A pro-family activist working to expose the truth about homosexuality says the Democrat seeking to unseat Georgia Governor Nathan Deal needs to "come clean" about his pro-homosexual stances.
A recent editorial in The Washington Times says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter – the grandson of former Governor and U.S. President Jimmy Carter – "dodges, weaves and deflects" questions about his support of special rights for homosexuals, including homosexual "marriage." The Times also says that some radical pro-homosexual groups don't like Carter's "sneaky approach" since a recent fundraiser hosted by homosexual activists raised nearly $90,000 for the state senator's campaign.
Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, argues that politicians "need to come clean" on the homosexual issue.
"Obviously in a Red state like Georgia there's greater opposition to gay rights and especially homosexual so-called marriage," he points out. "And so that's why we see politicians like Jason Carter hide their true beliefs."
The Times editorial observes that Carter appears to be "willing to say pretty much whatever it takes to win" and therefore is "eager not to offend religiously conservative Georgia." It also suggests the gubernatorial hopeful is pursuing the same strategy as Democratic Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who kept his pro-homosexual views a secret when he ran last year.
LaBarbera sees the same parallel. "The attorney general [of Virginia] gets elected by a narrow, narrow margin and then immediately starts going after the state's Defense of Marriage Amendment. That's just a shame and a disservice to the voters," he says.
Carter currently trails in one recent poll by nine points, but leads in another by seven.
Deal and his predecessor, Sonny Perdue, have been the only Republicans elected to the governor's mansion since January 1872. Perdue's took office in early 2003, breaking a streak of more than three dozen Democratic governors.
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