From Focus on the Family's Citizen Link:
SOCIAL ISSUES STILL RESONATE
Nevertheless, Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellow Ministries, president of the Colson Center and catalyst behind The Manhattan Declaration, cautioned Republicans not to be overly confident with an "economics alone" strategy.
A political tactician in his own right, Colson wrote on www.ManhattanDeclaration.org:
We have just learned that the Republican congressional leadership--feeling supremely confident that they can win back Congress campaigning only on economic issues--seems poised to promote a midterm election agenda that does not even mention the party's historical commitment to life, marriage and religious liberty.
We long for the day when both of our great political parties embrace a culture of life, a defense of the traditional family, and a commitment to religious liberty. For the one party which has in recent years officially supported these issues to now retreat would be a dreadful and highly symbolic act.
We also ask you to e-mail the offices of Republican House leader John Boehner and Republican Whip Eric Cantor urging them not to backtrack on the Republican Party's commitment to life, liberty, and traditional marriage. Or you can call Rep. Boehner's office at (202) 225-4000, or Rep. Cantor's office at (202) 225-0197.
Some high-profile conservative leaders have in recent weeks weakened their support of traditional marriage. We know the supporters of so-called gay "marriage" are well-financed and aggressive. But this struggle within the Republican Party tells us we've got to do a better job of making our case.
Use the arguments so well articulated in the Manhattan Declaration. And remember, your job is not just to sign a statement or even get others to do so, important as that is; it is for you to become an advocate.
Minnesota Republican governor candidate, Tom Emmer is running away from emphasizing social issues during the campaign, preferring to appeal on these issues under the radar. Teresa Collett, who testified in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment is saying squat about that issue in her campaign for congress against Betty McCollum.