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published July 16, 2011.
Mitt Romney's Deception:
His Stealth Promotion of "Gay Rights" and "Gay Marriage" in Massachusetts
By Amy L. Contrada
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Mitt Romney’s Deception by Massachusetts researcher and activist Amy Contrada is a thorough history of the former Governor’s shocking (but under-reported) record on “gay rights”’ and “gay marriage” in Massachusetts. The book details Romney’s promises to homosexual activists, his resulting promotion of “gay rights” and unconstitutional implementation of “gay marriage,” and his support for sexual-radical programs in the Massachusetts schools. The outrages Romney failed to halt set horrible precedents for radical leftist victories nationwide. Contrary to his claim that he defended marriage, the Constitution, traditional values, and religious freedom, he actually undermined them. In addition, Romney’s actions are analyzed within the broader history of how “gay marriage” and the homosexual agenda in the schools came to Massachusetts – and ultimately to the rest of the country. It is a unique resource written by a pro-family activist on the frontlines of the culture war in Massachusetts.
Contrada’s research will prove invaluable in evaluating Mitt Romney as a Presidential candidate. Focusing on the issue of “gay rights,” Contrada documents his largely untold history as Governor. During those years (2003-2006), Romney:
· Worked closely with homosexual activists and pro-gay rights advisors
· Implemented “gay marriage” through his executive departments without legislative authorization, violating the Massachusetts Constitution
· Pushed a constitutional amendment strategy doomed to failure, and ignored the call to remove the activist judges who ruled for “gay marriage”
· Funded and promoted GLBT indoctrination in the public schools through his “Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth,” and his Department of Education “Safe Schools” programs
· Undermined religious freedom, failing to defend Catholic Charities in the “homosexual adoptions” fiasco
· Continued or implemented radical homosexual and transgender programs in his executive departments
The book covers gubernatorial candidate Romney’s refusal to support the original 2001 Massachusetts constitutional amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman (which the Legislature refused to vote on). It details the tainted Goodridge “gay marriage” ruling, the attempted “civil union” constitutional amendment by the Legislature (supported by Gov. Romney), the constitutional issues which were purposefully ignored, the grassroots effort to remove the judges, the “gay marriage” training sessions for Justices of the Peace and Town Clerks (run by Gov. Romney’s Chief Legal Counsel), the watered-down VoteOnMarriage amendment, what really happened with the Catholic Charities adoption issue (it's not what the media reported), and everything in between. The in-fighting, the shameful collapse of the conservative movement, and the treachery by so-called “conservative” leaders is all discussed.
Finally, this book is an unprecedented documentary of the homosexual agenda in Massachusetts schools starting in the early 1990s. This is particularly relevant to people across the country who are seeing the fruits of that “pioneering” work in their school systems now. Governor Romney's support of these radical programs (through his Dept. of Education and “Governor's Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth”) is fully documented. From Kevin Jennings (who started out as a teacher in Concord Academy in Concord, Mass.) to the GLSEN conferences, "Safe Schools" programs, gay-straight alliance clubs, and Youth Pride events, to the parents’ rights violations in the David Parker nightmare case, this book documents how the homosexual movement literally took over the Massachusetts Department of Education -- and branched out to the Department of Social Services and throughout state government.
Mitt Romney’s Deception is a superbly documented, 640-page history with numerous photos and over 900 detailed endnotes.
Amy Contrada holds a B.A. summa cum laude (Tufts University), an M.A.T. (Brown University), a Diploma in Violin Making, and attended Oberlin Conservatory. She is a 40-year resident of Massachusetts. Since 2004, she has been a researcher, reporter, writer, and blogger for the pro-family organization MassResistance.
WHY ISN'T THERE MORE COVERAGE OF MY BOOK IN THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA?
"A book that landed in my hands, despite the efforts of GOP operatives to keep it from going anywhere, is an expose by Amy L. Contrada on Governor Romney’s 'deception' during the campaign for gay marriage in Massachusetts. From Contrada’s account, it is hard to pinpoint where Romney stood on this sensitive social issue."
- Professor Paul Gottfried, "Mitt the Minimalist," The American Conservative (8/1/2012).
"Fearing the abuse of the anti-journalists, the 'respectable' conservative media, those with a serious and sober presence in New York and/or Washington, have become cautious to the point of cowardly. To date, not a single one of them has so much as commented on my book, let alone reviewed it."
- Jack Cashill on his brilliant book, Deconstructing Obama, which made the case that terrorist Bill Ayers wrote the bulk of Obama's memoir, Dreams from My Father; Whistleblower (July 2011).
At a February 2004 rally on the Boston Common promoting the "MA&PA"
marriage amendment proposal. Amy held a sign advocating removing the judges.
The Judiciary was the problem, not the Massachusetts Constitution.
Readers' responses ...
Current reviews posted on Amazon.com here. Reviews of the earlier e-book edition posted on Amazon.com:
- T.L., Massachusetts (comment to MassResistance)
"Amy Contrada makes a monumental contribution to the precise documentation of the sordid history of the stealthy introduction of so-called 'gay marriage' in Massacusetts."
- Davey Jay "Davey" (Amazon review, 1st ed.)
- CRNews Ma (Amazon review, 1st ed.)
Pro-Family Leaders Recommend
Mitt Romney’s Deception:
“It is gratifying to finally read a book that penetrates the cloud of propaganda that the media, the establishment Republicans, and yes, even some so called ‘conservative’ leaders have woven around Mitt Romney and his past. Amy Contrada’s Mitt Romney’s Deception documents in great detail how Romney was perhaps America's most pro-homosexual governor. For a man to pull off what he did – including dramatically advancing the cause of homosexual marriage and still campaign for president as a ‘pro-family’ conservative – demonstrates the length to which individuals have gone to cover for this man. It’s high time all Americans find out who the real Mitt Romney is. Candidates should be judged by their past actions, not by their rhetoric.”
- Steve Baldwin, Former Executive Director of the conservative Council for National Policy; former California State Assemblyman; and co-author, "From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth about America’s Public Schools"
“This book could not be more timely or more thorough in presenting the case against a Romney presidency. Ms. Contrada has given a gift to America by exposing the faux 'conservatism' of former Governor Mitt Romney.”
- Linda Harvey, MissionAmerica; author of "Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & New Spirituality"
“In writing the meticulously documented Mitt Romney's Deception, Amy Contrada has done the job that the liberal media was supposed to do in holding the light of truth to Romney's claim to be a pro-marriage, profamily 'conservative.' What she has uncovered is stunning even to experienced critics of Romney's equivocation on homosexual issues. Contrada lays bare Romney's servile embrace of the radical Massachusetts 'gay' agenda in his statewide campaigns for office (he criticized Ted Kennedy from the left). Then she exposes his subsequent doublespeak in posing as the stalwart defender of traditional marriage in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination. In the process, Contrada also reveals how prominent, pro-Romney social conservatives cut corners to preserve Mitt's marriage myth. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to go beyond the (conservative) media hype surrounding the former Massachusetts governor to understand the real Romney.”
- Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans for Truth about Homosexuality and Founder, Republicans for Family Values blog
Some MEDIA coverage ...
Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth about Homosexuality,
March-April 2012, 3 parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Pete declares me "a brilliant researcher."
So buy the book already!
Janet Mefferd, Salem Radio Network (3/29/2012).
Pastor Brad Brandon, Word of Truth, Salem Radio Minneapolis (2/24/12, at 59 mins.).
Jan Mickelson, WHO-AM Des Moines (2/8/12).
Dr. Rich Swier, Tampa, FL (1/25/12).
Paul Drockton Radio (1/10 & 1/17/12, hour 1).
Steve Deace, focusing on Romney's unconstitutional implementation of the "gay marriage" ruling (10/10/11, nationallly syndicated).
Bryan Fischer on American Family Association Radio,
"Focal Point" (8/24/11).
Kerby Anderson, Point of View radio (8/8/11).
Bob Enyart, KGOV Denver (8/8/11).
Jeff Katz on Talk1200-Boston - podcast HERE on release of print edition (7/25/11).
Dr. Michael Brown, Line of Fire radio (7/13/11).
Jan Mickelson, WHO-AM Des Moines (on e-book edition, 3/9/11), podcast HERE.
Press Release, via Christian NewsWire (8/10/11).
RightWingNews (1/31/12): "Romney Contributed $10,000 to Radical Gay Group in 2004," by Steve Baldwin.
Renew America (1/20/12): " 'Mitt Romney's Deception'
and the Homosexual Lobby," by Matt Abbott (focus on Catholic Charities & adoptions by homosexuals scandal).
RenewAmerica (12/8/11): " 'The Romney' as Viewed by a Massachusetts Conservative," by Wes Vernon.
RenewAmerica (11/15/11): "Mitt Romney's Other Flip-Flop," by Amy L. Contrada.
WorldNetDaily (10/27/11): "10 reasons why Christians should reject Romney," by Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt.
(Colorado; 10/25/11): "Romney unilaterally implemented 'gay' marriage in Massachusetts," by Jack Minor.
The New American (9/22/11): "Mitt Romney's Achilles' Heel," by Sam Blumenfeld.
Christian Post (8/15/11): "Romney's Flip Flopping on Homosexuality Discussed in New Book," by Paul Stanley. (Has a few misquotes.)
Dispatches (4/25/11): "Vetting Mitt Romney," by John Biver.
WorldNetDaily (3/19/11): "Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand," by Michael Carl.
Dakota Voice (3/17/11): by Gina Miller.