Focus on the Family is promoting a biased Republican survey which finds that two-thirds of those surveyed believe they have a right to deny constitutional equality and religious freedom to gay Iowans.

“Public opinion on marriage is consistently a 65-70 percent issue,” said Bryan English, director of public relations for the Iowa Family Policy Center. “The numbers tell us that Iowans want the right to vote on the Iowa Marriage Amendment. How the political class responds to these numbers will help separate the wheat from the chaff among those who seek office in 2010.”

English is quoted saying that “citizens” are “not comfortable” with courts that defend constitutional rights and religious freedom from conservatives who feel they know what’s best for everyone.