Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christian Liberty at Risk with a President Romney?

If President Obama becomes a one-term president in favor of Republican Mitt Romney, the current Obama administration Gay Agenda would continue unabated. Although Romney claims he would uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, he espouses the same "gay rights" platform as Obama, particularly emphasizing his favor toward employment non-discrimination based on sexual orientation.
“I don’t believe in discriminating in employment or opportunity for gay individuals. So I favor gay rights.”
-- Mitt Romney told Nashua Telegraph 11/22/11
As explained by the mainstream media, "gay rights" is a zero-sum game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.

UPDATE 8/13/12: VP nominee Paul Ryan backed by GOP homosexualists because Rep. Ryan voted for Gay Agenda ENDA in 2007

UPDATE 4/29/12: As Mass. governor, Romney wanted to ride fence on same-sex marriage, says liberal media

UPDATE 1/30/12: Romney Wins Big with Florida Homosexual Republicans

UPDATE 1/9/12: Romney favors same-sex domestic partnerships

UPDATE 12/21/11: Romney Backs Obama's Homosexual Military Policy

For background, read Congressional Definition of the 'Radical Homosexual Agenda' and also read about the progression of ENDA (federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act) and also read about Romney & Abortion: Liberals Attack From Both Sides

(Complete 11/22/11 video interview with Nashua Telegraph link below)

-- From "Romney denies change since ’08" by Jake Berry, Staff Writer, Nashua Telegraph 11/22/11

Asked about the accusations of flip-flops, Romney said he has stayed consistent on the issue of same-sex marriage. “I don’t believe in discriminating in employment or opportunity for gay individuals. So I favor gay rights. I do not favor gay marriage,” he said.

But, on the issue of abortion, the candidate acknowledged changing his stance after his time in office.

“When I ran for governor, I said I wouldn’t change the law (on abortion). That was effectively a pro-choice position. I changed to being adamantly pro-life,” Romney said.

To read the entire article above and to view the entire 30-minute interview video, CLICK HERE.

From "Romney supports “gay rights”, but not gay marriage" by Staff Writer, 11/22/11

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has responded to claims by the Obama administration that he has constantly changed his position on LGBT equality.

During Romney’s unsuccessful bid for the late Ted Kennedy’s senate seat in 1994, and again during his successful campaign for governor in 2002, he ran as a staunch LGBT ally.

Romney vowed to end workplace discrimination against the state’s gay community and promised to support civil partnerships for same-sex couples.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rick Santorum: Mitt Romney Is 'To The Left' Of President Obama On Gay Rights" by Hayley Miller, The Huffington Post 11/14/11

"I would argue that Mitt Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, was to the left of Barack Obama on gay marriage," Santorum told [talk radio host Laura] Ingraham when asked about how Romney might react to a proposed repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law defining federal marriage as being between one man and one woman.

"If you want to see the contrast, the contrast is there. [I'm a] solid conservative who stood and fought for [DOMA], opposed to Mitt Romney, who issued gay marriage licenses and actually violated the constitution of Massachusetts to institute gay marriage in the state," he added.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "NH gay marriage push highlights GOP shifts" by Steve Peoples, Associated Press 11/24/11

[New Hampshire] State lawmakers plan in the coming weeks to take up a measure to repeal the law allowing same-sex couples to wed and a vote is expected at some point in January -- the same month as New Hampshire holds the nation's first Republican presidential primary contest.

Romney was the Massachusetts governor when his state legalized gay marriage
. The Romney administration, as directed by the courts, granted nearly 200 same-sex marriage requests for gay and lesbian couples in 2005.

This past June, he said during a debate that he favors a federal constitutional amendment banning the practice. That's been his position at least since the beginning of his 2008 presidential bid, when he was the only major Republican candidate to support such an amendment.

But as a Massachusetts Senate candidate back in 1994, Romney told a Boston-area gay newspaper that same-sex marriage is "a state issue as you know -- the authorization of marriage on a same-sex basis falls under state jurisdiction." Aides say it's unfair to scrutinize Romney's position in 1994 -- when there was virtually no discussion of a federal amendment. And they suggest Romney's rivals have far more blatant inconsistencies in recent months.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?" by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade 6/15/11

Romney’s support for employment rights — through ENDA [federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act] or otherwise — is unusual for Republican presidential candidates early on during the primary season.

. . . support for ENDA from Romney would be consistent with a previously articulated position he held in 1994 when he was running against the late Sen. Edward Kennedy for his seat representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.

Additionally, Romney pledged to “make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern” and said Kennedy, who was known as a champion of LGBT rights in the Senate, would be unable to make that promise to the LGBT community.

“We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support,” Romney wrote.

According to a 1994 article from Bay Windows, Romney also articulated support for ENDA during a public meeting of the Massachusetts Log Cabin Club with his then-Republican opponent, John Lakian. The meeting between Republican candidates and the gay group was hailed as a milestone for LGBT rights in Massachusetts.

“I will fight against discrimination of any kind throughout our system,” Romney was quoted as saying. “I don’t know exactly where you legislate and where you don’t legislate or how you make that work and where you don’t. But I am not limiting my support of equal rights for all people just to [U.S. Rep.] Barney Frank’s legislation in the area of employment. I would be happy to continue the fight in other areas such as credit and housing.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 2012: Obama vs. an Evangelical, or vs. a Mormon?

UPDATE 12/29/11: 850 Rabbis, Rabbinical Alliance of America Calls Romney 'Dangerous Homosexualist' (video):