Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and current GOP presidential hopeful, helped hawk not only homosexual “marriage” in Massachusetts, but took the activism a step further while in the capital, helping push forward the transgender movement, charges a new book.
Activist, researcher and author Amy Contrada says that although the biggest part of her research for her book was documenting Romney’s support for the homosexual agenda, most voters don’t know how strongly Romney supported transgendered duos.
“Gov. Romney’s executive agencies even pushed ‘transgender rights’ alongside ‘gay rights,’” Contrada says.
Contrada is the author of “Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’ in Massachusetts,” and says her book is a warning for those who don’t know Romney’s record.
It documents now the Romney administration mandated a poster advocating for “Transgendered Health.”
The poster from the Romney Department of Public Health was pushed statewide – in doctors’ offices, school nurses’ offices and public transportation. The poster claimed “Transphobia in healthcare is unhealthy.’”
“A nurse in a Massachusetts public high school was instructed to post the DPH ‘Transgender Health Poster’ showing three people: One is clearly a young man trying to pass for a female, one a flamboyant ‘drag queen’ wearing gobs of makeup, and one an unnaturally flat-chested young butch female with facial piercings,” she reports.
Poster in Massachusetts while Mitt Romney was governor
In the book, Contrada also lists several actions Romney took that seemed to contradict his words supporting traditional families.
“Romney’s commendable opposition to a ‘clean needle’ program for drug users implies that he was paying attention to public health,” the book says.
So how could Romney explain the following radical policies by his DPH:
- Assisted AIDS Action Committee’s distribution of ‘The Little Black Book – Queer in the 21st Century (An X-Rated guide to homosexual sex practices and hook-up venues for young men).
- Eliminated STD testing before issuance of marriage licenses (new law signed by governor).
- Published a politically correct “Toolkit for Physicians” for treating men who have sex with men.
- Officially worked with homosexual hook-up web site, ManHunt.net.
- Collaborated with Department of Social Services on “Waltham House” foster home for “transgender youth.”
- Involved in disseminating GLBT propaganda in public schools.
- Issued illegally altered marriage licenses in May 2004 to allow for same-sex couples.
- Maintained a confused policy over altering birth certificates to allow for “same-sex” parents.
Contrada adds that along with issuing the order to change marriage licenses, Romney went a step beyond.
“He also issued special, discretionary one-day governor’s marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” Contrada said.
Contrada says these issues make her wonder about the silence from the others in the Republican presidential field.
“Where are their statements on abortion, the family, homosexual marriage? And the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’?” She asked.
Contrada points out in her book that since leaving office, Romney has tried to cover up his record as governor. She cites an example from when Romney was a guest on WRKO Radio in Boston’s Howie Carr Show.
“When WRKO host Gregg Jackson (and then Townhall.com columnist) called in on the Howie Carr Show one afternoon in December 2007 – as Romney’s primary run was already in full bloom – he came under an irrational attack by Romney himself for daring to raise the issue of the governor’s implementation of same-sex marriage,” the book explains.
“Jackson asked Romney a tough question: Why did you change the marriage certificates when you were not authorized to do so?” the book said.
“Romney immediately insulted Jackson, calling him ‘delusional’ and ‘right-wing,’ and refused to give a straight answer, pretending the question was about birth certificates,” Contrada’s book said.
Contrada also documents that Romney gave former Concerned Women for America President and WYLL Chicago talk show host Sandy Rios similar treatment when she questioned Romney’s alteration of the marriage licenses.
Contrada says repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is another issue that points to Romney’s secret complicity in furthering the homosexual agenda.
“He may not have campaigned for it, but I think he would have gone along with the repeal,” Contrada said.
“If you go back to 1994 when he ran for the Senate against Ted Kennedy, he promised the Log Cabin Republicans, the homosexual group, that he supported open service in the military for homosexuals,” Contrada said.
“I think it would have been a matter of time before he gave in because he had made that pledge to the Log Cabin Republicans. If you look at his statements he’s so fudgy on this whole issue,” Contrada said.
Contrada cites the Center for Military Readiness and its opposition to homosexuals openly serving in the military.
“The Center for Military Readiness put out a questionnaire to the candidates when Romney was running before in 2007, he refused to answer their questionnaire,” Contrada said.
“I think it’s noteworthy that our new Massachusetts senator, Scott Brown, did answer a questionnaire during his campaign promising not to vote to repeal the DADT policy. But then he flipped and voted to repeal!” Contrada said.
However, Contrada says there is a reason for why Brown changed his vote.
“He shares some of Romney’s top policy advisers,” Contrada said.
Contrada’s research is compiled in her book, “Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’ in Massachusetts”
Contrada wants to warn voters that Romney’s recent public statements don’t match his long history in public life.
“In a recent fundraising letter from Romney, he says, ‘I am sick and tired of big government.’ But he wasn’t as governor. Look at Romneycare and his intrusive programs promoting ‘gay rights’ and GLBT ‘identities’ in the schools,” Contrada said.
Contrada says she’s surprised that all of the other GOP candidates aren’t calling Romney to account for his big government health care program.
“That’s surprising and I don’t understand it,” Contrada said.
Listen to an interview with Contrada:
She points to another issue in which Romney’s actions on the campaign trail don’t match his record: The National Organization for Marriage’s pledge.
“Recently Romney signed the National Organization for Marriage’s pledge to protect marriage. The pledge included a promise to appoint constitutional conservatives to the federal bench,” Contrada said.
“Romney also agreed in that NOM pledge to ‘appoint judges who will respect the original meaning of the Constitution.’ But when he had a chance as governor to call for the removal of activist judges who ruled for ‘gay marriage’, violating the Massachusetts constitution’s clear separation of powers, he did nothing,” Contrada said.
Contrada says if Romney wins the nomination, conservatives need to be aware. She adds that it’s time Republicans had a better choice than the classic, “Lesser of two evils.”
Romney’s staff did not respond to WND’s requests for comment on this story.