"In houses and schools across the land, it's time for Christians to take a stand," said Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore August 13th, 2003


February 24, 2004

Vision America -- in the forefront of the battle to allow public display of the Ten Commandments and to return God's law to America - hailed today's announcement by President George W. Bush that he supports a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

"We're both gratified and grateful," said Vision America President Rick Scarborough. "President Bush has demonstrated true leadership in endorsing a marriage amendment. He is using the bully pulpit to save our nation from a moral meltdown."

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush announces his support for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in an attempt to halt same-sex unions 24 February, 2004 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Bush called for amending the US Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, saying the move was needed to protect "the most fundamental institution of civilization."

Reacting to the issuance of marriage licenses to homosexual couples in San Francisco and the attempt to force so-called gay marriage on the people of Massachusetts by judicial fiat, the president declared: "After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization. Their actions have created confusion on an issue that requires clarity."

President Bush called on Congress "to promptly pass and to send to the states for ratification an amendment to our Constitution defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman as husband and wife."

Opinion polls show overwhelming support for retaining the time-honored definition of marriage. But the sentiment is particularly strong among Bible-believers -- the core of the president's support base.

"By his forceful defense of an embattled institution, the president has gone a long way toward rallying Christian America to his reelection campaign," Scarborough predicted.

"But more is needed. The White House must encourage Republican Congressmen and governors to present a united front on the marriage amendment. He needs to speak out on the amendment in his stump speeches. Traditional marriage should be a centerpiece of the Republican National Convention and a litmus test for White House support for congressional candidates."

Vision America is planning another of its Save The Ten Commandments Rallies on April 3 at the Dallas Convention Center. Speakers will include Ambassador Alan Keyes, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Scarborough. Defense of marriage will play a prominent part in the rally. For more information, log on to www.restorethecommandments.com





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