Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
spoke Friday to an anti-gay group in Pennsylvania, NBC affiliate WGAL
Palin, a Republican, spoke to a crowd
of 1,100 at the Pennsylvania Family Institute's Friends of the Family
banquet in Hershey.
“You're not afraid to cling to your
guns and your religion and your constitution,” Palin told a
The group's president, Michael Geer,
recently appeared at an anti-gay marriage rally held in Harrisburg
and sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the
nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage.
With the Capitol building in the
background, Geer asked the crowd: “Why does a building like this
exist? Why do we have a Legislature when the courts are just going
to tell us the way things ought to be?”
The social conservative group is
currently working to put a gay marriage ban in the Pennsylvania
Palin also endorsed anti-gay Karen
Handel in her bid to become Georgia's next governor. Handel, who
recently said she would “absolutely” consider a bill that
prohibits gay and lesbian couples from adopting children, lost
her bid for the GOP nomination.