As GOP Attempts to ‘Clean House’ Senator Specter is Wrong to Oppose, Says Pro-Family Group

American Family Association of Pennsylvania


FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 7, 2007

CONTACT:  Diane Gramley: 814-271-9078 or 814-437-5355

Harrisburg, Penn. – Under pressure from the Republican leadership, Saturday’s announcement by Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) of his intention to resign seemed like an end to the sordid tale that began with the revelation that he had pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges after being arrested for soliciting homosexual sex in a men’s bathroom at the Minneapolis- St. Paul airport on June 11.  Three days later, enter Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), the only Republican to publicly defend Senator Craig.  The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family group, issued a statement today saying Senator Specter should not have then and should not now continue to encourage Senator Craig to reconsider his intent to resign. 

“The Republican leadership was right in quickly responding to Senator Craig’s toe tapping in the men’s bathroom in Minneapolis.  A demand for his resignation was the  right call.  It is unimaginable that Senator Specter would join Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), one of two openly homosexual Congressmen, and suggest Senator Craig not need to resign,” commented Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.

Several issues are being lost in this debate:

  • The public health hazards of homosexual bathroom sex.  In June, the CDC reported that 71 percent of male HIV/AIDS cases are men who have sex with men (MSM).
  • The Center for Disease Control warns that men who have sex with men “have large numbers of anonymous partners, which can result in rapid, extensive transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.”
  • Many homosexuals and their organizations promote public homosexual sex.  One example is Lambda Legal, a homosexual legal group, and their ‘Little Black Book’ which gives instructions on safe cruising.
  • Being involved in the homosexual lifestyle should be a disqualification for any Republican candidate.  (In 1860, no credible Republican owned slaves.)  Additionally, a plank in the GOP Platform is ‘Promoting a Culture of Life.’  Support of the homosexual lifestyle — which shortens the lives of the male participants by up to 20 years, leads to increased exposure to STDs and HIV/AIDS, cancers, domestic violence, substance abuse and eating and psychological disorder — is not promoting life.   

“Senator Specter needs to stop interfering and allow Senator Craig to do what is best for Idaho and the Senate.  The Senator from Idaho needs to step down immediately and homosexual activist groups should step forward and denounce this activity which is so prevalent to those involved in their lifestyle,” further commented Gramley.

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