(from FotF's Pastor's Weekly Breifing)

The Marriage Amendment Campaign Fifty religious leaders, representing close to 100 million Americans, have signed a joint letter calling for Senate passage of the federal marriage amendment, reports Agape Press. The proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, is to be voted on in the Senate in early June. The letter is signed by Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox Christian, Mormon and Jewish leaders and some of these groups are also launching a postcard campaign. By partnering with several faith-based organizations and churches, one of the groups — Focus on the Family — intends to send one million cards to the U.S. Senate.

It's not just social conservatives who are working hard for its passage. Matt Daniels, president of the Alliance for Marriage, said support for traditional marriage cuts across racial, ethnic and religious boundaries — and as does the coalition of those who support the Marriage Protection Amendment. Although homosexual activists try to argue that the amendment is "discriminatory," defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, it is not at all a divisive issue outside the gay community, Daniels maintains. "This is an issue that unifies Americans — black, brown, white and yellow — around this dream of more children being raised with a mother and a father," he said. "And that dream has power and momentum behind it because it is rooted in people's hearts — and in their aspirations for their kids."

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