Back in June, when the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission issued a demand that John McCain pick a “True Christian” to serve as his running mate, they had two simple criteria for determining just what consistuted a “true Christian”- they had to be anti-gay and anti-choice:
Quite simply, the candidate will demonstrate actions and hold the beliefs personified by all of us who proclaim the name of Jesus Christ as Savior: the need to be re-born in Christ and the affirmation of historic Christianity, having a demonstrable and proven record of support for traditional Christian morality.
A life of dedicated Christian service to the public is demonstrated by the following:
Support for traditional marriage.
As a Christian, the candidate for Vice President must affirm that marriage is an institution created by God and defined as a union between one man and one woman. Americans have ALWAYS demonstrated a compelling interest to ensure children are afforded the best possible environment in which to grow and thrive. Any candidate must do no less and must be opposed to any policies or legislation that seeks to confuse or dilute the traditional institution of marriage.
Support for the Right to Life, proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, without exception.
As a Christian, the candidate for Vice President must echo the founding fathers’ proclamation of the “inalienable right to.life.” Any acceptable candidate will have a history of promoting policies acknowledging that God provides “all” people are created in the image of God and therefore possess inherent dignity and worth. This individual must be opposed to the killing of all innocent persons at every stage of life, especially the most vulnerable; unborn children, the sick, the disabled and the elderly.
And so it comes as no suprise that the CADC is now hailing John McCain for meeting their conditions with his decision to name Sarah Palin as his running mate:
Today John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, is a Christian and is well known for her pro-life stand and her fiscal conservatism.
“John McCain is to be commended on his choice of Sarah Palin, a true Christian for Vice President,” said Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. “Palin, an evangelical who is pro-life and pro-marriage, meets all the criterion that CADC set forth for a VP pick.