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URGENT: Marriage Vote Tomorrow

Nov 15, 2022

They “have the votes,” according to an anonymous source. Last night, the Senate reconvened for the first time after the election, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded a vote on the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act. The Senate will vote on HR 8404 Wednesday, November 16.

With Democrats holding on to the majority in the Senate, they have more resolve to push this radical agenda. In addition, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) attacked marriage as the No. 1 issue that he was pushing over the weekend. This battle is now red hot!

If Republicans take control of the House, this terrible bill likely would not pass in 2023. But we must stop HR 8404 through the rest of this year until the new Congress is sworn in.

That means this “lame duck” session now might be the only chance for the Democrats to pass this bill—and they know it!

Because of our messaging and your faxes, some members of the Senate are starting to understand what this bill will actually do to children, and they are having second thoughts. However, this vote will be close, but I believe together we can stop HR 8404!

Rush your urgent faxes to the Senate to block this attack on our nation, on our freedom and on marriage. —Mat

On Capitol Hill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is pushing for a vote to happen “as quickly as possible.” They even moved up the vote originally planned for Thursday, which will now be held tomorrow.

If the Senate passes the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” (HR 8404), it will cause abuse that has shocked our team. Initially, we were unaware of the large number of tragic child bride cases, and I am sure many members of Congress also don’t know. This is why we must educate them about what HR 8404 will do.

What is happening now with little girls being abused in child bride “marriages” in a few states, if this bill passes, also will happen in EVERY STATE and also will include little boys who will be “married” off to pedophiles. Suddenly, it would be legal for a 50-year-old man to “marry” a 15-year-old boy in Mississippi. A 14-year-old boy in North Carolina. Or a little boy of any age in California!

And these little boys will be trapped in horrific, abusive situations for years! Unable to run away because they are “children,” can’t get a “divorce” or even obtain support or help out of this abuse.

I can’t believe I’m even having to describe something like this in America! It is heartbreaking and there should be a massive outcry … but instead, we hear nothing but cheering and support for making this worse from key leaders in Washington, D.C.

HR 8404 (S 4556) throws open the door for same-sex “marriages” without any age requirements! It does this by codifying same-sex “marriage” and allowing one state or territory to set the marriage policy for everyone—which includes child bride and incestuous “marriages.”

My late friend and world-renowned expert on Alfred Kinsey, Dr. Judith Reisman, wrote that “from the 1 to 3 percent of the population that is sexually attracted to the same sex are committing up to one-third of the sex crimes against children.” This means that 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18. This is a massive, immoral problem. 

While not all homosexual men are attracted to children, as a group, they are 40 times more likely to abuse children than heterosexuals, according to research assembled by psychologist Dr. Gene Abel, formerly director of the Behavioral Sciences Institute in Atlanta.

Dr. Reisman said, “We looked at the leading gay travel guide” and found that “Forty-seven percent of the 139 nations they talked about identified places to find boys” and actively promoted that information to traveling homosexuals. 

If this bill passes, molesters won’t even have to travel to a Third World country. They will be given the ability to “marry” a young boy right here in America, and this bill will force every government official in the state to turn a blind eye to the plight these children are in! This is sick! And this bill could pass in a couple of days from now.

Our nation is on the verge of going insane. The vote on this is expected to be too close for the evil it will unleash on our nation. STOP this bill from becoming law. I'm asking you to act now by faxing the Senate to oppose this outrageous bill and protect innocent children.

This is a critical moment. Today we are personally delivering a petition signed by LC Action supporters to counter this new push. In addition to the rush Senate Majority Leader Schumer has placed on this bill, many congressional members are operating with a reduced staff. This makes our presence even more vital as we work with key members in the House and Senate.

Our team is meeting with high-level senators this week. Please pray that these meetings will be effective.

We are providing critical information to stir up opposition and arm them with talking points against the “Respect for Marriage Act” that could be part of the key to changing the minds of certain senators. But we can only have this outreach because of your prayers and your support for our ministry’s efforts.

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Finally, please join me in resolute prayer for America's future.

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action


“Facts and Stats About Child Sexual Abuse.” Lauren’s Kids, January 17, 2022.  

“Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse.” Lantern Project. Accessed: August 5, 2022.

News 12 Staff. 2022. “Sen. Blumenthal Pushes for Passage of Respect for Marriage Act.” News 12 - Connecticut. November 13, 2022.  

Walker, Ken. “Homosexuals More Likely to Molest Kids, Study Reports.” Baptist Press, May 30, 2001.