October 2014 Campaign Update

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          Why GING-PAC does not endorse some conservatives – like Micah Edmond – GING-PAC has been encouraged by some conservative leaders in Washington, D.C. to endorse the candidacy of Micah Edmond for the 8th Congressional District in Virginia. Some leaders here in DC believe conservative support for an African-American Republican who converted to Judaism makes a statement. We don’t endorse candidates based on color or religion but rather their stand on the issues. Because many have asked why we endorse some and not others, I decided to explain our decision-making by using this one example.

          After studying Edmond’s web site statements concerning issues he says are important to him, we found him to be Libertarian leaning and not having a genuine concern for social issues. We do not believe he is sufficiently concerned about the sanctity of human life or about the dangers that same-sex unions pose to the existence of the traditional family, nor does he seem very concerned about threats to our religious freedom.
Edmond seems far more concentrated on economic issues rather than social conservative issues involving religious liberty, the “gay” agenda, or the destruction of unborn babies.

          Edmond’s statement on the right to life, for example, appears to be an acceptance of the Roe v. Wade decision as final. His “plan” to deal with abortion is to place restrictions on it, but not to fight for a ban on this grisly killing of unborn babies.

          In his statement on marriage and family, he says that the definition of marriage should be left to states and to religious institutions, but then says that “All unions between two adults should enjoy equal federal tax and benefits rules.” In other words two dudes living together should be able to share in the state or federal benefits previously reserved for marriage.

          Edmond would apparently have no objection to homosexual “civil unions” as a legal substitute for biblical marriage. To accept civil unions is the same as accepting homosexual marriages. Legalizing these unions imperils Christian employers who will be forced by law to pretend that these unions are legitimate. From what we have gleaned from his Internet site, Micah Edmond would not be a champion of social conservative values if he is elected.

          GING-PAC endorsed Senator gives answers on terror – Senator Rand Paul is not GING-PAC endorsed, but he works closely with the Religious Freedom Coalition, of which I am also chairman, to stop the continued funding of groups and nations that are purging the Middle East of Christians. On this issue Senator Paul has worked with GING-PAC Senator Ted Cruz in many instances. Just this month Senator Cruz laid out the steps to stop Islamic terrorism:

First and foremost, Washington should finally resolve to make border security a top priority finally, rather than an afterthought, of this plan in light of concerns about potential ISIS activities on our southern border, cited in a Texas Department of Public Safety bulletin reported by Fox News.

Second, Congress should make fighting for or supporting ISIS an affirmative renunciation of American citizenship. Numerous Americans have joined ISIS along with hundreds of others from the European Union.

Third, we should do everything possible to make ISIS understand there are serious ramifications for threatening to attack the United States and for killing American civilians. While damaging ISIS’ financial assets is certainly a part of this action, because of the very nature of ISIS, the response must be principally military.


          New endorsement in Louisiana – During a chance meeting on Capitol Hill this month I met Dr. Trey Thomas, candidate for the 6th congressional district in Louisiana. He was introduced to me by Star Parker, one of the most influential conservative activists in the African-American community.

          There are an astonishing 14 candidates in the “gorilla primary” in November, and it is my understanding that 9 are Republicans. The top two will be in a run-off in December. Featured at Trey Thomas’ Internet site are statements that guide his life, including this one:

“I believe that marriage in the sight of God is between a man and a woman. I believe life begins at conception with full life functions such as feeling pain achieved well before birth and should be protected as such.”

I spent some time with Trey Thomas and I was impressed by his sincerity and his care about the direction of our nation. For nearly two decades Government Is Not God – PAC has sought out qualified, pro-life, pro-traditional family candidates in the African-American community.
Many African-Americans are not going to listen to a conservative message from a white rich guy like Mitt Romney, but a heartfelt message from someone such as Trey Thomas can make a difference in their lives and a difference in voting patterns. More social conservatives such as Trey Thomas need to be supported by conservative political action committees and by the Republican National committee.

          GING-PAC incumbents under fire – Congressman Steve Southerland of Florida is a powerful pro-life, pro-family voice in the House. He has previously won in a predominantly Democrat district in Florida that is socially conservative. He is now on the Democrat Party top ten hit list, and Nancy Pelosi and her crew are leading an expensive fight to knock him out. Southerland is one of several GING-PAC congressmen targeted by the far left.

          Republican leaders who early this year bragged about obtaining a majority in the Senate and increasing the lead in the House are strangely silent. Their plan to campaign only on economic issues is once again failing. If conservatives are going to hold the House and gain the Senate, it will be because of the social conservatives such as those GING-PAC supports.

          Please support the ongoing work of GING-PAC in funding the campaign efforts of committed social conservatives in the House and Senate.

William J. Murray, Chairman
Government Is Not God – PAC
P.O. Box 77237, Washington, DC 20013

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