Prominent evangelical leaders who spent the summer hoping Fred Thompson would emerge as their favored Republican presidential contender are having doubts as he begins his long-teased campaign. But Thompson's less-than-clear stance on a U. The field is still very fluid. Although the group does not endorse candidates, individual members have done so in the past, and one of the organization's founding principles is to get the movement's leaders on the same page when possible. Some in the meeting shared their presidential leanings, but the consensus was that more time is needed to gauge Thompson's performance, according to a participant. A clearer picture may develop Oct.
Thompson defends gay marriage stance
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Religion and Politics ’08: Fred Thompson
Fred Thompson, the Law and Order actor who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, is not a fan of the gays. In fact, not only is he not a fan of the gays, he wants a amendment to enshrine anti-gay discrimination in our nation's constitution to make sure that we know that we are considered second class citizens. KING: You met this morning privately with some conservative activists in this state, the people who helped people win the caucuses in the past. They say that they were very comfortable with everything said in that private meeting, very comfortable with your agenda. But they say they're skeptical, that they don't want to just hear lipservice; they want to see results.
Proponents of the ban are heartened by polls showing that the amendment has a good chance of getting the 60 percent of votes necessary for passage. A constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida is closing in on a spot on the ballot, triggering a political battle that could sway voters in a presidential year. Florida4Marriage, the group pushing the amendment, has , signatures and needs only 13, more to put it before voters. Writing that into the state constitution would prevent state judges from overturning the law to allow gay marriage, as the state Supreme Court did in Massachusetts.