Chuck Colson

Remember, too, Wilberforce and his campaigns against slavery. He had only a handful of votes when he started, but he trusted in God. He battled year after year in the Parliament, and twenty years later, an overwhelming majority voted to end that horrible villainy.

The Senate has, I?m happy to say, scheduled debate to begin the week of July 12. Maybe there aren?t the votes there this year to pass a constitutional amendment, but that?s no excuse not to start the fight. We need a great national debate so we can make our case. And maybe we?ll lose this year?maybe next year we?ll lose again. But we?ll come back year after year?until we win. Like the cause of abolition, our cause is just. And if we trust in God, I believe that during the coming public debates, the public will see this as a great defining issue. And when they do, the pressure will be on recalcitrant congressmen to come our way.

I say let the debate begin. Let us engage the battle.

For further reading and information:

Joel Belz, ? Leaving out the Lord ,? WORLD, 28 February 2004 .

Joel Belz, ? A totally alien mindset ,? WORLD, 20 March 2004 .

Cal Thomas, ? ?Same sex? marriage in Massachusetts just the beginning ,? ( Georgia) Citizen.

Anne E. Kornblut, ? Senate GOP speeds vote on marriage amendment ,? Boston Globe, 19 June 2004 .

?Frist: Judges Forcing Gay Marriage Debate ,? Associated Press, 20 June 2004 .

Alan Cooperman, ? Foes Confounded by Limited Outcry against Gay Marriage ,? WashingtonPost, 20 June 2004 , A03.

Peggy Noonan, ? Thanks from a Grateful Country ,? Wall Street Journal, 7 June 2004 . Noonan discusses President Reagan?s optimism and faith, which serve as an example to all of us.

Alan Wolfe, ? The Gay Marriage Paradox ,? Beliefnet, 6 February 2004 .

Associated Press, ? Gay Marriage Opponents Gear Up for Election ,? Beliefnet, 17 June 2004 .

Roberto Rivera , ? Fixing Marriage at the Wrong End ,? Beliefnet, 20 January 2004

See BreakPoint?s sanctity of marriage resource page .

Visit One Hundred Thousand Ministers for information on what pastors can do.

Call 1-877-322-5527 to request the BreakPoint marriage amendment information packet. Also available is the Speak the Truth in Love kit (suggested donation: $25).

Peter Kreeft, How to Win the Culture War (InterVarsity, 2002). Call 1-877-322-5527 to order.

Kevin Belmonte, Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce (NavPress, 2002). Call 1-877-322-5527 to order.

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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