Some voters believe that Ron Paul’s libertarian leanings set him apart from homophobic and discriminatory social conservatives. They’re wrong.
For all his political eccentricities and uniqueness, libertarian Ron Paul is very much aligned with the Republican party’s traditional social conservative base. I mean, just look at the man he’s hired as state director for his Iowa campaign, Michael Heath.
During his decade-long tenure as the executive director for the Christian Civic League of Maine, Heath worked tirelessly to restrict equal rights for gay Americans, and as Good as You notes, Heath once claimed that gay rights kill crops, that the economic crisis is God’s wrath, and tried to blame graffiti on same-sex marriage.
“I am concerned because there is a close parallel between graffiti and same sex marriage. Both are warning signs that our society is very sick indeed, and may be entering its final crisis,” Heath wrote in 2009, as Maine were preparing to repeal the state’s gay marriage law.
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