November 19, 2001
Office of the President
The traditional family is under attack all across this country. We need your help to defend itstate-by-state and in Washington. We cannot go to courtas we mustwithout your support!
Dear Friend of the National Legal Foundation:
The traditional family is under attack . . . again. Or should I say, "still"?
Radical homosexual activists have been trying to force states to grant them same-sex marriages since 1971. Thats right, theyve been pushing their anti-family agenda for thirty years now!
But theres one big difference between 1971 and today. Today, they are about to win.
AND YOU AND I MUST DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO STOP THEM!
With Gods help, you and I have held the enemies of the family at bay. The National Legal Foundation, along with many other courageous groups, has been vigilant. We have been working in the courts and in the legislatures.
Allow me to remind you of what the National Legal Foundation has done in the court room:
But thats not all that weve done. Weve been active on the legislative front, too. With Gods help and your prayers and financial support we have:
But the battle is far from over. Right now the battle rages in Alaska, Ohio, Georgia, and Massachusetts.
Ive already told you what weve been able to do in Ohio and Georgia. Ive also mentioned what we did in Alaska last time around. BUT SADLY, we have not been able to make a significant contribution in Massachusetts or in the latest battle in Alaska . . . so far.
We simply have not had sufficient staffing or funding.
(We have been able to make some minor contributions in terms of strategizing with others who are involved in this battle. But our desireand Im sure yours, toois to be able to make a real difference in this battle by filing significant briefs and undertaking ground breaking research.)
Thats why I must turn to you once again. As you know, this ministry is run on the faithful giving of friends like you. At this critical time, our adversariesthe enemies of marriage, the enemies of the family, the enemies of Gods designare not letting up. They are digging in. And so must we.
There is so much to be done. And I desperately need your help to do it.
Lets step up to the plate . . . together.
In defense of marriage and the family,
Steven W. Fitschen
P.S. Soon a major battle may develop over an amendment to the United States Constitution that would outlaw same-sex marriage for the entire country! You may have heard that such an amendment has already been publicly unveiled. I can now tell you that I have been involved in secret meetings for nearly three years working on the strategy for this amendment. Now that it has been unveiled our expertise will be called upon again and again. As we continue to fight to protect marriage and the familyboth state-by-state and at the federal levelwe seek your prayers and your financial support. We cant do it without you!
Please send your very best gift today. As the battle continues in Alaska, Georgia, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, I need to know that we will have the funding available to do our part. Opinions could come down any day that would require us to file briefs at the appeals stage in these cases. We must be ready!
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