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08/09/2011

Photo: First glimpse of 'Values Bus', crude views that are driving it

by Jeremy Hooper

Here's one of the first photos from the National Organization For Marriage/Family Research Council/Susan B. Anthony List "Values Bus Tour," which just kicked off in Des Moines, IA. Pic via LifeNews.com:

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PHOTO SOURCE: LifeNews.com

So let's see who we've got there. There's Bob Vander Plaats, a man who, along with his Family Leader group, has continually pushed the idea that homosexuality is a public health risk on par with smoking. There's Chuck Hurley, who has asked straight students to pray for the "healing of openly gay students" and said that gays' civil marriages are "a degradation of God’s best design for the family." There's NOM's Chris Plante, a man who has likened gay parents to *DEAD* parents and said that gay couples tend to see their kids as nothing more than trendy "accessories." There'e Marilyn Musgrave, the original FMA co-sponsor who once told a Senate committee that same-sex marriage is as "antithetical to our national character" as human slavery. And so on and so forth.

All of these staunchly condemnatory views are lining up behind GOP primary candidate Tim Pawlenty, just one of the three announced Republican candidates joining this tour (Bachmann and Santorum being the others). If this were one of those trust exercises, these are the catchers who Pawlenty and the other GOP hopefuls have chosen to have their backs. A responsible media will address the words that this support base's individual components have themselves put on the record, as well as address the the collective human-slighting that this crowd defines as "values voting."

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