BOHEMIA, NY, Mar 16 – The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] will launch a new campaign prompted by “a real and present” threat to our Constitutional rights.
A new online survey on its Web site [www.amac.us] posed this question: “The Federal Government has stopped prayers at military funerals while forcing churches to violate their religious beliefs. Should AMAC protest these actions?” Thus far, some 8,000 members and visitors have weighed in with an overwhelming 96% of them asking the association to get actively involved in defending the Constitution.
“And so, we are getting actively involved,” said Dan Weber, AMAC president and founder.
“In a way that other generations might have found unimaginable, the federal government has moved against the rights of religious conscience. President Barack Obama recently ordered Catholic institutions to go against their religious conscience and pay for sterilization, contraception and ‘morning after’ abortion pills. Although the liberal media seeks to make it a lifestyles issue, it is most definitely not. It is about the Bill of Rights and its guarantee of religious freedom.”
Weber noted that the National Clergy Council, a Washington DC based group that represents church leaders of Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Protestant church traditions, consider the matter so serious that it has declared “a state of emergency.”
The AMAC chief said that the issue will not be “swept under the rug. We stand united in defense of the Constitution. If we don’t take a stand now, we will be faced with grave consequences later on when one by one our inalienable rights are taken away from us. Our rallying cry will be: Protect Our Religious Freedom Now!”
Weber said the association is developing an inclusive, strategic defense to what he believes will be “one of the most crucial conflicts since the founding of the Republic. If we lose, we lose the legacy of our founding fathers and so we are determined not to lose.”
He said that when AMAC announces its plans, it will call for broad-based support of members and non-members alike in order to mobilize our representatives and our religious leaders across the country.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue and other topics important to older Americans. Please contact John Grimaldi at [email protected] to set up a chat.
The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those traditional organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation. Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members. We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.