Dear Marriage Supporter,
Having been in the trenches of the marriage debate for most of the past decade, I've been vocal about the growing threats on the horizon — especially with respect to the dangers the same-sex 'marriage' agenda presents for people of faith and religious liberty.
All too often, I've been called an "alarmist" or a "fear-monger" by the radicals (parroted by the media) who want to redefine marriage.
I wish it were that easy.
The latest news from Houston is downright chilling. Not even our churches themselves are immune from attacks by a government determined to silence the voices standing up for the truth of marriage.
Under the guise of its new non-discrimination ordinance passed in June of this year, the city of Houston and its first openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or the mayor. More alarming, those ministers who fail to comply could reportedly be held in contempt of court.
First of all, let me express both my gratitude and my admiration for the courageous religious leaders who were not only brave enough to preach hard moral truths in a society that is not welcoming of the discomfort they may bring, but also willing to stand up as champions in the face of Caesar's persecution.
Mayor Parker’s inquisition intentionally tramples the First Amendment, violating the most fundamental essence of the separation of church and state that the left claims to champion.
But even more alarming is the fact that this action is simply the latest in a series of actions by which the government (controlled by leftist ideologues) is lashing out at those who dare to disagree with their radical agenda. We saw this most egregiously with the IRS scandal, at which NOM was at the center.
And, if you have a moment, please call her office (713-837-0311) and let her know that Americans like you and I will not stand for this kind of abuse against our religious leaders.
Believe me, if they get away with this in Houston, they'll believe they can get away with it anywhere...
NOM's On The Bus
And that's why NOM has joined with several groups on another bus tour! Along with the Faith, Family, Freedom Fund (an affiliate of FRC Action) and The Family Leader, NOM is on board a whistle stop tour to encourage values voters (as the election rapidly approaches) to make their voices heard!
Today we wrap up in Iowa and move on to Nebraska and Kansas.
We have been joined by many wonderful activists and leaders on the ground in this critical state, but I wanted to especially thank my good friend Rick Santorum for joining us and speaking out so forcefully about the importance of taking action and voting your values.
And finally, one more piece of interesting news out of Arkansas, where incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Pryor is in a battle for his seat against Republican challenger Tom Cotton. Investigative journalist James O'Keefe recorded a series of explosive videos exposing Senator Pryor's supposed support for marriage to be a bald-faced lie.
Marriage Supporter, this is why elections matter! This is why we must elect candidates who are truly principled and who will represent our values. Arkansas is just one of many states in which NOM hopes to work in the coming weeks as the election rapidly approaches.
Until next time, I am most faithfully yours,
Brian S. Brown
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