Have you ever read a news article about Rudy Giuliani that’s cited him as being in favor of legalizing gay marriage, and then sat back and thought to yourself, “Huh, I didn’t know Rudy was in favor of that.”
Well, it might just be because he’s not!
Somehow, a completely concocted meme has cleverly infiltrated the media from top to bottom, that Rudy Giuliani is pro-gay marriage, when, in fact, he is absolutely not. In fact, Rudy has been one of the staunchest supporters of preserving traditional marriage, even when his position was unpopular in the most liberal of cities.
Here’s what Rudy had to say about the marriage issue recently: “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, that it should remain that way, it should remain that way inviolate, and everything should be done to make sure that that’s the case.”
Here’s what Rudy had to say about the marriage issue back in 2000: “The institution of marriage should remain defined as a man and a woman.”
Rudy has always been in favor of traditional marriage, and has never changed his views based on the office he’s running for. It’s as simple as that. Rudy is not pro-gay marriage.
Perhaps the confusion comes because Rudy is pro-gay rights, supports civil unions, and has a couple of friends who are gay. Let’s set some things straight here:
Rudy is pro-gay rights because he is pro-human rights. I think all sane, caring social conservatives share Rudy’s stance on this one.
Rudy is pro-civil unions, but opposes those civil unions that too closely resemble traditional marriage, as he did in the case of the New Hampshire civil unions law that made them the equivalent of marriage.
Rudy is known to have a couple of gay friends, but that is meaningless in the policy making realm.
The fact is, homosexuality is a personal issue, not one that a President should have to deal with. People have the right to personally feel that homosexuality is moral or immoral, and they have the right to politely discuss amongst themselves the “rightness” of such a lifestyle, but social conservatives and evangelicals like us must understand one thing: The government, particularly the office of the Presidency, is NOT our vehicle to impose our morality on others! We do not have the right to hijack American politics to make other people follow our lifestyle. For those of us who are Christians, it is not our responsibility to force non-Christians to follow the minutae of all our religious laws and regulations.
Conservatives should not be pressing for a nanny-state that tells people what they can and cannot do in their own bedrooms. In fact, true conservatism demands that government lessen its size and scope, and step out of the personal lives of its citizens.
Homosexuality is not the issue in 2008. We need a President who can fix the real problems our country is facing: the national deficit, government spending and taxes, global terrorism, the health care system, the education system, Social Security, the energy crisis, and so on. Rudy Giuliani is the candidate with the proven experience and leadership needed in getting results on these issues. Rudy Giuliani is the candidate we need.