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Gary Bauer, a former Presidential candidate, happened to be driving into Washington, D.C. that morning, to a press conference on Capitol Hill."I was in a massive traffic jam, hadn't moved more than a hundred yards in twenty minutes. ... I had just passed the closest place the Pentagon is to the exit on 395 . . . when all of a sudden I heard the roar of a jet engine.""I looked at the woman sitting in the car next to me. She had this startled look on her face. We were all thinking the same thing. We looked out the front of our windows to try to see the plane, and it wasn't until a few seconds later that we realized the jet was coming up behind us on that major highway. And it veered to the right into the Pentagon.
The blast literally rocked all of our cars. It was an incredible moment.massnews.com / Amy Contrada / December 2001
http://www.massnews.com/past_issues/2001/dec%202001/1201bauer.htm

came from behind us and banked to the right and went into the Pentagon."Interview with Warren Smith
http://www.thecharlotteworld.com/30%20Mins%20With/gary%20bauer/garybauer.html

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Gary Bauer

In an effort to capture and control the castle and all its warriors and weapons, the PNAC offered up members Steve Forbes, Dan Quayle and Gary Bauer to run as Republican candidates in the upcoming Presidential election.
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/election/profile.htm

Blackwater Runs Red
By Matt O. August 2 8 Comments

In 1997, Erik Prince founded Blackwater USA, expanding the family's Christian conservative empire into private security and war for hire.
Erik Prince (credit: Virginia-Pilot)Erik is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and son of the late billionaire automotive parts supplier, Edgar. (In a Q&A published by the Virginian-Pilot on July 24, Erik noted some of his father's less successful ideas, including a sock drawer light and an automated ham de-boning device.)
The elder Prince was widely known for his close association with anti-choice crusader Gary Bauer. Bauer was a domestic policy advisor in the Reagan White House before succeeding Jerry Regier (a former Reagan official, as well) for the leadership role of the Family Research Council (FRC) in 1988. With Edgar's help, Bauer put the FRC on the map. (When Edgar died in 1995, the company was sold for $1.4 billion.)
Erik's sister Elizabeth, commonly referred to as Betsy, was the head of the Michigan Republican Party until early 2005. She is also the former finance chairwoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). She married Dick DeVos, the son of billionaire Amway co-founder (now under the name Alticor), Richard DeVos. Forbes ranked DeVos as the 121st richest person in the world in 2003 with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion.

http://iraqforsale.org/diaries/2006/08/blackwater_runs_red.php

Family Research Council

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Research_Council



Family Research Council (FRC) is a Christian conservative
 non-profit lobbying organization, formed in the United States
by James Dobson in 1981 and incorporated 1983.
The group was designed to be a conservative lobbying force on Capitol Hill.
In the late 1980s the group officially became a division of Dobson's main organization
Focus on the Family,
but in 1992 IRS concerns about the group's lobbying led to an administrative separation. Its function is to promote  what it considers to be traditional family values.
The current president is Tony Perkins.
bauer


"Under the leadership of Jerry Regier, a former Reagan Administration official
at the Department of Health and Human Services,
FRC began to link policy makers with researchers and professionals from
a variety of disciplines. Gary Bauer,
a domestic policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan, succeeded Regier
 in 1988 and by the mid-1990s
the organization had grown into a $10 million operation
with a nationwide network of support...", it states.[2]
Christian activist Gary Bauer says the scandal involving Foley
 is just further evidence that the pro-family agenda is needed desperately in America.

March-April 1999
In an effort to capture and control the castle and all its warriors and weapons, the PNAC offered up members
 Steve Forbes, Dan Quayle and Gary Bauer to run as Republican candidates in the upcoming Presidential election.
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/election/profile.htm



Gary Bauer's Friends

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Bauer served in both Reagan administrations  
Submitted by kayobee 2004-09-02 17:43:44
Reagan Administration: Director, Office of Policy Development, 1987-1988;

Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy, Office of Policy Development, 1982;

Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Development, 1981-1982;

President's Special Working Group on the Family: Chair, 1986;

Department of Education: Under Secretary of Education, 1985-1987;

Deputy Under Secretary for Planning and Budget, 1982-1985;

Office of President-elect Ronald Reagan: Assistant Director for Policy/Community Services Administration, 1981


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He served as President of the Family Research Council. "Prior to joining FRC, Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's Administration for eight years, during the last two years as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.  
Submitted by fedup 2006-08-05 14:17:26
(www.frc.org/)

Gary L. Bauer founded the Campaign for Working Families (www.cwfpac.com/mission.htm) (CWF) in 1996 to "represent the interests and values of America's traditional families in the political arena. CWF is a "non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices."[1] (www.cwfpac.com/mission.htm)[2] (www.who2.com/garybauer.html)

In 2000, Bauer was a presidential candidate. He served as President of the Family Research Council (www.frc.org/) (FRC). "Prior to joining FRC, Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's Administration for eight years, during the last two years as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor."[3] (www.ouramericanvalues.org/bauer_main.htm)

"In the final days of the 2000 campaign, CWF spent tens of thousands of dollars on a massive 12-state Get-Out-The-Vote drive on behalf of George Walker Bush and Republican candidates down the ballot."[4] (www.cwfpac.com/mission.htm)

"Previously, Bauer was under Secretary of Education beginning in July 1985, when he was confirmed by unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate. While serving at the Education Department, Bauer was named Chairman of President Reagan's Special Working Group on the Family. His report, "The Family: Preserving America's Future," was presented to the President in December 1986."[5] (www.ouramericanvalues.org/bauer_main.htm)

Bauer is currently also president of another organization named American Values (www.ouramericanvalues.org/). In 1973, Bauer received his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C



(AgapePress) - The ArlingtonGroup-- a coalition of more than 20 pro-family groups -- is welcoming the president's commitment to support a federal marriage amendment. But they plan to remain vigilant to ensure he makes good on the promise.

A list of those organizations that make up the Arlington Group reads like a "Who's Who" of pro-family groups -- Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, American Family Association, Coral Ridge Ministries. Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, American Values, Traditional Values Coalition, Faith2Action, Bott Radio Network, and many more. Leaders from those organizations met with Bush Administration leaders recently -- and American Values president Gary Bauer says the result was positive.


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"We received assurances from the White House during that meeting that the president is committed to passing a constitutional amendment, and will spend political capital to accomplish that goal," Bauer explains.According to Bauer, the coalition of pro-family groups was not as docile as usual in the meeting. "It think it became apparent to the White House in the last week or so that the frustration level was really increasing among their best friends around the country," he says.

The Arlington Group, comprising some of the President's most important conservative backers, reacted by threatening to withhold much-needed support for one of his top domestic initiatives - overhauling America's pensions system - if he does not vigorously push their own political cause.
The Arlington Group has played a sharp political card in threatening to withhold support for social security reform. It is a priority for Mr Bush and Mr Rove, but several leading Republicans in Congress have questioned whether the system is heading for bankruptcy and needs a radical revamp, as the White House argues.
Gary Bauer, the president of the conservative group American Values and a Republican presidential candidate in 2000, told The Sunday Telegraph last week: "Many of us did a great deal to help with President Bush's re-election. One of the reasons we could motivate so many people was because of his strong stance on same-sex marriage."
He said: "If the White House wants us to rally our troops like they need for social security reform, a subject on which our people are very divided, that is going to be very difficult if the President does not come out strongly in favour of the constitutional amendment."
Mr Bauer said that many people, whom groups such as his persuaded to vote for Mr Bush, were from lower middle-class and working class families, and ethnic minorities. These, he said, were most worried about the introduction of stock market investments to the pensions system.
http://www.ouramericanvalues.org/glb_news_article.php?id=01300501
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Gary_Bauer
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The Gary Bauer Scandal
By William Saletan
Posted Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at 3:30 AM ET

Did Gary Bauer commit adultery with a campaign aide? Rumors to that effect have circulated for weeks. Monday,
a New York Daily News gossip column asked, "What presidential candidate is praying that a former secretary doesn't go public
with her claim that he's been having an affair with a twentysomething woman? Many on the married Republican's campaign staff
 are already jumping ship." National Journal's Hotline broadcast that teaser, and radio host Don Imus linked it to Bauer.
 The San Francisco Chronicle asked Bauer about the rumors and published his denial Tuesday. At a news conference Wednesday,
Bauer denied that he had violated his marital vows or inappropriately touched anyone, and he challenged
 the dozens of reporters on hand to produce evidence or a specific, on-the-record allegation that he had done so.

http://www.slate.com/id/35836/

ChristianityToday.com Exclusive: Gary Bauer Can't Go Home Again
Christianity Today, Week of February 7
Internal survey at Family Research Council says 'partisan' leader unwelcome.

By Tony Carnes | Despite a huge surge in conservative Gary Bauer's public profile brought on by his bid for the presidency, Bauer would not be welcomed back by some at the Family Research Council (FRC), which he led for many years. Some critics cite an organizational confusion Bauer left behind. Others, more sympathetic to Bauer, demur on his return because they believe his Republican identity would clash with the nonprofit organization's nonpartisan stance.


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The most common reason cited for wariness of any Bauer return is to avoid the appearance of favoring the Republicans over the Democrats.

On April 13, Gary Bauer spoke at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. It was doubly ironic for Bauer, a leader of the Christian right and son of a Kentucky maintenance man, to have an audience at the bastion of liberal elitism. Bauer delivered a spine-tingling sermon against President Clinton's see-no-evil trade policy with China. After summarizing China's record of exploiting slave labor and persecuting religious minorities, Bauer concluded, "We are acting as if money is the highest American value. And I think it's a scandal."

A student in the back of the room challenged Bauer to extend his critique of capitalism to domestic issues. He noted that Bauer had criticized advocates of Social Security privatization for undermining the nation's commitment to dependent spouses and children. Was there a "potential for realignment," the student asked, "between social conservatives and a more progressive strand of economic thinking?" Bauer smiled. "A lot of realignments are possible," he replied.

Bauer is scaring the hell out of the Republican establishment. For years, Bauer, the president of the Family Research Council, has been warning that his followers would abandon the party if it didn't pay them more heed. Lately, he's been threatening to run for president. Conservatives worry that he will monopolize the religious right, thereby handing the Republican nomination to a more credible moderate. GOP leaders worry that he will force the party to the fundamentalist fringe, thereby handing the election to the Democrats.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1998/07/saletan.html

Judgment Call: Did Christian conservatives receive assurances that Miers would oppose Roe v. Wade?
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/fund101705.asp

Even before the speeches came out, as Media Matters has also noted, the group Concerned Women for America stated that it "cannot endorse [Miers's] nomination." Gary Bauer, president of the religious activist organization American Values, stated his concern about the nomination and vowed to withhold support until he "know[s] with some certainty that she is a vote for our values.
http://mediamatters.org/items/200603220002

ome 400 Christian community leaders ... leaders include evangelist George Morrison; fundamentalist Baptist minister Jerry Falwell; and Gary Bauer, president of the American Values organization aimed at protecting marriage, family and faith. All are well-known supporters of Israel <<we know why!>>, and considered hawkish .... to target senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill."


As well as all the OTHER EVANGELICAL 'SPIDER' NETWORKS e.g. "The Arlington group ... a coalition of the nation's most powerful conservative Christians, including James Dobson of focus on the family, and Tony Perkins of the family research council. and "Barton ... president of an organization called "Wallbuilders." Wallbuilders is dedicated to exposing what it calls "the myth" of constitutional separation of church and state.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/701583.html

Gary Bauer

From SourceWatch

Gary L. Bauer founded the Campaign for Working Families (http://www.cwfpac.com/mission.htm) (CWF) in 1996 to "represent the interests and values of America's traditional families in the political arena. CWF is a "non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices."[1] (http://www.cwfpac.com/mission.htm)[2] (http://www.who2.com/garybauer.html)

In 2000, Bauer was a presidential candidate. He served as President of the Family Research Council (http://www.frc.org/) (FRC). "Prior to joining FRC, Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's Administration for eight years, during the last two years as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor."[3] (http://www.ouramericanvalues.org/bauer_main.htm)

"In the final days of the 2000 campaign, CWF spent tens of thousands of dollars on a massive 12-state Get-Out-The-Vote drive on behalf of George Walker Bush and Republican candidates down the ballot."[4] (http://www.cwfpac.com/mission.htm)

"Previously, Bauer was under Secretary of Education beginning in July 1985, when he was confirmed by unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate. While serving at the Education Department, Bauer was named Chairman of President Reagan's Special Working Group on the Family. His report, "The Family: Preserving America's Future," was presented to the President in December 1986."[5] (http://www.ouramericanvalues.org/bauer_main.htm)

Bauer is currently also president of another organization named American Values (http://www.ouramericanvalues.org/). In 1973, Bauer received his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C.


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Affiliations

[6] (http://rightweb.irc-online.org/ind/bauer/bauer_body.html)

Government Posts/Panels/Commissions

Corporate Connections/Business Interests


Gary Bauer's Skeleton Closet


Gary Bauer campaigns as a hard-right moralist, and has credentials to back it up from his years working in Reagan's White House. He's also one of the few candidates in either party from a humble background, having grown up as a janitor's son in Kentucky, where he led a crusade to clean up vice.

Unfortunately for him, his record isn't quite as squeaky clean as his speeches. And if you wanted to be mean, you could say he is barely 5 foot tall and looks like a cross between a gay Grinch and Mr. Bean, but that wouldn't be fair.

Consider these allegations:


Quotes
"Adultery is a big deal. Harry Truman knew this, "How can I trust a man if his wife cannot?" the plainspoken man from Independence said." -- Bauer

"I often went to school fearful of a black eye or a bloody nose. There were plenty of thugs at my school that would love to pound me." -- Bauer

"I don't see why Christians should censor themselves out of any forum in which our perspectives can be heard.
I disagree with the theology of many groups that I address; Jews, for example, who do not accept Jesus, or atheists." -- Bauer

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Affair with a 26 year old Staffer
Nine members of Bauer's staff have quit in the last month, including Charles Jarvis, Bauer's campaign manager, and Tim McDonald, former chief of advance operations. Jarvis and McDonald have said publicly that they resigned in protest of Gary Bauer's "inappropriate" behavior in travelling alone and spending time behind closed doors with a 26-year-old deputy campaign manager.

Jarvis says that he and others in the campaign warned Bauer several times "in the clearest possible terms" that he was creating "the appearance of impropriety" by spending "hours and hours and hours behind closed doors with a young single woman." Neither Jarvis nor McDonald has directly claimed that sex occurred, though.

An unnamed source in the Bauer campaign said that Bauer has been traveling alone with this hot 26-year old blond (deputy campaign manager Melissa McClard) on a daily basis and the two have been so inseparable that it was like a "husband-wife relationship." This source said that rumors of an affair have circulated inside the campaign for months, and that several people told the candidate of their concern. "Bauer told them basically to buzz off -- that it was his personal business," the source said. Other staff members who quit include media consultant Tom Edwards and Betty Barrett, who was Bauer's secretary for 15 years. They declined comment.

Bauer called a press conference to deny having an affair and called the rumors "devastating." Concerning his time spent with the young woman, he responded that he meets privately with every member of his campaign staff behind closed doors, and that the questions are unfair. Bauer even denied that any campaign staffers had raised questions about the relationship with him. When pressed, though, he conceded that some of his staffers may "have left because they just didn't want to deal anymore with the rumor."

Bauer argued that he should not be held to the higher standard adopted by most evangelical and Christian right leaders, such as Billy Graham and congressman Steve Largent, who avoid meeting women (other than their wives) alone. But the boards of two religious groups long connected with Bauer, the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family, have warned him to not travel alone with her or meet behind closed doors for extended periods.

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Taking Big Money From the Moonies

In 1996, Bauer took between $80,000 and $150,000 -- plus expenses -- from the Moonies to speak before one of their front groups,
the "Family Federation For World Peace". Cult leader Sun Myung Moon and his fourth wife also spoke at the conference. Bauer defended his speech by saying "I don't see why Christians should censor themselves out of any forum in which our perspectives can be heard.
 I disagree with the theology of many groups that I address; Jews, for example, who do not accept Jesus, or atheists."

Bauer had no trouble sitting through Moon's amazing speech, which including gems such as:

"God wants a love partner. Thus, centering on the place where husband and wife become one through their sexual organs,
God wants to appear and meet us."

"When you were young, did you ever taste the dried mucus from your nose? Does it taste sweet or salty? It's salty, right?"

You can read the entire text of Moon's speech on the Moonie's web site by clicking here.

Bauer's group, the Family Research Council, takes out full page ads in the Washington Times, a conservative newspaper owned by Moon.
Those are paid for with his non-profit's money from donations, but the speaking fees go directly into Bauer's pockets. Besides the Washington Times, 
Moon has courted various conservative political leaders by donating money to Ralph Reed, Jerry Fallwell 
and his financially troubled Liberty University among others.

Moon, who served a prison term for tax evasion, is controversial because of his fruitcake beliefs, his cult's widely publicized
mass marriages of up to 10,000 people, and alleged brainwashing of members. He claims that Jesus failed as Messiah 
because he did not wed and have children, and that Moon and his fourth wife Hak Ja Han Moon are the "true parents of all humanity."

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Avoided the Vietnam War
Like most of his opponents (except John McCain and, arguably, Gore and Bob Smith), Gary Bauer avoided serving in Vietnam,
 despite his current hawkish rhetoric. Here is his description of his service:

"I was in college and law school during the Vietnam War and had a student deferment. Later, I was drafted, but disqualified because of a physical problem that gave me a rating of 1Y -- meaning I could not be inducted unless there was more of a military emergency. 
I feel very strongly about the decline of our military over the past 10 years."

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Sources

Quote sources:
Adultery -- " When Is Adultery No Longer A Fun Campaign Theme? When the Shoe Is On The Other Foot...That's When", by Gary Bauer, NH Family Watch, December 1996

Getting beat up -- "Religious Conservative Bauer Keeps Faith and Runs", by John Harwood, The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 1999 pA28

Disagree with Jews -- see Moonie Sources.

Affair sources:
Transcript of Gary Bauer's Press Conference on Adultery Rumors, on ABC News web site, September 29, 1999
Bauer Denies Affair Rumors, By Douglas Kiker (AP), Washington Post, Sept. 29, 1999
"Bauer Again Denies Affair With Staffer", by Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, 1999 pA5
"Bauer Says He Did Not Have Affair: 2 Ex-Aides Make Public Allegation" By Thomas B. Edsall and Hanna Rosin, Washington Post, September 30, 1999; Page A14
"Bauer: I am not a slut!", by Jake Tapper with Susan Crabtree, Salon Magazine, September 29, 1999
"Daily Dish: Itemizing" (towards the end of the column), by Rush and Molloy, New York Daily News, Sept. 27, 1999
"GOP Race Getting Nasty", by Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 28, 1999 pA3
"GOP Big Defects to Forbes Camp", by Helen Kennedy, NY Daily News, Sept. 16, 1999
" When Is Adultery No Longer A Fun Campaign Theme? When the Shoe Is On The Other Foot...That's When", by Gary Bauer, NH Family Watch, December 1996

Moonie sources:
"What In The World!", (a news summary from Bob Jones University), v. 20, Number 7, citing Christian Century Magazine 9/11/96.
"Moon-Related Funds Filter to Evangelicals", by John W. Kennedy, Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 vol. 42, no. 2, p.82
Moon's Speech of August 1, 1996

Draft sources:
"Gary Bauer: A Chat With a Presidential Candidate", CNN.com Allpolitics, May 13, 1999 p7


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 Bauer is reborn -- as a feminist!
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Wife: Carol Hoke
Daughter: Elyse (age 21 in 2000)
Daughter: Sarah (age 18 in 2000)
Son: Zachary (age 12 in 2000)
Mistress: Melissa McClard (according to unsubstantiated 1999 rumors)

    African American Republican Leadership Council Advisory Panel
    Arlington Group
    Council for National Policy
    Family Research Council
    Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Distinguished Advisor
    Project for the New American Century
    Risk Factors: Homophobia

Gary Bauer's Moral Dilemma
1998 article from the opposition about Bauer's troubles within his own party
Bauer took a leave of absence from the FRC in 1999 and announced his intention to run for president.
He dropped out of the race in February 2000, after a poor showing in the primary elections.

Coalition of African American Pastors and Bill Owens
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The Traditional Marriage Crusade established a committee in Oklahoma, and a group headed by
another Arlington Group member conservative activist Gary Bauer ran ads against Carson
T H E M O NE Y B E H I ND
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argely as a result, Blackwell today is the Republican nominee for Ohio governor. He also is a national political figure and, courtesy of the organizers of the Virginia conference, a member of the Arlington Group, a powerhouse, by-invitation-only organization whose roughly 60 members have direct access to the White House.

Arlington Group members and their spouses have donated $18,400 to Blackwell, and their organizations have provided vast quantities of money and assistance to him in other ways.

Citizens for Community Values, whose president, Phil Burress, sits on the Arlington Group's executive committee, poured nearly $1.2 million into the campaign to ban gay marriage in Ohio. He was assisted by Arlington Group member Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring in West Chester, Pa., which spent nearly $1 million organizing "pastor policy briefings" in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Blackwell was invited to join the Arlington Group in the summer of 2004 after he was identified as a leader of the anti-gay marriage movement by Arlington Group co-founder Donald Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association in Tupelo, Miss.

Only two other Ohioans - Burress and televangelist Rod Parsley, senior pastor at World Harvest Church and head of the Center for Moral Clarity in suburban Columbus - are members.

"One of the reasons I'm so high on Ken Blackwell, and he shares this perspective, is that this is not just another skirmish in the culture war," said Stephen Crampton, an Arlington Group member who serves as chief counsel at Wildmon's Center for Law and Policy.

"This is the ultimate battle. He who wins the same-sex marriage battle in effect wins the culture war."

Burress and Mathew Staver, president of the Florida-based Liberty Counsel and a fellow group member, also credit the gay marriage debate with uniting black, white and Hispanic voters behind a visceral issue that is fraught with peril for politicians who support same-sex unions.

"I know of no candidate, from the local level to the national level, that has run against marriage between one man and one woman and survived an election," Burress said. "I know of no one who's even tried it."

States cases gave birth to group
Now that the primary is over, Blackwell is reluctant to discuss the Arlington Group and social issues such as gay marriage, saying he wants to focus on job creation and Ohio's economy.

"My views from a historical standpoint are well-documented and, I think, well-articulated," he said, disputing the claim that the Arlington Group is primarily focused on gay marriage. "This is a . . . broad network of, I think, conservatives and moderates concerned about issues of family, life and the economy."

The Arlington Group's co-founders are Wildmon and Paul Weyrich, chairman of the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. A coordinating committee, it has no formal business structure; its meetings are private and members are prohibited from releasing a membership list, although many have talked openly about their membership.

John Green, director of the University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and an expert on religion and politics, said the group was spawned by two legal rulings in 2003 - the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Texas' sodomy law and the Massachusetts Supreme Court's sanctioning of gay marriage.

"Many of the deep thinkers among Christian conservatives had long worried about traditional marriage being changed by gay-rights advocates and others, but it wasn't until 2003 that it became a pressing issue," Green said.

Having used his opposition to gay marriage to burnish his image as a darling of the Christian right in 2004, Blackwell used it again this year in the gubernatorial primary to demolish Petro.

One of Blackwell's TV ads - showing two men embracing next to a photo of Petro - claimed that Petro sided with those "who favor same-sex marriage," although Petro and most other Ohio politicians opposed Ohio's gay marriage ban on grounds that it was poorly drafted.

The amendment's author, Cincinnati lawyer David Langdon, is among a handful of devoted conservatives who, working in concert with members of the Arlington Group, have brought Blackwell within view of the mountaintop.
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