Santorum Touts Endorsers Infamous For Extreme Anti-Gay Positions

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Rick Santorum has farcically claimed that he doesn’t talk a lot about his extreme anti-gay positions, but today his campaign is boasting the endorsement of two individuals infamous for their homophobic positions in the lead-up to Super Tuesday. Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern (R) is perhaps best known for comparing homosexuality to terrorism, calling the gay community the nation’s more dangerous threat of the two, but she has also disparaged people of color for not studying as hard as white people, women for not working as hard as men, and Muslims for imposing Sharia Law. Bobbi Radeck, on the other hand,  leads Concerned Women for America Ohio, which actively supports the bullying of gay students by objecting to the Day of Silence. If Santorum is trying to distance himself from the social conservative issues he’s best known for, he might consider downplaying the endorsements of individuals who symbolize those very positions. (HT: RightWingWatch.)

Update

RightWingWatch notes that the Santorum campaign is also now touting the endorsement of Tennessee state Rep. Joey Hensley (R), one of the primary supporters of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. He has said that parents should prevent their children from watching Modern Family, because children shouldn’t be exposed to “alternative lifestyles.”

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