Sen. Craig's Example Proves ? Sexual Morality Matters
Contact: Sarah Rode, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 127
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The storm over Senator Larry Craig's (R-Idaho) guilty plea for 'disorderly conduct' in a men's restroom shows that sexual morality matters," stated Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America. "This unpleasant incident highlights the vast problem of sexual deviancy and that Americans have the right to expect moral sexual behavior from others, including U.S. senators.
"In light of the accusations against him, Sen. Craig has been criticized for voting to protect Americans from being forced to accept abnormal sexual behaviors. The furor over the accusations against him reveals that Americans do not accept sexual deviancies, so our laws should not force us to accommodate others’ immoral sexual behavior.
"Sen. Craig voted to uphold marriage as between one man and one woman, to protect businesses that have employment standards against immoral sexual behavior or gender confusion, and to not give special preference to homosexuals over other victims in criminal cases. Critics assume that since Sen. Craig is accused of seeking homosexual anonymous public sex, he is somehow obligated to vote in favor of same-sex 'marriage'. Anonymous public sex is not marriage. Senators -- regardless of their own actions -- have a responsibility to protect marriage from being redefined. Those criticizing his votes are also those seeking to change our laws to force Americans to embrace virtually any form of sexual behavior.
"Businesses should have the same ability to expect high moral standards from their employees that are applied to Sen. Craig. Yet, next week, a congressional committee will debate whether businesses should be forced to accept an employee's sexual conduct. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would forbid businesses from discriminating against an employee based on "sexual orientation" or "gender identity". If ENDA passes, it would be illegal for a business to do what many voters are likely to do -- not 'employ' Sen. Craig based on accusations of his sexual behavior.
"Americans have the right to expect sexually moral behavior from others, especially from those passing laws over us. One thing we can learn from the accusations against Sen. Craig is that Americans should be allowed to uphold sexual moral standards in the law, employment practices, public venues and society."
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.