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TAKE ACTION: Thank Michael Steele for His Principled Stance against ‘Civil Unions’

michael_steele.jpgTAKE ACTION: call GOP Chairman Michael Steele to thank him for decisively rejecting in a radio interview (excerpted below) the idea that the Republican Party should embrace “civil unions” as an acceptable compromise on homosexual “marriage.” Call or write Chairman Steele at 202-863-8700 or chairman@gop.com. Your calls surely made a difference in shoring up a national leader on this issue! Please pass this article on to every pro-family activist you know. If you are a Democrat, call or write the DNC and urge Chairman Howard Dean to stop promoting homosexuality and abortion-on-demand.

MIKE GALLAGHER:  Is this a time when Republicans ought to consider some sort of alternative to redefining marriage and maybe in the road, down the road to civil unions. Do you favor civil unions?

STEELE: No, no no. What would we do that for? What are you, crazy? No. Why would we backslide on a core, founding value of this country? I mean this isn’t something that you just kind of like, “Oh well, today I feel, you know, loosey-goosey on marriage.” […]

GALLAGHER: So no room even for a conversation about civil unions in your mind?

STEELE: What’s the difference?

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By Peter LaBarbera

Well, folks, the homosexual activist “Log Cabin Republicans” didn’t call GOP Chairman Michael Steele a Nazi or a “domestic terrorist,” but they slammed him nonetheless for his principled stance against “civil unions.”  Come to think of it, I think the Democratic homosexual activists and bloggers are slamming Steele, too. What a coincidence.  🙂  Now is the time for all Americans who believe in marriage and time-tested Biblical morality to call or write Steele to thank him for wisely not capitulating on a core moral principle in his interview with Mike Gallagher (excerpted below; you can listen to the interview segment on this left-wing blog post).

Your calls and letters to Chairman Steele made a difference! Don’t let anyone tell you — even your church leaders — that involvement in public policy and defending life, freedom and a moral code that honors God — is a waste of time or futile. We live in the freest and greatest nation on earth and we must do what we can as good citizens to stop the Secular and Religious Left from destroying America’s moral foundation!

“Civil unions” are merely “gay marriage” by another name — or at minimum a monumental stepping-stone to same. And now we are learning that wherever “civil union” laws are in place (and open to all “orientations,” as in France), heterosexual couples are getting “civil-unioned” instead of getting married — thus eroding the institution of marriage and the lasting commitment for raising children that it represents.

Below is the excerpt of Steele’s remarks on the Mike Gallagher show, and below that is the press release condemning Steele from the Log Cabin Homosexual Activists Republicans. Can you believe the chutzpah of Log Cabin blathering on about being “inclusive” after one of their state leaders, Jamie Ensley, president of the Georgia Log Cabin, slandered Americans For Truth with charge (reminiscent of the rhetoric used by the Hard Left) that we are Nazi-like “domestic terrorists”? (And no apology has come yet from Log Cabin, although the Georgia Republican Party did put out a statement condemning his smear of us, as WND reported.)

Call today and thank Mr. Steele (202-863-8700; chairman@gop.com) for being a principled leader. Going Politically Correct on transcendent moral issues like life, homosexuality and marriage will not help the Republican Party recover as a party, but it could destroy it. God bless you. — Peter LaBarbera, www.americansfortruth.com

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Michael Steele transcript of interview with Mike Gallagher (you can listen to the interview segment at this left-wing site: www.ThinkProgress.org):

MIKE GALLAGHER:  Is this a time when Republicans ought to consider some sort of alternative to redefining marriage and maybe in the road, down the road to civil unions. Do you favor civil unions?

STEELE: No, no no. What would we do that for? What are you, crazy? No. Why would we backslide on a core, founding value of this country? I mean this isn’t something that you just kind of like, “Oh well, today I feel, you know, loosey-goosey on marriage.” […]

GALLAGHER: So no room even for a conversation about civil unions in your mind?

STEELE: What’s the difference?

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Log Cabin press release:

Log Cabin Responds to Chairman Steele

As ThinkProgress first reported, GOP Chairman Michael Steele was asked on a radio show Monday whether the party should “consider” civil unions. “No, no no. What would we do that for? What are you, crazy?” he replied. The Log Cabin Republicans condemned Steele’s comments in a press release put out yesterday:

“The politics of the past were clearly rejected in the November election. We hope Chairman Steele will work to build a more inclusive Republican Party that can win elections,” said Log Cabin Republicans National Chairman Terry Hamilton. Hamilton continued, “Such comments marginalize gay and lesbian Americans, and further alienate the mainstream, moderate, and independent-minded voters that left the Republican Party in the November election.”

“We need an inclusive GOP to reach out to new constituencies and to attract younger voters, women, Latinos, African Americans, and others who share our view of limited government and low taxes. The Log Cabin Republicans remain committed to working with other mainstream GOP groups and fair-minded Republicans to rebuild the Party.

Just last month, the Log Cabin Republicans had enthusiastically cheered Steele’s election to the chairmanship. “It’s a great day for our Party. Steele is an inclusive leader who will bring a new energy and a new vision to the GOP at a critical time,” president Patrick Sammon said. Steele has been invited to speak at LCR’s convention in April but has not yet said whether he’ll attend.

This article was posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 1:41 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", Log Cabin Republicans, News, Republican Party, The Bible, Churches, & Homosexuality. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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