by Robert E. Ritchie*
Three thousand prayer rallies all across America will implore Almighty God’s help for traditional marriage.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hand down its decision on same-sex “marriage” any day now, activists are holding over 3,000 prayer rallies for traditional marriage in the streets of American towns and cities.
Like it or not, you have to admit these people are passionate and fearless. They are convinced of the righteousness of their cause. They will not back down. They are convinced God is on their side. And He is. This is what gives the defenders of traditional marriage such hope and inspiration to fight on, even if the Supreme Court hands down a decision against true marriage.
This spectacular display in defense of God’s marriage between one man and one woman will not get much coverage in the media. Indeed, the liberal media are much too busy with their own campaign to railroad Americans into accepting a redefinition of marriage. They have pulled out all the stops and interject the subject into every aspect of American life. It is a barrage that rages on 24/7.
But such barrages often backfire. When it becomes obvious, as it is now, that there is an agenda behind a particular political move, it can have the effect of causing people not to give in but to dig in.
That is what is happening in the same-sex “marriage” debate. Americans are feeling the effects of a manipulated campaign and responding with grassroots rallies all over the country. Despite their massive resources and media links, the pro-homosexual “marriage” side has nothing comparable.
The rallies are a project of the America Needs Fatima campaign, a group of Catholics dedicated to spreading Our Lady of Fatima’s message. The idea of the rallies is to take the fight for America’s heart and soul to the public square by inviting Catholics to pray publicly for the nation. On a designated day, groups of five, ten, fifty or hundreds will gather at conspicuous locations with a large banner to pray the rosary and clearly bear witness to Church teaching.
Thus, the “Saint Joseph” traditional marriage rallies started a few years ago at a few hundred locations. The movement has since gained momentum as it becomes obvious that public officials are disregarding popular votes and forcing same-sex “marriage” down the throat of the nation through judicial fiat and legislative votes. The logic is that when all human solutions appear unlikely, the only recourse is to appeal to God and His Blessed Mother.
The results have been electrifying. Enthusiasm for the rallies has grown as people feel an immense satisfaction in their public witness together with others. All sense that they are not holding one rally, but rather are a dynamic part of thousands of others. This allows pro-family Americans to feel they finally have a voice and are not alone.
In addition, rally participants are impressed by the incredible amount of support, the honks and applause of the passersby who can’t believe there are people publicly defending traditional marriage. However, participants are also victims of occasional acts of hateful violence in the form of invectives and thrown objects by “tolerant” individuals. Such feeble opposition only strengthens their resolve.
This March, the movement saw unprecedented growth with a tally of 2,125 rallies from every state and major city. With the Supreme Court ruling on the issue imminent, rally organizers mobilized and now report an amazing groundswell of support as people are signing up in increasing numbers for the pro-marriage rallies. Some three to four thousand rallies are expected.
This June 13, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, over 3,000 points of light will shine all over the nation. While the liberal media will not see the lights, God and the Blessed Mother will see them. Participants know that by joining in these rallies, they accept the invitation to defend God’s cause and be on the right side of history.
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