With the Supreme Court set to rule this year on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and with gay marriage activists fearing they have overplayed their legal hand, there is a new multi-million dollar effort underway to confuse the American people – and ultimately, the Supreme Court – about what is the actual state of the marriage debate in America.
This latest attempt to confuse Americans and convince them that gay marriage is inevitable has already failed in two notable ways. First, the Orwellian-named "Respect for Marriage Coalition" (actually a coalition of far-left activists bent on redefining marriage) was forced to remove a quote and video clip of Laura Bush that implied she supports redefining marriage. The problem was, she never consented to her name and reputation being used by a group she wants no association with in the first place!
Second, the New York Times had to call and apologize to former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave for wrongly publishing that she had signed a letter in support of gay marriage. Musgrave is a huge champion for marriage and only an over-eager advocate could possibly believe she would abandon marriage.
Why are gay marriage advocates overplaying their hand? Why are they spending millions of dollars to try to convince Americans that the debate over marriage is finished and both major political parties have abandoned protecting it?
It's all part of their big lie of inevitability.
That's because they know how close they are to losing.
Consider: 60 percent of Americans when polled recently say they believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Gay marriage remains stalled in deep-blue states. Gay marriage advocates understand they will never make inroads into battleground (let alone conservative) states unless they break the GOP's unified opposition to gay marriage.
And on top of all this, the hotshot legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies (who just inked a contract for an exclusive book deal for an undisclosed sum of money) have brought the issue of gay marriage to the Supreme Court against the counsel and consensus of other gay marriage advocates who (rightfully) believe the Supreme Court will not go along with their absurd claim that there is a constitutional right to redefine marriage.
The truth is marriage is a winning issue for Republicans, so long as they ignore the lie of inevitability shouted by gay marriage advocates and echoed by the media. Republicans must fight for the goodness of marriage and the decency of Americans who have voted (and will yet vote) to protect it.
There are new things afoot in the movement to protect marriage. On March 26, the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Proposition 8 case, the National Organization for Marriage is organizing a March for Marriage in Washington D.C., alongside a coalition of over twenty pro-family, African-American, Latino and other groups.
Across the country, new coalitions and new friendships are being formed among those who are more determined than ever to protect the greatest gift we can give society and the next generation: the loving marriage of one man and one woman.
That's why gay marriage advocates are right to be worried, that's why they are pushing their lie of inevitability harder than ever before, and that's why they are suffering the embarrassment of having individuals like Laura Bush and Marilyn Musgrave stop them in their tracks.
When we stop the lie of inevitability argument used by gay marriage advocates, they have nothing else to fall back on. So march on, defenders of marriage!