Weprin's Vote for Same-Sex Marriage Opens the Door for Bob Turner

Sep 09, 2011, 15:53 ET from FRC Action PAC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Polls continue to show that Republican candidate Bob Turner is within striking distance of winning a congressional seat in a special election created by Rep. Anthony Wiener's resignation.  The seat was once held by now-Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and has not been held by a Republican in over one hundred years.

Family Research Council Action PAC (FRC Action PAC) Chairman Tony Perkins made the following comments on the race:

"The only apparent reason for the race being so close is David Weprin's vote for same-sex marriage. This is a district that previously voted for Anthony Weiner over Bob Turner by 60 percent.  This race would not be close if Weprin had not voted for counterfeit marriage.

"In a speech prior to the same-sex marriage vote, David Weprin made false comparisons that degraded both the teachings of Judaism as well as the civil rights movement.

"This race offers lessons for both the Democratic and Republican parties. The Republican establishment would like to ignore the marriage issue, preferring that faith communities not bring it up.  However, Republicans have a good shot at this district because a faith community is upset with one of its own members for voting for same-sex marriage.

"While I don't believe that the Democratic Party will unlock itself from its embrace of the homosexual agenda, the party will be forced to take a long look at their stance on same-sex marriage if the faith communities inside the party begin rebelling because of that stance.  We will continue to encourage candidates in both parties to speak up for marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  The American people know that marriage between a man and a woman provides unique benefits for our children, grandchildren, and our society," concluded Perkins.

FRC Action PAC is the political action committee connected to FRC Action, a 501(c)(4) membership organization. FRC Action is the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, a 501(c)(3) organization.