Poll Shows GOP Voters Want Politicians to Support Natural Marriage

From our Family Policy Council affiliates at Family Research Council:

Family Research Council (FRC) and American Values released the results of a commissioned national survey conducted by Wilson Research Strategies showing that 82 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents believe marriage “should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman.” 74 percent strongly agreed with this statement.

The same survey found that the voters want their elected leaders to promote this view in public policy: 75 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters disagree that “politicians should support the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples.” 67 percent strongly disagreed with this statement. 

“It’s very encouraging to see this targeted poll showing that Republican voters in the US have not lost their way or believed the oft-repeated lies about marriage.” states Julaine Appling, WFA president, “Elected officials who are running for office this year in Wisconsin and elsewhere should pay close attention. They’re concerned about their base.  Well, their base says abandoning the party’s long-held position on marriage is not smart.”

>>>>>read more HERE

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TODAY Kicks off National Marriage Week!

 

Governor Walker Proclaims Marriage Week

CELEBRATE TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!

For the fourth consecutive year, at the request of Wisconsin Family Council, Governor Scott Walker issued a National Marriage Week Proclamation.  

>>>>>View the official proclamation and read more HERE.

ImageJulaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Council, issued this statement on our radio spot, Wisconsin Family Minute, this week, “We’re pleased Governor Walker has once again issued this proclamation stating clearly that marriage is good for Wisconsin.  Marriage is the one institution that consistently provides men, women and children with a better life.  It builds strong communities and churches and it’s at the core of our basic economic unit – the family.”

National Marriage Week USA takes place February 7 – 14.  

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Pray for our nation to uphold the God-ordained institution of marriage.
  • Pray for couples who may be struggling in difficult situations within their marriages.
  • Pray for families dealing with divorce.
  • Come alongside a couple who may need support and/or discipleship and mentoring in their marriage.

>>>>>Read more about National Marriage Week and learn how you can promote and celebrate marriage this month HERE.

Wisconsin Governor Issues Marriage Proclamation; Binds Men and Women Together

ImageWHEREAS, marriage creates new families, binds men and women together in a network of affection, mutual aid and mutual obligation, commits fathers and mothers to their children and connects children to a wider network of relatives…”   ~Governor Scott Walker, Marriage Proclamation 2014

Wisconsin Family Council/Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling responds, “We are pleased Governor Walker has once again issued this proclamation stating clearly that marriage is good for Wisconsin.  Marriage is the one institution that consistently provides men, women and children with a better life.  It builds strong communities and churches, and it is at the core of our basic economic unit—the family.”

This is the fourth year the Governor has issued the proclamation at the request of Wisconsin Family Council.  National Marriage Week is recognized and celebrated each year February 7-14.

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FEBRUARY is….NATIONAL MARRIAGE MONTH!

ImageWHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? MARRIAGE! Today kicks off National Marriage Month, and WFA will be celebrating traditional marriage all February long! We’ll have quotes, tips, polls, interesting facts, and more on our FACEBOOK.  We’ll be “tweeting” out interesting information and news regarding traditional marriage, as well!  (You can “follow” us on Twitter @WIFamilyAction!) Married or not, get ready to join in and affirm God’s gift of marriage between one man and one woman! We’ll start the celebration with WFA president Julaine Appling’s radio commentary “As the Family, So the State,” in which she explains why it is so important to encourage young people to get married, stay married, and remain independent of government.

“Independent families.  They are the backbone of our churches, our communities, our state and our nation.  Just what is an “independent family”?

Independent families are typically intact, mom-and-dad-headed homes, where the family members are not dependent on government entitlement programs for housing, education, transportation, food, or necessities such as diapers or formula for babies.  These families are making it on their own and are not looking to government to fund their lives.

Such families are Wisconsin’s and America’s best natural resource.  Our communities, state and nation have always been built squarely on these families—because they are strong and vital. These families don’t cost the taxpayers; they save taxpayers money. They pay into the system rather than taking from the system.  They positively exemplify the statement,  “As the family, so the state.”

Read the rest of the commentary HERE.