AFA’s Sandy Rios at Supreme Court Today, as Justices Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments
TUPELO, Miss.—Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Affairs for American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) and host of “Sandy Rios in the Morning” on American Family Radio (AFR, www.afr.net), was at the U.S. Supreme Court today, as the nine justices heard several hours of oral arguments regarding the fate of same-sex marriage in America. Rios issued the following statement:
“Listening to this morning’s arguments, I was reminded yet again what a critical issue marriage is for our nation and our nation’s future. Repeatedly, time-honored marriage has been demonstrated to be the best environment in which to raise children, and for millennia, it has been the building block of society. Voters in states across the nation have upheld the institution of marriage via the democratic process. We pray the Supreme Court justices will not so easily disregard our constitutionally established legislative processes in favor of political correctness.
“Not a word was mentioned about religious liberty - very little about the right of the people to decide. One can only pray the justices will rely on their own wisdom and knowledge to determine the fate of marriage in the United States. I think the justices were ready, perhaps even eager to stop the inevitable redefinition of marriage, but no one in that courtroom today gave them a reason.”
Rios also serves as Vice President of Family-Pac Federal and as a conservative columnist. She is the former president of Concerned Women for America, and frequently appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC. Rios has appeared regularly on “The O’Reilly Factor” as well as with Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto and Megyn Kelly. Whether defending America’s military, advocating for religious freedom or analyzing presidential politics or the social and moral dilemmas of the day, Rios brings her passion to a wide variety of issues.
Leading up to today’s important moment at the Supreme Court, AFA urged Christians across the country to make an “I Will Pray” commitment. AFA’s “I Will Pray” pledge, which launched last week, encourages Americans to pray for the Supreme Court decision. On the special “I Will Pray” section of its website, AFA asks Americans to commit to prayer for today’s oral arguments and beyond, as the justices ponder their decisions. An announcement of the decision is expected this summer.