Romney Proud To Get Support From Pastor
Written by Instinct Staff |
Monday, 30 January 2012
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Mitt Romney touted support from anti-gay conservatives by releasing a letter that includes the signature of on particularly homophobic pastor known for linking same sex marriage to the 9/11 attacks. Details follow.
The letter, released with pride by the Romney campaign on Monday morning, comes from a coalition of Christian extremists who applaud the candidate's "leadership on the marriage issue."
Reads the letter in part:
Governor Romney immediately and strongly condemned the November 18, 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decision that legalized “same-sex marriage” in our state. More importantly, he followed up on that denunciation with action – action that saved our nation from a constitutional crisis over the definition of marriage. He and his staff identified and enforced a little-known 1913 law that allowed them to order local clerks not to issue marriage licenses to out-of-state couples. Absent this action, homosexual couples would surely have flooded into Massachusetts from other states to get “married” and then demanded that their home states recognize the “marriages,” putting the nation only one court decision away from nationalizing “same-sex marriage.”
Of the ragtag right wingers who lend their name to the letter that Mitt Romney is gushing over is Dr. Roberto Miranda (pictured), a borderline lunatic from the COPAHNI Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England.
RightWingWatch familiarizes us with Dr. Miranda, who's claim to homophobic fame includes this outrageous gem: “Is it exaggerated to see prophetic significance in the fact that on September 11, 2001 Boston served as the point of departure for the deadly forces that spread so much destruction and havoc in this nation and all over the world? What took place at the material level is now being carried out at the moral and spiritual level, as the virus of homosexuality and gay marriage begins to spread dramatically all over this nation and perhaps the world.”
How can we view Romney as the moderate he claimes to be when he so easily celebrates endorsements from bigoted tools of this caliber?