Less than a week after the passage of gay marriage in New York, this is still the top "Action Alert" on the Family Research Council's web site.
You've probably heard the controversy surrounding NBC's coverage of last weekend's U.S. Open. NBC chose to open the event with a special patriotic video of the Pledge of Allegiance. Conspicuously absent in the pledge were the words "under God, indivisible." ... Since the weekend, NBC has continued to downplay the incident, refusing to take any corrective actions. Was the omission a deliberate decision of NBC's corporate management? What steps are being taken to ensure it does not occur again?
Remember the airwaves belong to the public and NBC is granted permission to use those airwaves. Removing "under God" from one of the most widely viewed sports programs is deeply disturbing and is a misuse of the public trust they've been granted.
The fact that it's NBC under the gun adds a little oomph (full disclosure: I am a contributor to MSNBC). Is this a sort of micro issue compared to what's happening in New York? Of course, but what can be done in New York? Do read the National Organization for Marriage's action plan.
Elect pro-marriage majorities next November that will approve a marriage amendment in both the Assembly and Senate during the 2013 legislative session.
Protect pro-marriage candidates in the 2014 elections, so that the amendment can receive final legislative approval in the 2015 legislative session.
Successfully pass the ballot measure when it goes before voters in November 2015.
At the rate that opinions of gay marriage are changing, how much opposition will there be if every button gets pushed and this actually happens?