Friday, July 14, 2006

Rev. Strickland Rides Again

This just in from the Ohio Republican Party:
Ted Strickland has no shame.

The ''minister'' who admits he doesn't even attend church is out with a new Christian radio ad, talking up how much those ''biblical principles which have guided and instructed me in the past will continue to sustain me as I serve as Ohio's next governor.''

The fact is Congressman Strickland has a longstanding record of opposition to religious expression. We can't let him get away with this hypocrisy.

So where does Strickland really stand on religious issues? This is what you probably won't hear on Christian radio anytime soon:

AGAINST a constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage.

AGAINST a measure that permitted the public display of the Ten Commandments on government property. (Vote 221 6/17/99)

AGAINST a constitutional amendment to guarantee every citizen's right to pray and express their religious beliefs on public property, including schools. (Vote 201 6/4/98)

AGAINST allowing faith-based organizations to compete for federal housing grants. (Vote 109 4/6/00)

AGAINST allowing government-funded religious organizations to consider religion as a factor in hiring. (Vote 175 5/8/03)

AGAINST an amendment prohibiting the extension of government benefits to unmarried domestic partners. (Vote 352 9/25/01)

AGAINST amendments to require more funding for abstinence education programs. (Vote 157 5/1/03, Vote 379 10/11/01)

AGAINST a law creating criminal penalties for harming an unborn baby during the commission of a crime (now known as Lacy's Law). (Vote 465 9/30/99, Vote 89 4/26/01, Vote 31 2/26/04)

FOR taxpayer-funded abortions and the taxpayer-funded development of an abortion pill. (Vote 136, 5/10/06-Vote 216, 5/25/05-Vote 362, 7/15/03-Vote 115, 5/16/01-Vote 292, 7/16/98-Vote 373, 7/10/2000-Vote 173, 6/8/1999-Vote 260, 6/24/1998)

FOR continued funding of the following National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants: "Mood Arousal and Sexual Risk Taking," "Study on Sexual Habits of Older Men," "Study on San Francisco's Asian Prostitutes/Masseuses," and "Study on American Indian Transgender Research." (Vote 352, 7/10/03)
FOR gay civil unions

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