Only days after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, Mitt Romney addressed graduates at a commencement ceremony at anti-gay Liberty University in Virginia.
During the speech, Mitt Romney bashed marriage equality and said that religion should always overrule government.
“Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. The protection of religious freedom has also become a matter of debate. It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with instead of blessed with. Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government.”
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With this speech denouncing marriage equality, Mitt Romney has demonstrated once again that he will do what religious extremists tell him to do. Clearly, Romney subscribes to the Jerry Falwell/anti-gay position simply by agreeing to speak at a school designed to hate. It is equally clear that Romney intends to let religious fundamentalism rule the government that he wants to be the “leader” of. In the wake of allowing anti-gay conservatives to force his gay foreign policy spokesman to resign, anti-gay conservative radio host and AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer told his audience that Romney would be a weak leader if he is incapable of standing against the extremists in his own party.
Indeed, Romney is exactly the kind of Presidential candidate conservatives want. Earlier this year at CPAC, Grover Norquist told the conservative audience that they need to elect a Republican who will sign any legislation that a Republican controlled Congress puts in front of him. In other words, they want a puppet to control. Under a President Romney, conservative Christians would absolutely be able to pass their destructive agenda, and if that happens, we can kiss democracy and personal liberty goodbye.