Dear Marriage Supporter,
Here at the National Organization for Marriage, we are dedicated to one simple mission: protecting and defending marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.
We believe, along with you, that marriage is about bringing men and women together for life, to the benefit of each other, of any children they may have, and of our society as a whole. We work to ensure that you, along with every other citizen, have the right to speak, organize, donate, and vote on behalf marriage as it has served humanity since the beginning of civilization: as the unique and special union of one man and one woman.
How we accomplish this mission is simple: we assist citizens like you to be able to stand united in defense of the most basic institution in society, the family.
We give your values voice, in the halls of power and in the opinion-making arenas of our culture, preventing our common-sense principles from being drowned out by a noisy but powerful lobby. This lobby is funded by Hollywood liberals, aided by a complicit media, and has purchasing power over politicians who place pork-barrel profits before their consciences and their constituencies. But we have the American people on our side.
You are our most important asset. I cannot express how grateful I am for your willingness to stand with us in this noble cause.
We believe every child, in this generation and in generations to come, has the right to both a loving mother and father, because kids do best with a mom and dad. We believe that no American should have to fear legal reprisals or intolerant shaming in the public square for standing on behalf of this time-honored value. And it's thanks to your courage and your commitment to these beliefs that we are able to stand on the front lines defending them.
Let me to give you just a snapshot of what we're doing right now to protect these cherished values.
By providing funding, messaging expertise, and coordination of local groups, we are working to defend marriage in states where it is presently under attack, by lawless elected officials, out-of-control legislatures, and activist courts; and we are preparing for defense in states we know will be targeted by the same-sex marriage lobby in the coming year;
Through our Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance (MADA), we're shedding light on examples of intolerant and bigoted discrimination suffered by ordinary Americans simply because they believe marriage to be the union of one man and one woman.
With a pending lawsuit, NOM seeks to hold the IRS accountable for politically-motivated criminal activity, in particular for their illegal disclosure of our very own confidential tax documents to the ultra-liberal, pro-gay marriage lobbying group, Human Rights Campaign;
Through grassroots lobbying and targeted action alerts, NOM is rallying support for a Federal Marriage Amendment, such as the one currently being proposed by Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas.
All this, and so much more...
Which brings me to the question: Will you recommit today to standing with us in this civilization-defining battle?
I'm asking you today to reaffirm your stance for marriage, for religious liberty, for the rights of children, and for the health and well-being of our society.
Here's two simple ways you can do this:
First, you can visit our Advocacy Center and, with just a few clicks, raise your voice for marriage and speak truth to power. Some of our current highlighted action items include:
Second, if your means allow, you can make a contribution today to our ongoing work, and take advantage of a unique giving opportunity to have your donation doubled! That's right: a generous donor has pledged to match every donation NOM receives through the end of this year — up to $1 MILLION. That means we have the chance to raise $2 MILLION FOR MARRIAGE by the end of this year — but only with your help!
In the end, it's ordinary citizens like you who will make the difference in this most crucial battle for the heart and soul of our nation, for the future of marriage as we know it, for our prized freedoms of speech and religious expression, and for our precious children's right to be raised by their own mom and dad.
Please stand up today and add your voice to the growing list of marriage champions around America. Join us, and together we will seek righteousness and truth, and achieve the victory that we know belongs to our noble and just cause!
Brian S. Brown