Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Oklahoma Tea Party Pushes Christian Agenda

Citizens demonstrated at a state GOP legislators' meeting to show support for pro-family/pro-life and other social issues, saying they aren't concerned solely about fiscal issues.

-- From "Oklahoma Republican Voters Push Conservative Values" posted at KTUL TV-8 (Tulsa, OK) 12/6/10

Some rank and file republicans are challenging the new leadership in the state legislature.

They want them to hold true to conservative values.

Outside of the city's Community Center there are protestors on the streets who don't want the voters' interests to be forgotten. . . . the protestors are more concerned about social issues like immigration and abortion.

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From "Protesters push Republicans to remain conservative" by Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World Staff Writer 12/7/10

To get the point across, the group - which included Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel - brought signs and flags warning of dire consequences for RINOs - Republicans In Name Only. Prayers were offered every few minutes, often by the Rev. Tom Vineyard of Windsor Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

At issue is a struggle within the Republican Party between social conservatives and business interests that are lukewarm at best to issues such as illegal immigration, abortion and gay rights.

Matters intensified last week when comments by House Speaker-elect Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, were interpreted by some to mean that he intends to ditch some of the more controversial social issues.

. . . economic and budgetary goals need not be achieved at the expense of social issues.

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