Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Evangelical Christian And Former Rick Perry Iowa Campaign Chair Endorses Gay Marriage


Former Iowa Rick Perry campaign chair Kathy Potts
Another step forward.  More and more conservatives are coming around to realize that gay marriage protects ALL families...gay and straight. The tide is turning.
Kathy Potts served as the Republican committee chair for Rick Perry’s presidential campaign in Iowa and identifies as an evangelical Christian, but today she expressed her adamant support for marriage equality:
What I didn’t hear much of this year was support for marriage equality from the Republican front-runners. I support marriage for gay and lesbian couples and have been vocal about my support, even when it hasn’t always been the popular thing to do in my party.
I heard a lot of rhetoric about gay and lesbian Americans that didn’t fit with what I know to be true and what many Republicans believe. As an evangelical Christian Republican, I know many people who hold conservative values like equality and freedom, but those voices were lost this year. However, I believe in my heart that things are changing. If it weren’t for the loud voices of a few in our party, I do believe more Republicans would stand up in support of marriage equality.
Read her full opinion piece in Eastern Iowa’s Gazette.

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