CitizenLink Helps Boosts Voice Against Attacks on Marriage Amendment

The Web site of Focus on the Family, CitizenLink, has provided the public with a formulaic letter which the sender can send to a local newspaper in support of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
( [email protected] ) Mar 11, 2004 02:46 PM EST

CitizenLink, a Web site of Focus on the Family, which is a Christian non-profit that preserves traditional values and the institution of the family, has posted up an article which provides step-to-step instructions on how Christians and those who support the Federal Marriage Amendment can voice their stance. Participants are encouraged to chose from one paragraph from four sections listed in the article “Send a Letter to the Editor Backing the Federal Marriage Amendment” and send the letter to a the editor of their local newspaper.

The purpose of providing the already-made format of the letter is to directly refute liberal attacks against the Federal Marriage Amendment, which bans homosexual marriages by defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Liberals have attacked the Amendment arguing it discriminates and is bias. CitzenLink calls the argument a “lie” and urges the people to “tell them the truth” by sending the letter.

One example of the final letter could the following:

President Bush and other conservatives have been accused in recent weeks of seeking to "put bias in the Constitution" by endorsing an amendment that would define marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Gay marriage has never been a constitutional right in America -- or any other civilized nation. Those who support the amendment aren't trying to deprive homosexuals of any of the legal protections they currently enjoy; instead, they are trying to prevent runaway courts from creating out of thin air new "rights" that would prove detrimental to society.

Yelling "discrimination" is not the only strategy liberals have unleashed to defeat this amendment, though. They also have argued that gay marriage is a civil rights issue akin to the African-American struggle for equality. No less a civil rights icon than Jesse Jackson has denounced that claim, noting that "gays were never called three-fifths human in the Constitution.

Don't fall for these manipulative arguments. Stand firm for the sanctity of marriage.