The Democratic Party's platform is strongly pro-homosexual and
against traditional marriage -- aspects that one attorney says are
against what the voters view as right.
Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty
Counsel Action, tells OneNewsNow the platform is radical and
signs off on "every extremist demand of homosexual pressure groups
and the militant homosexual lobby." That includes plans to abolish
the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) -- an effort many
Democrats supported in 1996 but oppose it in the platform now.
"It just goes to show you that with liberals it's
not a matter of fixed principle upon which they build their
platform; their platform is one that kind of blows in the wind,"
Barber determines. "It's a finger-to-the-wind political analysis to
determine where they think they need to be in order to garner the
most votes -- not where they think they need to be in order to do
the right thing."
The attorney also deems the document an insult to the 32 states
that have passed constitutional amendments and another 13 that have
statutes establishing marriage as between one man and one woman as
a matter of law.
"They're calling them bigots and homophobes," he notes. "I think
that is an affront to voters in these states and that voters need
to keep this in mind when they go into the voting booth."
The Democratic platform states that they "support the freedom of
churches and religious entities to decide how to administer
marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference,"
but they oppose "federal and state constitutional amendments and
other attempts to deny equal protection under the law" to same-sex
The Republican Party platform affirms the rights of states and
the federal government not to recognize homosexual "marriage" and
backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of
one man and one woman.
Furthermore, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) says
the November election will either mean a step forward or a step
back for the pro-life movement. That is why the organization is
urging voters to remember the candidates' stance on the issue. (Listen to audio report)
Carol Tobias, president of the NRLC, tells OneNewsNow that while
the economy will take center stage in the campaign, life needs to
"The Democratic platform is
calling for abortion for any reason. They do not place limits on
abortion whatsoever," she details. "So under their position,
abortion would be legal for all nine months of the pregnancy, and
they want our taxpayer dollars to pay for the abortion."
The party is also dedicated to continuing the current
administration's efforts of spreading the abortion agenda
worldwide. So, Tobias dubs the platform as "extreme and radical as
you can get."
"President Obama is giving our money to organizations like
International Planned Parenthood that go into other countries and
lobby to overturn pro-life laws," she explains. "They promote and
perform abortions. Our money is going to the United Nations
Population Fund, which is participating in China's forced abortion
program for population control."
The pro-lifer also notes that ObamaCare will subsidize abortions --
likely leading to the rationing of healthcare for the disabled and
elderly. She believes this election needs to bring about change "in
order to protect innocent human beings again."