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Religion has long been a staple of American politics. At the national level politicians have continually evoked religious themes, whether addressing foreign policy, social,...

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Continued Support for the Republican Party's Principles on Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion

July 22, 2013
I do believe, and I still will tell you that our party believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. Our party believes that life begins at conception. I think those are foundational issues that aren’t going anywhere but what I have said, which I don’t think should be controversy at all and I would think that Christians and pastors and everyone in between should agree that our principles have to be draped in the concepts of grace, love and respect and that’s not code language. That’s the New Testament so I don’t think there should be any problem with that thinking in our party. If you’re looking at the evidence, what you will see is a party that embraces life, a party that embraces marriage and a chairman that understands that there’s only one sovereign God and that we ultimately aren’t dependent on what happens in politics.