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
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Michael Escoto, United States7 years ago Comments: The irresponsibility of such actions only further marginalizes our cause.
Bill Walsh, United States7 years ago Comments: This poll really upset me when I received it, as I was following Rudy's campaign and knew it contained falsehoods. I wrote AFA a nasty email about it, and apparently they removed me from their mailing list because I haven't heard from them since! I guess they only want to hear views that agree with theirs.
Lewis Tillis, United States7 years ago
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