Earlier this month, Vision America President Rick Scarborough derided Democratic candidates who attended a forum sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and Logo TV by writing, “What’s next? The Cross Dresser Debates? Or perhaps the NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Lovers Association) Debates? Or here’s one for the ages — The Bestiality Debates.”
Now, Scarborough has revealed that he will take time away from his 70-week electoral “crusade” to join Phyllis Schlafly, James Dobson, Tony Perkins, and Janet Folger in interrogating at least 7 Republican candidates at the so-called “Values Voter Debate” next month in Florida, leading those of us following the parade of GOP contenders wooing the Religious Right to ask: What’s next?
It’s time for the candidates to be asked whether homosexuality is a sin. It’s time for them to declare whether the killing of the unborn is ever right. It’s time for them to answer whether their Justice Department would prosecute preaching biblical truths as hate crimes.
For candidates nervous about appearing before these far-right luminaries, Scarborough has posted a crib sheet of potential questions he may ask:
Do you believe Islam is a religion of peace?
Do you believe that homosexuality is a sin?
Would you pardon border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Juan Compean?
Do you believe that tax payer’s educational money should follow the child?
Do you believe the Ten Commandments should be posted on public property?
Do you believe a pastor should have the freedom of speech to endorse or oppose a candidate for public office from his pulpit?
Will your Justice Department refuse to prosecute any pastor who preaches that homosexuality is a sin and is then accused of a hate crime?
Do you believe the court had a right to withhold food and water from Terri Schiavo which resulted in her death by dehydration/starvation?