Homobigot Sam Brownback's tossing his hat in
“I have decided, after much prayerful consideration, to consider a bid for the Republican nomination for the presidency. There is a real need in our country to rebuild the family and renew our culture and there is a need for genuine conservatism and real compassion in the national discussion.”
— Kansas Senator Sam Brownback
Brownback said he has formed a presidential exploratory committee, which will allow him to travel the country and raise money while gauging support for the GOP nomination.
He also announced 20 members of his exploratory advisory committee, an eclectic mix ranging from anti-abortion activists to business executives, including: Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan, former Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and the Rev. Frank Pavone, head of the advocacy group Priests for Life.
Brownback got himself in a pickle back in January when he said this in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“You look at the social impact of the countries that have engaged in homosexual marriage.” He shakes his head in sorrow, thinking of Sweden, which Christian conservatives believe has been made by “social engineering” into an outer ring of hell. “You’ll know ’em by their fruits,” Brownback says. He pauses, and an awkward silence fills the room. He was citing scripture — Matthew 7:16 — but he just called gay Swedes “fruits.”
He later put out a release clarifying his remarks.
Here are some other gems from that interview.
* Brownback’s chief of staff, Robert Wasinger, wrote in a campus magazine funded by the Heritage Foundation, that the “innocent sperm” of gay men are, “forced to swim into feces.”
* Sam is working to defeat a measure that would stiffen penalties for violent attacks on gays and lesbians ,saying the hate-crime bill would lead to the eventual criminalization of Christianity.
* Brownback has received money funneled through Jack Abramoff ($42,000) and blocked a casino that Abramoff’s clients viewed as a competitor.
* Sam struggles to square that homosexuality may not be sanctioned by the Bible, but slavery is — and that he believes Good Book is never wrong. His logic: “the Bible views slavery as a ‘person-to-person relationship,’ something to be worked out beyond the intrusion of government. But he quickly abandons the argument; calling slavery a personal choice, after all, is awkward for a man who often compares slavery to abortion.”
Brownback has stated that he will not hire openly gay people.