Oh, Ron Paul, you libertarian card, you!
It seems your campaign was only kidding when it bragged about the endorsement of your presidential bid by Iowa’s Rev. Phillip G. Kayser, an alleged man of God who has called for the execution of gay Americans under “Biblical law.”
“We welcome Rev. Kayser’s endorsement and the enlightening statements he makes on how Ron Paul’s approach to government is consistent with Christian beliefs,” Ivers had said in a press release.
But today TPM notes that Kaiser’s endorsement of Paul has been removed from the campaign website.
Perhaps Paul realized that having the government round up and slaughter anyone who practices homosexuality (and definitely anyone who perfects it), would be in opposition to his adamant feelings about reducing Big Government. There would likely have to be a whole new bureau of government created just to make the bloodbath happen.
Methinks whoever gets the Republican nomination for president is going to have to do a lot of this sort of distancing from right-wing wackadoodles if he or she wants the ghost of a chance to defeat Barack Obama in the general election. Paul has already had to answer to some questionable views espoused in his newsletters from past years, including smears against gay people.
Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann—the lot of you: We know you aren’t that fond of the gay folk. But if you get an endorsement from somebody named Fred Phelps, you might think twice about mentioning it in your campaign literature.
Meanwhile, excuse me but…isn’t this supposed to be the United States of America in the 21st century?