Dobson Warns SC Voters Of Tenenbaum's Support For Abortion And Gay Marriage
October 28, 2004
SPARTANBURG, SC (SC GOPUSA) -- Religious broadcaster Dr. James Dobson recently sent a letter to South Carolina voters heavily criticizing Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Inez Tenenbaum for her support for abortion and gay marriage in what he describes as "the most significant social issues of this generation."
Dobson, who hosts a daily radio show called Focus On The Family, recently created a conservative political group called "Focus On The Family Action" that is "dedicated to the defense of moral values and the family."
The Colorado Springs-based group's Founder and Chairman wrote the letter to encourage pro-life, pro-family voters to beware of Tenenbaum's attempts to hide where she really stands on these important issues.
Dobson said Tenenbaum "has consistently sought to advance the cause of the abortion industry."
To back up his claim, Dobson notes that Tenenbaum is "one of just 17 candidates nationwide who has been 'recommended' b Emily's List, a political action committee that supports only pro-abortion women."
Revealing that Tenenbaum has received more than $400,000 from members of the radical pro-abortion group Emily's list since her campaign began, Dobson said Tenenbaum is being rewarded for having "served for years as a pro-abortion lobbyist."
But abortion is not the only issue Tenenbaum has trouble with, Dobson contended.
"If she is elected to the Senate, Mrs. Tenenbaum will be pressured to follow the Senate Democrats' pro-homosexual agenda, too," he exclaimed.
Despite claims that she is an "independent," Dobson said Tenenbaum wears the Democratic label proudly and would vote accordingly if she is elected.
"And because of her party affiliation, it's a virtual given that she would vote for Senate leaders who would strongly support abortion and oppose protecting marriage," Dobson commented. "If her vote is decisive, giving Democrats the majority, you won't see another piece of pro-life or pro-marriage legislation pass the Senate in at least the next two years, if not longer."
Dobson said in his nearly three decades of supporting strong families has he seen such a "direct and serious attack" on the values that have made this country the blessed nation it is.
Looking to South Carolinians who are "among the most pro-life and pro-family people in the nation," Dobson encouraged Christians to "make your voices heard" on Election Day.
Pointing to Republican Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Jim DeMint as someone who "can be counted on to uphold pro-life, pro-family principles as a leader in Congress."
Citing DeMint's support for the Federal Marriage Amendment and his "near-perfect" voting record on pro-life issues, Dobson said he needs to be elected to the Senate to help Republicans confirm "judges who will interpret the law, rather than make it."
Tenenbaum, on the other hand, "will join Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in blocking pro-life nominees for the federal bench," Dobson explained.
Asking South Carolina Christians to "contact both candidates and let them know how you feel about the sanctity of life and the protection of traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman," Dobson said DeMint needs to be supported by people of faith to "stand firm against strong pressure from the abortion industry and from advocates of special rights for homosexuals."
At the end of the letter, Dobson pleads with Christians in South Carolina to "speak up" on November 2 and cast a vote for the pro-life, pro-family candidate in the race for U.S. Senate.
"Please don't let the abortion industry and gay rights activists gain the upper hand in South Carolina," Dobson concluded.
A follow-up postcard from Dobson that arrived in South Carolina mailboxes less than a week before the election with "urgent information for South Carolina voters states that since the writing of his letter, Tenenbaum has failed to "reverse her positions" on abortion and gay marriage.
"Unfortunately, the situation today is even worse than it was when I sent my original letter" in early October, Dobson said.
"I had hoped that an outpouring of heartfelt constituent response would cause Mrs. Tenenbaum to reconsider, as candidates in other states have done in response to public feedback," Dobson expressed. "But Inez Tenenbaum has refused to yield to her constituents on these issues."
As a result, Dobson is again encouraging South Carolina Christians to contact Tenenbaum to "ask her to renounce her pro-abortion views" and to "support the Federal Marriage Amendment."
At the bottom of the postcard, Dobson reminded Christian voters to "remember to thank Jim DeMint for his unwavering defense of the sanctity of life and his principled support for traditional marriage."
Dobson offered a final word of thanks to his supporters for standing with him heading into this crucial election.
"God bless you for standing up for what's right!" Dobson declared.