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Eugene Delgaudio: "Romney Threw Christians, Boy Scouts, Chic-Fil-A Under Bus And Allowed Liberals To Condemn God Without Limit"

As Public Advocate has observed throughout this past election, conservatives who abandon traditional values condemn themselves to certain defeat.

When Mitt Romney "re-affirmed" his 1994 abandonment of the Boy Scouts of America during the campaign, a pro-family leader observed:

"It is almost as if the governor is going out of his way to de-motivate the conservative base," said Bryan Fischer, who hosts "Focal Point" on the American Family Radio Talk network. "In fact, if he deliberately set out to dispirit evangelicals and members of the pro-family network, he could hardly do any worse."

Fischer said Romney's position had more serious defects. "Social research has revealed that homosexuals sexually offend against minors at exaggerated rates."

"In fact, according to research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, they are ten times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men," he said. "Gov. Romney's position, if adopted by the BSA, would put the sexual innocence of untold numbers of young boys at risk."

The move carries political implications for a candidate struggling to attract his party's base.

"If the Democratic Party is going to take a stand for homosexual marriage and the Republican Party wont stand up for traditional marriage, then they're abdicating their role in the culture war," saidformer Reagan adviser Pat Buchanan. He added in time, if left unchecked, "people are going to walk away from the party."