Homophobic Bigots on Parade
Most distasteful, really:
Far right religious groups will attempt to unify their base Sunday in what is being described by foes as a gay-baiting to get out the vote.
Called "Liberty Sunday" it is patterned after similar events just prior to the elections in 2000 and 2004. But this time conservatives are concerned that evangelical Christians, considered the core of the Republican Party, may stay home on election day to show their disgust over the GOP handing of the Mark Foley affair.
Liberty Sunday this year will originate in Boston at the Tremont Temple Baptist Church and be broadcast by satellite to churches across the country. The list of speakers reads like a who's who of gay foes. It includes Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, Alan Chambers, President of the so-called ex gay group Exodus International, and video cutins from James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Gary Bauer from American Values, Alan Sears of the Alliance Defense Fund and Don Wildmon of the American Family Association.
It will also include a video presentation by Mitt Romney the governor of Massachusetts.