The American Family Association, an organization that has traditionally been a reliable promoter of family values, has stooped to a truly low level today. In a blatant act of dirty politics, the once-trustworthy AFA has shown it has no intention of living up to its own high moral standards, as it trashes presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani and spreads falsehoods about where he stands on the issues.
The AFA today sent a push poll to an estimated 3+ million voters, asking whether or not they would vote for Rudy Giuliani knowing that he was "pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage."
Calling Rudy Giuliani pro-abortion (which is basically akin to calling someone who in favor of keeping the death penalty 'pro-death') is a bit misleading. The office of United States President has very little influence on abortion policy, but on every abortion-related issue that a U.S. President has the power to influence, Rudy Giuliani sides with pro-life conservatives. From maintaining the Hyde Amendment and Mexico City Policy (which ban almost all federal funding for abortions) to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban to parental notification laws to promoting adoptions as an alternative to his (probably the most important) belief in sending conservative judges to the Supreme Court, a President Giuliani wouldn't be any different than President Bush on the matter. But AFA's misleading generalization on this issue isn't the real problem here.
Calling Giuliani "pro-homosexual marriage" goes beyond misleading to outright falsehood. Rudy Giuliani has always been in favor of preserving the traditional institution of marriage between one man and one woman. Here's what Rudy has had to say on the issue:
2006: "I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, that it should remain that way, it should remain that way inviolate, and everything should be done to make sure that thatâ
(No Sponsor Information)
Help spread the word about this petition. Copy the code below and paste it into your website or blog to help promote this petition.
(No links added)
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.