Group Urges GOP to Recognize Moral Concerns

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Concerned Women for America is standing for social issues like abortion and gay marriage, after several Tea Party leaders and a group claiming to represent "gay conservatives and their allies" urged the incoming Congress to only focus on the economy.

Fifteen Tea Party leaders and members of the gay, right-wing group GOProud sent a letter to Republican leaders, Monday, stressing the importance of focusing on the economy and avoiding social issues.

"Poll after poll confirms that the Tea Party's laser focus on issues of economic freedom and limited government resonated with the American people on Election Day," they wrote in the letter. "We urge you to stay focused on the issues that got you and your colleagues elected and to resist the urge to run down any social issue rabbit holes."

Concerned Women for America CEO Penny Nancy responded saying,"Americans voted overwhelmingly for both social and fiscal conservatives," and the incoming leadership could easily embrace an agenda driven by social concerns.

"I'd like to know which one -- support for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, eliminating taxpayer dollars from funding embryonic stem cell research, or de-funding Planned Parenthood -- the signers of the GOProud letter have a problem with," Nance responded in a statement.

CWA wrote a contrasting letter to the GOP, making the case for social issues.

In a post-election poll, the group found that 62 percent of voters thought the biggest issue facing future generations is the "moral decline of our nation," not a poor economy.

CBN News spoke with Penny Nancy more about the issues that concern most Americans, and what the incoming Congress should focus on. Stay with CBNNews.com for her comments.

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