WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), in partnership with the World Congress of Families (WCF) and CitizenGO, will host a rally in front of the Mexican Embassy to the United States at 1911 Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington, DC to express solidarity with the historic National March for the Family that will take place in Mexico City on Saturday, September 24th, organized by El Frente Nacional por la Familia (FNF) [The National Front for the Family]. The rally at the Mexican Embassy will take place at noon on Friday and will bring together Mexican Americans and pro-family activists from the United States to support the efforts of the FNF and the historic pro-family movement underway in Mexico.
The rally in DC on the 23rd and the March in Mexico City on the 24th are the latest organized demonstrations aimed at protesting proposals put forward earlier this year by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to impose same-sex 'marriage' across Mexico and to add so-called 'gender identity' education into the public school curriculum. Organizers believe that these proposals are out of touch with the values of the Mexican people as well as unscientific and dangerous with regard to the welfare of children and the promotion of civil order.
Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage and the World Congress of Families, said: "The proposals by President Peña Nieto's government are based on a narrow ideology that is rejected by the vast majority of the Mexican people. Citizens worldwide are concerned at seeing more governments attempting to impose on their people the belief that marriage is anything other than the union of one man and one woman, to say nothing of the radical and unscientific idea that children should be taught that they can simply 'choose' their gender at whim. The marriage based family, centered around the union of a man and a woman, is the basis of any healthy civic order, and our world leaders should work to promote the family rather than undermine it with extreme and illogical proposals denying the fundamental complementarity of the sexes."
In addition to rallying before the Embassy, the coalition will deliver a letter of concern to the Mexican Ambassador expressing solidarity with the pro-family movement in Mexico on the part of Mexican Americans and other concerned citizens in the United States. They will also present petitions of support which have been promoted by the coalition and has garnered over 13,000 signatures.
"The family is a universal value that knows no borders," Brown said. "Our demonstration is being held in recognition of the fact that the extreme gender ideology and LGBT radicalism being exported around the world by certain elites, including some within our own government, is an unseemly imposition, and a form of what Pope Francis has called 'ideological colonization.' We stand with the Mexican people in rejecting this imposition from remote interests, and support their efforts to defend the values of marriage and family."
The coalition said that, in addition to the rally in DC, they are aware of rallies being held at several other countries' Mexican Embassies on the same day. "This truly represents a global pro-family movement that is underway," Brown added, "and it is only going to continue growing in size and strength."
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