Saturday, May 24, 2008

McCain REFUSES to Meet with Dobson, REJECTS Key Evangelical Endorsements But APPEARS on Ellen Degeneres Show

I cannot imagine a way that a presidential candidate could do anything else to show his contempt for the religious conservative base of the Republican party than John McCain has.

First, he has stiff armed powerful evangelical leaders such as James Dobson by refusing to even meet with them. See NewsMax article McCain Rebuffs Dobson HERE.

Second, he has rejected the endorsement of two powerful evangelical leaders who had been convinced to endorse him. He rejected the endorsement of Rev. John Hagee because of his previous statements critical of the Catholic church. See article HERE. And, he has rejected the endorsement of Rev. Rod Parsley because of his strong anti-Muslim stand. See ABC News Article HERE.

But third, while stiff arming Dobson and rejecting the endorsements of Christian pastors whose views he found embarassing, McCain had no problem appearing on the Ellen Degeneres show and being extraordinarily deferential to her about their alleged difference of opinion on so called gay marriage. McCain takes the moderate GOP approach first offered by Bush that gay s should be granted same sex marital benefits under different legal theories such as the right to contract. Here is the video clip of the McCain appearance:

The only cogent reason I have been given to vote GOP this presidential election is that a McCain presidency would be better for we Christians and our causes than any other candidate so we must vote for the lesser of evils to prevent the greater evil Hillary or Obama. Well, given McCain's previous attempt to enact laws that would silence the religious community in the political marketplace of ideas and his treatment of evangelicals BEFORE HE was elected, I can't agree . I see no difference and frankly, the Dem's just might treat us a little better to try no to lose our votes in local and state elections because it is obvious that McCain doesn't care if he loses our our votes or not in the national elections.

As a matter of fact we have a very good example of how McCain would treat Evangelicals if he were elected. Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt was dismissed from the Naval service for praying in Jesus' name and holding traditional evangelical beliefs. Here is his description of how McCain's staff treated him when he went to them for help:

Sen. McCain refused to help me when I fought to pray "in Jesus’ name" as a Navy chaplain. When I walked into his office on Capitol Hill, two of his liberal staffers told me I should water down my prayers and stop praying "in Jesus’ name." McCain will surround himself with similar liberal appointees in key White House positions.

But, Klingenschmitt did not stop there:

In 2006, McCain was one of only three Republican senators to vote against defining marriage between one man and one woman. Why? McCain said: "I think that gay marriage should be allowed if there’s a ceremony kind of thing, if you wanna call it that, I don’t have any problem with that." No wonder Dr. James Dobson replied: "Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances."

McCain not only refused to participate in Janet Folger’s Values Voter Presidential Debate, he has repeatedly distanced himself from religious groups. He won the Republican nomination without faith-based voters. So, if he wins the White House, will he suddenly listen to our pleas? No chance! Only by treating ourselves with respect can we demand respect from others. Have we no dignity?

For several excellent reasons NOT to vote for McCain this fall see the rest of Klingenschmitt's blog entry HERE.


Blogger F. G. Onions, Esq. said...

Perhaps we will have a star named Patsy Perverte...the liberals would love her.

3:20 PM  

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