March for Marriage Set for Washington DC June 25

Source: Crossmap

June 16, 2016

 

The first March for Marriage since the infamous Supreme
Court decision constitutionalizing same-sex marriage is
set for Saturday, June 25th, at the National Mall in
Washington, D.C.

Tens of thousands of people have attended previous marches
in support of traditional marriage, sponsored by the
National Organization for Marriage (NOM), but this year,
organizers say the silent majority supporting marriage as
between one man and one woman have all the more reason to
participate.

“The Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling
redefining marriage will go down as one of the most
infamous, illegitimate rulings in the Court’s history,
along the lines of their decision in Dred Scott to
sanction slavery,” NOM president Brian Brown
declared. “The narrow 5-4 majority ignored precedent
and invented a constitutional ‘right’ to gay
‘marriage’ so that these activist judges could
impose their own values on the nation.”

Brown urged pro-marriage and family citizens to join the
march, protesting the Supreme Court, which “stripped
over 50 million voters and countless legislators in states
across America of their sovereign right to define marriage
as the union of one man and one woman.”

“This year’s March for Marriage is a critical
event,” Brown explained. “We need to assemble as
many people as possible so that we can reawaken supporters
of marriage, who remain disillusioned over the Supreme
Court’s outrageous and anti-constitutional ruling last
year.”

The day’s events begin with people gathering at Area
15 on the Capital Ground. A rally will begin at Noon, and
the March from the Capital to the Supreme Court will take
place at 1:00pm.

Organizers explain that when same-sex “marriage”
was first introduced, homosexuals assured the concerned
that they did not want to infringe on the rights of
Christians or others who have sincerely held beliefs
against homosexuality. But “events have proven that
all Americans are at risk of a redefined marriage law.
Countless people have been sued, fired, jailed, forced to
pay huge fines, had their businesses closed and
reputations ruined simply because they did not want to
personally be involved in a gay ‘wedding,'”
says NOM.

Now, organizers say, President Obama is coercing schools
in the next element of their agenda – transgender bathroom
rules. “The LGBT extremists and the Obama
administration are attempting to defy human nature itself,
and declare that gender can be self-directed and
‘chosen,'” Brown said. “Obama is
fighting to ensure that when someone chooses to declare an
identity different from reality, such as a man claiming to
be a woman, all of society (must) bow in compliance.”

He said that the march is crucial now because
“allowing men into private facilities like restrooms
and showers reserved for girls and women (is) outrageous
and it must be stopped.”

Along with standing for natural marriage, and against
transgender intimate facilities, “we will march to
demand that Congress and our elected representatives pass
the First Amendment Defense Act to provide legal
protections for supporters of traditional marriage from
being persecuted by the government,” Brown explained.

Out of concern for the direction the U.S. was going
against traditional marriage, a group of Orthodox clergy
and other pastors began what they called the “Crown
Them With Glory” project, named after wedding crowns
used in the traditional Orthodox Christian marriage
ceremony.

Fr. Nikolai Meyers, pastor of St. George Orthodox Church
in New Hartford, NY and contributor to the Crown Them With
Glory project, told LifeSiteNews, “‘The Love of
husband and wife is the force that welds society
together.’ St. John Chrysostom said this about 1600
years ago. Our involvement as Orthodox Christians in the
March for Marriage is centered on strengthening this love
of husband and wife.”

“To hold up as singularly important for our society,
the need for encouraging and strengthening this love of
husband and wife,” Fr. Meyers said, “is one of
the main reasons we should participate in the March for
Marriage.”

“What more evangelical work exists for Orthodox
Christians than to offer our fellow Americans a vision of
the glory God has intended for man and woman as being
fashioned after Himself?” Fr. Daniel Meyer of Holy
Ascension Orthodox Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania
asked LifeSiteNews. “One of chastity and a love
established in every way from God, and revealed through
the lives of the most humble and saintly among us through
the ages.”

“This is the vision our nation needs to behold, and
we intend to speak volumes, God being our Helper.”

Brown was just elected President of the World Congress of
Families.

For more information, visit the March for Marriage website.

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