FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2012
Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
"The actions by The Law Society are an abject example of the type of sanctions that will befall citizens if marriage is redefined in England."—Brian Brown, NOM president—
LONDON — Speaking at a family-issues conference that was banned by The Law Society, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, America's largest organization working to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman, said the action is an example of the consequences people will face if marriage is redefined in England.
"When an elitist organization like The Law Society, which represents solicitors in Britain, can refuse to countenance a conference promoting the good of one man, one woman marriage, this should be seen as an abject example of the type of sanctions that will befall citizens if marriage is redefined in Britain," said Brian Brown, president of America's National Organization for Marriage. "When marriage is redefined, anyone who refuses to go along with the new definition of marriage is considered to be the legal and moral equivalent of a bigot, and it won't be long before they are targeted by the government for reprisal for holding to their personal and religious beliefs about marriage."
In addition to Brown, other conference speakers included Members of Parliament and the noted British intellectual Phillip Blond, founder of Res Publica.
Brown, who studied at Oxford University, said that in many ways the effort to redefine marriage represents a conflict between the elites and the people. "The vast majority of people in Britain believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, but the elites in The Law Society look down their nose at them," Brown said. "Marriage was created by God as His first institution. It brings men and women together and is profoundly important for the upbringing of children. The elites scoff at such things, and prefer to substitute their views for those of the vast majority of citizens. This conflict will lead to punishment and reprisal if marriage is ever redefined, just as we have seen with The Law Society banning even discussion of the importance of traditional marriage. Let this be a warning to all British citizens."
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
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