WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed August 3, 2005
Frist Won't Speak At Second Rally
Washington, D. C. – U. S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist spoke by video to the first "Justice Sunday" evangelical rally in Louisville in April.
But Frist was not invited to address "Justice Sunday two", even though its in his home state of Tennessee.
Since the first rally, the potential 2008 Presidential candidate has angered the event organizers by stating his support for expanded human embryonic stem cell research. U. S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay of Texas has been invited to speak at the August 14th rally.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says Frist's stem cell stance reflects an unwise and unnecessary choice both for public policy and for respecting the dignity of human life.