EXCLUSIVE:McCain Makes Clear Support for CA Marriage Amendment-"Here is what he said on June 25, 2008: "I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions."...McCain may be AGAINST a federal marriage amendment but by issuing a declarative statement FOR a state constitutional amendment he stays consistent with his principles."
McCain announces support for the California Protection of Marriage initiative-"Over 61% of the electorate has already voted to reaffirm marriage as between a man and a woman. Four activist judges on the California Supreme Court in San Francisco wrongly substituted their own narrow views for the opinion of over 4 million California voters. Fortunately, voters will be able to correct that mistake in November and restore the definition of marriage to our constitution. We look forward to working with Senator McCain and many other elected leaders to accomplish this. We hope that U.S Senator Barack Obama will join Senator McCain in endorsing the initiative, and would welcome his support as well."-See Marriage Amendment/African-Americans were determining factor for Bush in 2004? Is this why liberal media silent about this issue? of the importance of this issue and NPR and Homosexual hit the spot that most secular news mediums miss: Religious Discrimination in the name of Gay Rights. for a video of Obamas' stance on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Will Christians Sit Out This Election?-"If John McCain cannot get the help of Christian conservatives in the Republican Party during the fall campaign, he and his wife will probably not be relocating to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next January....It's clear that McCain's campaign lacks the faith-based outreach that helped sweep the last three Republican presidents into the White House....Meanwhile, Sen. Barack Obama has launched an aggressive campaign to reach out to evangelicals....The campaign has also held more than 200 "American Values Forums." These forums will soon be followed by small group meetings as well as town hall meetings targeting young Catholics and young evangelicals....Obama's strategy is to split the vote among evangelical voters."-See How valuable is your Values Vote? Obamas' first ad: To Values Voters?.
McCain Meets with Focus on the Family Ally-"John McCain needs to talk about life more often; he needs to talk about marriage," said Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values (CCV) in Ohio. "If the senator thinks he is going to run the campaign appealing to the middle by avoiding the social issues, he is going to lose Ohio."
McCain meets with evangelist Billy Graham and son-"The senator and I both have sons currently serving in the military, and also have a common interest in aviation," Franklin Graham said. "I was impressed by his personal faith and his moral clarity on important social issues facing America today."...He said he was not endorsing anyone for president, but was urging "men and women of faith everywhere" to vote and be involved in the political process."I encourage people to vote for the candidate at every level who best represents their values and convictions, and then to pray for those in authority over us as required in Scripture," Franklin Graham said."