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Family Research Council bares its teeth at the Tool, MC

Humping Dear Leader isn’t enough.

The Tool can’t satisfy The Base, even after speaking at Rev. Tinkywinky’s school.

Pro-family leaders are not comfortable with the anti-marriage amendment candidate who is the GOP’s frontrunner for the presidential nomination in 2008. Senator John McCain, the leading candidate for the Republican nomination, has once again stated his opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment, saying the issue should be left to individual states.

Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins says McCain is off the track. “I think any nominee of the Republican Party is going to have to be clearly in support of marriage between a man and a woman,” says Perkins. “Short of that, I think you’re going to have a difficult time in getting the nomination of the Republican Party.” The FRC head points out that 70 percent of the public has voted for the protection of traditional marriage. “Every time it goes onto the ballot thus far, it’s passed with on average of 70 percent of the support of voters. So it’s clearly an issue that the American public cares about. It’s just one that the politicians want to avoid.” Perkins says just as life is a threshold issue for the party, so is the marriage amendment. He feels that a strong supporter of marriage will rise up after the elections this fall.


Speaking of Perkins, he’s on high alert with the Marriage Protection Act vote coming up on June 6. He’s sending out breathless email blasts out to his list, with the goal of filling the FRC’s coffers. Here’s a highlight of one.

Homosexual activist groups are pouring millions of dollars into their campaign to end marriage as we know it. They are counting on their friends in the media to drown out the vast majority of Americans who support and have voted time and again for the protection of man-woman marriage. We need to match these activists stride for stride in the media. Be as generous as you can so that we can carry this fight with the fire it deserves. You have my heartfelt thanks.

One of the best parts of the letter has to do with Mary Cheney. If she thought she was “exploited” by John Edwards and John Kerry in the 2004 campaign, calling Edwards “a total slime” and Kerry a “son of a bitch,” I hope she has something equally coarse to say about Dear Leader’s friends at the FRC, who are invoking her name to raise funds from the holy rollers.

Over the next eight weeks Family Research Council’s policy experts and media voices will take fresh messages about the sanctity of marriage onto the nation’s airwaves, religious and secular alike. We have our work cut out for us as you know. In the past few weeks, the media have been filled with appearances by Mary Cheney and others who are working to undercut the importance of marriage to our survival as a society.

The media have delighted in the fact that Vice President Cheney’s daughter publicly opposes the very convictions that brought her father’s political party into the White House. But this issue isn’t about one family’s personal drama. It’s about what’s best for every family and for our nation’s future. FRC was pleased to record a new television spot to get out the word on the need for the Marriage Protection Amendment. Watch it here and be sure to share this message with as many of your friends and family members as you can.

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