Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum Side with a hate group on Gay Marriage

The Rainbow Sash Movement is calling on Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum to stop attacking the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Community,  in so doing they promote violence in the name of their presidential aspirations. They have all signed a pledge to form a commission to investigate the LGBT community if elected President.

We are not a political organization but such veiled threats must be publically challenged by people of Faith and good will. These Presidential candidates have sided with a hate group that was identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center the National Organization for Marriage.

This brand of bigotry is often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations. Clearly it has the paw prints of Fox News are all over it.

We are also calling on Fox News to bring balance to the Gay Marriage Debate and stop promoting this type of hate mongering. Certainly Rupert Murdock understands how important it is recognize the need to give both sides Gay Marriage debate. His recent troubles with journalist ethics and the UK government only highlight his and Fox News  shortcomings in this regard.

This pledge was created by the National Organization For Marriage. They have a history of extreme views against homosexuals and anyone who votes to extend marriage rights to us. It harkens back to the days of McCarthyism.

The pledge reads as follows.

I, [candidate name], pledge to the American people that if elected President, I will:

[…] establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed.

Look for Archbishop Dolan, President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to use his address at Notre Dame University tomorrow as an opportunity to once again attack Gay Marriage on behalf of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops as part of the launch of this pledge.

The politics of Bigotry that is being promoted by Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum should be condemned by all reasonable and fair minded people.

Mary Hill
Rainbow Sash Movement

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