davis, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks, refuses to comply with an unjust court ruling based on a misunderstanding of sexuality and marriage.

Make A Contribution To Help Kim Davis

Dear Marriage Supporter,

The response to NOM's petition to rally Americans to Free Kim Davis, the Christian clerk in Kentucky who is in jail for her beliefs, has been remarkable. We've gathered over 13,000 signatures and are two-thirds of the way toward our goal of 20,000. If you have not yet signed our petition, please do so now. It's a great way to show your support and build pressure for her release.

But I am writing you today with a more personal request, something unrelated to NOM. Kim and her family face a very uncertain future. Because she has defied the demands of a rogue federal judge who thinks he can strip her of her constitutionally protected right to religious liberty, Kim could face massive fines. The judge has virtually unlimited power to enforce his contemptible order holding Kim in "contempt of court" and the gay activists who sued her have demanded massive fines be imposed even though they have already been "married."

NOM has joined with an allied organization,, to create a special crowdsourcing fund whose proceeds will go directly to Kim Davis. Please make a generous contribution to the Kim Davis Fund to help this courageous public servant continue to fight for the religious liberty rights of every American who believes that marriage was ordained by God as the union of one man and one woman.

Donate to Kim Davis Fund

The need for this type of fund is made more urgent because other crowdfunding sites like have succumbed to the demands of gay activists and refuse to make their sites available for fundraising campaigns to support Christians like the bakers in Oregon who have been fined for not wanting to be personally involved in same-sex 'marriage.' These activists were stunned when average Americans contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Christians who, like Kim Davis, stood firm for their beliefs about marriage, so they shut down fundraising campaigns for these people.

We cannot turn our back on people like Kim Davis who show incredible courage to stand up to the powerful elite who insist that we abandon the truth of marriage. Please make a generous contribution to the Kim Davis Fund today so that she can rest assured that funds are available to help her fight back against this injustice, and to support her family while she sits in jail.

While Judge David Bunning is the instrument whose contemptible order put Kim Davis in jail, the cause of her suffering is the US Supreme Court who illegitimately ruled last June to redefine marriage. The Court created a lie when they said that marriage is only about the commitment of two people. Marriage is and always will be the union of one man and one woman. No court has the power to redefine marriage, an institution that predates government and has existed in virtually every civilization throughout history.

For people of faith, the institution of marriage is not only evident by history but was ordained by God at the Creation. Now gay activists and federal judges are telling every American, not just Kim Davis, that they must ignore the truth of marriage and become personally complicit in the Supreme Court's lie.

I can tell you that I will never be complicit in this lie and I and NOM will do everything in our power to fight back. The entire country is watching what is unfolding in Kentucky with this Christian clerk — who never asked to be in this predicament — sits in jail simply because she refuses to put her name to a same-sex 'marriage' license because doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

Please join us in making a generous contribution to the Kim Davis Fund today. Just like used to do, the money contributed to the Kim Davis Fund will go directly to Kim, allowing her to pay for any fines that may be levied or cover any expenses she may have incurred fighting for her right to support true marriage, not the "marriage lie" the Supreme Court created.

I expect to be meeting with Kim tomorrow in jail, joined by her attorneys at Liberty Counsel and Governor Mike Huckabee who is organizing a rally after the meeting to demonstrate public support for Kim. (Here is a link to information about the rally in case you can attend; I will be speaking at the rally.) I want to be able to tell Kim that people across America are coming to her defense by signing our petition demanding her release, and contributing to the Kim Davis Fund to help her and her family meet the financial challenges of this horrible ordeal.

Donate to Kim Davis Fund

I hope you will act today to support this courageous woman who is standing for the truth of marriage.


Brian S Brown

PS — NOM continues to lead the American resistance to redefining marriage, fighting for victims like Kim Davis, pushing for enactment of legislation to protect Americans from punishment for supporting traditional marriage, and fighting to reverse the illegitimate Supreme Court ruling that redefined marriage in the law. We'd appreciate any support you can provide to us.

Join Liberty Rally for Kim Davis, Tuesday Sept. 8

Please join this special Liberty Rally for Kim Davis!

With Special Guests:
Governor Mike Huckabee
Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver
Brian Brown

Tuesday, September 8, 3:00 PM ET

If you cannot attend in person, please spread the word via social media using the hashtag #IMWITHKIM, or email the attached flyer. We all need to stand strong for Kim Davis now!

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Brian S Brown


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