Dear Marriage Supporter,
Too often I have to ask you, as a stalwart champion for marriage, to write tough letters and emails demanding this or that from our elected or community officials. So it gives me special joy to ask you to write "Thank you" notes to leaders who take a clear stand for marriage, life, and family — and today I get to do just that.
Priebus has long expressed his support for marriage and life, and a blog post from Friday reminds us of how strongly he has stood for these unique and critical values as the leader of the GOP.
The blog, recounting an interview Priebus did earlier with another network, explains that "[Priebus] and the GOP believe that "marriage is between one man and one woman." But he adds that the belief has "to be draped in the concepts of grace, love, and respect."
It goes on to quote him further:
I do believe, and I still will tell you that our party believes, that marriage is between one man and one woman. Our party believes that life begins at conception. I think those are foundational issues that aren't going anywhere, but what I have said — which I don't think should be controversy at all, and I would think that Christians and pastors and everyone in between should agree — that our principles have to be draped in the concepts of grace, love and respect and that's not code language.
The Republican Party, the people of America, and particularly our children and families deserve such leadership.
Brian S. Brown