Sunday, January 06, 2008

Report Card Grades Leading Candidates on Family Issues

CCF MEDIA: News Releases

For Immediate Release
January 2, 2008

Grading the GOP Presidential Candidates on Family-Value Claims

Thomasson: Let the record show they are marching to different drummers

Campaign for Children and Families does not support or oppose candidates for
public office, and provides the following information solely for educational

Sacramento, CA -- With seven states holding primaries or caucuses this month
and the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties to be decided on
Super Tuesday, February 5, it's high time that conservative voters get the
facts on which candidates will defend the natural family –- a father, a
mother, and their children.

Campaign for Children and Families, a leading West Coast pro-family
organization that researches and advocates for the natural family, is
pleased to announce the Report Card on the Natural Family to inform voters
where the leading Republican presidential candidates stand on protecting the
basic family unit.

"While all of the leading Republican candidates claim to embrace family
values, let the record show that they're marching to different drummers on
marriage rights, adoption, schoolchildren, and the destructive 'LGBT'
agenda," said CCF President Randy Thomasson. "Many pro-family voters will be
surprised with the results of this carefully-researched report card. But as
always, what a candidate does means much more than what they say. Facts are
stubborn things."

"It's already apparent that the leading Democratic candidates support nearly
all of the homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual agenda," added Thomasson, a
registered independent, whose non-partisan organization will compare
candidates from both major parties later this year.

To grade the Report Card on the Natural Family, presidential candidates'
positions were taken from published votes, policies, and public statements
and documents. No coordination was done with any candidate or supporting
campaign. For scoring purposes, the greatest weight was given to actual
votes, actions and policies, rather than to contemporary statements that
differ from past policies or statements or contradict previous actions.

YES = Position in support of the natural family
NO = Position against the natural family
? = unknown or unclear position

This important survey features Republican candidates who have scored
at least five percent in state polls, and thus have minimum viability. The
grading of this report card is limited to eight specific subject areas, and
does not report or claim to report on any other strengths or weaknesses of
the candidates.

For REPORT CARD, go to

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