WASHINGTON, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's ruling by the Supreme Court is not only a blow against marriage, it is a blow against the body politic and the fundamental idea that we are a self-governing people," said former presidential candidate Gary Bauer.
"Millions of Americans were just told by five justices that their votes and their values do not matter. As Justice Scalia warned his dissent, this ruling threatens American democracy and opens the door to attacks on religious liberty," Bauer said.
The president of American Values continued: "As disturbing as this is, worse is on the horizon. Religious liberty is already under attack using same-sex marriage as the battering ram. Values voters cannot afford to let their disappointment result in capitulation. If those voters leave the public square, they will quickly find that even their churches are no longer safe havens."
Gary L. Bauer served in the Reagan Administration, as under secretary of education and as President Reagan's chief domestic policy advisor. He ran in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. The Guardian called Bauer "one of the leading campaigners in the U.S. on pro-life and pro-traditional family issues." For more information, go to www.ouramericanvalues.org
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SOURCE American Values