Ron Paul Doesn’t Want To Use Your Gay Bathroom
As if the Republican Party wasn’t already ripe with outdated and esoteric thinking (everything Michelle Bachman comes to mind), Ron Paul is now under question as a result of political and investment newsletters he published and solicited in the 80′s and 90′s. The Newsletters showcase racist and homophobic viewpoints, as well as conspiracy theories involving the Federal Government.
While this is not the first time the newsletters have been addressed in Paul’s many attempts at the White House, he has recently denied any involvement. “I didn’t write them, I disavow them. That’s it.” Paul stated during a recent CNN interview before making a swift exit.
A former staffer, Eric Dondero released a statement to Right Wing News (Because they love us gays so much) in defense of the Republican candidate, addressing the content and Paul’s attitudes towards the gay community. “He is not all bigoted towards homosexuals.” writes Dondero. “He supports their rights to do whatever they please in their private lives. He is however, personally uncomfortable around homosexuals, no different from a lot of older folks of his era.”
Dondero also describes an incident in San Francisco in 1988 where Paul was uncomfortable using the bathroom in the home of a gay supporter, “Ron pulled me aside the first time we went there, and specifically instructed me to find an excuse to excuse him to a local fast food restaurant so that he could use the bathroom. He told me very clearly, that although he liked Jim, he did not wish to use his bathroom facilities. I chided him a bit, but he sternly reacted, as he often did to me, Eric, just do what I say.”
Uh oh! I can’t wait to see how this all plays out. Someone should tell Ron Paul to double check next time he goes on the hunt for a gay-free public restrooms. I can find a few flaws in that logic.
What Do you think? Is Ron Paul racist and homophobic, or simply in need of a more proactive editor?
(Via Right Wing News)