Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Right Wing Watch: Iowa's Gov. Branstad, Sen. Grassley to preside over who's who of nutbag homophobes at Iowa Family Leader summit

Rick Santorum will join clown car of GOP-friendly
homophobes at Iowa Family Leader summit this weekend.
Yeah, yeah, we know it's "needs."

Brian Tashman, writing for People for The American Way's Right Wing Watch project, has been keeping track of the wretched excesses of the Iowa GOP's cheerleaders at Bob Vander Plaats' upcoming family leader confab, designed to buttress Vander Plaats' flagging prowess as an evangelical influence peddler. Here's the cast of characters who will join Sen. Ted Cruz, former Sen. Rick Santorum and national laughingstock Donald Trump:
Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who recently claimed that most young undocumented immigrants are drug mules with “calves the size of cantaloupes.”
Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller, the far-right 2010 GOP Senate nominee who has tiestomilitia groups.
Talk show host Steve Deace, who has fantasized about assaulting openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and suggested that the public school system was responsible for the Newtown massacre.
Talk show host Kevin McCullough, who believes that gay people are out to kill him and hate God (but also don’t exist).
Talk show host Jan Mickelson, who has said that AIDS is divine punishment for homosexuality and hailed former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s opposition to gay rights.
Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage, who has likened his campaign against marriage equality to fights against slavery and Jim Crow.
David Bossie of Citizens United, the Clinton-era witch hunter who predicted that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell would cripple the military and bring back the draft.
Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, who argued that the Violence Against Women Act represented a “war on women” and accused Planned Parenthood of supporting domestic abuse.
Actor/Reality Show contestant Stephen Baldwin, who called President Obama a “cultural terrorist.”
Dr. Del Tackett of Truth In Action Ministries, who blamed homosexuality on lazy parenting.
Doug Napier of Alliance Defending Freedom, who pledged to represent county officials in Iowa who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Dr. David Noebel of Summit Ministries, who has warned that “Obama and his radical homosexual mafia plan to sodomize the world and make such perversion seem as wholesome as apple pie and vanilla ice cream.”

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