Oregon’s Strongest Defender of Marriage

Your Political Tax Credit. Use It or Lose It.

A Dollar-for Dollar Credit

The Oregon Political Tax Credit is a no-cost way to support the qualified political organization of your choice, allowing you to direct a portion of your tax dollars in a way that YOU choose. It is a credit, not a deduction. You can give up to $100 for joint filers or $50 for individuals to a qualified Oregon political organization and that amount will be credited back to you on tax day.

Contributions must be dated no later than December 31st, 2012 to receive the credit on your 2012 Oregon tax return.

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Oregon’s Strongest Defender of Marriage

Oregon Family Council is Oregon’s strongest defender of traditional marriage. In 2004, OFC founded the Defense of Marriage Coalition which amended the state Constitution to define marriage as a union only between one man and one woman.

Today, there is a new assault against marriage is being waged by well funded gay activists groups bent on legalizing same-sex. The consequences of redefining marriage will have consequences for families, religious expression and society as a whole. Below are a few examples reported by National Public Radio (5/20/2009) regarding the initial fallout from the move toward same-sex unions in other states:

  • A Methodist organization lost its tax-exempt status for not allowing a same-sex ceremony in their privately owned pavilion.
  • Several Catholic adoption agencies have been shut down for not placing children with same-sex couples.
  • A Christian photographer was fined $6,000 for declining to photograph a gay ceremony.
  • Public schools are teaching children as young as kindergarten that two men being intimate is just the same as a husband and wife, even when it comes to raising children.
  • When marriage is redefined to include same-sex couples, families and churches that promote natural marriage as ideal are labeled bigots or hate groups. Some have even been prosecuted.

While every family is valuable, a convincing argument can be made that the single most critical institution for a nation’s long-term health are families headed by a married man and woman.

Please join us as we strive to preserve marriage by taking advantage of Oregon’s Political Tax Credit. Thank you!