Archive for the 'Marriage' Category


Traditional Marriage Achieves Overwhelming Victory Across United States

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

nom_logo“In red states and blue, candidates who supported marriage as the union of one man and one woman won election and those who didn’t were rejected by voters. The Republican Party should take note that their nominees who favored gay ‘marriage’ were opposed by NOM and they were resoundingly defeated.” —Brian Brown, President, NOM—

Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today said that their efforts to support candidates who supported traditional marriage and oppose those who favored gay ‘marriage’ were overwhelmingly effective and played a pivotal role in the Republicans capturing control of the United States Senate. NOM won all the races in which they were engaged.

“Marriage won an overwhelming victory last night,” said Brian Brown, president of NOM. “In red states and blue, candidates who supported marriage as the union of one man and one woman won election and those who didn’t were rejected by voters. The Republican Party should take note that their nominees who favored gay ‘marriage’ were opposed by NOM and they were resoundingly defeated.”

The NOM Victory Fund spent more than $200,000 on television advertisements and mailers supporting successful US Senate candidates Thom Tillis (NC) and Tom Cotton (AR). NOM also mounted extensive grassroots efforts in support of newly-elected Senators Joni Ernst (IA) and Ben Sasse (NE), in addition to Governor Sam Brownback (KS) and Senator Pat Roberts (KS).

A major storyline emerging from the election was the rejection of Republican candidates who abandoned marriage and instead supported redefining marriage. NOM actively opposed Richard Tisei (MA6), Carl DeMaio (CA52) and Monica Wehby, the GOP candidate for US Senate in Oregon. Tisei and Wehby were defeated, and the outcome of the CA52 contest was too close to call on election night.

“It’s time for the GOP elite and consultant class to wake up and realize that marriage is a winning issue, in red states and blue,” Brown said. “Traditional marriage amendments have received 50 million votes across America, and candidates who embraced marriage this election won, while Republicans who rejected marriage were themselves rejected. The election results tonight were a stunning rebuke of those who wish to redefine marriage. We look forward to working with Congress to advance the cause of marriage.”

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Gay Marriage No Thanks at huge pro-natural-family demo in Paris

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Alan Paris RallyBy Alan Craig:

Two things stood out in Paris on Sunday: the number and the age of the demonstrators.

Last year La Manif Pour Tous (LMPT) organised massive street protests against President Hollande’s gay marriage proposals. On one occasion 800,000 people were on the streets of Paris defending the natural family from this destructive item on the gay lobby’s agenda.

LMPT held another demo in Paris on Sunday and invited Gay Marriage No Thanks to represent the UK. The purpose of the protest was to mobilise opposition in France to “surrogacy, medically-assisted procreation and the promotion of gender theory in schools” but as previously the protection of children and the natural family were the main drivers in the background.

And again the massive number of protestors was a defining characteristic. Organisers said there were over quarter of a million people attending the march and demo, which together lasted for five hours.

The youthfulness of the protesters was noticeable too. Overwhelmingly the participants were in their twenties and thirties, and teenagers were conspicuous by their noisy enthusiasm and, often, street dancing too.

As in the UK, the government is ignoring the people as it drives through its anti-family proposals. But, clearly, at the grass-roots the traditional natural family is alive and well and full of youthful support in France.

The international delegation comprised delegates from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Slovakia, as well as Gay Marriage No Thanks from the UK. We made good contacts; there is now the start of a pan-European pro-natural family movement which Gay Marriage No Thanks is committed to support.

True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

Friday, April 18th, 2014

A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple.

In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country.

“We don’t need bigots coming to New York City,” Dromm told HuffPost. “They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community, including the LGBT community.”

Chick-fil-A made national headlines in 2012 when CEO Dan Cathy voiced his belief in traditional marriage. His remarks sparked scathing reactions from pro-homosexual politicians and the homosexual lobby.

Despite the onslaught of pro-homosexuality antagonism, the fast-food chain received an even larger outpouring of support after the incident, including a nation-wide “Chick-fil-A Day,” during which the restaurant made record-breaking sales.

Cathy has recently said he wishes to expand the company and consequently not be so vocal about his personal opinions.

This pledge of silence, however, does not placate Councilman Dromm’s desire to keep traditional marriage supporters out of New York City.

“We don’t need bigoted people even keeping their opinions to themselves,” Dromm said. “They need to wake up and see reality.”

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“I was jeered and spat at for defending marriage”

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Recently I appeared in the audience of BBC’s Question Time in my home town of Brighton after a friend asked me to take their place at short notice.

When Marilyn Barmer stood up and nervously asked whether the first gay marriages due to take place in the city in the next 24 hours were a necessary piece of legislation, the temperature in the auditorium plummeted, the warm glow of good-natured yet passionate debate replaced by a glacial hostility.

I have never before experienced such a palpable and visceral sense of contempt and dislike, despite having debated the issue a number of times inside a TV studio or on the radio with LGBT advocates.

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Marriage – why it matters, and why same-sex marriage is wrong

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Ryan Anderson is co-author, with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis, of the acclaimed book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense” (Encounter Books, December 2012).

 

Judge overturns Tennessee ban on same-sex ‘marriage’: true marriage laws are historical ‘footnotes’

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Ed: More deep social change driven top-down by tiny handfuls of unelected sharp-suited lawyers and others  and imposed on unwilling citizens, this time in the US.gay marriage

Of course we in the West want to promote and export our ‘democracy’ around the globe…

Clearly, ‘do as we say, not as we do’.

So, faced with regular lectures from the White House and Downing Street, the right response from the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Crimea, Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and China ought to be blunt, robust and profound; “Hypocrites, take the plank from your own eyes…”

From LifeSite News:

A federal judge on Friday issued an injunction temporarily blocking enforcement of Tennessee’s constitutional ban on same-sex “marriage,” noting in her decision that she believes laws defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman will soon be nothing more than historical “footnotes.”

“At this point, all signs indicate that, in the eyes of the United States Constitution, [same-sex] marriages will be placed on an equal footing with those of heterosexual couples and that proscriptions against same-sex marriage will soon become a footnote in the annals of American history,” wrote Judge Aleta Trauger.

Trauger’s order means that the state must recognize – at least for now – the “marriages” of three homosexual couples who married in states where the practice is legal and have sued to overturn the 2006 ban. The order currently applies only to those directly involved in the case.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s office released a statement condemning the decision. “The governor is disappointed that the court has stepped in when Tennesseans have voted clearly on this issue,” said Haslam’s spokesman David Smith.

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Defending unborn children is inseparably linked with defending real marriage: LifeSite’s interview with SPUC’s Anthony McCarthy

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014