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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Herman Cain campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Republican presidential candidate, businessman Herman Cain campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  

NOM: Herman Cain all talk on gay marriage

Herman Cain may be opposed to gay marriage, but apparently that doesn’t mean he’s earned the respect of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), On Top magazine reports.

Cain, the businessman running for the Republican presidential nomination, has called for an investigation into President Obama’s decision to stop defending the federal government’s ban on gay marriage. (Christine O’Donnell storms out of Piers Morgan interview over ‘rude’ treatment)

Last week, Cain told reporters on a conference call that the Obama administration’s decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court was an impeachable offense.

“[Impeachment] would be a great thing to do. But because the Senate is controlled by Democrats, we would never be able to get the Senate first to take up that action because they simply don’t care what the American public thinks,” Cain said. “They would protect him and they wouldn’t even bring it up.”

“Ordering the Department of Justice to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act — that’s an impeachable offense right there. The president is supposed to uphold the laws of this nation … and to tell the Department of Justice not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act is a breach of this oath,” Cain said on the call.

But Cain’s remarks didn’t curry any favor with NOM, the nation’s most prominent anti-gay marriage organization. The group says Cain needs to “pledge to actions, not just words on marriage.”

The board chair of NOM, Maggie Gallagher, wrote: “We need someone who does not just talk the talk, but walks the walk on marriage. That’s why we asked all the GOP candidates to sign NOM’s … pledge. Bachmann, Santorum, and Romney have. Why hasn’t Herman Cain?”

On Top magazine reports that the pledge has five points: Support a federal consitutional amendment banning gay marriage, defending DOMA in court, appointing judges who will “respect the original meaning of the Constitution,” appoint a commission to investigate the “harassment of traditional marriage supporters,” and support the inclusion of a ballot question on gay marriage for Washington, D.C. voters.

  • Momrghtofcenter

    I will tell you why Herman Cain and no other self respecting candidate should sign the pledge. We pledge allegiance to the Flag and our Country. And one issue organizations such as NOM are zealots who tend to shoot the conservative movement in the foot every time. Short sighted and foolish! Get over yourselves and fight for this country as a team. Good gravy…. I am sick of one issue organizations killing our chances of success over such silliness as a signature on a document that means NOTHING.

  • Anonymous

    First of all, Obama had done nothing to warrant impeachment-Bush’s actions come much closer.

    Second, it does appear that fundie heteros are obsessed with the sex lives of others, since they continue to try and limit them at all costs.

    Finally, Cain is a joke and has no chance of winning. He should quit while some of his dignity can still be salvaged.

    • Momrghtofcenter

      Just FYI… Bush has been out of office for nearly 4 years now… just sayin.

      Can you enlighten me on what Bush should have been impeached for? I love how liberals throw out one liners with no basis, no logical argument. Just go for the emotion and run. Grow up and do your homework.

      Not defending the law is impeachable. Sorry if you dont like the law, then get it changed.

      Barack Obama is the worst thing to happen to the black community since slavery. Truly sad day for Black Americans.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, he’s only been out of office for 2 1/2 years.

        One liners with no basis? Have you been listening to Bachmann lately, with her $2 gas stmt?

        Bush’s lying to take us into a war with Iraq is certainly impeachable. He was told that there were no WMDs in that country and yet still ordered the military to invade.

        Check and mate, friend.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    and that bastion of moral values and sanctity of marriage group – the catholic church of NY gave 2.3 mil to a listed hate group.

    thats nothign – take a look into the past at  http://WWW.NOBELIEFS.COM/NAZIS.HTM

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    Oh  btw – NOM is now on the hate group or probationary hate group list of the splc

    Along with the family reserach council – founded and still involved with it – its his career – by George reker – recently outed . Big news -  he could spend $15000  for a male prostitute for a two week funa nd games scne in Europe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    its late – good night to ALL.  I ‘m sure I’ll hear the gnashing of teeth by the fundies

    they should get a dental alpliance or they will wreck their teeth also.

    • Momrghtofcenter

      You really are a fool. Sorry your so miserable, bitter and well un-eductated. Tough place to be this day and age.

      • Momrghtofcenter

        You really are a fool. Sorry you are so miserable, bitter and well un-educated. That is a tough place to be this day and age. I did not want your liberal attack to be based on a typo so I thought I would correct for you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    the oppressed become the oppressor.  thats religion for you as well as those paranoids of he tea party and the discredited fox “news:

    note – Fox – they often play the same game the cath church does on EWTN  – you get two commentators saying yes to each others comments.  its an old psych game intended to convince you that (in a world of two) but it plays in the mind as millions, what they are saying is true.

    Even if they are playing the repubs mantra of  “if you tell a lie often enough and outrageous enough it will be seen as the truth.

    But also – FOX uses subliminal advertising  – I’ve seen it when the video stalled on a digital TV

    in the middle of the screen, about half the width – a sign like

    Kill  OBAMAcare

    Tragic in more way then one from the bad churches and the corporate mogels.