From the President of the Family Research Council:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
"So begins the Bill of Rights with the first amendment to our Constitution--one that guarantees a God-given freedom. For over 200 years the light of the church has illuminated this freedom, but now a radical agenda seeks to extinguish that flame.
The expansion of non-discrimination laws to include homosexuality inevitably constricts our right to express and act on our religious beliefs. Recently, there has been a string of incidents involving government intolerance against those who live out their faith in the public square.
To respond to this growing threat, I'm pleased to announce that on October 15, 2006, FRC will host a nationwide simulcast from Boston, Massachusetts called "Liberty Sunday: Defending Our First Freedom." I invite you to join us as we examine the cultural and legal influences that threaten to erode religious liberties and muzzle free speech."
Liberty Sunday Video
These people are coming here, to our own back yard, to use our freedom to marry who we choose as a scare tactic against the rest of the country. I believe this calls for action, but if we are to assemble we should be carefull not to give them the free-for-all we saw last year at the "Love Won Out" conference. I urge everyone who is gay, has gay friends or family, or simply wants to put an end to the insanity of religious control in our government to come to the Liberty Sunday conference on October 15th, and position yourself in silent vigil. Peaceful protest cannot be turned against us and used to create fear.
"The expansion of non-discrimination laws to include homosexuality inevitably constricts our right to express and act on our religious beliefs." There is no truth to this statement, but our opposition knows well that they do not need truth when fear is much more powerfull a tool. In no way does the marriage of two people of the same sex interfere with someone else's religion, unless that religion calls for them to force their beliefs on others. This is exactly what is taking place. The fact that Tony Perkins would try to take the freedom of religion quote from our Bill of Rights, the very article that protects us from religious tyranny, and try to use it as a reasoning to force Christianity upon the unwilling shows just how powerful fear can be. The greater the fear the more the heart will rule over the mind, and logic is lost.
As I have said many times before our lives are being destroyed by those using gay marriage as a divisive tool. They do this to promote fear, and to gain political favor just like race was used to divide our country in the 1950's and 1960's. Their promotional video itself incrimniates them by stating that this conference is being done just prior to voting across America. I think they chose Boston because they want to film a riot, and they want a fresh new dose of fear for the rest of America to feel just before going into the voting booths. Let's not give it to them. Let's beat them at their own game by being unified, peaceful, and visible.