Editor’s Note: I’m starting a new column called “Just The FACs” where I’ll be posting thoughts and information on Faith And Culture (FACs.)   It is our duty to participate in our culture, and frankly, there are many parts of culture that I enjoy or find very intriguing.  This will be a place to share some of those things.


Attorneys defending California’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of a man and a woman will hold a press conference Tuesday immediately following a hearing before the California Supreme Court.

The latest in this ongoing cultural issue is that our California elected state officials won’t bother to answer their legal obligation to represent the people in the judicial war going on over what the state has already voted on multiple times.

It really does clearly state their position I guess. I’d rather have someone do a good job at defending this than to have them do a poor job, so maybe just not showing up at all is actually better.

Now it seems that the people of our state are having to argue that if the state abandons its responsibility, then others must be allowed to represent the people.

Info about the press conference:

WHO:  Lead counsel for ProtectMarriage.com Charles J. Cooper and ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks, and others

WHAT:  Press conference following hearing in Perry v. Brown

WHEN:  Tuesday, Sept. 6, immediately following hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. PDT

WHERE:  Supreme Court of California, 350 McAllister, St., First Floor, San Francisco

The official release I read is available at http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/3618.

For those who don’t know, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family. Check them out at http://telladf.org/.