Chuck Colson

This isn't an issue of federalism and states' rights, as some have tried to frame it. The union of one man and one woman is an institution established by our Creator, not merely a tradition that we're free to experiment with. A constitutional amendment would ensure that the definition of marriage is protected throughout this country. That's why we need leaders who understand what's at stake and are willing to do something about it -- not just give it a mention during the campaign season in the hope that everyone will soon forget what they said -- and not those who say they are against same-sex "marriage" and then refuse to vote for the only thing that will stop it.

Whatever you do tomorrow, be sure to vote.

For further reading and information:

Find out how your senators voted on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Find out how your congressman voted on the amendment (H. J. Res. 106).

Jeffrey Bell and Frank Cannon, "Courting the Gay Vote," Weekly Standard, 1 November 2004.

Chip Johnson, "Flash point for black churches: Gay marriage issue may benefit GOP," San Francisco Chronicle, 27 September 2004, B1.

Kay S. Hymowitz, "I Wed Thee . . . and Thee . . . and Thee," Wall Street Journal, 18 October 2004, A18.

Sen. John F. Kerry, "Beyond the marriage debate," The Advocate, 3 September 1996.

BreakPoint Commentary No. 041014, "Seven Brides for Two Brothers: Marriage and Foolish Consistency."

BreakPoint Commentary No. 041011, "Skewed Language: The Media's 'Pet Cause.'"

BreakPoint Commentary No. 040517, "Follow the Leader?: Same-Sex 'Marriage,' Mass., and the Rest of Us."

BreakPoint Commentary No. 040614, "Fudging with Federalism: FMA and the States."

Mark Steyn, "Polygamy. Coming Soon." Western Standard (reprinted at MarkSteynOnline), 13 September 2004. Scroll down.

Hadley Arkes, "Kerry's Contradictions," National Review Online, 13 July 2004.

Stanley Kurtz, "'Marriage' Mayhem," National Review Online, 20 May 2004.

Watch the video clip of Chuck Colson at the "Mayday for Marriage" Rally.

Visit BreakPoint's Sanctity of Marriage resource page.

See Chuck Colson's "Top Ten Moral Issues Facing America."

Call 1-877-322-5527 to request the BreakPoint CD "Setting Your Moral Compass," in which BreakPoint addresses the key moral issues of our day.

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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