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Howard Phillips on Civil Rights

2000 Constitution Party Nominee for President


Stop subsidizing “safe sodomy” (End AIDS education)

Q: What would the punishment for homosexual activity be?

A: I’d leave that up to the states and localities.

Q: How would a Constitution Party governor or state legislature punish homosexuals?

A: It’s not my intention to go into somebody’s home and see what he’s doing in there. What a president can do is stop the billions of dollars in subsidies to homosexual groups to teach safe sodomy, which is what AIDS education is.

Source: Phone interview on Orvetti.com , Sep 20, 2000

End affirmative action

Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

End anti-Christianity in Congressional spending

The First Amendment is incorrectly cited to justify restrictions on the free exercise of religion, [while] Washington ignores the prohibition on the establishment of religion, looking the other way as Congress doles out billions to organizations whose religion is abortion, whose religion is sodomy or environmentalism or humanism, whose religion is the overthrow of Western Christian civilization. We will achieve reform-not by funding the Christians, but by defunding the anti-Christians
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

Direction taken from God on gay rights issues

Law is always the will of the Sovereign. In our platform we recognize that the God Almighty is not only our Creator, our Lord, and our Savior - He is also our Sovereign. The Republicans and Democrats reject this premise and wrongly assert that civil government is the ultimate source of authority on questions of moral truth - whether the issue is abortion, quotas, culture, homosexuality, or hate crimes. For them the state is sovereign.
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

Respect rights because they’re bestowed by God, not state

As a man of Jewish heritage and Christian faith, I have felt the sting of bigotry, the pain of ignorance and hatred, and I believe strongly that we must respect the rights of men and women with different theological perspectives.“ Our rights are not bestowed by the state, but a gift from Almighty God. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, on June 12, 1776, says ”.it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity toward each other.“
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

Censorship is dumbing down our children

[Those who] advocate. separating church from state are hypocrites unless they similarly insist upon the separation of education from state, because every government-subsidized and regulated school has become an establishment of the officially approved state religion, censoring prayer, subsidizing sex, denying creation, rewriting history, undermining parental authority, denigrating Biblical values, and dumbing down the children so that they may be no wiser than those who run our government.
Source: (X-ref Education) Kansas Education Watch Network Conference , Aug 7, 1993

End NEA; a $176-million blaspheming “ministry of culture”

On pornography and the National Endowment for the Arts:“It was not the Democratic Congress that proposed increasing the funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and to extend it for five more years. It was [President] George Bush.

America does not need a $176-million ”ministry of culture“ to shove down our throats perverse plays, performances, and posturings which have no real constituency except among those who steal our money to provide patronage for their “politically correct” friends who hate God, hate America, and even seem to hate themselves.

Let’s tell the pro-family president that if he’s such a big fan of blasphemy, pornography, and perversion, he should use his own money to pay for it, not ours.

Source: Speech, We Claim the Future, 1992 USTP National Convention , Jul 2, 1992

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