Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Well Said, Mr. President!

From Family Research Council (I thought it was well said, also).

"Well Said, Mr. President!

"Marriage is the most enduring and important human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith. Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and a wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Marriage cannot be cut off from its cultural, religious, and natural roots without weakening this good influence on society. Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all." This is just a portion of the President's weekly radio address. You can access the entire address on the White House website. As the Senate debates the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA) today and tomorrow, we appeal to all to call their two U.S. Senators' offices (202.224.3121) and continue to press for this crucial measure. The President's leadership on this issue is most welcome. He has carefully avoided making this a partisan issue. The same cannot, unfortunately, be said for Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE). Biden says the issue is "silly" and that it is not needed because the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 has not been challenged. That's simply not true. It is currently being challenged in two states and activist judges have increasingly threatened to overturn the act and the institution of marriage. Biden and his fellow Democrats can avoid the partisanship he deplores by voting for the constitutional amendment we need to protect marriage. FRC Action has an MPA ad in today's USA Today. I had a chance to promote MPA on CNN at length this morning. You can access my remarks on our website."

More Marriage Protection Amendment facts here.

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