Wednesday, August 04, 2010

FRC Criticizes Court Ruling, Warns against the Roe v. Wade of Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Family Research Council (FRC) criticized today's decision by federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker which declared that the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex "marriage."

Earlier this year, FRC filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") legal brief in a lawsuit brought by advocates of so-called "same-sex marriage" against California's Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment adopted by California voters in 2008 which says (in full), "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." FRC will now join the fight to reverse the decision on appeal.

FRC President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"This lawsuit, should it be upheld on appeal and in the Supreme Court, would become the 'Roe v. Wade' of same-sex 'marriage,' overturning the marriage laws of 45 states. As with abortion, the Supreme Court's involvement would only make the issue more volatile. It's time for the far Left to stop insisting that judges redefine our most fundamental social institution and using liberal courts to obtain a political goal they cannot obtain at the ballot box.

"Marriage is recognized as a public institution, rather than a purely private one, because of its role in bringing together men and women for the reproduction of the human race and keeping them together to raise the children produced by their union. The fact that homosexuals prefer not to enter into marriages as historically defined does not give them a right to change the definition of what a 'marriage' is.

"Marriage as the union between one man and one woman has been the universally-recognized understanding of marriage not only since America's founding but for millennia. To hold that the Founders created a constitutional right that none of them could even have conceived of is, quite simply, wrong.

"FRC has always fought to protect marriage in America and will continue to do so by working with our allies to appeal this dangerous decision. Even if this decision is upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals-the most liberal appeals court in America-Family Research Council is confident that we can help win this case before the U.S. Supreme Court."

Click here to download Family Research Council's amicus brief:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gary L. Bauer - We Must Keep Fighting!

Last night, the House of Representatives passed ObamaCare by a vote of 219-to-212. The most bi-partisan aspect of the bill was the opposition to it. Republicans voted unanimously against it and they were joined by 34 Democrats. This bill raises taxes by more than $500 billion. It imposes new taxes on investments and new fines on businesses. It imposes unconstitutional mandates on Americans and funds abortion. This is what happens when liberals get power.

In a weekend of outrageous statements, the worst was to hear Obama and Pelosi describing their takeover of nearly 20% of our economy in the language of liberty. They cloaked one of the biggest expansions of government and retractions of liberty in our nation’s history in conservative rhetoric. For example, Nancy Pelosi hailed the vote as “great act of patriotism.”

After the House vote, President Obama said, “We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.” But the American people didn’t want this bill. The latest Rasmussen poll found that likely voters opposed it 41%-to-54%. In fact, there is not a single poll the president can point to in the past 60 days that shows public support for the legislation that passed last night.

Conservatives did everything in their power to stop socialized medicine. The reconciliation process used to circumvent conservative efforts is proof of that. And while the Left is celebrating today, it has damaged our democratic republic in the process. The bill was written behind closed doors. Committee hearings were a charade. It passed the Senate not because of the legislation’s merits, but because of special deals and kickbacks. Until the national uproar, Speaker Pelosi had planned on passing it without even voting on it.

When a Republican doesn’t vote consistently for conservative principles, he is called a RINO – a Republican In Name Only. I don’t know what you call a Democrat who betrays his core principles, but this bill should be called the “Stupak Abortion Subsidy Act.”

Rep. Bart Stupak has been elected to Congress as a Democrat since 1992 in a relatively conservative district. But he was always pro-life. Yesterday, Stupak sold out his pro-life values for an executive order from the most pro-abortion president in history. An executive order cannot override legislation. That’s why the Hyde Amendment was so important and has been reaffirmed by every Congress for more than 30 years. The Senate bill funds abortion, which is why Stupak consistently said he was a “No” vote until the very end.

My friends, this is just the beginning. Obama said recently that he was going to wear us down. The Left isn’t done. Immigration “reform” is next. This is gut check time for our values and American Values is not giving up. We have serious concerns with the constitutionality of the healthcare legislation, as do several states. We are exploring various legal avenues to continue the fight for our values in the courts.

Now if your reaction is to throw your hands up in despair, give up and walk away, then the Left has worn you down. But if your reaction is to recommit to the values we cherish and fight even harder, then it’s not too late to make America the “shining city upon a hill” our Founding Fathers envisioned. I’m not giving up and I pray you will continue to stand with me!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Obama Heading to Massachussetts: Pro Troop PAC Says "Dems are desperate"

Move America Forward Freedom PAC Chief Strategist, Sal Russo, said “deploying President Obama to Massachusetts on Sunday just two days before the election shows just how desperate Democrats have become over the surging poll numbers from Republican Scott Brown. “

MAF Freedom PAC, a political action committee organized to support candidates who stand behind U.S. military troops and their missions in the war on terror, was encouraged to learn that President Barack Obama will be traveling to Massachusetts on Sunday to garner support for Martha Coakley – confirming her vulnerability to losing in this blue state.

“But while Obama is a very good campaigner, I don’t think he can overcome the anti-military and national security views of Martha Coakley. In fact I think his presence will only encourage a record turnout from pro-troop supporters and citizens who are concerned about Coakley’s support for full constitutional rights for terrorists in American civilian courts.

While Scott Brown and Martha Coakley differ on many issues, the Pro-Troop MAF PAC has been hitting Coakley hard on her national security standpoints.

“We chose to endorse Scott Brown because he is an officer in the National Guard who understands serving our country honorably and because he takes a ‘tough on terror’ stand unlike the far-left Coakley. Brown, like the people of Massachusetts, favors military commissions rather than civilian trials and opposes constitutional rights for terrorists. He agrees that it is simply ridiculous that American troops are forced to Miranda rights to some enemy combatants on the battlefield. Martha Coakley wants to close GITMO and bring terrorists to the United States where they can spread their venomous ideas through our prison system.“ Russo added.

The Pro-Troop PAC has contributed the maximum amount to the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign as well as sponsoring online advertising as an independent expenditure for the campaign. The advertising touts Scott Brown’s national security credentials over Coakley and points out Coakley’s support for constitutional rights be given to enemy combatants and terrorists.