American Values is a non-profit interest group, created by Gary Bauer, "committed to uniting the American people around the vision of our Founding Fathers. It "...American Values serves to remind the public of the conservative principles that are so fundamental to the survival of our nation and to bring support and ideas to policy makers and empower our elected officials to have the support they need to do what is right, noble and good." Its introduction refers to a "culture of death [that] continues to be promoted in our media, courts and legislatures," describing abortion, stem cell research, and cloning as examples of "our country’s selfishness, justified under the euphemisms of choice and privacy." It supports a "federal marriage protection amendment and stressing the urgent need to rein in rogue judges."
It is a participant in the Coalition to Defend Free Speech, a group organized to block the charge proposed to the UN Human Rights Council by the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 1999. The charge was introduced by Pakistan, entitled "Defamation of Islam".
The organization's website does not list a board of directors, or any participants but Bauer and one staff contributor.
- About American Values
- Coalition to Defend Free Speech
- Christopher Hitchens (March 2, 2009), "Don't Say a Word: A U.N. resolution seeks to criminalize opinions that differ with the Islamic faith.", Slate