Statement of Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio on GOP Convention
"After a week where family issues were largely ignored by major speakers at the Republican National Convention, Public Advocate was pleased to hear President Bush defend the sacred institution of marriage at last night's speech. The president stated unequivocally that marriage must be defended from activist judges who are intent on making policy instead of interpreting it.
"But words enough will not be enough to save marriage for all Americans. It is time for the president to show bold leadership in defending the American family. Therefore Public Advocate is calling on the president and the congressional leaders to make the Federal Marriage Amendment a priority in congress' fall session. It is past time to hold the liberals feet to the fire, and for them to take a position.
"Furthermore, the president should come out against the Kennedy Thought Control Bill, and remind Americans, as he did in 2000, that all violent crimes are crimes of hate, and all violent crimes should be punished severely. The Thought Control Bill will only weaken the punishment of many violent crimes and increase the scope of government sanctioned political correctness. Any bill that includes Thought Control Language must be opposed by pro-family legislators or vetoed by the president.
"Politicians must know that silence on these issues is not an option. Either you are with us, or you are with the radical homosexual lobby."
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