Dear Marriage Supporter,
I received some great news that I just had to share with you — because without your support of the National Organization for Marriage, it may not have happened.
Here's the great news — a national survey by Pat Caddell (a pollster and a Democrat) revealed overwhelming support for key provisions of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). Backed by NOM, FADA is critical legislation to protect our rights as Americans.
We're getting the message across to Americans! Here's the proof:
The poll revealed that more than two in three of Americans are opposed to forcing an individual or business to participate in something like a same-sex "marriage" ceremony against their wishes.
An even more staggering 82% of Americans believe that a wedding photographer who has deeply-held religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex "marriage" should be able to say NO to photographing the ceremony.
And seven in ten Americans believe that protecting gay couples from discrimination and protecting religious liberty can both happen simultaneously.
This makes our work even more urgent!
Keep up the momentum and DONATE NOW! Your gift of $50, $75, $100 or more matters! Your gift will be put to immediate use.
Congress will return from their August recess soon and NOM must be in a position to keep pushing hard for passage of the First Amendment Defense Act. Why? Because this legislation will protect people of faith from government punishment simply for believing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. I know you agree with me that this is absolutely critical legislation!
Despite the overwhelming support of Americans, you can be certain that the current administration will be looking for opportunities to punish supporters of traditional marriage. They will be actively seeking to force us to drop our opposition to same-sex "marriage."
Need proof? Their top lawyer already told the Supreme Court they'd be looking at whether Christian Colleges could continue to enjoy religious tax exemption if they don't recognize homosexuals as married even though doing so violates their deeply help beliefs.
That's unacceptable! And we MUST stop it NOW!
Don't give up — stand with us on the battle lines and DONATE NOW!
I suspect FADA scares the current administration. Why? Because FADA will stop the government from targeting marriage supporters. It will protect our rights to act on our beliefs in the public square.
Support for FADA is very strong and widespread! We have already secured the support of 183 members of Congress who are sponsoring or cosponsoring this important legislation. That's 42% of the entire Congress supporting FADA!
Show your support, too, and DONATE NOW! Your gift of $50, $75, $100, or whatever you can offer will be put to immediate use.
But we still face an enormous challenge to pass this legislation. The opposition to FADA is fighting us with all they have and using their wealth to influence elected officials. Their goal is to use the power of the federal government to force us all to submit to their agenda.
We MUST NOT let them get away with it!
We must fight them word for word, dollar for dollar. It is critical for NOM to raise $100,000 in the next 15 days so we can launch a massive education campaign when Congress returns from its recess. We need gifts of $50, $75, $100 — or whatever is possible — from every supporter of traditional marriage in America!
And there's more great news! Your generous gift will be matched dollar for dollar, thanks to generous NOM supporters who know how crucial it is that we have a large contingent of supporters behind us. These donors have stepped up as an encouragement to you to give your very best gift right now.
Please don't let us down. More importantly, don't let America down! America needs you now more than ever. Give generously — and let's make sure religious freedom in America is protected — for us, our children and our grandchildren.
We can't win the battle alone. We need you. Will you give today? Together let's stand for America!
P.S. Remember, every dollar you give toward this immediate need will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous matching grant from committed donors. So your gift of $50 will add $100 to our battle fund. $75 doubles to $150. And your gift of $100 will immediately become $200 for this urgent fight. Please give what you can — and thank you for standing with me.