Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Message from Focus on the Family

Greetings from Colorado Springs! As you may know, the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA) will be coming to the floor of the U.S. Senate in early June - just a few days from now - and we need your help to ensure that your senators vote to protect marriage.

As this is written, the traditional definition of marriage is under attack in state and federal courts in Nebraska, Michigan, California, Minnesota and Oklahoma. Moreover, the Defense of Marriage law as it currently exists in Washington state is under intense scrutiny, and we fully expect the debate to end in favor of same-sex unions. This is particularly troubling because, unlike Massachusetts where out-of-state couples are barred from acquiring marriage licenses, Washington has no residency requirement. It would only be a matter of time before states from coast to coast would face lawsuits filed on behalf of homosexual couples demanding recognition of the marriages they obtained in the Evergreen State.
The threat to marriage has never been more brazen, and as the debate intensifies, we must step up our efforts to defend the foundational institution of our nation. Already, we are daily confronted with the fact that traditional marriage in a given state or region is never more than one federal judge away from being declared unconstitutional, and of course, the U.S. Supreme Court represents the greatest concern. That very issue will be decided in coming months for future generations. It is our duty to make certain that the outcome is determined by the people and their representatives rather than unelected, unaccountable judges. Our answer is found in the federal Marriage Protection Amendment. We desperately need what the MPA will readily accomplish: the traditional definition of marriage placed beyond the reach of all judges - directly in the U.S. Constitution.
Please make every effort to get in touch with your senators and urge them to support the MPA. Do not assume that your senators will vote to protect marriage or that they understand the extent to which their constituents value this sacred institution. They need to hear from you as soon as possible. Contact information for your senators along with additional details on this subject are available in the Marriage Protection Amendment Action Center on our CitizenLink Web site.
Given the issues at stake, we trust you will take action on behalf of America. This is one matter we cannot afford to ignore, especially if we hope to bestow upon our children and grandchildren a nation that esteems the family. Thank you in advance for making your voice heard in defense of one-man, one-woman marriage.

3 Comments:

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7:33 AM, May 16, 2006  
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4:19 PM, May 16, 2006  
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7:22 PM, May 16, 2006  

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