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Senate Vote Looms on MPA

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

As much as any other issue, a politician’s vote on the institution of marriage reveals his or her fitness to serve. We’ll learn much about members of the U.S. Senate the week of June 5, when it votes on the federal Marriage Protection Amendment.

CMC asks its members and all Christians to contact their Senators to encourage their vote for this vital issue, and hopes churches will observe “Marriage Protection Sunday” June 4 to make their congregations aware of this crucial vote.

The Marriage Protection Amendment simply reads, “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.” This amendment, once incorporated into the U.S. Constitution, would put the definition of marriage out of the reach of activist federal courts, who have shown a willingness to impose their morality on the rest of the nation where this issue is concerned.

“I’ve reluctantly concluded that this amendment is necessary,” said Pastor Rod Parsley, founder and president of the Center for Moral Clarity. “We simply can’t trust judges to keep the definition of marriage as it has always been – as federal law and the laws of 44 states. The time has come to put our federal lawmakers on record on the issue of marriage – so we can see which ones agree with their constituents on this issue, and which ones don’t.”

To send an e-mail to your senators, urging them to support this vital issue, click here.

To prepare for Marriage Protection Sunday, June 4, CMC has developed free, informative resources for pastors to reinforce the truth about biblical marriage and the MPA and encourage members to call and fax their Senators June 5 and 6. They include:

Please use these resources in your churches and in your other circles of influence to tell the truth about marriage and the MPA.

Together, we can send a strong message to our elected leaders about the importance of marriage – and of their support for it!

What do you think?  Post your comments below.


One Response to “Senate Vote Looms on MPA”

  1. bill said

    totally agree

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