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  • Imagine if conservatives disrupted a Clinton rally: Column

    06/20/2016 3:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    USA Today | June 20, 2016 | Gary Bauer
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  • Cruz snags support of pro-family leader

    01/23/2016 12:16:23 PM PST · by Isara · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/22/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former Family Research Council president Gary Bauer endorsed GOP hopeful Ted Cruz Friday, saying the Texas senator embodies traditional family values. "Ted Cruz is a courageous conservative who has built a consistent record on the issues that matter most," Bauer wrote in a statement. Bauer, who served as under secretary of education and head of the White House Office of Policy Development in Ronald Reagan's administration, said Cruz is the "clear choice" for Reagan-aligned conservatives. The pro-family leader ran for president in 2000 before founding the American Values nonprofit organization, which supports pro-life principles and traditional marriage values. Bauer cited...
  • Gary Bauer Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/22/2016 3:42:21 PM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 22, 2016
    Bauer: "Cruz is the clear choice of Reagan conservatives"HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Gary Bauer, one of the nation's most effective pro-family leaders and communicators. Bauer served as Under Secretary of Education and head of the White House Office of Policy Development for President Reagan. He later served as Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family and as President of the Family Research Council.Over the course of ten years, Bauer led the Family Research Council from a three person, one million dollar operation, to a 120 person, $14 million operation. In 2000,...
  • Gary Bauer's speech at the Values Voter Summit

    09/28/2015 8:20:53 PM PDT · by DGA · 2 replies
    Values Voter ^ | 092815 | DGA
    Gary Bauer gave a great speech at the Values Voters summit on the threats to religious freedom in America and around the world. Check it out:
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • CBS’s Sunday Morning omits Dan’s Savage Douchery

    02/16/2015 10:38:45 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-15 | DrJohn
    The CBS Sunday Morning program yesterday morning ran a glowing segment on Dan Savage. The nationally-syndicated advice columnist on romance and relationships explains to correspondent Erin Moriarty how to talk to your kids about sex, even when - especially when - they don't want to hear it from you. Video of a portion of it is at the link. Savage pontificates about relationships and how to talk to your son about sex and relationships. CBS Sunday Morning completely skipped over the rest of the story. People really should have been given the other side of Dan Savage opinions and actions....
  • [Tokyo] Rove sees potential support for gay marriage

    03/24/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 3:44 PM EDT
    GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage. The statement from the former adviser to President George W. Bush appears to acknowledge that opposition to gay marriage has waned in some conservative circles. …
  • Why Anthony Weiner sinks while Eliot Spitzer soars

    08/19/2013 2:56:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/19/2013 | Gary Bauer
    The most interesting question surrounding the campaigns of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer is not whether they can win. Instead, it is whether their candidacies signal a shift in the values and priorities of voters when it comes to political sex scandals. The main difference between past and current political sex scandals is not the frequency with which they occur, but rather the time it takes to recover from them. In the past, once a politician’s sex scandal was revealed, it often took him (it’s almost always him) many years to regain credibility with the public, if he regained it...
  • Bauer high on Palin for Senate

    05/16/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | May 16, 2013 | Chad Groening
    Conservative activist and political pundit Gary Bauer believes former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would make a "fantastic" United States senator. A recent Republican survey showed the high-profile former GOP vice-presidential nominee with a two-percent edge (32% to 30%) over Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell for the right to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Begich next year. Joe Miller, the tea party-backed nominee in 2010, finished a distant third with 14 percent. The poll was commissioned by the Tea Party Leadership Fund, which is hoping to convince Palin to enter the race. Thus far she has not expressed any public interest...
  • Evangelical Leader And GOP Strategist Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage’s ‘Radical Agenda’ On

    03/24/2013 8:32:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/24/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    On Fox News Sunday this morning, evangelical leader Gary Bauer and Republican strategist Nicole Wallace went head-to-head over the upcoming Supreme Court hearings on overturning Proposition 8, California’s controversial law banning same-sex marriages within the state. “You don’t advance limited government by being an anti-democratic movement that is attempting to take this issue away from the American people,” Bauer said of Wallace and other conservatives who submitted an amicus brief to the court. “What the brief is asking for and what the groups waiting outside the Supreme Court are asking for, is for unelected judges to deny the people of...
  • Karl Rove To ABC: ‘I Could’ Imagine The 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Backing Gay Marriage

    03/24/2013 8:27:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/24/2013 | Garrett Quinn
    Republican strategist Karl Rove told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week that he thinks Republican presidential candidates in 2016 could be supporters of marriage equality. Rove my the comments during a discussion on the Supreme Court’s hearing on a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 schedule for later this week. “Karl Rove, can you imagine the next presidential campaign a Republican candidate saying flat out ‘I am for gay marriage,’” asked Stephanopoulos. “I could,” said Rove, before turning the discussion back to the Supreme Court’s hearing on the issue. Rove said that he thinks some Supreme Court Justices have expressed sentiments...
  • With Santorum Out, Evangelicals Edge Toward Romney, but Cautiously

    04/11/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | Erik Eckholm
    Rick Santorum had been the last best hope of Christian conservatives who opposed Mitt Romney, derided by many as a “Massachusetts moderate.” Now, facing the abrupt end of Mr. Santorum’s presidential bid, some evangelical leaders have begun to rally behind Mr. Romney, saying their shared hostility toward President Obama will be a powerful force for uniting the party in November. In one sign of coalescing support from Christian conservatives, the National Organization for Marriage, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, endorsed Mr. Romney on Wednesday morning. The group called Mr. Romney a “true champion” and said that President Obama “has...
  • Santorum: I left GOP race because money dried up

    04/12/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-12-12 | Rebecca Kaplan
    When Rick Santorum ended his presidential bid on Tuesday, he spoke about the illness of his three-year-old daughter, Bella, and expressed a desire to spend more time with her as a parent. But on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator suggested the decision largely came down instead to a simple reality: He was out of cold, hard cash. After losing Wisconsin's April 3 primary to rival Mitt Romney by seven points - a contest, Santorum said, that his campaign viewed as necessary to win in order to do well in his home state of Pennsylvania - his fundraising dried up. "For...
  • Lugar’s struggles increase as Tea Party’s other targets fall

    04/10/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party has lost a number of its top election targets this year, leaving Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) to emerge as public enemy No. 1 for national conservative groups — and poll numbers suggest they could get their man. Groups including the fiscally conservative Club for Growth, Tea Party-affiliated FreedomWorks and the National Rifle Association have increasingly prioritized defeating Lugar, and social-conservative groups like Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families and the Eagle Forum have endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), Lugar’s primary opponent. Mourdock remains largely unknown to voters, but in a recent poll he trailed Lugar...
  • The Media's Religious Test

    10/16/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 17, 2011 | Gary Bauer
    I believe efforts to disqualify Mitt Romney as a presidential contender because of his Mormon faith are outrageous and unfair. Apparently, a lot of people in the liberal media agree with me. Unfortunately, they are hypocrites. The media are ignoring their own established religious test—against candidates whose evangelical or Catholic faith guides their political beliefs. Having momentarily discovered an appreciation for the Constitution, liberal journalists are reminding conservative Christians who question Romney’s faith that our founders prohibited a religious test as a qualification for elected office. “It was only a matter of time before some bigot drew a bead on...
  • GOP Heavies Launch New Pro-Israel Group: Kristol, Bauer target J Street’s candidate [Joe Sestak]

    07/14/2010 5:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The New York Jewish Week ^ | July 14, 2010 | James D. Besser, Washington Correspondent
    J Street, the pro-peace process political action committee and lobby, already had a lot on the line in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Senate race, where it has bet heavily on Democratic nominee Rep. Joe Sestak. But the ante was raised this week with the creation of a new group including Republican heavy hitters William Kristol and Gary Bauer that launched with hard-hitting television ads accusing Sestak of being hostile to Israel. Sestak, who beat Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary in May, is “a perfect example of an elected official running for higher office who uses these rote, throwaway phrases...
  • S.O.S -- Stop Obama's Socialism

    04/07/2010 6:21:04 PM PDT · by winnebago1 · 1 replies · 416+ views
    CWFPAC ^ | 4/7/10 | Gary Bauer
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 To: Friends & Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 209 DAYS UNTIL THE 2010 ELECTIONS! S.O.S. – Stop Obama’s Socialism! Yesterday, Glenn Beck devoted his entire one-hour television program to the question of whether or not the president of the United States is a socialist. Due to time constraints, Beck couldn’t cover everything. (If you missed the show, you can watch the introduction here.) But there is a lot of ground to cover, and a few of the things he left out last night are perhaps more illustrative of the president’s ideology. So, today...
  • The State Of Obama

    01/29/2010 3:41:57 AM PST · by winnebago1 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    Thursday, January 28, 2010 To: Friends & Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 278 DAYS UNTIL THE 2010 ELECTIONS! The State Of Obama, Part II I know it’s not polite to say it, but I told you so. President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was a full-throated defense of his radical agenda. It was combative and, at times, even condescending. It was the longest speech of his career, and it nearly put Harry Reid to sleep! Obama threw down the gauntlet, telling members of Congress not to “run for the hills,” and warning, “I don’t...
  • Gary Bauer Reminds Values Voters of Liberal "High-Tech Lynching" of Clarence Thomas - Video 9/18/09

    09/19/2009 11:27:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 389+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of conservative Gary Bauer hammering liberals for their selective outrage on "race." Bauer reminded everyone how liberal Democrats treated Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court. Bauer said the liberals are not "pro-Black." They are "pro-liberal blacks," as long as "they stay on the plantation." Below is video of Clarence Thomas firing back at his liberal inquisitors during the hearings . . . (VIDEOS)
  • The Community to The Organizer: No Thanks!

    08/07/2009 7:58:12 AM PDT · by rebes22 · 9 replies · 532+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/7/09 | Gary Bauer
    Barack Obama must think American voters are a fickle bunch. After sweeping him into office on a wave of hope and goodwill, many Americans are now rejecting much of what he is proposing. But voters have not changed their minds about what they want. Rather, many voters, against all the evidence, believed Obama’s promises of post partisanship, moderation and transparency. Now they know better. As the reality of Obama’s policy proposals has become more graphic, so has the public’s opposition to them. All over the country citizens are exercising their God-given rights of assembly and free speech. And that has...
  • BAUER: An ideological choice. Time for Republicans to put up a fight

    05/27/2009 3:02:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,278+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2009 | Gary Bauer
    It had all become too much. After three days spent fending off Senate Democrats' relentless badgering, including insinuations that he was racist, anti-woman and a liar, Samuel A. Alito Jr., President George W. Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, was asked directly by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, "Are you a bigot?" Justice Alito responded, "I'm not any kind of bigot." It was then that Martha-Ann Alito, the nominee's wife, burst into tears and promptly exited the room, creating the most indelible memory of her husband's confirmation hearings. The incendiary personal attacks employed by Democrats against Justice Alito...
  • An ideological choice: Time for Republicans to put up a fight

    05/27/2009 1:00:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | By Gary Bauer |
    It had all become too much. After three days spent fending off Senate Democrats' relentless badgering, including insinuations that he was racist, anti-woman and a liar, Samuel A. Alito Jr., President George W. Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, was asked directly by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, "Are you a bigot?" Justice Alito responded, "I'm not any kind of bigot." It was then that Martha-Ann Alito, the nominee's wife, burst into tears and promptly exited the room, creating the most indelible memory of her husband's confirmation hearings.
  • Nothing to Like About Hate Crimes Laws

    05/01/2009 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 10 replies · 678+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5-1-09 | Gary Bauer
    Our last president was ridiculed for claiming to have peered into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and gotten, in his words, a “sense of his soul.” Our current president wants to do something even more audacious: to peer into your mind to get a sense of your thoughts. And if he finds them insufficiently accepting of homosexuality, he may want to lock you up. And he could get the chance. This week, the House of Representatives passed The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HR 1913), which adds gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability to the list of protected categories...
  • Bauer Notes Obama's 100 Mistakes, Misstatements and Missteps in His First 100 Days

    04/29/2009 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Delacon · 13 replies · 1,223+ views ^ | Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009 | Gary Bauer
    Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Wednesday, Barack Obama's 100th day in office, noted a series of mistakes, misstatements and missteps for an administration which has received little comprehensive media coverage. Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, said that he released this list to provide a more balanced picture of the first 100 days of the Obama Administration. Bauer observed, "The media coverage has been so glowing from the Washington Press Corp that it is important to remind Americans about a number of bad decisions from policy to personnel from the most left-leaning administration in our nation's history."...
  • Online Petition Thanks LDS Church For Prop. 8 Support (Mormons Backed By Social Conservatives Alert)

    11/25/2008 9:47:13 PM PST · by goldstategop · 83 replies · 3,054+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/25/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    More than 3,000 people, including longtime Mormon critic James Dobson of Focus on the Family, have signed an online petition thanking the LDS Church for its efforts on behalf of California's traditional marriage initiative known as Proposition 8. "Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition effort -- as Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and people of other faith communities all came together to fight this great battle for marriage," says the petition, which is addressed to LDS President Thomas...
  • To Vote or Not to Vote

    09/14/2008 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Delacon · 27 replies · 298+ views
    Human Events ^ | 09/12/2008 | Gary Bauer
    In this year of historic firsts, it should surprise no one that political prognosticators predict Election Day turnout to exceed 60 percent of the voting age population for the first time in 40 years.  Americans have “change” on their minds.  But they’re getting decidedly different visions of it from two presidential candidates who stand diametrically opposed on almost every issue.  Despite the stakes, there remain some conservatives who see little reason to exercise that which Samuel Adams called one of the most solemn trusts in human society -- the right to vote.  So, with voter registration deadlines looming, let me...
  • What Does Barack Believe?

    06/08/2008 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 2 replies · 72+ views
    Campaign for Working Families (email report) ^ | June 5, 2008 | Gary L. Bauer
    The Obama phenomenon is so wide-spread that there is a good possibility that someone you know – someone at your church, at your place of employment, a neighbor, perhaps even a family member – has bought into the myth that this man is the one who will save our nation from the “old politics” of cynicism and partisanship, and has the wisdom and leadership to heal our land. I could give you dozens of examples of Obama’s flip-flops and inconsistencies, but for this report I’ll limit most of my remarks to his contorted views on the most fundamental responsibility of...
  • Military personnel harassed on subway

    06/06/2008 6:08:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 117 replies · 291+ views
    One News Now ^ | June 6, 2008 | Chad Groening
    A pro-family activist and former presidential candidate says it is outrageous that military personnel in uniform, who use public transportation while traveling to the Pentagon, are being publically harassed by anti-war leftists. The Air Force recently issued a security advisory, relating several incidents where military personnel have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government and shouting anti-war sentiments. Gary Bauer, Chairman of American Values, says in one case a woman in uniform was followed as she exited a Washington, D.C., subway train and a left wing thug continued to berate her as she exited the metro station. Bauer believes...
  • Obama Stereotypes America

    04/14/2008 1:36:31 PM PDT · by winnebago1 · 23 replies · 94+ views | 4/14/08 | Gary Bauer
    Monday, April 14, 2008 To: Friends & Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer Obama & Small Town America Senator Barack Obama had a bad weekend. It all started in San Francisco when the senator shared with an audience of liberal left-coast elitists his view of “small town” Americans. Here is what he said: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. …And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to...
  • Conservative Gary Bauer endorses McCain

    02/11/2008 7:51:12 AM PST · by TinaJeannes · 57 replies · 76+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/11/2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Conservative Gary Bauer is endorsing Republican presidential candidate John McCain. The prominent abortion foe says in a statement that McCain "has dedicated his life to defending human rights around the world, including the rights of the unborn." The McCain campaign released Bauer's statement. Bauer himself ran for president in 2000. McCain thanked Bauer for his support. The Arizona senator says, "Gary has always been a forceful, unapologetic advocate for the sanctity of life and traditional marriage, judicial restraint and a strong American foreign policy based on our values."
  • Evangelicals Rebuke NAE Leaders over Islam Letter

    01/05/2008 7:53:53 AM PST · by ZGuy · 23 replies · 184+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 1/4/8 | Ethan Cole
    Some prominent evangelical leaders are criticizing the heads of the National Association of Evangelicals for signing a letter to Muslim leaders containing controversial language. The critical leaders include Dr. Albert Mohler, Gary Bauer, and Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo who voiced opposition to the apology in the letter for the sins of Christians during the Crusades and for “excesses” of the global war on terror, without mentioning Muslim acts of violence. Moreover, the leaders contend the letter compromises the importance of Jesus in Christianity in order to appease Muslims. Mohler noted that the letter “sends the wrong signal” and contains basic theological...
  • Obama stump speech strategy of conciliation considered harmful

    01/01/2008 1:38:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 174+ views
    Corrente Wire ^ | December 28, 2007
    One current permathread on Big Orange is that Krugman and Obama are feuding or having a vendetta. Which, when you take a step back, is bizarre. That movement conservatives and Villagers like stone Bush enabler William Kristol, like David Brooks, Broderella, and Andrew Sullivan are all good with Obama isn’t even mentioned in passing by Obama’s fan base. And yet those same enthusiasts spend inordinate amounts of time vilifying Paul Krugman, a true progressive who was there for us from the earliest dark days of the Bush regime. Curious. What’s really happening? Krugman doesn’t have a problem with Obama; Krugman...
  • Violence and Chaos as New Year Dawns

    12/28/2007 3:46:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 244+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 28, 2007 | Jonathan Falwell
    G.K. Chesterton once stated, “When learned men begin to use their reason, then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.” I believe that sentiment defines the way many people — including me, on occasion — look at our world today. As we prepare to enter the year 2008, our world is encountering widespread turmoil and confusion. The shocking assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto rekindles the fears we have of militant terrorists who will recklessly sacrifice their own lives to carry on their reign of terror. And while the experts and pundits and politicians continue to weigh...
  • Reports of the death of social conservatism greatly exaggerated(Fred gets NRLC endorsement)

    11/13/2007 1:11:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 411+ views
    The World According to Oatney ^ | November 13, 2007 | David Oatney
    As I have said in months past, the reports of the death of social conservatism within the Republican Party are greatly exaggerated. There isn't a candidate in the Republican Primaries that doesn't dream of the opportunity to get key endorsements from the social Right. Rudy Guiliani would even like to get a few more than just Pat Robertson-after all, Robertson has been discredited within the conservative movement for a very long time. On the other hand, the idea that pro-family social conservatives are in total control of the GOP is something that both the press and the Democrats have attempted...
  • Tests abound for Republicans with religious conservatives [Values Voter Summit]

    10/17/2007 9:32:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 178+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2007 | Sam Youngman
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his rivals for the Republican nomination will face a tough crowd when they address the religious conservatives at the Values Voter Summit starting Friday. “I think what we can expect is a lot of folks talking about how dissatisfied they are with the choices they have,” former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said. Giuliani’s positions on abortion and gay rights continue to dog him as he looks for support within the leadership of the religious conservative movement, and those leaders say they want to hear more from the former mayor this weekend than...
  • Evangelical backs Thompson (Gary Bauer)

    10/12/2007 6:39:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 210 replies · 447+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2007 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Christian conservative activist Gary Bauer compares Fred Thompson to Ronald Reagan in an e-mail to supporters of his Campaign for Working Families, declaring the "Law & Order" star acceptable to the faithful: There continues to be a lot of confusion in the media and misreporting about the faith of Senator Fred Thompson and his wife, Jeri. I am happy to help clear it up. Mrs. Thompson is a strong pro-life Christian. Senator Thompson is not a regular church attendee (neither was Ronald Reagan), but he has been very clear about his faith. He has repeatedly said in both private and...
  • Conservatives gamble, take Fred Thompson: He shares enough values and is electable, they say

    10/05/2007 2:58:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 878+ views
    The Tennessean | October 5, 2007 | Jennifer Brooks
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  • The religious right's threat

    10/03/2007 12:35:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 565+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 2, 2007 | Dick Polman
    Back in May 2000, I learned firsthand that James Dobson is a tough man to please. Dobson, the prominent Christian conservative who believes that his religious brethren have the God-given right to vet Republican presidential candidates, invited some political journalists to dine with him at his headquarters in Colorado Springs. As we silently forked our pasta salads, Dobson explained why he was so disappointed in frontrunner George W. Bush. Bush, apparently, was not sufficiently conservative, because he had not yet categorically renounced the idea of choosing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as his running mate. Ridge was a defender of abortion...
  • Don't Let the Media Divide Our Movement (Must Read!)

    09/28/2007 7:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 112+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | September 28, 2007 | Gary Schneeberger, Vice President
    Dear Friends, You have probably heard at least a little bit in the past several days about Dr. James Dobson’s comments regarding presidential candidate Fred Thompson. It is true that Dr. Dobson, as a private citizen in an e-mail to friends, raised questions about former Sen. Thompson’s suitability to be president. What has not been true, in the days that have followed, is the media’s attempt to paint the incident as World War III among socially conservative Christians. Do some other evangelical leaders disagree with Dr. Dobson’s opinion about Sen. Thompson? Yes. But that is hardly uncommon in the realm...
  • Christians Urged to Consider Thompson, Other Presidential Hopefuls (Gary Bauer)

    09/26/2007 4:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 173+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | September 25, 2007 | Ethan Cole
    A well-known evangelical leader is encouraging conservative Christians to give presidential hopeful Fred Thompson and all other candidates a fair chance not long after another prominent conservative leader criticized the former senator for being too weak on key issues. Although he doesn’t endorse Thompson, former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer contends that conservative Christians should seriously consider him if they want to avoid a “nightmare scenario” where they are forced to choose between two pro-abortion, pro-gay rights candidates – Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. “He (Thompson)’s obviously against same-sex marriage. He doesn’t support quite the same constitutional amendment that some...
  • Evangelical Leader Counters Dobson; Supports Thompson

    09/24/2007 7:00:11 AM PDT · by Doofer · 133 replies · 76+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Sep. 24 2007 | Ethan Cole
    WASHINGTON – A well-known evangelical leader opposed Dr. James Dobson’s criticism of presidential hopeful Fred Thompson, pointing out the candidate’s conservative views and his potential to win the ’08 election. “He (Thompson)’s obviously against same-sex marriage. He doesn’t support quite the same constitutional amendment that some of the others of us do, but he’s been talking with us about it, and has been moving closer and closer on the amendment,” said Bauer, who is president of American Values, according to OneNewsNow. “So I hope that we can, as a movement, be very wise about this, and not savage candidates that...
  • What is Radical Christianity? ... (terrorism is synonomous with Muslims and Islam)

    09/01/2007 8:34:03 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,065+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/31/2007 | Gary Bauer
    “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America.” Perhaps you remember that pearl from Rosie O’Donnell, the perpetually agitated former co-host of The View. While few had put it quite so brusquely, O’Donnell’s sentiment was hardly a novel one. A steady stream of books and films had for years demonized conservative Christians, attacking their rising influence in politics and on broader American life as heralding the establishment of a Christian theocracy. It was against this backdrop of anti-Christian paranoia that CNN recently aired “God’s Warriors,” a mini-series that investigated what animates the most fervent...
  • Pro-Life Leader Says Abortion-Ultrasound Bills Changing Hearts, Saving Lives

    08/08/2007 3:59:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 476+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/8/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A leading pro-life advocate says that the new trend in state legislation toward requiring abortion practitioners to allow women to see an ultrasound image of their unborn child prior to the abortion is changing hearts and saving lives. Gary Bauer, the former GOP presidential candidate, says more states should follow the lead.Ultrasound images have worked in pregnancy centers. When women see a technologically amazing picture of their baby, they typically realize abortion is the worst decision they could make.This July, Mississippi and Georgia became the latest states to help women see a picture of their...
  • Gary Bauer: Conservative Talk Radio IS the Fairness Doctrine

    06/29/2007 8:15:32 AM PDT · by hardback · 23 replies · 859+ views
    Human Events Magazine ^ | 06/29/2007 | Gary Bauer
    What ever happened to liberals' support of free speech? First, it was "lobbying reform" that targeted grassroots communications. Then it was "hate crimes" legislation that tries to figure out what we are thinking. More recently, it's "card check," payback to the big labor unions that would take away the right of employees to secret ballot elections on unionizing the workplace. Worst of all, however, have been the recent calls by liberal congressmen to re-instate the Fairness Doctrine, the ironically misnamed government regulation requiring broadcasters to present competing sides of controversial issues. Enacted in 1949, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put...

    01/14/2007 11:09:54 AM PST · by carolgr · 5 replies · 319+ views
    There are now multiple web sites that make a sport of attacking those who take a stand for decency. These sites question traditional Bible based morality as they labor to twist our society towards their own confused values. They use their sites as attack dogs that they aim at the conservatives whom they personally identify as the “Right Wing-Nuts.” These web sites are growing in number, their influence is increasing and they are a part of a bigger process that is working to morally collapse our culture. To distance God from our children, they clump themselves together and fight to...
  • The Man Who Gave Us Welfare Reform (Robert B. Carleson, 1931-2006)

    05/01/2006 3:56:55 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 698+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2006 | Gary Bauer
    REAGANAUTS FOUND THEMSELVES IN MOURNING again last week as another of the Gipper's loyal servants unexpectedly passed away. Hard on the heels of the deaths of Caspar Weinberger and Lyn Nofziger came the sad news that Robert B. Carleson, architect of Reagan's welfare reform, had succumbed to complications from recent surgery. Hundreds of the old Reagan team gathered in the rotunda of the Ronald Reagan Trade Center, just a few blocks from the White House, to share a few tears and a few laughs, as a dozen old friends, led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese, reflected on Carleson's life...
  • Children Still at Risk From Liberal Agenda

    04/03/2006 4:55:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 420+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 4/3/06 | Gary Bauer
    In 1990 I co-authored "Children at Risk," a book exposing the cultural forces in education that endanger our children and showing parents what they can do to defend their families against an ever-encroaching liberal agenda. Sixteen years on and things have scarcely improved. In fact, judging from some recent developments, it's become clear our children are at greater risk than ever from an education establishment gone wild. Earlier this month a Colorado high school geography teacher was put on administrative leave for comparing President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches made by Adolf Hitler. After a week soaking...
  • 'War' on Christians Is Alleged. Conference Depicts a Culture Hostile to Evangelical Beliefs.

    03/29/2006 1:04:29 PM PST · by Crackingham · 226 replies · 3,331+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/29/6 | Alan Cooperman
    The "War on Christmas" has morphed into a "War on Christians." Last December, some evangelical Christian groups declared that the religious celebration of Christmas -- and even the phrase "Merry Christmas" -- was under attack by the forces of secularism. This week, radio commentator Rick Scarborough convened a conference in Washington on the "War on Christians and the Values Voters in 2006." The opening session was devoted to "reports from the frontlines" on "persecution" of Christians in the United States and Canada, including an artist whose paintings were barred from a municipal art show in Deltona, Fla., because they contained...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 October 2005

    10/09/2005 5:13:45 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 1,049 replies · 17,806+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 9 October 2005 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, October 9th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Texas Supreme Court Judge Nathan Hecht; Gary Bauer, president of the American Values Coalition; Dr. Steven Rosenberg, chief surgeon with the National Institutes of Health.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pat Buchanan, former presidential candidate; Richard Land, president, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Judiciary...
  • Bauer Notes Presidential Hopefuls and Diverse National Leaders to Gather in Support of Israel

    09/26/2005 9:26:40 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 4 replies · 290+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 9/26/05
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Former Presidential Candidate Gary L. Bauer noted Monday that with at least three presidential hopefuls meeting with pro-Israel attendees of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Washington Briefing this week "we will have all the makings of a great debate on one of the key, strategic friendships that the United States has ... our long term relationship with Israel. That alone will make the event worth attending." The program of note: The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews annual Washington Briefing on Tuesday and Wednesday culminating in the "Friends of Israel" Banquet Wednesday...