Former Republican presidential
candidate Rick Santorum will be the star attraction at an upcoming
“pastor's briefing” on how to stop Referendum 74, the Washington
state ballot measure which would uphold a gay marriage law approved
Santorum will appear on Tuesday,
October 9 in Spokane and the following day in Bellevue.
At the Bellevue event, Santorum will
share his thoughts on three questions with ministers: “How will
same-sex marriage impact your ministry?” “How will same-sex
marriage impact your congregation?” and “What can you do to stop
“As a member of the U.S. Senate,
Santorum has argued forcefully against policies that undermine the
family and weaken America's economic competitiveness: And now he
comes to Washington to help our fight for marriage, life and
religious freedom,” the Family Policy Institute, which is hosting
the events, said in a statement.
According to the Seattle
Post Intelligencer, the Santorum dinner is sponsored by the
“action” wing of the Family Research Council (FRC).
Santorum is also lending a hand to the
campaign to oust Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, one of the
seven judges whose unanimous 2009 ruling brought gay marriage to the
Midwest, joining the “No Wiggins Bus Tour” on Monday.