Gay Marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court (Part 1)
We're sure the Framers of our Constitution would be turning over in their graves if they knew that arguments for a constitutional right to gay marriage would be before the Supreme Court TODAY.
However, we've put together a resource guide for you in advance of today’s Supreme Court arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.
Check out must-read resources answering all your questions about today's case, read personal stories from children of gay parents advocating against gay marriage, participate in a Call to Prayer, and find out what actions steps MFC took...and more!
Minnesota Family Council took action at the U.S. Supreme Court!
MFC, along with its allies CitizenLink, Focus on the Family, and 33 other states' family policy councils, filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.
The brief explains to the Court that children do best when raised by their married mother and father, if at all possible. Mothers and fathers bring very different and much-needed gifts and perspectives Gay marriage sets out on purpose to deny children a mother-father upbringing. The brief also points out that marriage is the only institution that exists to promote mother-father parenting; therefore it's completely rational for states to define marriage as only between one man and one woman and/or to decline to recognize same-sex marriages.
CLICK HERE to check out the amicus brief!
With gay marriage at the Supreme Court, children of gay parents are increasingly speaking out against it!
Meet: Brandi Walton
This woman's letter to the LGBT community is telling.
"As an adult, I have tried to talk to my mom about how difficult my life was, but she simply cannot relate because she was raised by a mom and a dad...."
Meet: Heather Barwick
Another powerful letter from a former gay marriage advocate turned children's rights advocate.
"I’m writing to you because I’m letting myself out of the closet: I don’t support gay marriage. But it might not be for the reasons that you think..."
Meet: Dawn Stefanowicz
Here's just a snippet of Dawn's (from Canada) very compelling insight into gay marriage.
"Freedom to assemble and speak freely about man-woman marriage, family and sexuality are restricted. Activists often sit in on religious assemblies, listening for anything discriminatory towards GLBT, so a complaint can be made to the Human Rights Commission. Most faith communities have become politically correct to avoid fines and loss of charitable status.
Canadian media is restricted by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the media censoring arm of government and similar to the Federal Communications Commission. If the media air anything considered discriminatory towards GLBT, broadcasting licenses can be revoked, and Human Rights Commissions can charge fines and restrict future airings.
I am a witness and I don’t want America to lose her hard-won freedoms as my fellow Canadians have. Marriage must remain between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others."
Meet: Katy Faust
Katy wrote an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in favor of allowing states to define marriage as only one man and one woman.
She serves on the Academic Council of the International Children's Rights Institute.
Meet: Robert Oscar Lopez
And we can't forget Professor Robert Oscar Lopez, our friend who traveled to MN twice in 2013 trying to explain to the MN Legislature why gay marriage is not a good idea.
Prof. Lopez is a professor and was also raised by lesbian parents. He writes and speaks regularly about the often-forgotten perspective of the children in the debate over gay marriage.
Prof. Lopez and over 15 other contributers recently released their book, Jephthah's Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family 'Equality'. Many of the included testimonies from children of same-sex couples are the first of their kind to be published in this book.
Must-Have RESOURCES for today's Supreme Court Argument:
- Adults with gay parents say same-sex marriage isn't good for kids
Read about all the children of gay parents who filed an amicusbrief with the U.S. Supreme Court on the gay marriage case opposing gay marriage, including our friend Prof. Robert Oscar Lopez.
- What you need to know about gay marriage and the Supreme Court
This is a must-read for today! Marriage policy expert Ryan T. Anderson gives you 8 quick, easy-to-understand points to be prepared for tomorrow!
- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: I'm holding firm against gay marriage
Gov. Jindal explains that as a believer, his views on marriage aren't changing, and why it's critical for conservatives and business leaders to unite on this issue, for the sake of freedom.
- An evangelical defense of traditional marriage
Marriage and sexuality reflect the deepest truths of the Gospel. And, government (apart from any religion) has an interest in promoting marriage as the best situation for human flourishing.
- Let your dollars speak: Find out which companies support LGBT campaigns and gay marriage
2nd vote is an organization that lists companies who support the LGBT-activist group, Human Rights Campaign, and gay marriage. Find out who those companies are and take your dollars elsewhere!
CALL TO PRAYER
Please join us as we humble ourselves before our Holy God who created marriage between one man and one woman in the first place, and always intended it to be a reflection of His Son Jesus Christ's relationship with His Bride, the Church.
Pray for the lawyers defending marriage between one man and one woman and defending the states' rights to define marriage in this way.
Pray for the Supreme Court justices to be given holy wisdom as they hear the arguments and render a decision.
Pray for God's protection over the institution of marriage so that the Marriage case does not become this generation's Roe v. Wade decision.
Please be in prayer with us today.
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