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Conservatives Waging Campaign For Christie To Appoint NOM Co-Founder To Senate

by David Badash on June 4, 2013

in News,Politics,Religion

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Some conservative voices on the more radical religious right are trying to get New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to appoint National Organization For Marriage (NOM) co-founder Robert P. George to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. George, a Princeton University professor was appointed by Speaker John Boehner last year to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Commissioners at the USCIRF are government employees, and hold their posts for two years.

Fellow Princeton Professor John Londregan at the National Review — home to George’s fellow NOM co-founder and fellow former NOM Chair Maggie Gallagher, along with racists past and present — writes: “New Jersey Deserves a Senator Robert P. George.”

Dr. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, and is the Herbert W. Vaughan senior fellow of the Witherspoon Institute – the funder of the now-infamous Regnerus anti-gay parenting “study” that has been debunked, and shown to be created as a tool to attack marriage equality at the Supreme Court.

George, who, despite being involved at the highest levels of America’s professional anti-gay marriage machine, likes to keep out of the spotlight, is on many Boards of Directors, including the Institute for American Values, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, to name a few.

But, after the National Organization For Marriage, one of George’s most dangerous creations is the Manhattan Declaration, which he wrote, along with the late Chuck Colson (of Watergate fame). The Manhattan Declaration is a statement signed by over a half-million anti-gay and anti-abortion  activists who pledge, essentially, anarchy rather than support what they believe are immoral institutions or actions. Created primarily for Orthodox Evangelical Christians, the eight-page document concludes with this pledge:

Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family. We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.

Here’s a rundown of some of those attempting to start a “Robbie George for Senate” campaign:


Image, top, via Princeton

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{ 5 comments }

bgryphon June 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I think that Gov. Christie is smart enough to realize that appointing Mr George would be, in effect, firing a different RPG at his chance of national office. Making nice with our President only goes so far; Christie knows better than to draw attention to his regressive policies.

From earlier today at salon.com:
"In his first term, Christie torpedoed a much-needed mass transit tunnel project, same-sex marriage and early voting. He vetoed a minimum wage hike. He vetoed legislation designed to eliminate the gender wage gap. He withdrew from a regional carbon cap-and-trade agreement. He killed a Jersey version of the DREAM Act and cut funding for women’s health services, including eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood."
(source http://www.salon.com/2013/06/04/dear_everyone_chr

SeanLiberty13 June 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Yup; that is just what NJ needs, a grotesque Nazi who advocates killing thousands of NJ citizens and using their tax dollars to do it. NOT!!!

castlerockbear June 5, 2013 at 9:23 am

This VIAL person is not fit to HOLD ANY OFFICE! Listen up conservative RWNJ's This is NOT going to happen! Nazis went out of fashion 68 years ago! Quit trying to install your antiquated ethics, it's not the 1940's anymore whether you like it or not!! LOL

Str8Grandmother June 8, 2013 at 8:10 am

We didged the bullet on this one, whew!

Str8Grandmother June 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

Geesh, make that "dodged" not didged

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