Ron Paul Outreach Coordinator Once Blamed Gay Marriage For Rain And Crop Failure

Right Wing Watch reports that the man running GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul’s church outreach in Iowa, Mike Heath, formerly of the Maine Family Policy Council and American Family Association, once suggested that gay marriage was to blame for Maine’s “endless rain and gloom.” “Our leaders allowed a cloud of error to hide the light of reason, and then the rain began,” he wrote. “Our crops are faring like our moods. The potato crop is blighted, and corn and fruit fields wither,” he added. Heath’s embarrassing antics led to his dismissal by the rest of the anti-gay marriage movement, until he cropped up recently in Paul’s campaign. As Chris Moody reports, Paul hired Heath to win over the social conservatives who dominate the Iowa caucus. Though Paul professes to be a libertarian, he seems to have yielded to polling that indicates support for civil unions or gay marriage is a “deal killer” for GOP caucus goers.