If you keep up with the news, you no doubt heard last week that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have resolved some ambiguities in Arizona's version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Or, more likely, you heard about a bill that would allow Christians to "discriminate" against homosexuals and "refuse service for any reason." This was the version the media chose to portray and what was repeated over and over from coast to coast. Arizona has a law patterned after the federal RFRA, an act which passed nearly unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in the early 1990s. Arizona's new bill simply clarified some ambiguities in the law about who was protected under the existing law and under what circumstances.
But because the homosexual lobby and its friends in the media, entertainment and business jumped in, the entire episode blew up into a media frenzy that went so far as to have the NFL threaten to pull a future Super Bowl out of the state. The saddest part of the whole affair is that not only did the Democrat politicians jump make more of it than it was, which was not a surprise, but Republican heavy-hitters — such as former presidential candidates Mitt Romney and John McCain — publicly sided with the homosexual rights lobby. One has to wonder if either had a clue what was in the bill.
It is clear from this incident that establishment Republicans, as well as Democrats, no longer support religious liberty. While this is a sad turn of events, it is all the more motivation for people like us to stand up and speak out on behalf of God's design for marriage. That is why we are asking you to be a Marriage Advocate for The Family Foundation. As a Marriage Advocate, you will do one or more of the following actions:
» Pray for God's design for marriage to prevail in our culture.
» Speak to your friends and family about the benefits of God's design for marriage.
» Write a letter to the editor in support of marriage.
» Attend a rally in support of marriage.
» Meet with your state legislators and express your support for natural marriage.
» Encourage your Pastor and/or Sunday School leader to teach on God's design for marriage.
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