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Hideous Anti-Gay Flyer Targets Ralph Northam in Virginia State Senate Race

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John McManus at AltDaily makes note of the Virgina state senate race and one particular flyer (above) being circulated there which hasn't been attributed to anyone but targets Democratic Senator Ralph Northam.

McManus writes:

But as the Washington Examiner explains, “If Republicans gain just three seats, they will flip the Senate …, giving Gov. Bob McDonnell carte blanche to enact the conservative agenda he ran on in 2009.”

One of those three seats belongs to Dem. Sen. Ralph Northam of the 6th District (primarily Norfolk and the Eastern Shore), whose opponent, Ben Loyola, wants to end corporate taxation and the income tax and the Department of Education. Loyola’s website calls marriage a “a sacred institution reserved by God to only exist between one man and one woman.”

He continues:

Yesterday in Norfolk a particularly egregious unattributed flyer asked five rambling, incoherent questions about whether Ralph Northam knows that “Homosexuals/Gays molest children into the gay life style,” that “Homosexuals/Gays work with an organization that supports the molesting of children,” that “Homosexuals/Gays spread most of the Aids in America.” Preposterous as this may sound, there’s a reason the Tea Party is distributing these flyers: in political races, lying works. Ben Loyola’s campaign denies involvement, but as whoever passed out the flyers knows, this strategy out of Karl Rove’s handbook libelous attack politics will help Loyola.

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  1. This does not surprise me at all. The VA GOP is the worst in the country and VA is the worst state in the country when it comes to history and human rights violations. BOYCOTT VA!

    Posted by: Peter | Nov 7, 2011 8:48:52 AM


  2. My state once again embarrassing itself when it comes to this issue.

    With that said, in case anyone isn't noticing, conservatives across the country are going back to their old tricks to win elections. And that means going to the social conservatism well, with the primary attack being against our community. Whether it be hate crimes, political attacks, religious attacks, our community is at war in America against people who hate the fact we're progressing.

    This is the type of crap that should result in politicians having zero shot at being elected and it's up to all of us and our supporters to not stand for this type of assault against our community and let it be known these bigots stand for hate.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 7, 2011 9:11:43 AM


  3. The biggest offense with that flyer is the inconsistent font sizes. Seriously, it's 2011. Learn how to use a freaking word processor.

    Posted by: Nat | Nov 7, 2011 9:22:57 AM


  4. Seriously, the formatting, odd spacing and capitalization, and font sizing are almost as offensive!

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 7, 2011 10:22:42 AM


  5. Isnt "life Style" one word "lifestyle"? Is this letter in the least bit suprising? and Im not sure why this type of rhetoric doesnt piss off African Americans, Jews, and Lations enuf to put them totally on our side. Its almost verbatim what has been said about those groups in the past too. Humans have such short memories and even shorter tolerance for alliances.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Nov 7, 2011 10:26:37 AM


  6. How much longer are we as a community, as a people, going to tolerate this crap?

    Whoever wrote this garbage relies completely on right-wing reference sites that distort actual scientific research, particularly the study of LGB sexuality.

    NAMBLA was kicked to the curb a long, long time ago by the gay activists movement. This is always the fetid "ace-in-the-hole" that desperate right-wingers use to discredit gays and lesbians. The truth is that pedophilia is primarily a heterosexual illness.

    There is not one recorded, verified incident where any child was "molested into the gay lifestyle". That is another card of desperation played by the pathological right-wing.

    HIV/AIDS is a virus. HIV and homosexuality have absolutely nothing to do with each other. This is one of the most favorite of all the right-wing's agenda to deny LGBT people their civil equality.

    Go to Conservapedia (bring a clothes pin to avoid the stench that emanates from that web-site). All this propaganda against LGBT people are found there.

    Simply put, this must stop. The right-wing can no longer be ignored or dismissed. They hate us. They hate us with spite and resentment and fear. They will do and say ANYTHING to prevent what we assume is inevitable: that LGBT people will gain the civil equality that is our birthright.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 7, 2011 10:32:10 AM


  7. This looks exactly like the work of Ken Mehlman.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Nov 7, 2011 10:49:06 AM


  8. who made that flyer, some 97 year old granny or some 4 year old?

    Posted by: oliver | Nov 7, 2011 1:01:23 PM


  9. "For proof go to the internet".

    Yes.

    Posted by: rafi | Nov 7, 2011 1:28:22 PM


  10. well said, Jamal...

    "Simply put, this must stop. The right-wing can no longer be ignored or dismissed. They hate us. They hate us with spite and resentment and fear. They will do and say ANYTHING to prevent what we assume is inevitable: that LGBT people will gain the civil equality that is our birthright."

    agreed, and bravo, man.

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Nov 7, 2011 1:32:11 PM


  11. Well, this good news is that this smear campaign didn't work:
    http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/northam-holds-loyolas-challenge-6th-district

    Posted by: Michael James | Nov 9, 2011 11:45:21 AM


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