Tennessee Tea Party Calls Barney Frank ‘Perverted Sodomite POS’

The Tennessee Tea Party demonstrated yesterday that it has no reservations taking “bold” stands on social issues. Responding to the announcement that Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) would not seek reelection, the organization tweeted the following:

“Good riddance you perverted sodomite POS!!

The Tea Party has long claimed to not take sides on social issues, and LGBT issues have been absent from Tea Party-organized presidential debates. Nevertheless, some tea party groups have made their anti-LGBT stances quite vocal: opposing same-sex marriagedefending ex-gay therapy, and supporting the repeal of a California law that makes education LGBT-inclusive.

The Tennessee Tea Party’s own mission statement speaks to the financial accountability of government, and its “Core Objectives” make little reference to social issues.