Skip to comments.Evangelicals turn on Thompson
Posted on 09/26/2007 5:49:53 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
Thompson's refusal to back a nationwide ban on gay marriage has irritated potential supporters.
Fred Thompson is failing to meet expectations that he would rally widespread support from Christian conservatives, and he almost certainly will not receive a joint endorsement from the loose coalition of "pro-family" organizations, according to leaders of the movement.
Many religious conservatives, faced with a Republican primary top tier that lacked a true kindred spirit, initially looked to Thompson as a savior. But the former Tennessee senator has disappointed or just not sufficiently impressed the faith community since his formal campaign launch earlier this month.
While Christian conservatives once seemed willing to readily give Thompson the benefit of the doubt earlier this summer, when questions were raised about his lobbying for a pro-abortion-rights group, they are not willing to turn the other cheek anymore.
Even some on the religious right who remain sympathetic to Thompson are unhappy about his refusal to back a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and were unpleasantly surprised by his confession that he doesnt belong to or attend any church and wont talk about his faith.
It was Thompsons refusal to discuss his faith that is likely to deny him any unified backing from the organizations that comprise the Arlington Group, the umbrella coalition of almost every major social conservative group in the GOP constellation.
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Sorry, we’re not Europe who has a telephone book for a proposed constitution. This does not rise to the level of constitutional necessity. And who knows how a liberal judge would twist even the simplistic wording, if they think that the 2nd applies only to state militias.
Duncan Hunter all the way. I can sure vote willingly for Thompson if he gets the nomination, though.
“Thompson’s refusal to back a nationwide ban on gay marriage has irritated potential supporters.”
If those “supporters” want a federal nanny, they can vote for other liberals and see their dreams to fruition.
That he doesn’t wear his faith on his sleeve or use it as a political tool is actually refreshing.
Oh, and he is correct on the proper role of the federal government/legislation in something that is NOT within its jurisdiction.
Maybe it’s just me, but from the Politico, something about this story smells really bad...(just plain stinks of a plant)
St. Paul took the message of Christ to pagans and heathens of all kinds, realizing that God must change people inside out. The government of Rome was in power, and there was no real hope of changing it, except from the bottom up. Thompson can’t be as bad as a Roman emperor, can he?
As far as know one prominant evanglical leader, Dobson, has come out against Thompson. And I lost a lot of respect for Dobson on that. If he doesn’t like Thompson then just talk up the guy he does like. Climbing into the mud slinging political pig sty is no place for a Christian.
Once again, so many so-called “conservatives” who love big government so long as it furthers their agenda but are quick to whine when it doesn’t.
“Sorry, were not Europe who has a telephone book for a proposed constitution.”
Thank you. I am in no way in favor of using our Constitution to define words that people have known the definition of since the dawn of civilization because it is politically expedient.
Another reason I want Duncan
Well, he kind of asked for it, didn’t he?
This is not a proper question for the National government. Unless the USSC takes it upon itself to rule one way or the other.
Is he the best we've got among the frontrunners? Most certainly.
The only one better would be Duncan Hunter, but he's having difficulty getting traction.
We did? Guess I should have made it to our Monday night meeting.
It’s impossible to win the Presidency with the positions advocated by the religious right.
Even he didn't make a public pronouncement. He wrote a private e-mail that got leaked to the press.