LETTER BY PRO-FAMILY LEADERS WORLDWIDE PROTESTING PARTICIPATION OF THE U.S.

LETTER BY PRO-FAMILY LEADERS WORLDWIDE
PROTESTING PARTICIPATION OF THE U.S.
EMBASSY IN PRAGUE “GAY PRIDE” PARADE
Initiated by World Congress of Families
We the undersigned pro-family and pro-life leaders vigorously protest the participation of the United States Embassy in the Czech Republic in a so-called gay-pride
parade which will take place on August 18.
As representatives of the international pro-family movement, we note the following:
• At the directive of the president of the United States, Washington is aggressively
promoting the “gay’’ agenda internationally, including same-sex “marriage” and the
stigmatization and marginalization of any who object to the same.
• The Obama’s administration’s embrace of “same-sex marriage” has been overwhelmingly rejected by the American people. There have been 32 state referenda on marriage. In every one of them, voters endorsed the natural definition of marriage (a man
and a woman). The North Carolina vote, on May 8, was 61% in favor of natural marriage.
• The United Nations has never affirmed homosexual “marriage” or rights.
• The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted by the General
Assembly on December 10, 1948) provides that “Men and women of full age, without
any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found
a family.”
• Article 16, Section 3 of the Declaration further defines the family as “the natural and
fundamental group unit of society” which is “entitled to protection by society and the
State.”
• It stands to reason, then, that anything which undermines the family – including
changing the definition of marriage – is a breach of the State’s responsibility to protect
this indispensable institution which precedes government and makes a stable and free
society possible.
• The Madrid Declaration of World Congress of Families VI (May 25-27, 2012) -- which
was unanimously adopted by more than 3,200 delegates from 72 countries -- provides, in part: “We affirm the natural family to be the union of a man and a woman
through marriage for the purposes of sharing love and joy, propagating children, providing their moral education, building a vital home economy, offering security in times
of trouble, and binding the generations.”
• Regarding “gay rights,” those caught up in this lifestyle have the same rights as
other citizens. This does not include the “right” to force others to validate a lifestyle
they find objectionable, for religious or other reasons. It also does not include the
right of men to marry men and women to marry women.
• The foregoing pseudo-rights do not advance human freedom and dignity but debase
them.
• We can not imagine a worse form of cultural imperialism than Washington trying to
force approval of the “gay” agenda on societies with traditional values.
• Finally, we commend Michael Semin, chairman of Akce Dost (Action ENOUGH), and
other Czech pro-life and pro-family leaders for their stalwart defense of the natural
family.
Signed (affiliations for identification purposes)
1. Allan C. Carlson – Founder and International
Secretary, World Congress of Families
17. Benjamin W. Bull – Chief Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedham
3. Don Feder – Communications Director, World
Congress of Families
19. Roger Kiska – Alliance Defending Freedham
, Senior Legal Counsel, Global
2. Lawrence Jacobs – Managing Director, World
Congress of Families
4. Brent Bozell – Chairman, For America
5. Scott Lively – President, Defend the Family International
6. Richard A. Viguerie – Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
7. Silvio Dalla Valle – Executive Director, Luci sull'Est - Associazione per la Difesa dei Valori
Cristiani (Italy)
8. Alexey Komov – World Congress of Families Representative in Russia and the CIS.
9. Margaret H. Hartshorn – President, Heartbeat
International
10. Carol Soelberg – President, United Families International
11. Christopher Carmouche – Executive Director,
GrassTopsUSA
12. Patricia McEwen – Director, Life Coalition International
13. Denise F. Cocciolone – President, National Life
Center, Inc.
14. C. Gwendolyn Landolt, – National Vice-President, REAL Women of Canada
15. Dorothy Patterson – Professor of Theology in
Women’s Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary
16. Paige Patterson – President, Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, former President,
Southern Baptist Convention
18. Piero A. Tozzi – Alliance Defending Freedom,
Senior Legal Counsel, Global
20. Edmund Adamus – Director for Marriage and
Family Life, Diocese of Westminster (England)
21. Christine de Marcellus Vollmer – President,
Latin American Alliance for the Family
22. Linda Harvey – Mission America
23. Arthur Goldberg – Co-Director, Jews Offering
New Alternatives for Healing
24. David Kupelian – Vice President and Managing
Editor, World Net Daily
25. Coach Dave Daubenmire – Pass The Salt Ministries
26. Peter Costea Esq.– President, Alliance of Romania’s Families
27. Rev. Dave Welch – Executive Director, U.S. Pastor Council
28. Dr. Jim Garlow – Chairman, Renewing American Leadership
29. Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D. – Director and
Senior Fellow, The Beverly LaHaye Institute, Concerned Women for America
30. Ted Baehr – Chairman, Christian Film and Television Commission
31. Steven Mosher – President, Population Research Institute
32. Louise Kirk – U.K. Coordinator, Alive to the
World
33. Sharon Slater – President, Family Watch International
34. Ignacio Arsuaga – HazteOir.org (Speak Out),
Spain, organizer World Congress of Families VI
(Madrid 2012)
56. Dr. Ligaya A. Acosta – Executive Director,
Human Life International-ASIA/OCEANIA. (The Philippines)
36. Brian Burch – President, CathoilcVote.org
58. Evert-Jan Brouwer – Political Adviser (the
Netherlands)
35. Peter LaBarbera – Americans for Truth About
Homosexuality
37. Tim Wildmon – President, American Family Association
38. C. Preston Noell III – President, Tradition,
Family and Property, Inc.
39. Father Frank Pavone – President, Priests for
Life
40. Michael van der Mast – Cry for Life (the
Netherlands)
41. Julio Severo – Last Days Watchman (Brazil)
42. Igor Beloborodov – International Coordinator
of Global Pro-Life Campaign in Defense Life and Natural Family "From Ocean to Ocean" (Russia)
43. Dran Reese – Director, The Salt And Light Council
44. Babette Francis – National & Overseas Coordinator, Endeavour Forum Inc. (Australia)
45. Farooq Hassan – Pakistan Family Forum
46. Rebekah Ali-Gouveia – Elpis Centre (Trinidad)
WCF Caribbean Coordinator
47. David Crowe – President, Restore America
48. Matthew Staver – Dean, Liberty University Law
School, Chairman, Liberty Counsel
49. Bryan & Camille Seltzer - Director, International Press Association, IPAnews.com
50. Andy Ramirez – Regional Officer, Answers in
Genesis
51. Peter Westmore – President, National Civic
Council (Australia)
51. William J. Murray – President, Religious Freedom Coalition
52. Mario Romo – Director, Red Familia (The Family
Network), Mexico
53. David Carroll – A “Restorer of Values” in San
Diego
55. Rabbi Yehuda Levin – Spokesman, Rabbinical
Alliance of America (representing 1,200 Orthodox rabbis in the U.S. and Canada)
57. Theresa Okafor – Foundation for African Cultural Heritage (Nigeria)
59. Sarah Flood-Beaubrun – Founder, Caribbean
Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM), St.
Lucia
60. Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt –
The Pray In Jesus Name Project
61. Bill Donohue – President, Catholic League for
Religious and Civil Rights
62. Pastor Rick Scarborough – President, Vision
America
63. Tom DeLay – former Majority Leader, U.S.
House of Representatives
64. Brian Camenker – President, Parents Rights
Coalition
65. Andrea Williams – CEO of Christian Concern &
Christian Legal Centre (U.K.)
66. Pastor Ade Omooba - Co-Founder, Director,
Christian Concern (U.K.)
67. Rachel Wagstaff – member of staff, Christian
Concern (U.K.)
68. Andrew Marsh – member of staff, Christian
Concern (U.K.)
69. Libby Blaxall – member of the staff, Christian
Legal Centre (U.K.)
70. Chloe Butler – member of the staff, Christian
Concern
71 Paul Huxley - Christian Concern (U.K.)
72. Kizzy Donaldson – Christian Concern (U.K.)
73. Peter Norris - Christian Concern (U.K.)
74. Suvreet Bagga - Christian Concern (U.K.)
75. Fred Williams – Christian Concern (U.K.)
76. Michaela Optiz – Christian Concern (U.K.)
77. Shirley Richards – Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, Kingston (Jamaica)
78. Judith Gelernter Reisman, Ph.D. – Visiting
Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law
79. Alicia Latorre – President, Spanish Federation
of Pro-Life Associations
80. Kris Mineau – President, Massachusetts Family
Institute
81. Rabbi Daniel Lapin – President, American Alliance of Jews and Christians
82. John Smeaton –Chief Executive, Society for the
Protection of Unborn Children (U.K.)
83. Niall Kennedy – President, International Council of Catholic Men (Unum Omnes)
84. Tom Shields – Chairman, Coalition for Marriage
and Family
85. Rocio de la Torre. – Legal Counsel, Mujer para
la Mujer (Mother to Mother) A.C., Mexico
86. Dr.Thomas Ward – Vice President and Founder,
National Association of Catholic Families (UK) and
Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for
Life
87. Dr. Russell J. Hilsinger, III – Pastor, Grace
Baptist Church, Dallas, Oregon.
88. Luis Tejedor – Youth Coordinator, HazteOir.org.
(Spain)
89. Matt Barber – Vice President, Liberty Counsel
Action
90. Janet M. LaRue, Esq.
91. Philip A. Moran – Executive Director, Tradition
Family Property Association, United Kingdom
92. Michael J. McManus – syndicated columnist
and President, Marriage Savers
93. Paul Herzog von Oldenburg – Director of
Fédération Pro Europa Christiana, (Brussels)
94. Dr. Jean Garton – Founder and President Emeritus, Lutherans For Life
95. Robert Knight – author and columnist
96. Vakhtang Kipshidze – Journalist, Voice of Russia
95. Pavel Parfentiev – President, For Family Rights
NGO (Russia)
97. Tom Hardy – Former Headmaster, Mariamante
Academy and Mercy Academy and Board Member of
Visitation House
98. Rev Louis P. Sheldon – Chairman and Founder,
Traditional Values Coalition
99. Andrea Lafferty – President, Traditional Values
Coalition
100. Joseph Meaney – International Secretary,
Human Life International
101. Mike Valerio – Mike and Helen Valerio Foundation
102. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. – President,
The Ruth Institute
103. Jean Goyard – The French Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family And Property
104. Michael Pakaluk, Ph.D. – Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Ave Maria University
105. Mike Huckabee – former Governor of
Arkansas and FoxNews host
106. Alan Keyes – former U.S. Ambassador to
UNESCO
107. Miguel Moreno – President, Trinity Foundation
(Bolivia)
108. Alveda King – King for America
109. Diane Gramley – President, American Family
Association of Pennsylvania
110. Fr. Maxim Obukhov – Russian pro-life leader
111. Joe Miller – Chairman, Restoring Liberty
112. Rabbi Noson Shmuel Leiter – Executive Director, Torah Jews for Decency.
113. Alberto Vollmer – former Venezuelan Ambassador to the Vatican
114. Dr. Richard Land – President, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
115. Rabbi Moshe Bresler – Executive Director,
Garden State Parents for Moral Values
116. Father Shenan J. Boquet – President,
Human Life International
117. Vanessa Theed – Family Values Committee
(U.K.)
118. Rabbi Dovid Eidensohn – author and editor
of GenderCentral.com
119. Rabbi Yoel Schonfield – Co President, Vaad
Harabbonim (Council of Rabbis) of Queens, N.Y.
120. Paul Diamond – Barrister, Standing Counsel to
the Christian Legal Centre.
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