The Values Voter bus made a stop in Rhode Island on its way from New Hampshire to Ohio so speakers could talk about the importance of protecting religious liberties.
The bus stopped at Roger Williams National Memorial, named after Rhode Island's founder and champion of religious freedom, to make the point, according to Chris Plante, executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the anti-gay marriage group the National Organization for Marriage.
Among the visitors on the bus was Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group that promotes what it considers to be family values. Perkins who walked out of a long colorful bus that serves as a mobile office said the American family must be preserved an allowed to maintain its religious freedoms.
"If we want to change the size and scope of government first strengthen the American family. We do that by encouraging family formation without policy and protecting the right of faith in the community and the right to be aggressively involved in local community."