Iowa has made the news again this past week, and it’s not good news.  It seems that we have at least one liberal, activist judge in this state who has taken it upon himself to make the unilateral decision to allow homosexual couples to marry.  My research has revealed that Iowa has a “defense of marriage” law on the books, which disallows homosexual marriage, but Iowans have not yet amended the State Constitution to protect heterosexual marriage.  It’s time we get busy and contact our legislators (both State and Federal) and tell them WE NEED A MARRIAGE AMENDMENT!  I thought we were very close to achieving a Federal Marriage Amendment just a couple years ago, when so many states approved their own versions, but politics prevailed, and the measure failed to get through the necessary channels.  It’s high time we get that puppy dusted off and get it done.

Here’s what we need to do.  First of all, we need to get in touch with our State Senators and Representatives and let them know that we need to protect traditional marriage by approving a marriage amendment to the State Constitution.  Be assured that the issue will arise in the next legislative session, and the sooner and the louder we speak out, the more likely it is that they will listen and respond to the constituents. 

Next, we need to be in contact with Senators Grassley and Harkin and Representative Braley, and encourage them to revive the Federal Marriage Amendment.  You can write, e-mail, or telephone them, or all three, but please do something. 

When you contact them, be sure to exercise respect and dignity.  Be clear that you want them to support an amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman ONLY.  Also, it would be wise to explain your reasons for wanting the amendment.  Your argument can be as simple as to say such an amendment upholds biblical values, or you can offer a long and detailed argument.  Just be sure to support your position.  Finally, remind them that you will be watching to see how they vote on the matter, and you will remember on election day (be kind). 

Dear friends, as a wise man once said, “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”  We will have to give an account before Almighty God some day.  Please, for God’s sake, take a stand for righteousness.

Here is the contact information for our representatives, both State and Federal:

Federal SenatorsSenator Chuck Grassley (Republican)
U.S. Senate
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 205100001
Phone: (202) 224-3744
Fax: (202) 224-6020
WebSite: http://grassley.senate.gov/
Email:

Senator Tom Harkin (Democrat)
U.S. Senate
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 205100001
Phone: (202) 224-3254
Fax: (202) 224-9369
WebSite: http://harkin.senate.gov/
Email: http://harkin.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm

Federal Representative Representative Bruce Braley (Democrat – 1)
U.S. House of Representatives
1408 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2911
Fax: (202) 225-6666
WebSite: http://braley.house.gov/
Email:

State Senator Senator Bill Heckroth (Democrat – 9)
Iowa Legislature
Second Floor, State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-3371
WebSite: http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=6443
Email: bill.heckroth@legis.state.ia.us

State Representative Representative Andrew Wenthe (Democrat – 18)
Iowa Legislature
Second Floor, State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-3221
Home Phone: (563) 427-4831
Business Phone: (563) 425-5260
WebSite: http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=6478
Email:
Andrew.Wenthe@legis.state.ia.us
 

*This information taken from the official Iowa State Legislature web page.

Advertisements