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FRC’s 25 Point Memo in Advance of the GOP Convention

This is their “platform” and it is supposed to serve as a blueprint for politicians. Nine of the 25 directly relate to us:

* The definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman should be enshrined in state constitutions. Ideally, such amendments should reserve the benefits granted to marriage for married couples only.

* Congress should oppose, and the president should veto, any effort to dilute, weaken, or repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

* Congress should pass, and the states should ratify, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman nationwide.

* Until the Marriage Protection Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted, Congress should consider measures which would withhold certain related federal funding from any state that fails to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. For example, federal “family planning” funds could be withheld from any state that fails to recognize authentic marriage as the foundation of the healthy “family.”

* Improve understanding and enforcement of the 1993 statute affirming that homosexuals are ineligible to serve in the military, and oppose congressional efforts to repeal the law.

* Congress should reject (or the president should veto) the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

* Congress should reject (or the president should veto) any federal “hate crimes” legislation including sexual orientation.

* State legislatures and governors should reject similar bills.

* Congress should pass legislation that affirms and strengthens the religious freedom of Americans as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and rooted in the nation’s history. A “Freedom of Conscience Protection” law should protect the right of individuals, businesses, and religious institutions to express and carry out their moral views regarding homosexuality in the schools, in the workplace, or in the public square without fear of legal retribution.  

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