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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, March 17, 2006

Evangelicals warn Republicans

Sitting on the other side of the aisle, I find this pretty hard to believe.
Prominent leaders from the Christian right have warned Republicans they must do more to advance conservative values ahead of the US mid-term elections.....

The leaders appear to be reflecting a growing sense of frustration among the Christian right, over what they see as a lack of legislative progress on issues such as banning same-sex marriages.

Even better, from a different article....

Perkins spoke at a news conference in which the groups announced plans for a "Values Voter Summit" in September that would attract some 2,000 voters. The groups hope to get President Bush to speak as well as members of Congress and the potential 2008 presidential candidates from both parties.

The groups plan to conduct a presidential straw poll at the event.

This is just great.

A month and a half before the midterm elections and the crazy fundies are requiring an appearance. It'll make it quite clear, and quite easy, to point out which Republicans are out of the mainstream.

Also, I think the straw poll is a great addition because if one of the hopefuls shows up, it'll put huge pressure on the rest of them to show up.

The four groups are the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Americans United to Preserve Marriage and the American Family Association. (So it's the gay haters.)


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