As the Supreme Court prepares
to hear oral arguments for California’s Proposition 8 on March 26 and the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on March 27, the American Family Association,
the nation’s leading organization on the frontlines of America’s culture war,
calls all Christians to fervent prayer, as God-ordained marriage hangs in the
DOMA defines marriage for
federal purposes exclusively as the union of one man and one woman, and
protects the right of each state to craft its own marriage policy. Prop 8
amended California's state constitution to give maximum legal protection to
natural marriage in the Golden State, and was supported by over 7 million
voters, yet one judge deemed it necessary to ignore these voters and bring
marriage between one man and one woman to the high court.
Tim Wildmon, president of
the American Family Association, says the stakes for our nation's moral understanding
of sexuality, marriage and family could not be higher.
“God has defined marriage
as the union of one man and one woman, and Jesus affirmed God's definition of
marriage in Matthew 19, Wildmon continues. Because Jesus Himself defined this
institution with words from His own lips, natural marriage is clearly a part of
the gospel we are to proclaim and defend.
“We know from Scripture, common sense and research that homosexual behavior is
immoral, unnatural and unhealthy. We should not normalize this behavior by
enshrining it in our marriage laws. We also know from Scripture, common sense
and social research that the optimal nurturing environment for young children
is in a home where they are raised by a mom and a dad.”
Research* has shown that
placing children in homosexual households deliberately deprives children of
either a mother or father and that children thrive and do best when being
raised by their biological mother and father.
If the Supreme Court overturns DOMA and Prop 8, the consequences for
self-government, marriage, children and America will be devastating - as
devastating to the sanctity of marriage as Roe v. Wade has been for the
sanctity of life.
American Family Association is asking for fervent prayer that God’s truth
about marriage and the family will prevail in the deliberations and decisions
of our Supreme Court.
For more information on American
Family Association, visit www.afa.net.
To interview a representative from American Family
Association, contact Deborah Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org,
215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096.
Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization was founded in 1977
by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist Church in
Southaven, Mississippi, at the time. Since 1977, AFA has been on
the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was
National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association
(AFA) in 1988.
Today, AFA is
one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country
with over two million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid
subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry's
monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations
across the country under the American
Family Radio (AFR) banner.
Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider that is syndicated
around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as OneMillionMoms.com and OneMillionDads.com that rally
Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising
from objectionable TV shows. AFA web sites average over 40 million hits and
five million visitors each month.
AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice
*We will cite a
source for this research – National Organization for Marriage should have
something and we will add it in.