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Florida Log Cabin Republicans Chapter Uses Slain Libyan Ambassador's Body in Ad Attacking Obama

The Broward County Log Cabin Republicans this week published an Obama attack ad containing a photograph of the body of slain Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens in the Florida Agenda (p. 27) billed as Florida's largest LGBT newspaper, the Bilerico Project reports:

Lcr_adThe ad claims that the Obama administration isn't protecting "gay/gay-friendly American citizens from the terror of Islamic radicalism" and suggests that Sharia law will be forced on America if Obama wins a second term.

The advertisement also insinuates that Ambassador Stevens was gay. Rumors about Steven's sexual orientation were started by Kevin DuJan, a gay Republican known best for his outrageous claims about President Obama. DuJan, who writes for the right wing blog HillBuzz, has also alleged that the President is also secretly gay.

The ad was condemned by National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis:

"The Log Cabin Republicans of Florida have cravenly disrespected the life and legacy of a United States civil servant with this ad. Put bluntly, they have crossed the line of civil discourse and good taste by including an image of the corpse of slain US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens being carried through the streets of Benghazi, Libya. It is simply unimaginable to me how any political message, let alone the muddy and ludicrous message of this ad, in any way justifies disgracing the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his country. This level of depravity and moral indifference must not be allowed to enter our political discourse."

Log Cabin Republican Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper distanced the organization from the inflammatory ad:

"This ad does not represent the position of Log Cabin Republicans, and we reject it completely.The 9-11 attack on Americans posted in Libya was a straight up act of terrorism. There are plenty of reasons to vote Republican on protecting US interests abroad, but such an ad is fallacious, simple minded and irresponsible."

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  1. This is beyond despicable. I've seldom been so physically outraged and disgusted. How dare they use a picture of a murdered civil servant in their propaganda!

    Posted by: Daniel A | Oct 12, 2012 12:52:03 PM

  2. Call Keith Chamlee of the Florida Agenda and let him know how you feel: (954) 465-1563.

    Posted by: OP | Oct 12, 2012 12:58:02 PM

  3. the LCR would prefer that gay Americans be killed and driven to suicide by other white Christian Americans, apparently.

    what idiots.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 12, 2012 1:19:49 PM

  4. Sickening.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Oct 12, 2012 1:23:13 PM

  5. "This is beyond despicable. I've seldom been so physically outraged and disgusted. How dare they use a picture of a murdered civil servant in their propaganda!"

    Were you equally outraged (if you are old enough to remember) when media liberals showed pictures of soldiers in body bags coming back from Vietnam as propaganda....or when they used photographs of the Cambodian monk setting himself on fire as propaganda?

    Were you outraged when they held up "Neda" as an example of "extremism" and the "oppression of women" in Iran as propaganda?

    Tell me, seriously, what is the real issue here? That it creates enormous discomfort for white liberals to have to acknowledge that homophobic non-white men in a foreign country might have murdered a gay white man, in part because he was gay?

    Are you simply in denial about that because it forces you to come face to face with the contradictions between your absolute adherence to the idea that all non-white, non-Western people are absolved from all guilt of any kind in situations like this.....and the realities of the homophobia of many such people?

    Seriously, why all the hush-hush about the fact that the ambassador was gay and that that may well have been one of the principal motives if not THE principal motive in his being murdered.......after all, the "terrorists" could have attacked a lot of other US-affiliated buildings and attacked other people, but they did not, did they?

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 12, 2012 1:35:00 PM

  6. simply despicable. i'm absolutely speechless.

    Posted by: Manny | Oct 12, 2012 1:37:15 PM

  7. actually, anonymous troll rick with no balls, this is merely a typica conservative-right distraction.

    they can't point to any Good from their fellow white christian conservatives to they reach reach reach to be angry at brown people.

    btw, are you ever going to provide a URL that shows who you are or are you going to continue to prove us all right, that you're a complete coward with no testicles?


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 12, 2012 1:39:18 PM

  8. "Rick" is a monster.

    Posted by: jht | Oct 12, 2012 1:40:27 PM

  9. it's like the crazy "Obama is a Commie!" lady.

    the Rick's of the world, like the crazy anti-Obama ladies, can't back up anything they say.

    they spout their buzz terms and are idiots.

    and trolls like rick can only "express themselves" from a place of cowardly anonymity, treating the internet like their burqa.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 12, 2012 1:46:19 PM

  10. Whenever I start reading a long-winded, offensive, and misguided comment, my brain clicks into gear and I jump to the "Posted By" line. And it almost always says Rick.

    And then I stop reading.

    Posted by: mike8787 | Oct 12, 2012 1:52:08 PM

  11. Well, judging from the responses so far, it is pretty clear that the answer to my questions about what the real issue is is a resounding "Yes."

    And that is as pathetic as it is typical of the Far Left.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 12, 2012 1:57:12 PM

  12. " acknowledge that homophobic non-white men in a foreign country might have murdered a gay white man, in part because he was gay?"

    Well, how come they didn't get to you when you were over there messin' with their teenage boys?

    They always get the wrong one...dammit.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 12, 2012 2:03:11 PM

  13. F#cking disgusting. There are reports this man was raped before and after he was killed. To parade his body for political purposes is the lowest I have seen to date.

    Posted by: Michael | Oct 12, 2012 2:06:18 PM

  14. "your absolute adherence to the idea that all non-white, non-Western people are absolved from all guilt of any kind in situations like this".

    Oh Rick, you do make us laugh, projecting like that.

    Posted by: antb | Oct 12, 2012 2:09:09 PM

  15. "There are reports this man was raped before and after he was killed. To parade his body for political purposes is the lowest I have seen to date."

    Do you mean that the parading around of his body by his rapists and killers was the lowest you have seen?

    Or do you mean that publishing the photograph of them doing so by the LCR is the lowest you have seen?

    I really have to ask why it is that the mainstream media (and the Obama Administration) did not even report on his being raped and having his corpse paraded around when it happened. Why have they not reported that he was gay and that his having been raped was almost surely due to his being gay, as was his having been murdered?

    Why did they try to cover up the whole incident by blaming it on outrage over the anti-Muslim film on YouTube?

    I think we are all beginning to understand why, aren't we?

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 12, 2012 2:12:27 PM

  16. well, why do you refuse to show yourself and stand up to be counted as a strong masculine empowered gay man, lilRicky? :D

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 12, 2012 2:28:45 PM

  17. why don't they run an ad saying how the do nothing congress cut a couple of hundred millions out of the budget for embassy security? dumb ass self loathing pieces of dog crap

    Posted by: walter | Oct 12, 2012 2:31:09 PM

  18. So the Taliban killed Christopher Stevens because they found out he was gay? Sure. Like he paraded around in heels and a feather boa. Come on, he knew the culture, he was aware of the risks. He REQUESTED the assignment.

    The act was a terrorist attack on a sparsely defended consulate. It was an easy target.

    Someone is spending too much time at WackyBrainDaily

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Oct 12, 2012 2:32:16 PM

  19. Finally, (the national) LRC shows it does have some balls.

    "...such an ad is fallacious, simple minded and irresponsible."

    Doesn't this describe all of Romney/Ryan's ads?

    @Mike8787: I much prefer the format of many other blogs where you get to clearly see the name of the commenter BEFORE you start to read their comments. That makes it much easier to deal with some people.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 12, 2012 2:33:13 PM

  20. As horrid aw the Log Cabin Republicans are, you can all comfort yourselves in this fact: NO ONE takes them seriously. Not the Democrats, and DEFINITELY not the Republicans.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Oct 12, 2012 2:46:30 PM

  21. Distance yourself all you want, R. Clarke Cooper. You are still a measly, butt-licking, republicon lackey and you, as national director of the Log Cabin Republicans are responsible.

    See, Coop, that's the difference between republicons and Democrats. Democrats step up and take responsibility.

    Republicons like you "distance yourself" from something that I am sure if it had occurred to you first, you would have done it yourself.

    Coward that you are, you waited to see how the winds would blow. Then, you "distanced" yourself.

    R. Clarke Cooper, distance THIS!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 12, 2012 3:01:05 PM

  22. Gee, Rick seems fairly good at getting people upset here. My guess is that he doesn't even believe the dribble he spouts, but does likes the attention, the hotter the better. I suggest folks, that if you must respond to him, keep it low key, call out his garbage but don't let him hijack the discussion. When political people cross a line, like the Florida Log Cabin Republicans, they need to be called out on it, not just by Gay people and Democrats, but by those remaining Republicans who claim to have values.

    Posted by: Dave | Oct 12, 2012 3:07:11 PM

  23. HEY! Don't you guys remember Rick's previous "pro-Arab" posts in his pursuit of dissing "effeminate" gay men?

    @ Rick,

    As I recall, Rick, you're the only one on this board who sings the praises of Arab men in an unqualified way. I can remember MANY, MANY posts in which you lectured everyone about how Arab men represented the "non-effeminate" ideal of male-male relationships that you admire. However, now that it suits your partisan purposes, you disapprove of "non-white" homophobic men in Arab countries. You are such a frigging hypocrite. Please take your sorry routine to Free Republic, along with your Romney bumper sticker. Thank you, in advance.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Oct 12, 2012 4:24:51 PM

  24. I've been murdered by this website. A little too vocal and opposite of these one sided queers. I see LIttle Kiwi has an honored spot. Details pending on funeral. Wit, charm and relevance are not welcome. Thank you Andy

    Posted by: GB | Oct 12, 2012 4:28:14 PM

  25. Very very bad taste.

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 12, 2012 4:32:59 PM

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