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Iowa's Leading Anti-Gay, 'Pro-Family' Activist Endorses Rick Santorum: VIDEO

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Appropriately, Rick 'Frothy mix' Santorum gets an endorsement from Iowa's leading gay-hater, Bob Vander Plaats:

FrothyBob Vander Plaats, who has sought to put his imprint on the Republican presidential race for months, announced Tuesday that he would support Mr. Santorum. Mr. Vander Plaats and other evangelical Christians have talked openly about their struggle to unite behind one candidate, but he urged others to follow his lead.

At this late stage in the campaign, it remains an open question how the endorsement will affect the Iowa caucus campaign. Mr. Vander Plaats’s political activity, including leading the effort to remove three judges from the Iowa Supreme Court last year in a battle over same-sex marriage, has made him a lightening rod in some Republican circles.

Vander Plaats' group, The Family Leader, will not be giving an endorsement:

The Family Leader said Tuesday that it would remain neutral in the race, a decision that was reached after several lengthy meetings with members of the board, according to Republicans familiar with the discussions. But in the end, participants said, Mr. Vander Plaats decided to make a personal endorsement.

Right Wing Watch adds:

Chuck Hurley of the Iowa Family Policy Center also endorsed Santorum. Speaking as an individual and not on behalf of his organization, Vander Plaats lauded Santorum as the “Huckabee in this race” and a “champion of the family.” Echoing Huckabee, who frequently reminded Religious Right voters, “I come from you,” Vander Plaats concluded, “I believe Rick Santorum comes from us, he’s not to us, he comes from us, he’s one of us.”

Watch Vander Plaats give his endorsement, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. such an angry face... and all just because i don't want vagina.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Dec 20, 2011 12:43:38 PM


  2. He can endorse Frothy Mix all he wants. Santorum is dead meat, like Bachmann.

    Posted by: Chopsie | Dec 20, 2011 12:53:12 PM


  3. Bob is light in the rod?

    Posted by: Glenn I | Dec 20, 2011 1:03:03 PM


  4. I think he and santorum need to use bathroom stalls together

    Posted by: Gay American | Dec 20, 2011 1:08:56 PM


  5. Why does every picture of Mr. Candy Pants look like he's yelling "Hey you kids, get off my lawn!!!!"?

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Dec 20, 2011 1:44:55 PM


  6. Surprising, since Newt Gingrich made Vender Plaats what he is today by providing the seed money for Vander Plaats to launch his campaign against the judges that ruled in favor of marriage equality.
    http://www.npr.org/2011/12/19/143973650/to-win-over-iowans-gingrich-aims-at-judges

    Posted by: scott | Dec 20, 2011 2:05:47 PM


  7. "I believe Rick Santorum comes from us, he’s not to us, he comes from us, he’s a bigot just like us.” Fixed!

    Posted by: JZN | Dec 20, 2011 3:19:31 PM


  8. "We have other candidates"... all these so called candidates can go as the old white fat ass McCain hopes Kim Jon descended to a "warm corner in hell"

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Dec 20, 2011 5:11:20 PM


  9. He might as well endorse Ronald McDonald.

    Posted by: TPOWW | Dec 20, 2011 6:59:53 PM


  10. The people of Pennsylvania defeated Santorum in his last bid for public office by over 700,000 votes. Santorum is politically dead. Ignore him.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 20, 2011 8:44:59 PM


  11. Too little, too late.

    Posted by: Dev | Dec 20, 2011 9:09:41 PM


  12. Bigots supporting bigots, nothing new about that.

    Posted by: mousemess | Mar 21, 2012 1:10:58 PM


  13. The irony is that we see (presumably str8) soldiers dancing with each other in musical videos they put online all the time.

    Posted by: Coach Outlet | Apr 23, 2012 5:29:32 PM


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