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America First Party
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Boulder, Colorado 80301
Friday, November 21, 2003
Massachusetts Court Takes Liberalism to a New Low
Boulder, CO - The America First Party strongly condemns the decision by Massachusetts courts to sanction homosexual marriages. The Party has, from its inception, recognized the need for a cohesive society to bring stability and strength to the most basic unit -- the family. The writers of the Party platform voiced the concept simply and emphatically:
The America First Party strongly supports the traditional family as ordained by God and built upon the marital union of one man and one woman.
The strength of any country arises from the strength of the family. Although many people often share lives because of uncommon circumstances, the majority of people living in a basic family structure live in a marriage of one man and one woman. Natural law has dictated that normal family life is best met through the obvious biological, psychological, and sociological definition of a family. Successful societies flourished with the adherence to natural law concepts of family. When societies deviate from natural law, they begin to disintegrate and quickly lose cohesiveness.
Chairman of the Massachusetts America First Party, Jonathan Hill, stated: "When we refer to the natural law, we are referring to the principle that the will of the Creator is implied in the nature of the things that He created. This natural law, which the SJC clearly violated in this decision, is essentially God's law. It is obvious from the nature of the human body, that sodomy is contrary to its nature, and therefore the SJC decision is unlawful, because it is directly opposed to the will of the Creator, who is the supreme legal authority. All of us have a duty to resist this illegal court decision."
Secretary of the Illinois America First Party Maureen McHugh continued, "Attempting to somehow validate a homosexual relationship under the guise of a marriage ceremony, will never be compatible with what the natural law shows us, nor will it ever be legitimate by what God's law commands of us. This decision only serves as an attempt to make a mockery out of a sacred, God-ordained institution."
The U.S. Constitution requires acceptance of state laws concerning marriage. However, the decision in Massachusetts to condone homosexual marriages contradicts the laws in 37 other states. It also challenges four other states that have defined marriage in their constitutions as taking place between a man and a woman. Obviously, the Massachusetts Supreme Court has created a quagmire of legal challenges that will occupy time, squander funds needed for other purposes, and devastate the security and protection of the majority of families in this country.
John Francis, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2