Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle believes the clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit and opposes laws allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children, according to a questionnaire obtained by the Associated Press.
The document provides a window into Angle’s social and moral views, which would place her among Congress’ most conservative members at a time of ongoing culture wars over gay rights, abortion and the boundaries between religion and government.
Among her positions, outlined in answers to 36 yes-or-no questions, Angle would oppose making sexual orientation a protected minority in civil rights laws.
Angle is the Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat in Nevada held by the current Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.
She supports a federal marriage amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and believes that single-income households are the best way to raise a family.
In a June 2010 radio interview, Angle who opposes abortion including in cases of rape or incest, stated that she had counseled young girls in “very at risk, difficult pregnancies” to consider other alternatives, by which they had been able to make “a lemon situation into lemonade.”