The endorsement of the hate group The Christian Family Coalition is pretty bad. Nice name but bad group. In fact, you should NOT vote for John DuBois for Vice Mayor of Palmetto Bay. He even held a fundraiser for CFC at his home. That is even worse.
Savvy candidates have avoided any endorsement by Anthony Verdugo's legendary group (Founder and Executive Director of Christian Family Coalition). Here is a good example of what bothers me and countless others about them...the Christian Family Coalition issued the following statement:
"The United States Senate voted 68-29 in favor of a so-called "hate crimes" provision part of the extremist homosexual agenda to silence Christians and people of faith and use the government to marginalize anyone whose faith is at odds with homosexuality! This legislation clearly violates the principle of equal justice under the law and infringes on the free speech rights of ALL Americans!
The passage of this bill enshrines hate, bigotry, intolerance and discrimination into federal law.
Dangerous homosexual extremists who try to manipulate public opinion by playing the so-called victims who need special legal protections are truly the VICTIMIZERS who promote HATE, BIGOTRY, INTOLERANCE and DISCRIMINATION against anyone who dares to speak up against their agenda and shares an opinion different from theirs."
(Their caps not mine and they are talking about groups like Save Dade.)
Readers: This law they are describing is to stop people from beating up on people just because they are homosexuals. The US Senate, that can't agree on much of anything, passed this law by a wide margin because it was the right thing to do. And, it does get worse. This group's dubious list of their accomplishments contains some pretty regressive stuff that I hope these candidates don't embrace - hit "read more" for the list, I also listed all the candidates in Miami Dade County who showed up at this event or advertised in their publication:
Christian Family Coalition 2009 Accomplishments:
Miami-Dade State Attorney Office Files Charges Against Abortion Doctor . . .
just days after the Christian Family Coalition joined Florida lawmakers in calling on Miami-Dade State Attorney to file murder charges against abortionist Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique in what has come to be known as the Baby Shanice case. The State Attorney’s office did indeed, file charges!
Pro-Life Ultrasound Bill Advances in Florida
The pro-life Ultrasound Bill which allows any woman in Florida who is getting an abortion to view an ultrasound of her child before making a final decision was approved by the Health Care Regulation Policy Committee.
Christian Family Coalition Successfully Opposes Legalization of Homosexual Adoption
Equality Florida, a homosexual group operating somewhere in Florida, proposed a bill to legalize homosexual adoptions in Florida. This year the state legislature did not even allow the bill to come up for a vote in committee, it was dead on arrival (DOA).
Christian Family Coalition Successfully Opposes “Sexual Orientation” Proposal
This bill would amend Florida’s civil rights laws to include sexual orientation (there are approximately 36 different “sexual orientations”) and gender identity. However, despite the best efforts from extremists to pass this bill, it also died on arrival and was never even considered in committee.
Christian Family Coalition Successfully Opposes “Domestic Partnership” Proposal
In an effort to bypass Florida’s Amendment 2, which defines marriage and its benefits as one man, one woman, this bill would recognize homosexual “couples” as if they were married for the purposes of marital benefits. Once again, this bill was stopped and not considered by the legislature.