|For Immediate Release
June 26, 2013
Manassas, VA – NRB is deeply disappointed in today’s Supreme Court marriage decisions, which neglect to clearly uphold America’s centuries-old principles of government that serves, not dictates, the rights of the people. NRB is also disturbed by the strike against the federal definition of marriage for purposes of federal law. However, NRB is pleased that the Justices rejected activist calls for a Roe-like decision tearing down the millennia-old institution of marriage nationwide.
“The decisions announced today at the High Court stand on its head the notion of government of, by, and for the people,” declared Dr. Frank Wright, NRB President & CEO.
"Of these two very sad rulings, the DOMA case (U.S. v. Windsor) is the one most troubling,” added Craig Parshall, NRB Senior Vice President & General Counsel. “This decision of the Supreme Court is a warning to all those who support and articulate publicly traditional and biblical values. In the words of Justice Scalia, who dissented, it treats such citizens as purveyors of ‘hate,’ ‘bigotry,’ and ‘malice;’ as ‘enemies of the human race;’ and as if they are ‘unhinged members of a wild-eyed lynch mob.’ With this in mind, can legal, regulatory, or legislative attempts to stifle the free speech rights of Christian communicators be far behind?"
NRB will continue to be a voice in defense of marriage, the bedrock of the family and, thus, the future of the Republic. Moreover, regardless of changes in government policies over time, NRB will continue to insist on the fundamental First Amendment freedoms of Americans to uphold their religious beliefs in all areas of daily life.
About NRB The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
About the NRB Convention The annual NRB Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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