Florida Tea Party Leader: ‘Gay Thugs’ In GOP Forcing Employers To Hire ‘Effeminate’ Males

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Danita Kilcullen

Danita Kilcullen

CREDIT: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

The co-founder of the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party compared a pro-gay Republican group to “gay thugs” who have taken over the local Republican party.

In a November email obtained by the Sun-Sentinel, Danita Kilcullen said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would force employers to “hire someone with orange hair, body/neck/face covered with tattoos, multiple piercings, or a man in a dress … or for that matter, a demonstrative effeminate male or purposeful butch-looking female.” The Log Cabin Republicans, in supporting this legislation, “is a thug organization with only their own ‘special interests’ in play.”

Kilcullen’s email was in response to 10 Republicans joining Democrats to approve ENDA in the Senate. ENDA, whose future remains uncertain in the House of Representatives, outlaws workplace discrimination against sexual orientation or gender identity. Following the vote, Log Cabins praised the Senate and urged Republicans in the House to vote in favor.

Previously, the Tea Party leader has claimed to be a target of Republican attacks because of her anti-gay position. When George Zimmerman was acquitted for murder, Kilcullen responded on Facebook to R&B singer Toni Braxton’s tweets on the matter with, “Yo, girl, you can’t take America’s justice system? Go be an African!!”

She claimed a gay Republican official had hacked her Facebook account.