Friday, February 25, 2011

The NAE on the DOMA

Someone just forwarded this e-mail to me from Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Please contact your congressperson.
Dear NAE friend,  
We are at a crossroads in the fight to defend traditional marriage.  Attorney General Holder’s announcement on Feb. 23 that the administration will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court is a break with the time honored tradition in which the Justice Department works to uphold laws passed by Congress.  Congress now needs to step in and hire its own lawyers to defend traditional marriage—IF we can convince them to do so.  Congress must act within 30 days or it will lose the right to defend DOMA in the courts.  
Traditional marriage is fundamental to healthy families and a healthy society.  This is a critical moment!  Let’s flood Congress with calls and letters, asking them to act now to defend traditional marriage.  The NAE has a new website where you can go to find the names and addresses of your legislators:  www.nae.net/advocacy. You can write them directly from our site!  I encourage you to take a minute to do so right now.   
If you prefer to call, the website has the phone number for each Member of Congress, and some talking points to help you.  First time caller?  Don’t worry, members of Congress value your input, and their staff are trained to be courteous to their constituents.  After all, they work for you!  
After you have written or called, please do one additional thing. Consider forwarding this email to as many of your friends and family as possible.  There is power in numbers!  And finally, please take a moment to pray by name for your Representative and your two Senators, and ask God to guide them in their decisions on behalf of marriage. 
Blessings,  
Leith Anderson 
President

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