John Ensign, Born Again Promise Keeper
A Promise Keeper is committed to practicing spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity.
A Promise Keeper is committed to building strong marriages and families through love, protection and biblical values.
He urged Bill Clinton to resign as a 1998 Senate candidate, saying, “He has no credibility left.” Ensign had a 100% pro-family rating on his voting record from the Christian Coalition, and the same score from the Family Research Council (dedicated to “Defending Faith, Family and Freedom”) and the American Family Association (standing “for traditional family values”). He discussed marriage on July 13, 2004, speaking in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
“Marriage is the cornerstone on which our society was founded,” Ensign proclaimed from the Senate floor. “For those who say that the Constitution is so sacred that we cannot or should not adopt the Federal Marriage Amendment, I would simply point out that marriage, and the sanctity of that institution, predates the American Constitution and the founding of our nation. It predates the founding of our nation and even the landing at Plymouth Rock. Marriage, as a social institution, predates every other institution on which ordered society in America and the world as a whole, has relied, including even the church itself.”
Ensign concluded, “It is not right to mold marriage to fit the desires of a few, against the wishes of so many, and to ignore the important role of marriage.”