Dear Marriage Supporter,
It was a crisp winter day in 1973 when the United States Supreme Court issued their horrific decision in Roe v Wade. How much would you sacrifice to go back in time to a few months before that fateful decision, to the Fall of 1972, and mobilize the American people BEFORE the Supreme Court issued that infamous decree?
Just about anything, right? Well, when it comes to marriage, we have that chance!
You see, it's 1972 for marriage. Within the next 12 months, it is very likely that the United States Supreme Court will take up the marriage issue again. Many people have bought in to the lie that the courts redefining marriage is somehow "inevitable." Well, I refuse to believe that, because it's simply not true!
That's why the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is organizing its second annual March for Marriage this summer on June 19th in Washington, DC — bringing together thousands of marriage activists from all across the country to make sure the elites in our nation's capital hear loud and clear: Marriage matters because every kid deserves a mom and a dad!
Won't you please be a part of this incredible movement in defense of marriage by making a generous and fully tax-deductible donation of $35, $50, $100 or even $500 right away so we can make the 2014 March for Marriage a truly historic event?
One incredibly courageous leader who is standing up for marriage is Doctor Ben Carson, who will be the keynote speaker at NOM's first ever Gala dinner on the evening of the March for Marriage. He said in a speech earlier this year that the "P.C. police" have "tried to shut him up" because he's willing to state his belief publicly that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Sadly, Doctor Carson is not alone. The P.C. police are out in force all across our nation. You see, we don't have to imagine what the consequences will be of redefining marriage, because we're already seeing them happen every day. Every day, we catch glimpses of the liberty that will be lost, the attacks against churches, the lawsuits against small businesses, and the sanctions against individuals of faith.
We know that once marriage is redefined, there is no room in the public square for anyone with a biblical, scriptural view of marriage, as God defined it, to act on that belief. And we know that once marriage is decreed to be genderless, school children will be taught that male/male and female/female 'marriages' are perfectly appropriate, no matter what the children are taught at home or in church. In fact, they'll be taught that to think otherwise is bigotry and discrimination.
In the face of such attacks, brave men and women need to stand up and speak out. I am so pleased that Doctor Carson and other brave leaders will be joining us in Washington, D.C. on June 19th and standing united against the intolerant bullying that the same-sex 'marriage' lobby is using to try to force Christians and other people of faith out of the public square.
Will you make an immediate, tax-deductible contribution of $35, $50, $100, $500 or more so that we can reach many more thousands of individuals, like you, and make sure that everyone who can attend the March is able to do so?
Think again about the dreadful consequences of the Roe v Wade case. The similarities are eerie when you compare the situation with Roe to what's happening with marriage in the courts today. At the time Roe was pending before the court, a few states had legalized abortion, but many remained solidly pro-life. There was a rousing national debate going on in the democratic process about when life began, whether the baby (fetus) had any legal rights, and whether voters and lawmakers in states should be trusted to make their own decisions on this life and death issue.
The U. S. Supreme Court effectively ended the democratic process and substituted their horribly flawed judgment for the views of the American people. They thought they'd settle the question of abortion once and for all. Instead, they set the country onto a course of political turmoil and division that rages as fiercely today as it did back in 1973.
If our opponents get their way, that's exactly what will happen in the case of marriage.
If you could go back to 1972, would you participate in a march to save society from the scourge of abortion? Would you go to Washington to show the Supreme Court that you are one of a multitude of people who are demanding that they not use our constitution to create a great moral and civic wrong?
We have thousands of people who want to march for marriage and to take concrete steps to show that marriage matters to them, and it matters to the nation. But we need your financial assistance to get these people on buses and to bring them in front of the Capitol and the Supreme Court, and to provide them the tools they need to show their support to friends, colleagues, neighbors and family.
Children are the ultimate casualty of the same-sex 'marriage' regime. Moms and dads will be devalued, and their unique contributions to child rearing will be denied and tossed aside by a society bent on satisfying the demands of a powerful political constituency. No matter how much a woman loves her children, she cannot be their father, nor can a man be their mother. Children need the love of both a mom and a dad, yet same-sex marriage intentionally denies a child the love of either her mother or her father.
We have just a few short weeks left to do our best to prevent this outcome. NOM and its dedicated staff are working feverishly, doing everything in their power to make the March for Marriage a success. But we need your help, today, to rent more buses and deploy more tools to show the Supreme Court that the vast majority of Americans want to preserve marriage and to leave it to voters and lawmakers, not judges, to decide this critical issue.
It's 1972 for marriage. Will you stand up and be counted by helping us prevail? We'll never get this time back. Please act today.
Brian S. Brown
P.S. The incredible successes of the pro-life movement over the years since 1973 show that a movement committed to the good of society can continue fighting against incredible odds for the good of women, children and families. But those of us engaged in the fight to defend marriage have the opportunity to make the same kind of impact BEFORE the Supreme Court weighs in on the issue. We are in a privileged position... and we at NOM intend to make the most of it! Won't you please join us today by making a generous, fully tax-deductible donation in support of the 2014 March for Marriage?