Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pro-Family Leaders & Media Still Ignoring that Romney Started "Gay Marriages"!

How absurd: To even float the idea that Romney could "explain" away his hypocrisy! (See yesterday's AP article below.) And the problem is much deeper than just his 1994 letter to the Log Cabin Republicans. It goes to his unconstitutional implementation of same-sex "marriages" here in Massachusetts.

Pro-family leaders around the country, as well as the mainstream media, are trying to bury that part of the story. And the fact that Romney can still reverse his illegal directives that began the phony "marriages" via executive order before he leaves office on January 2! Why?

John Haskins writes:
I think the idea that Romney can "explain away" the recent revelations is due in large part to the fact that it's simply unmentionable that our side fell into treating Mitt Romney as if he reluctantly "executed" the Goodridge decision, rather than what he really did: use the legal and political confusion about Goodridge to illegally impose "homosexual marriage" and blame the Court (which must have pleased four of the judges to no end).

It is simply far too humiliating for the national pro-family leadership (and those associated with the Mass. Family Institute and the Boston Archdiocese) to face the mind-boggling implications of the fact that homosexual "marriage" is still illegal and that Romney committed an impeachable felony "in broad daylight" by violating his oath of office -- with the PR responsibilities handled for him by gullible pro-marriage leaders who fell for his head fake.

Moreover, some of the lawyers who failed so colossally in advising them would be vulnerable to malpractice lawsuits and would never recover their reputations. As I have written in various places, it's almost indisputable that very few of these pro-family lawyers even consulted the state Constitution, or the massive body of relevant case law.

So, talking about "rediscovered" twelve-year-old promises to Log Cabin Republicans is code for the shock of figuring out that Romney has played them for fools ever since he announced that he had "no choice but to execute the law" and then imposed "homosexual marriage."

Conservatives say Romney needs to explain record on gay rights
By Glen Johnson (AP, 12-12-06)

At a gathering of San Diego County Republicans on Monday night, Romney brushed aside a question from The Associated Press. "Thanks, I have other people to talk to right now," he said. ... Such responses may not satisfy conservatives, who hold critical sway in the primaries and could opt for other possible candidates with strong records on social issues such as Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Several conservative leaders are seeking answers from Romney.

"I am concerned and I do think he needs to explain this," said Paul Weyrich, chief executive officer of the Free Congress Foundation. "Because he either is or isn't in favor of the homosexual agenda and we need to know before we would get involved in his candidacy."

Richard Land, a top member of the Southern Baptist Convention, was among a group of evangelicals who met with Romney at his home in October. Land said Tuesday, "Christians believe in conversion, and so they're open to listen, but when a candidate 12 years ago says he is more of a champion on these issues than Ted Kennedy, that needs to be explained."

Tom Minnery, spokesman for Focus on the Family, the Colorado-based evangelical organization, said homosexuality is an emotional issue. "You've got to be committed to your position for it or against it or you'll be swayed, so he's got a lot of explaining to do," Minnery said of the governor.