Today, pastors and religious leaders rallied in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment at press conferences in Raleigh and Charlotte. Over 250 faith leaders signed a statement encouraging North Carolinians to support the May 8 ballot initiative preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman in the State Constitution. The pastors in attendance at the press conferences represented only a portion of the 6,000 churches that are partnering in the effort to protect marriage in North Carolina.
... “Faith leaders across our great State understand the need to preserve marriage with a constitutional amendment,” said Tami Fitzgerald, Chairwoman of Vote FOR Marriage NC. “The threat to marriage is real in North Carolina, and we must protect marriage from judges and politicians who seek to redefine our values and pose threats to our religious freedoms. We are thankful for the faithful support of the 250 pastors and religious leaders and countless others across North Carolina who are taking a righteous stand for truth in North Carolina.”
Vote FOR Marriage NC is the referendum committee working to pass the Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8. The campaign is comprised of a multitude of policy organizations, denominations, and civic groups. Its Executive Committee consists of the Christian Action League, NC Values Coalition, a coalition of African American pastors, NC Baptists, and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
North Carolinians interested in more information about Vote FOR Marriage NC may visit the campaign’s website: www.VoteForMarriageNC.com.