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Sandy Rios Calls IL Senator Mark Kirk A 'Closet Homosexual' Out To Ruin The GOP: AUDIO

6a00d8341c730253ef019104d5a94e970c-250wiIn the wake of Republican incumbent Thad Cochran defeating his Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the primary race for one of Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seats, Sandy Rios of the American Family Association took to her talk show to mourn McDaniel’s loss and in so doing found a way to bring up an old allegation that Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois is gay. The discussing of Kirk came up after Rios blamed McDaniel’s loss on Arizona Senator John McCain, as Right Wing Watch points out:

According to Rios, McCain embarked on a campaign — “and I know about this for personal reasons” — to “purge the Republican Party of conservative candidates” and “turn the Republican Party blue” following the 2008 election.

“He decided that Mark Kirk was his first pick [for ,” Rios said.“Many of us in Illinois at the time, conservatives, knew that this was going to be a disaster.”

After reviewing several controversies that emerged during Kirk’s U.S. Senate campaign that she said showed he “was not an honest person,” Rios said that “we also knew that he was a closet homosexual.”

KirkPreviously, when Kirk was running for U.S. Senate Rios penned an article titled, “Do We Have a Right to Know If Candidates Are Gay?,” Rios put to Kirk a series of questions about his sexual orientation: 

1) Are you gay?

2) Have you been living with another homosexual Congressman?

3) Were you sued by another male staffer in John Porter’s office for sexual harassment?

Congressman Mark Kirk, please answer these questions. Republican leadership, if you are covering up things the public should know, stop or you will lose even more credibility with your base. And press? Do your job. Your duty is not to defend a lifestyle; it is to report the truth. 

Kirk has also been ‘outed’ on the left by blogger Mike Rogers who features prominently in the documentary, Outrage.  Though Kirk previously voted against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and opposed an overhaul of DOMA, last year he came out in favor of marriage equality and ENDA.

Kirk was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 and to the U.S. Senate in 2010. He suffered a stroke in 2012. 

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AFA's Sandy Rios Calls Matthew Shepard's Murder a 'Complete Fraud': VIDEO

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American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios took the podium at the Values Voters Summit over the weekend to toot about how Christian conservatives are being threatened in America, citing a letter from the Southern Poverty Law Center and other civil rights groups urging Republicans to stay away from the Summit, Right Wing Watch reports.

She also took the opportunity, on the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder to tell those assembled that it was a "complete fraud", citing claims in a recent book by wingnut Stephen Jimenez that Shepard's death was the result of "a drug deal gone bad".

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The Matthew Shepard Foundation has blasted the Jimenez book, saying "Attempts now to rewrite the story of this hate crime appear to be based on untrustworthy sources, factual errors, rumors and innuendo rather than the actual evidence gathered by law enforcement and presented in a court of law."

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AFA's Sandy Rios: Gays and Women in the Military Will Undermine Effectiveness of Syrian Strike - AUDIO

Sandy RiosAmerican Family Association nut Sandy Rios today warned that any potential U.S. military intervention in Syria may fail as a result of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the opening of additional Navy positions to female service members.

Said Rios on her radio show:

"When I looked at those battleships going into the Mediterranean, supposedly getting ready for battle in Syria, I couldn't help think about all the stories I've read about how women now are in the ranks of the Navy, getting pregnant at exponential numbers; when I think about the folding in and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the homosexual takeover of so much of our military I'm not sure how effective those naval ships will be."

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Sandy Rios To Gays and Liberals: 'God Will Even The Score'

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LGBT people and their allies have scored decisive and historic victories in recent months, both here in the United States as well as around the globe. Such rapid progress is almost certain to prompt a verbal backlash by opponents of equality. However, one recent comment made by ultra-conservative and vocally-homophobic radio host Sandy Rios proved to be a bit more ominous than usual:

"I would not want to be in the shoes of any of the left right now. I would not want to be in Barack Obama’s shoes. I would not want to be in the shoes of homosexual activists. I say that with humility and with fear for them because God will even the score, he will sort things out, he will be God and he will not be mocked. Whereas they think they are getting away with breaking all kinds of moral laws and mocking everyone in the process, they just don’t know God, they don’t know who they are up against and we do. And that should bring out some mercy in us because I wouldn’t want to be—what did that old evangelist say: ‘it’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.’"

Thankfully, Rios' diatribe does not appear to be a veiled threat that references any specific retribution that should come from this so-called "angry God". Nevertheless, these comments come as part of a trend of especially violent comments that Rios has been making as of late. She has also recently expressed her support of the massacres taking place in Egypt, saying that she was "grateful" and claiming that the more than 600 victims were not "innocent". She also expressed an opinion that Muslim-Americans do not deserve to be protected by the First Amendment. 

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AFA's Sandy Rios Links Homosexuality to Pedophilia, Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro

RiosAmerican Family Association talk show host Sandy Rios was joined by Chicago pastor Erwin Lutzer late last week in a discussion on how the growing acceptance of homosexuality was muddying the waters of what 'love' truly means in society. Right Wing Watch reports how the two believe their disapproval of homosexual relations is warranted because pedophiles and even Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his home for a decade, claim to 'love' those they abuse. 

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Rios Radio Show: Teaching Kids About Equality Just Like Teaching Them To Use Crack

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Sandy Rios of the American Family Association has already warned that the equality "freight train" is fast approaching, demanding God-fearing Christians "to bow the knee or to be crushed." More recently, on an episode of her radio show, Rios resorted to another common fear-mongering tactic: claiming that America's children are in danger. 

Rios devoted part of yesterday's show to discuss the National Education Association. More specifically, she wished to decry the NEA's commitment to including LGBT-inclusive curricula. "The NEA has been for the last twenty years indoctrinating our children," she cautioned, and went on to place the blame of our culture's recent "decline" solely on them. "I think that we can lay at the feet of the National Education Association the reason why this culture has been slouching toward Gomorrah."

Rios then brought on a guest, a South Carolina teacher pastor Ira Thomas. Both attended the NEA's recent conference in Atlanta, and were naturally appalled at the "indoctrination" they saw. Thomas was eventually the one to utter the offending quote, saying that "to me it’s like teaching people about how to use crack. It’s a dangerous game to play on."

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