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May 22, 2001

Office of the President
Steven W. Fitschen

The homosexuals are going for broke! They have united three key weapons in one lawsuit.

Dear Friend of the National Legal Foundation:

We have just been asked to file an incredibly important brief.

And we need you to stand with us!

The homosexuals have attacked the family in an incredible lawsuit in Georgia. As I tell you the facts of this case, you will see how little respect the homosexuals have for God’s basic building block of society—the family.

Several years ago, Darian and Susan Burns divorced. The reason? Susan had entered into a lesbian relationship.

Thankfully, Darian was given custody of the couple’s children. Furthermore, the visitation agreement prohibited either parent from having visitation if that parent was co-habitating or having overnight "visitors" (other than close relatives).

But recently Susan found a new lesbian lover. And this time, she went to Vermont to get a "civil union."

You may remember that I have written to you before about the situation in Vermont. Thanks to your help the National Legal Foundation—along with many other groups—helped Vermont stave off homosexual marriage. But the Vermont Supreme Court forced "civil unions" on its own people. Some people have said that civil unions are marriage in all but name.

So now, of course, Susan wants to ignore the visitation agreement and expose her children to her lesbian lover and the homosexual "lifestyle."

And she and her supporters are going for the whole ball of wax! They have unleashed three weapons in this single lawsuit:

1.     They are arguing that Susan’s Vermont "civil union" should be recognized as a marriage.

Not even the Vermont Supreme Court was willing to do that. In fact, that is exactly the opposite of what the Vermont Supreme Court did. At least the Vermont Supreme Court drew the line at civil unions. Now, Susan and her supporters want to take even that partial victory away from all of us.

2.      Susan wants the Georgia court to ignore Georgia’s Defense of Marriage Act. The Defense of Marriage Act—called DOMA for short—says that only one man and one woman can be married in the state of Georgia.

But, of course, Susan doesn’t care.

3.     Susan also wants the national DOMA declared unconstitutional.

You see, Susan and her supporters will stop at nothing in their effort to destroy the very definition of marriage. At least if we don’t stand up to them!

How would you feel if your state could not protect marriage from out-of-state homosexuals and lesbians?

But what can we do?

Praise the Lord, Darian’s lawyer has asked for our help! I received an urgent e-mail message the other day from him, asking us to file a brief in this case!

And that’s where you come in. As always, our work on this case will be provided free of charge. We cannot provide these services without your financial support.

This case is too important to say "No" to. We must step up to the plate. Please let me know that you are standing with us in this critically important effort . . . and please let me know today!

For the family,

 Steven W. Fitschen

 P.S. Even as I was writing this letter, I received word that the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing another pornography case . . . besides the one I wrote about in my last letter. Plus, we have been asked to help with briefs in two more lower court cases. We must not fail to answer the call. Please send your very best gift right away! Thank you and God bless you.




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