Social conservatives leap to action

Social conservatives kicked off an activism blitz against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Thursday.

The campaign launched as the Senate Armed Services Committee quizzed Pentagon leaders about their findings that most military members do not object to repeal. Conservative groups dispute the finding.

Several swing votes on the panel, including Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jim Webb (D-Va.), applauded the study and its findings. The Senate may consider repeal as part of a defense authorization bill expected to come up for a vote next week.

“It’s very important people start calling now,” Tom McClusky of Family Research Council Action said in an hour-long webcast laying out arguments against repeal.

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