Monday, October 13, 2008

Tell CBS -- Americans want to know the candidate's views on social issues

Put the pressure on CBS. So far we have had two debates that deliberately avoided mention of any issues that might make Obama. Is every social issue above his "pay grade"? Sign the Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) petition and let Wednesday's moderator know that Americans want some answers on important social issues. Below the info from FRC Action's Tony Perkins.

"Unless you act immediately by contacting CBS's Bob Schieffer, the moderator in Wednesday's final presidential debate, it's likely that the final meeting of the candidates will not contain any questions on marriage or abortion.

Last Friday, Connecticut's Supreme Court overturned that State's marriage law and mandated that every citizen recognize homosexual "marriage." Voters have the right to hear the candidates answer these timely questions:

  • Do you believe that the U.S. Constitution contains a right for homosexuals to marry?
  • Would you change the traditional definition of marriage contained in the federal Defense of Marriage Act?
  • Do you support the Defense of Marriage Act's provision allowing states not to recognize same-sex marriages from other states?
  • Have you ever opposed any ballot initiative seeking to define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman?

No issue our nation faces is more important than the protection of innocent unborn life, so Mr. Schieffer should also question the candidates as follows:

  • Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court's decision allowing the government to ban abortions that kill a partially born baby?
  • Have you ever supported or opposed any law designed to protect the lives of babies that have survived an attempted abortion?

If you believe, as I do, that it's important for these questions to be asked at the upcoming presidential debate, please sign our petition to Bob Schieffer at CBS News.

When you have done so, please forward this message to your friends and ask them to do the same. There is no time to lose. Thank you for taking action now, and may God bless you."

Sign the Petition to Bob Schieffer, host of CBS Face the Nation and moderator of the Third and Final Presidential Debate, Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Tony Perkins

Family Research Council Action