GOP homophobes suddenly concerned about gays, now that 50 are dead in Florida




UPDATE: GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal attended a rally last November at which the host called for gays to be put to death. Neither of the three men said a word of protest. In view of the anti-gay carnage in Orlando, Florida, it’s time they apologized.

UPDATE: Must-watch TV, Anderson Cooper asks GOP Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi if she’s an anti-gay hypocrite for acting all concerned about gays being mowed down in Florida after years of dehumanizing Florida’s gays in court.

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Now that at least 50 people are dead, and as many wounded, in a horrific attack against a gay club in Orlando, Florida, Republicans who loathe gays are suddenly expressing concern about our community.

Below are a series of tweets from GOP homophobes who are suddenly concerned about us, now that we’re dead.

Huckabee and Cruz, for example, attended a rally hosted by a pastor who has called for gays to be put to death:

On Friday, three Republican presidential candidates — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — attended an event in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by a controversial Colorado pastor who has frequently advocated against gay people, including that the government should put them to death.

The event, dubbed the National Religious Liberties Conference, was hosted by pastor Kevin Swanson, who delivered a fiery speech in which he said Biblical law calls for “homosexuals” to be executed.

“Yes, Leviticus 20:13 calls for the death penalty for homosexuals,” he said. Swanson said he was “willing to go to jail for standing on the truth of the word of God.”

Mike Huckabee, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.36.16 PM

Marco Rubio, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.35.56 PM

Rick Scott, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.46.04 PM

Ted Cruz, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.40.41 PM

Donald Trump, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.37.25 PM

Paul Ryan, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.52.43 PM

Marsha Blackburn, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.52.34 PM

Pete Sessions, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.52.25 PM

Pat Roberts, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.52.16 PM

Pete Olson, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.52.09 PM

Bob Corker, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.51 PM

Mitch McConnell, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.41 PM

Shelley Capito, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.34 PM

Scott Tipton, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.26 PM

Mike Kelly, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.20 PM

Tom Cotton, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.10 PM

Richard Shelby, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.51.02 PM

John Cornyn, homophobe:

by default 2016-06-12 at 12.50.56 PM

Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress has also noted how many of those expressing concern are pro-gun and pro-NRA, and are the very reason these guys are so widely available to terrorists and other madmen.

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