Alan Keyes on the Challenge of Gay Marriage

TUE, MAR 9, 2004 (1:32:24)

Alan Keyes, former US representative to the United Nations, and two-time candidate for the Republican nomination for president, offers an argument in opposition to gay marriage. Keyes bases his argument on a biblically-derived Christian understanding of marriage as sacrament, and a social understanding of heterosexual marriage as a necessary foundation for society. Keyes is introduced by Luke Howe, a UGBC executive and a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. This lecture is sponsored by the Undergraduate Government of Boston College and the College Republicans of Boston College

+ BIO: Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes was one of the U.S. representatives to the United Nations during the Ronald Reagan administration. In the 1990’s he became one of the more well-known conservative African-Americans, thanks to his radio talk program, The Alan Keyes Show. His career as a political pundit on the TV and lecture circuit included a 2002 program on MSNBC, Alan Keyes Making Sense, but has been periodically interrupted by campaigns for elected positions. A Republican, Keyes ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in Maryland in 1988 and 1992, for the Senate in Illinois in 2004 (against Barack Obama), and for U.S. president in 1996 and 2000.

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