Faith at Altitude

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dobson pushes pastors

According to an e-mail blast from Focus on the Family's political advocacy arm CitizenLink, Focus founder James Dobson will send a letter to "thousands of pastors," encouraging them to rally their congregations behind the national Marriage Protection Amendment.

Dobson's letter is part of a broad Christian effort to push the Amendment into law, which would define marriage as between a man and woman nationwide. The letter will encourage supporters to send pre-printed postcards to their senators.

Focus also is behind a similar, statewide amendment -- one of several state amendments likely to be on the ballot this November. Focus officials worry that if such an amendment passes in Colorado and other states, it could be overturned, so the ministry is pushing for a national Constitutional amendment to seal the deal.

According to Amanda Banks, Focus' federal issues analyst, 53 senators could be expected to vote for such an amendment -- a majority. Constitutional amendments require support from 2/3 of the governmental body -- 67 senators. Focus and other faith leaders are pinning high hopes on this faith-based blitz.

"Obviously, that is a steep hill to climb," Banks was quoted in the release.


Blogger ZC said...

Why are so many public persons so concerned with the private use of genitalia?

11:16 AM  
Blogger The Mama of the House said...

The obvious answer to that is morality. And even more black and white is sin. Where society goes so go the laws. They want to keep the laws as biblically guided as possible.

11:09 PM  

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