Coalition for Marriage (C4M), the UK’s largest pro-marriage organisation, has appointed a new Campaign Director.
Thomas Pascoe, a former journalist and manager of an international development project, takes on the role from today.
He has been advising C4M on its campaign strategy for several months.
Passing the baton
Colin Hart, the outgoing Campaign Director who will remain as Chairman, said:
“I am delighted to pass the baton on to Thomas to carry on our work of supporting those who believe in traditional marriage and are concerned about politically correct state interference in this ancient institution.”
Mr Pascoe added: “Traditional marriage and its supporters remain under attack by an army of politicians and activists.
“No institution does more for the wellbeing of children or society than traditional marriage, and I promise to do all I can to protect it against the assaults of those who would rather sound good than do right.”
C4M has hundreds of thousands of supporters. It was set up in 2012 to oppose Government attempts to redefine marriage and promote the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others and for life.
The group has set out ambitious plans for the coming year in a brochure for supporters, which will be distributed in the coming days.
It will concentrate on a range of initiatives across education, transgenderism, press fairness and freedom of speech.
Mr Pascoe concluded: “Five years ago we warned that same-sex marriage would lead down a slippery slope. Now even the concept of male and female is seen as offensive in some public bodies, lawyers are pushing for no-fault divorce and a sexual free-for-all is being encouraged in our classrooms.
“In response we are preparing for our biggest campaigning year since the Same-Sex Marriage Act became law. We will stand up for those who believe in traditional marriage and provide a voice for those left voiceless in the current debate.”