One Wedding March You Won't Want to Miss!
February 21, 2013 - Thursday
If President Obama is considering weighing in on the Supreme Court marriage cases--then you should too! Next month, during two of the most important trials of the century, the National Organization for Marriage is urging America to rally for marriage at a once-in-a-lifetime March on the National Mall. Pro-family groups like FRC, churches, state activists, and cultural leaders are all converging on Washington to show the world that we care about protecting marriage and want to stand up and fight for it. The event kicks off Tuesday morning, March 26, as nine Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments on two cases that could change the course of history--and our nation--forever.
"To me," ABC News's Matthew Dowd has said, "the consensus has already emerged on this issue. It's just a question of... is the Supreme Court going to catch up, or get ahead of it, or put a block in the path of it?" This is a chance to prove that the only consensus on marriage is the belief that one man and one woman define it. You can help us bring that message to the steps of the Supreme Court by standing with men and women from all 50 states who believe in marriage, religious liberty, and the right of every child to have a mom and a dad.
People often ask me what they can do to take a stand up for the values they believe in. This is one of those opportunities. Make your voice heard by joining the March for Marriage and by sharing the details with your family and friends. For more information on organizing a bus, cosponsoring the event, or volunteering on March 26, check out MarriageMarch.org. If the island of Puerto Rico can bring together 100,000 people to defend natural marriage, imagine what our nation's believers could do!
FRC Panel a Barna Burner for Religious Liberty
Religious liberty is called America's "first freedom" because the source of our rights is God, not government, and the right to follow Him freely is the foundation of every other right. Over the last couple decades, this basic understanding has come under attack. That's why three legal scholars spoke yesterday at FRC headquarters on the state of religious liberty in our country. The director of FRC's Center for Religious Liberty, Ken Klukowski, hosted Adele Keim of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Kellie Fiedorek of the Alliance Defending Freedom in discussing the erosion of our religious freedom under the current administration. Ken noted that "this President and this administration are the most hostile towards religious liberty in all of American history," a claim backed-up by the report recently issued by FRC and our partners at the Liberty Institute.
According to a recent study by the Barna Group, "Not only are most Americans worried about the future of religious freedom, many feel the restraints have already started. One-third of adults believe religious freedoms have grown worse in the last decade" However, there is a gap between older and younger citizens on this issue: "Only 19% of younger Christians are very concerned about religious freedoms becoming more restricted," writes the Barna report. Many younger Americans don't understand the vital importance of religious liberty or the ways in which it is being assailed. We've got to come alongside them to explain how why religious liberty is essential, and what all of us can do to preserve it. Yesterday's lecture was a good start. Click below to watch the video--or check out the Christian Post's coverage here.
** On today's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Reggie Littlejohn joined us to talk about the important work of her ministry, Women's Rights Without Frontiers. Pastor Jack Hibbs stopped by to discuss pastoral involvement in the public policy process, and Liberty University's Johnnie Moore offered his take on the future of Christianity in America. If you missed it, catch up on the show tomorrow morning at TonyPerkins.com.
*** With three weeks under his belt as Secretary of State, there are still a lot of questions about John Kerry. FRC's Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison add their own in a new column for the Huffington Post, "What Will Kerry Do about Christian Persecution in China?"