Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Gay Angle on Angle

And it's not pretty. Sharon Angle, Nevada Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for the Senate, has a long antigay history. Talking Points Memo has the goods:

The far-right third party that Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle called home in the 1990s supported abolishing "the debt money system" and ran a vitriolic anti-gay insert in state newspapers that portrays LGBT people -- or, as Angle's party called them, "sodomites" -- as child-molesting, HIV-carrying, Hell-bound freaks, according to documents obtained by TPM.

That far-right party Angle belonged to in the early 90s actually claims that gays are more likely to be murderers, that HIV can survive in water and that we need to bring back sodomy laws, citing an 1814 legal treatise titled "Consequences of Sodomy: Ruin of a Nation."