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Religious right group planning 40 day hunger strike to protest same-sex marriage

Of all the social issues that have gotten the attention of the American people, same-sex marriage and LGBT quality seem to be at the top of the list. While the country seems to be moving to the left on this issue, some groups are standing their ground in opposition.

A conservative Christian group is planning a 40 day hunger strike to protest same-sex marriage
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The biggest opponents of same-sex marriage and LGBT quality are the conservative Christians and the religious right. According to, the conservative Christian organization "The Family Foundation", based out of Virginia, have announced that between August 27 to October 4 members of their group will engage in a 40 day hunger strike to protest same-sex marriage and celebrate the state's anti-gay marriage amendment.

The amendment, which passed in 2006, was recently overturned and will head to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 11. In support of the anti-gay amendment, the Family Foundation released a statement explain their position.

“Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking that does not believe in absolutes nor that any truth can even be known. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage. Pagan philosophies, a secular humanist education establishment and an entertainment industry that is absolutely determined in pushing the envelope on decency and morality have all combined to turn this great land into a country that our forefathers could not even begin to recognize.”

The Family Foundation are hoping they won't be going at it alone as they have been petitioning other evangelical Christian groups to join them during their protest.

Though the Family Foundation and other conservative Christian groups have their members, the country seems to be moving in the opposite direction. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC poll, 59 percent of Americans now support same-sex marriage while only 34 percent are opposed.

For more about The Family Foundation, click here.

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