The Family Research Council is terribly concerned about the two marriage equality cases slated to be heard by the Supreme Court at the end of March (as they should be). And they’re urging their followers to send messages to their senators and representatives to pressure the Supreme Court to rule against equality:
In a direct-mail piece dated on Valentine’s Day, FRC President Tony Perkins says it is important to get members of Congress “to pressure the Supreme Court to come down on the right side of marriage.” Recipients of the letter are encouraged to sign petitions to their representative and senators to urge them to “PRESSURE THE SUPREME COURT TO RULE IN FAVOR OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!”
The text of the petition:
[Representative/Senator], as one of your constituents, I ask that you please use your influence to urge the Supreme Court to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and state statutes banning same-sex “marriage.” The covenant marriage relationship between one man and one woman is a universally accepted social tradition that transcends all cultures and predates any religion. It is essential for procreation and the stability of society. I respectfully request that you do all in your power to urge the Court to uphold traditional marriage. Thank you for your service to our country.
The Supreme Court is supposed to be immune to such pressure so they can base their rulings on the Constitution rather than on popular opinion. The Founding Fathers did that deliberately by giving them lifetime appointments and not having them be elected. Isn’t it funny how these people claim to revere the Constitution, yet jettison it immediately when it doesn’t suit their purposes.
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