Earlier this year, we introduced you to the FAMiLY LEADER, the extreme anti-gay group in Iowa, and its leader, Bob Vander Plaats. Tomorrow, Vander Plaats is hosting a “Thanksgiving Family Forum” for presidential candidates. If history is any guide, this event promises to be a veritable cornucopia of attacks on gays and women’s health care and a celebration of fringe social views.
Here’s a rundown of that history, just to remind you who and what Republicans presidential candidates choose to associate themselves with — something that definitely matters.
Vander Plaats — The Lowlights
- a Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist called last week’s Iowa State Senate District 18 special election loss a “stinging rebuke” to Vander Plaats’ FAMiLY Leader