Founder of Taking Back Marriage Movement to Speak Here July 19th
William May, founder and president of the Catholics for the Common Good Institute and founder of the Marriage Reality Movement (#TakeBackMarriage) will present a free public lecture July 19th at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati).
Author of Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue, he helped lead California’s Proposition 8 initiative to define marriage. His talk will be titled “Taking Back Marriage for Our Children and Families.”
May and the Catholics for the Common Good Institute led “Catholics for Protect Marriage,” the lay Catholic response to the Proposition 8. Although the ballot measure passed, making the universal definition of marriage the legal one for California, a judge overturned it and the Supreme Court of the United States ultimately decided not to hear the case, saying that residents of California did not have standing to sue to have their laws enforced.
A sought-after speaker and frequent guest on both Catholic and secular media, including Kresta in the Afternoon, Good Morning America, and The News Hour, May will also address clergy and people involved in marriage ministry at a morning workshop July 20th at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Monroe, OH). (Click here to download the flier).
The public lecture is sponsored by The Athenaeum, The St. James Project, and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Family and Respect Life Office (FARLO).
“Mr. May will offer a fresh perspective about approaching issues related to marriage and family and will discuss the need for a new positive Marriage Reality Movement that starts by reintroducing marriage,” say the sponsors. “This will be an important discussion for those concerned how to protect their children from adopting distorted concepts of love and marriage that affect the choices they make in their own lives, and for those concerned about the societal consequences of the breakdown of marriage.”
The talk will begin at 7 pm in The Athenaeum’s Bartlett Pastoral Center.
Images courtesy Catholics for the Common Good; find more on Facebook at that name or by searching hashtag takebackmarriage.
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