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They also lie

 


The other day I wrote about the constant cheating that backers of same-sex marriage and the LGBT agenda engage in, using the power of government to put a thumb on the scales of justice, targeting people of faith for punishment, and manipulating government policy to advance the LGBT agenda through illegitimate decrees and illegal rules.

I want to follow that up with this additional important reminder: They also lie.

Help us continue to fight to restore the truth of marriage to our laws, and to protect the right of Americans to live out their beliefs about marriage at work and in their daily lives.

The biggest lie about same-sex 'marriage' is that it is inevitable. LGBT activists and their partners in the media regularly trot forth with falsehoods such as gay marriage is somehow part of an "arc of history," and that everybody needs to embrace it if they want to be "on the right side of history." They also want people to accept the lie that since the U.S. Supreme Court imposed gay marriage on the nation in 2015 with their illegitimate and anti-constitutional Obergefell decision, that the issue is resolved for all and that it's time to accept it - no, more than accept it, everyone must openly embrace and celebrate it.

This, of course, is a lie. There's nothing inevitable about same-sex 'marriage' and there's no 'arc of history' propelling it forward. In fact, if anything the arc of history reveals that people continue to resist this damaging policy, as was powerfully proven again twice on the world stage this past week. To wit:

  • The country of Bermuda became the first nation in the world to repeal gay 'marriage' this week!

  • A legal ruling threatening to impose same-sex 'marriage' on the nation of Costa Rica totally upended that country's presidential contest, propelling a pro-marriage candidate who pledged to resist the ruling from the middle of the pack in a crowded field to winning Costa Rica's presidential primary.

NOM played a significant behind-the-scenes role in the tremendous victory in Bermuda. Our team advised pro-marriage supporters there on strategies to preserve marriage and I travelled there twice to meet with activists from Preserve Marriage Bermuda to discuss potential strategies. In 2016, Bermuda conducted a national referendum to advise the Parliament on whether gay 'marriage' should be allowed, with 68% of voters resoundingly rejecting same-sex 'marriage.'

Despite the overwhelming voter rejection of redefining marriage, in 2017 the Bermuda Supreme Court imposed gay 'marriage' on the nation. This proved to be a short-lived ruling as the Preserve Marriage Bermuda coalition rallied supporters to demand that marriage be restored. This past December, the Bermuda Parliament passed a law repealing same-sex 'marriage.' This week the British government of Theresa May announced that it would not block the repeal of same-sex marriage (Bermuda is a British territory) and Governor John Rankin promptly signed the repeal legislation into law.

So much for the arc of history.

NOM heartily congratulates the people of Bermuda and the leadership of Preserve Marriage Bermuda. Their efforts are a powerful proof point that the "inevitability" of same-sex 'marriage is a lie and that the fight for marriage can be won, even when the judicial elite think they can impose their will on a country, as tragically occurred here in the U.S.

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Please help NOM continue to fight for the truth of marriage and for our agenda to protect the rights of people of faith to act in concert with their beliefs about marriage. We have an ambitious 2018 Strategic Plan that we're pushing, and we are counting on your support.

We're in this fight for the long term. Whether it takes two years or two decades, we are determined to restore true marriage to our nation's laws. What happened this week in Bermuda is extremely encouraging, and we hope it inspires you to redouble your support for our work.

One of the best ways that you can show your support for NOM is to become a Sustaining Member of our organization. Sustaining Members form the financial backbone of NOM by pledging to make a monthly contribution of any amount of their choosing. Knowing that we have a regular source of funds coming in month in and month out gives us the stability we need to aggressively push forward with our agenda. Will you step up to become a Sustaining Member in 2018?

We've been through some tough times together in recent years, including the disastrous Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage in 2015. But despite that low point, we've continued the fight, overcome adversity and won some incredible victories for marriage and people of faith, particularly over this past year in working with the administration of President Trump. We're on a good path, and what happened this week in Bermuda and Costa Rica shows is that all our goals can be achieved if we trust in God, ignore the lie of "inevitability," and are resolved to continue the fight.

Thank you for all your support. I look forward to working closely with you in pursuit of our 2018 Strategic Plan.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

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