Surrogates of Rick Santorum are running
robo-calls in Ohio accusing rival Mitt Romney of advancing gay
The calls began on Monday, a day before
voters in Ohio and 9 other states head to the polls on Super Tuesday.
Featured in the ad is Brian Camenker,
who heads the Massachusetts-based anti-gay group MassResistance.
“If you believe as we do that
marriage and sexuality should only be between a man and a woman,
please help us stop Mitt Romney.”
“As governor, Romney signed Gay Youth
Pride Day proclamations, promoted homosexuality in our elementary
schools, and unconstitutionally ordered state officials to make
Massachusetts America's first same-sex marriage state. Romney
supports open homosexuality in the military, the appointment of
homosexual judges, and the ENDA law, making it illegal to fire a man
who wears a dress and high heels to work, even if he's your kid's
teacher. When you vote tomorrow, please vote for social sanity and
Rick Santorum, not for homosexuality and Mitt Romney.”
“Rick Santorum is the only candidate
who can be trusted to uphold traditional marriage, a straight
military, and the rights of American children to have both a mother
and a father.”
The calls are paid for by the
conservative group Jews
and Christians Together.
Romney “endorses homosexuality as a
good choice for young people,” Dr. Gary Cass, president of
DefendChristians.org and a member of Jews & Christians Together,
said in a statement promoting the calls.
While Romney has said he does not
support reinstatement of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” he only
supports giving gay couples rudimentary protections – far from
civil unions or marriage.