For immediate release
Contact: C. Preston Noell, III, Director
Organization: TFP-America Needs Fatima
Address: 1358 Jefferson Rd. – Spring Grove, Penn. 17362
Web site: www.tfp.org
Hanover, Penn., June 12, 2008 – The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) is receiving mixed reactions after publishing large ads opposing same-sex “marriage.” The statement titled Battling for America’s Soul: How Homosexual “Marriage” Threatens Our Nation and Faith—TFP Urges Lawful and Conscientious Resistance, appeared as a two-page ad simultaneously in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Times on June 5.
“A wave of phone calls and emails are pouring in,” said TFP director Preston Noell. “What I find most shocking is the impolite and even vitriolic tone contained in the replies advocating same-sex ‘marriage.’ Our group has been called just about every ugly name for publishing a calm and reasoned defense of traditional marriage,” he said.
“But the number of positive responses is great. It’s clear to me that Christian America is ready to peacefully reject and resist the imposition of homosexual “marriage,” he added.
As California officials plan to issue homosexual “marriage” licenses starting June 17, pro-family groups nationwide are deeply concerned the court-imposed order will undermine the family, destabilize true marriage and favor a new moral revolution in society. In fact, TFP web site visitors are asked to sign a petition of protest to Governor Schwarzenegger at www.tfp.org.
“Don’t call it marriage. Call it court-mandated madness,” continued Preston Noell. “When the meaning of a word is changed, so is the concept it expresses. Marriage has always been understood as the stable union between a man and a woman and was instituted by the Creator himself in its present form through natural law, and confirmed by Revelation, for the perpetuation of the species.”
“Marriage is not a mere form of relationship such as a friendship or a business partnership. Nor is it the legalization of a passion. It is a mutual self-giving between a man and a woman for the purpose of raising a family. It is proven to be the only institution that allows children to grow naturally and be raised in normal conditions for their psychological and moral development,” remarked Noell.