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Holy Joe soaks up support from anti-gay forces

Is this a surprise at all? (New Haven Independent):

A group of New Haven Latino clergy known for virulently opposing gay rights measures threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s reelection campaign Thursday in a speech that focused on family values and faith. The group said the senator’s opposition to gay marriage contributed to their endorsing him: “We will not support a candidate that will go against the values of the traditional family as we know it and the Bible teaches us.”

…The event was a match between two parties with histories of visible opposition to gay rights causes. The ministers organized a vocal crowd to denounce a proposal to establish a New Haven “domestic registry” for gay couples in committed relationships, for instance, denouncing homosexuality as a sin in an hours-long public hearing. Lieberman voted for a measure proposed by Republican then-Sen. Jesse Helms (Senate Amendment no. 2434 to bill number 1513) to deny federal funding to schools that counsel students, even suicidal gay students, that it’s OK to be gay.

How about that? Even better, Joe Lieberman’s campaign blog touts the support from these folks. What a winning team; we won’t forget it.

Note: HRC has endorsed Holy Joe.

* Holy Joe vs. Ned Lamont on LGBT rights

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