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Vice-President Richard Cheney Is Wrong on Same-Sex Marriage

For Immediate Release. August 26, 2004 - Throughout the history of mankind as great nations accepted immoral and deviant behavior and promoted policies controlled by sentiment rather than sound moral judgment their governments soon collapsed.  And the greatness that they obtained was no longer to be seen except as words and pictures of ruins in history books.   

So too is the current course of America, as it continues its moral spiral decline.  However, daily social conservatives across America continue to fight to preserve the moral values that made this nation once great.  Their ongoing efforts are to preserve the moral and religious principles of this nation so America can continue to be a prosperous nation in the future - to insure that as a nation it continues to be a beacon unto the world for freedom, morality and justice for all to follow.  

The rhetoric of the Republican Party for too many years has been faith and family, yet so many holding public office do not represent these values.  That is why it is disconcerting to so many when Republican leaders such as Vice-President Richard Cheney do not support these values cherished by many pro-family advocates across America.   On August 24, 2004, when asked about his stand on gay marriage, the Vice President spoke supportively about homosexual relationships, saying “freedom means freedom for everyone,” at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.  However, would the Vice-President feel the same for those wanting to marry children or animals because freedom means freedom for everyone?  In a civilized society such as America in which its legal system has been based on Judeo-Christian principles it is morally and ethically wrong to promote immoral and deviant behavior such as homosexuality.  Biblically, it is important for heterosexuals to show love and compassion for homosexuals but not to accept and promote their lifestyle.  

“Regarding ‘same-sex marriage' — an oxymoron — the Vice President lacks moral perspective,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  “For thousands of years and before governments were instituted, marriage has been defined by God as the union between one man and one women.  Homosexuals like all Americans are protected by the Constitution and have all the rights as all other Americans but what they want is not equal rights as they have now but special rights and this is wrong,” added Dr. Rutkowski.    

Dr. Rutkowski said, “If the Bush Administration continues to send this mixed message on marriage, many social conservatives may decide to stay home in November which does not bode well if President Bush wants a second term in an election that is shaping up to be very close.   The administration just has to go back to the 2000 Presidential election when more than six million Christians decided not to vote.”  

To preserve this nation's morals and values, Americans need to look to our past when, on September 17, 1787, the Framers of the Constitution, who had been meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, completed the drafting of the Constitution.  John Adams remarked that “This Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”   If this warning is not heeded, America too will soon be in the ash bin of history as so many great nations before it.

For Interviews Contact:

Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy

jrutkowski@americanvoiceinstitute.org

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