Dear Marriage Supporter,
The Supreme Court has issued its ruling on same-sex marriage, but our resolve HAS NOT lessened one iota. Despite the dreadful blow the Court dealt to traditional marriage, it is not time to panic. Instead, we must massively expand our efforts to restore marriage in America as the union between one man and one woman.
We must take action! We must fight back! This is not just about marriage — it is about protecting the rights of people of faith, houses of worship and religious institutions — the very foundation of our nation.
Because you are reading this, I believe you are a defender of marriage. But it is not time to stay silent! Take an important step RIGHT NOW by making a gift to the National Organization for Marriage. We need your immediate contribution if we are not to lose a day in this critical fight.
We must raise $500,000 in the next 60 days — an amount that is reachable if everyone, including you, gives your best gift right now to help us restore marriage in America.
In fact, to make this goal more achievable a few donors felt so motivated with our plan to fight back that they committed to match every donation over the next 30 days up to a total of $250,000. That means if we raise $250,000 during the next 30 days these generous donors will double the amount — making it $500,000!
I tell you . . . I shook with anger when I read the words of the lead attorney from the Obama administration from his testimony before the Supreme Court. When pushed, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli finally conceded that yes, redefining marriage would "be an issue" for religious organizations, opening the door to removing tax-exemption from organizations that refused to sacrifice their beliefs because of the Court's ruling.
This led to one pro-marriage attorney calling the ruling an "absolute head-on collision ... with religious liberty."
But my anger — and yours — must be turned into action. That's why we launched the National Organization for Marriage's Five Point Plan to restore the historic definition of marriage:
- Elect a pro-marriage President of the United States in 2016.
- Hold the Republican Party and its representatives accountable to the American people when it comes to marriage.
- Ensure Congress and state Legislatures move swiftly to pass the First Amendment Defense Act to prevent any government agency from discriminating against people or institutions that believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.
- Build and strengthen a grassroots movement that is pro-marriage.
- Support actions to amend the Constitution to repeal this illegitimate decision by a bare majority of justices.
Yes, this is ambitious. But it is also very urgent! We cannot give up — the stakes are too high.
Your donation today of $50, $100, $250 — or whatever amount is right for you to invest in this battle — will immediately go toward advancing this Five Point Plan, including advocating for the First Amendment Defense Act to every Senator and Representative in Washington D.C. And don't forget that your gift doubles in value thanks to this generous matching grant by commitment of these heroic marriage donors.
Take just a minute or less and read what's at stake here. The First Amendment says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Well, you can see what the recent Supreme Court decision and the statement from the lawyer representing the current administration in Washington, D.C., thinks about that. They are prepared to shred the written guarantee contained in our constitution that we can live our lives consistent with our religious convictions in order to promote a "right" to same-sex ‘marriage' which does not appear in the constitution and in fact was simply invented by the Supreme Court's majority.
Here's what a leading conservative said about this decision: "The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it.... What has replaced Judaism, Christianity, Judeo-Christian values and the Bible? The answer is: feelings."
I cannot and WILL NOT stand aside while the feelings of some people destroy the roots of America. I am sure you feel the same way.
Will you fight on with me and other supporters of marriage?
Your donation today will make it loud and clear that you aren't accepting this new America that has been thrust upon us. Your gift of $50, $100, $250, or whatever amount you can give will be matched by generous donors — and will help keep the momentum moving forward toward passage of the First Amendment Defense Act and support our Five-Point Plan to Restore Marriage.
Please! It's NOT too late and it's NOT time to panic. It is time to take action and fight on together!
P.S. I promise you — I will keep fighting with every ounce of strength I have. But I need you. We cannot win this battle alone. Are you still fighting for marriage? Please say, "Yes!" and send your gift today. Don't forget your gift will be matched, up to $250,000, by generous donors that are very excited about NOM's Five Point Plan to restore marriage.