by Andrea F. Phillips
In response to an appeal from America Needs Fatima’s director, Robert E. Ritchie, some 250 plus America Needs Fatima members and friends signed up to join the St. Joseph Crusade for Traditional Marriage. This meant to organize rallies across our nation on Saturday, March 22, the Saturday closest to St. Joseph’s feast day, March 19.
In the rallying email Robert Ritchie stated:
“Because our political and church leaders are proving themselves unable or unwilling to stop the stunning advances of the homosexual revolution:
• Same-sex “marriage” is already legal in 21 states.
• Young children are forced to learn about homosexuality in public schools.
• Clergy almost never preach against the sin of homosexuality from the pulpit.
• Homosexuals serve openly in the military.
The legalization of same-sex “marriage” in 21 states is a wake-up call for every American who cherishes God’s marriage as that of one man and one woman. In several instances the American people have voiced their rejection of homosexual “marriage”, only to be undemocratically ignored by court rulings.
Under the protection of St. Joseph, patron of families, once more America Needs Fatima took to the streets, signs and Rosaries in hand, making a public stand for the holiness of marriage before God and before men.
Those who signed up as Rally Captains in response to Mr. Ritchie’s email received a free banner that read: “God’s marriage = 1 Man & 1 Woman”. People were also encouraged to make signs that read, “HONK for traditional marriage!”
Several groups reported that while there was some unsavory opposition, the honks and thumbs-up in favor were far more abundant.
May Our Lady of Fatima protect our country and may she bless all those fighting to keep America Christian.
Above -- Middletown, PA
Above: York Springs, PA, and a Roadside Crusade in Maryland