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March for Marriage 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014 marks the second annual March for Marriage in Washington, DC. The focus of the event is to show support for traditional marriage between a man and a woman – it is basically an effort to stand up for families because they deserve the holy role models of both mother and father, and to defend the family in its God-given state to be able to flourish and multiply. Society has thrived and depended upon the traditional family since the dawn of life on earth. Marriage, as defined by God, the Creator of all life on earth, reaffirms the intended design that reflects God’s purpose for humanity.
In recent years there has been a growing movement towards forcing the same-sex principle of marriage on society through intimidation and indoctrination. The March for Marriage is a peaceful response to these intimidation tactics. Is the fight for Equal Rights in Marriage enough for the gay and lesbian community? If governments agree to allow civil unions between members of the same sex which entitles them to all legal benefits that traditional married people enjoy, is that enough? Or will the fight continue until religious clergy are forced to perform same sex marriages by law, though it is contrary to their religious beliefs?
Part of the reason why this hot-button issue has generated a war of human rights is because a neutral zone, an area of compromise, is not a consideration. It is important to bear in mind the critical point that the March for Marriage is not an attempt to shame, discriminate, disrespect, or pursue further discord and division – it is a peaceful attempt to defend the traditional family and to stand up for religious liberty, in itself a human right. When Pope Francis declared his position that “If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” many sought to interpret his words to suggest that he supported gay marriage. Pope Francis reiterates the words of Jesus Christ – to love one another but without condoning behavior that goes against a love for God. This was why Jesus affirmed a need for repentance and forgiveness. Pope Francis confirms the Christian stand that a redefinition of marriage is an attack on the family. The March for Marriage is a response to this attack and does not seek to cause division or discrimination – it seeks to support the original definition of marriage and family. Wouldn’t an effort to redefine “discrimination” be just as divisive? It is not the supporters of traditional marriage who seek to redefine, but to defend marriage and family.
This year’s March for Marriage brings together an impressive group of marriage supporters including: Alex Holt and Free Worship Band, speakers Mike Huckabee, Rev. Ruben Diaz, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Rick Santorum, Leanna Baumer, Brian Brown, Dr. Jim Garlow, Alison Howard, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr, and many more. These musicians and speakers are not on a rampage to discriminate but to defend, not to hurt, shame or belittle anyone but to elevate the goodness of the human family. They stand together with all March supporters for the dignity of the human family and religious freedom.
For more information on the March for Marriage go to: https://www.marriagemarch.org/schedule/#themarch