We must be on the Alert to what our state and national politicians are doing. Thankfully, we have Donna Garner to help us. The following is from Donna.
7.1.13 — Please read this excerpt from Family Research Council very carefully so that you can do your part by contacting your Congressmen and expressing how important it is that they stand against Senators Feinstein and Nadler’s falsely named “Respect Marriage Act” and also Sen. Harry Reid’s version of ENDA.
I simply called the Capitol switchboard number (202-224-3121), asked to be transferred to a particular Congressman, and then left a message according to the recorded directions. This took me all of five minutes, and I know for sure that staffers do go through those recorded messages and report their contents to their Congressmen. – Donna Garner]
Excerpts from Family Research Council – 6.28.13 newsletter
“Feinstein No Einstein on Marriage”
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has toppled part of DOMA, House and Senate liberals are trying to finish the job. Hours after five justices struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, two leaders rushed to file bills that would do what the Supreme Court did not: wipe the entire law off the books. If they succeed, same-sex couples could apply for federal marriage benefits no matter where they live, imposing same-sex “marriage” on every state in the nation. For the first time in American history, states would be forced to recognize “marriages” performed in other states — regardless of what their local laws may be.
Under the Supreme Court’s ruling, only homosexual couples in states that have redefined marriage (12, plus the District of Columbia) can access the 1,138 federal tax, health, residency, military, and other perks reserved for natural spouses. With their two bills, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) are clearing the decks for a massive expansion of the Court’s ruling — which will be the first salvo in a full-blown war against state marriage laws. As the Left tries to tear down the federal walls protecting marriage, this week they also promised to go after the 38 states standing for marriage.
Fortunately for us, conservatives in the House are just as determined. Representatives from Tim Huelskamp (R-Kans.) to Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) have no intention of backing down on the definition of marriage that, as Fox News reports, a majority of Americans still support. Still, it’s important that every conservative understands — liberals are on the move.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is already taking these rulings as a signal to shred any remaining U.S. conscience and free speech rights by forcing a vote on ENDA. “To make this the law of the land, I will soon bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA] to the floor of the Senate for a vote.”
This version, unlike others, does more than force daycares, public schools, and other businesses to hire cross-dressers, transgenders, and homosexuals. It also insists that employers to do away with gender-specific bathrooms — meaning that your daughters could be sharing a bathroom with a male teacher or coworker (who poses as a woman) in the next stall! That’s a bridge too far, even for some Democrats. But I wouldn’t put it past them, especially as more politicians warm to the idea of open transgenderism in the military.
Our team will be meeting with allies to counter these new attacks. In the meantime, your elected representatives need to hear from you. Capitol Hill can be a lonely place for conservatives speaking out on these issues. Even if your members consistently vote the right way, they need your support and encouragement to continue leading on these values. Let your representative and senators know that you’re watching and help provide some much-needed push-back to this radical agenda. When I talk to our friends on the Hill, you’d be surprised how much attention they pay to the grassroots feedback they get. If they don’t hear from you, they notice.
Call them today — and again over the next few weeks — and remind them where you stand on marriage (Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121). Urge them to vote “No” on Sen. Harry Reid’s ENDA and “No” to Sen. Feinstein and Nadler’s so-called “Respect Marriage Act.”
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