NewsMon Oct 2, 2006 - 12:15 pm EST
Disgraced Congressman Foley was a Moderate “Pro-Choice” and “Pro-Gay Rights” Republican
By John-Henry Westen
WASHINGTON, October 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Mark Foley, the former Congressman from Florida, resigned in disgrace Friday after ABC News revealed sexually explicit emails and text messages from FoleyÂto teenage boys working as pages.Â Foley was endorsed by both the ‘pro-gay’ Log Cabin Republicans and the ‘pro-choice’ Republican Majority for Choice.
But since the allegations of sexual impropriety homosexual groups have been attempting to disassociate themselves from Foley.Â One group has gone so far as to claim he was opposed to gay rights, even though his voting record shows him unwilling to ban homosexual ‘marriage’ or even homosexual adoption.
The Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-homosexual activist group within the Republican Party, has removed Foley from their list of endorsements for 2006.Â Last week, the Log Cabin webpage endorsed Foley saying, “He has consistently voted against the anti-family marriage amendment, and has supported the hate crimes bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) . . .”Â (see the current Log Cabin page without Foley and the Google Cache of the page with Foley:
The Belleville News-Democrat leads a story entitled “Gay community analyzes Mark Foley’s resignation” with homosexual activist Michael Rogers claiming that Foley was “a homophobe” and “anti-gay”. (http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/local/15653544.htm )
The contention is contradicted by the actions of the political gay activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) which rated Foley in 2003-2004 at 88% on side with them and in 2002 the HRC PAC gave him a campaign contribution of $10,000. (http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.asp?cid=N00002898&cycle=2002 )
On abortion, Foley is a member of Republican Majority for Choice.Â While he voted in favour of the ban on partial-birth abortion he did not support efforts to ban family planning funds abroad, and also voted to support embryonic stem cell research.Â Contributions records from Republican Majority for Choice to Foley’s 2004 campaign can be here: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.asp?cid=N00002898&cycle=2002ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ