FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Contact Peter LaBarbera, Republicans for Family Values (www.RFFV.org): 630-717-7631
What: Two Press Conferences – Saturday & Sunday
When: Saturday, January 12, 2008 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Westin Detroit Airport Hotel, 2501 Worldgateway Place, Detroit, MI
When: Sunday, January 13, 2008 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI
DETROIT, Mich. — Mass Resistance (www.massresistance.org) and Republicans for Family Values (www.RFFV.org) will be holding two major press conferences today and tomorrow in Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s home state of Michigan to warn voters about the “real Mitt Romney,” whose liberal, pro-homosexual record is a far cry from his pro-family campaign image.
Massachusetts pro-family leaders Brian Camenker and Amy Contrada, who co-authored the online report, “The Mitt Romney Deception”, will speak at the news conferences, joined by former homosexual Stephen Bennett and pro-natural-family advocate and RFFV founder Peter LaBarbera.*
LaBarbera notes that Romney recently endorsed homosexual special rights (“sexual orientation”) laws for other states — even though the array of “sexual orientation” laws in his own state of Massachusetts led to the imposition of homosexual “marriage” and “gay adoption.”
“Mitt Romney’s recent endorsement of pro-homosexual state laws on ‘Meet the Press’ shows that he still doesn’t have his pro-family conversion story straight,” LaBarbera said, “Of course, it disqualifies him as a pro-family leader.”
One of the spokesmen for RFFV will be Stephen Bennett — a FORMER homosexual man — now married to his wife of 15 years and the father of the couple’s two children.
Bennett is a former resident and taxpayer of Massachusetts. He now resides in Connecticut.
“As a conservative, and foremost a Christian man, I am going to Michigan with one purpose: to tell the truth about Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Do not be deceived — Mitt Romney is the furthest thing from being a conservative, pro-family advocate. He in no way represents my pro-family, conservative views,” said Bennett.
“Romney’s record proves he doesn’t deserve the office of President of the United States of America. However, there is one title I’ll grant Mitt Romney: the ‘Father of Gay Marriage.'”
Bennett continued, “As Governor of the State of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney illegally imposed so-called homosexual “marriage” licenses on the citizens of the Bay State — after refusing to support a marriage-protection amendment years earlier (when he was courting the Log Cabin Republican homosexuals). In doing so, he opened a tragic Pandora’s Box. What the courage-less Romney did in Massachusetts will affect our entire nation for years to come.”
In Boston, following the imposition of “same-sex marriage,” Catholic Charities’ adoption services was forced to closed its doors after refusing to place children in homosexual-led homes. Due to pro-gay laws and policies in the Bay State, parents who believe homosexuality is morally wrong are chastised and one, David Parker, was even thrown in jail because he protested his six-year-old child’s public elementary school ‘s refusal to commit to inform parents about in-class lessons promoting homosexuality.
In then-Gov. Romney’s Massachusetts, state employees were threatened with firings if they refused to accept Romney’s unnecessary and illegal order to distribute ‘gay marriage’ licenses.
“And yet Romney has the audacity to now recommend these same oppressive pro-homosexual laws to other states?” Camenker said. “Mitt Romney is running for President as a pro-life, pro-family conservative, but we in Massachusetts know the REAL Romney — and the liberal social record he tries to keep hidden from the public makes him a threat to American families and our nation’s children if he is elected President.”
Camenker and Contrada wrote the “Mitt Romney Deception,” (http://www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/record/), a devastating report documenting Romney’s liberal record and flip flops on homosexuality, abortion and other issues. Many conservatives are unaware of Romney’s long pro-abortion and pro-homosexual record — the latter which continues today with his recent endorsement on NBC’s “Meet the Press” of state “gay rights” laws (see “Mitt Romney’s Christmas Present to the Gay Lobby,” at www.rffv.org).
*For identification purposes only, LaBarbera is also president of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality.