January 2nd, 2008 08:38 EST
Report Card Grades GOP Presidential Candidates on Family-Value Claims
With seven states holding primaries or caucuses this month and the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties to be decided on Super Tuesday, February 5, it's high time that conservative voters get the facts on which candidates will defend the natural family -- a father, a mother, and their children.
Campaign for Children and Families, a leading West Coast pro- family organization that researches and advocates for the natural family, is pleased to announce the Report Card on the Natural Family to inform voters where the leading Republican presidential candidates stand on protecting the basic family unit.
"While all of the leading Republican candidates claim to embrace family values, let the record show that they're marching to different drummers on marriage rights, adoption, schoolchildren, and the destructive 'LGBT' agenda," said CCF President Randy Thomasson. "Many pro-family voters will be surprised with the results of this carefully-researched report card. But as always, what a candidate does means much more than what they say. Facts are stubborn things."
"It's already apparent that the leading Democratic candidates support nearly all of the homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual agenda," added Thomasson, a registered independent, whose non- partisan organization will compare candidates from both major parties later this year.
To grade the Report Card on the Natural Family, presidential candidates' positions were taken from published votes, policies, and public statements and documents. No coordination was done with any candidate or supporting campaign. For scoring purposes, the greatest weight was given to actual votes, actions and policies, rather than to contemporary statements that differ from past policies or statements or contradict previous actions.
Click here to see how Giuliani, Huckabee, McCain, Paul, Romney, and Thompson scored on the Report Card on the Natural Family
CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (CCF) is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing children and families. CCF stands for marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.