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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Homophobes threaten Bush

A coalition of conservative Christian groups is threatening to withhold support for Bush's Social Security makeover unless Bush renews his commitment to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

In a confidential letter to Bush puppetmaster Karl Rove, the group said it was disappointed with the White House's decision to put Social Security and other economic issues ahead of its opposition to gay marriage. Here's an excerpt from the letter:

"We couldn't help but notice the contrast between how the president is approaching the difficult issue of Social Security privatization where the public is deeply divided and the marriage issue where public opinion is overwhelmingly on his side. Is he prepared to spend significant political capital on privatization but reluctant to devote the same energy to preserving traditional marriage? If so it would create outrage with countless voters who stood with him just a few weeks ago, including an unprecedented number of African-Americans, Latinos and Catholics who broke with tradition and supported the president solely because of this issue. When the administration adopts a defeatist attitude on an issue that is at the top of our agenda, it becomes impossible for us to unite our movement on an issue such as Social Security privatization where there are already deep misgivings."

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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/25/politics/25marriage.html

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