Anti-Gay Hate Group Chair Is Now Ron Paul’s Iowa State Director

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Well, this is interesting. The former Chairman of the Board of a certified anti-​gay hate group is now the Iowa State Director of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.

Mike Heath, who Chaired Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) from 2008 – 2010, an anti-gay organization who also includes Peter LaBarbera.

AFTAH has also been home to the equally vicious J. Matt Barber.

According to an article by Pema Levy and Benjy Sarlin at Talking Points Memo:

“Mike Heath, who became Ron Paul’s Iowa state director this fall, has spent his career on the Christian right. In Iowa, Heath has focused on outreach to the religious community in the state, where Paul has made an effort to target evangelical voters.”

More on Mike Heath can be read HERE.

A bizarre aside, I learned this morning that the American Idol first season winner, singer Kelly Clarkson, has come out in support of Ron Paul. Buying her music means you’re putting money in her pocket to help her donate to Ron Paul’s campaign.

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17 Responses to Anti-Gay Hate Group Chair Is Now Ron Paul’s Iowa State Director

  1. Harry says:

    Ron Paul will never be president. He’s insane. As for Kelly Clarkson, she’s from Texas. What do you expect? She’s just ignorant. Like a house plant.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    Kelly Clarkson is a Texas hick. She is whining on twitter about how mean her followers are being to her for supporting Ron Paul. I mean, is she really so stupid to think people won’t have an opinion and question her support for someone anti-Israel and anti-gay?

  3. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    People who support Ron Paul often cite “less government and more freedoms.” This is wrong.

    Ron Paul is opposed to Federal controls but he’s an advocate for states rights. He believes the states should control you, everything, and the way you live your life. Google him for yourself.

  4. Estacada says:

    I’ve read clips from Dr. Ron Paul’s so-called newsletters. They’re quite chilling.

    He refers in 1992 to “the coming race war” and “the federal-homosexual cover up on AIDS.” He isn’t just ex eccentric; he’s a few cards short of a full deck.

    Dr. Ron Paul makes people like Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum seem mainstream.

  5. Rachel says:

    Kelly owes her 20 acres outside Fort Worth to the rightwing Country Music crowd. Hope she enjoys being their patron-of-the-moment because Country singers have a very short shelf life. My guess is, her manager will tell her to issue a retraction that says she was unaware of Rep. Ron Paul’s bigoted views on gays, Jews and African-Americans. Of course by then, it will be too late and her career will be relegated to Country state fair appearances only.

  6. Walk on Socks says:

    I went to Kelly Clarkson’s website. It is fascinating in its commitment to stupidity.

    Instead of posting something like, “hey guys, I’m not political and I was unaware of Ron Paul’s hateful views,” she’s chosen to label her critics as “haters.” What is she? 30 going on 14?

    Well, the good news is, Kelly Clarkson received more votes on American Idol than Ron Paul will receive at the Iowa Caucus.

  7. Chad Lebanon says:

    Kelly Clarkson is the new Anita Bryant.

  8. Marcus Ybanez says:

    About Kelly Clarkson’s endorsement of Ron Paul.

    Ignorance can be cured by taking an hour and reading up on a candidate. Stupidity, on the other hand, is forever. I think Miss Independence belongs in the second category.

  9. Rendaculous says:

    In his book, Liberty Defined, Ron Paul goes beyond the typical Republican rejection of Obamacare and simply denounces the value of already-existent programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

    “The prevailing attitude of the American people is that everyone has a right to medical care,” he writes. “This is an intellectual error that will lead us down a path toward destroying what is good in the current system.”


    So, according to Ron Paul, only the rich and healthy should have access to healthcare in America.

  10. DMason says:

    For Kelly Clarkson, ignorance is bliss.

  11. Fran says:

    Controversial claims made by an unidentified author in Ron Paul’s newsletters, written in the first person narrative, included statements such as “Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressman. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.” Along with “even in my little town of Lake Jackson, Texas, I’ve urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self defense. For the animals are coming.
    In an article titled “The Pink House” the newsletter wrote that “Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.


  12. Peace Nick says:

    Kelly Clarkson is so stupid she thinks Johnny Cash is a pay toilet!

  13. TOM339 says:

    I, for one, am convinced Kelly Clarkson knew damned good and well about the full extent of Paul’s anti-gay, anti-Semitic and racist past.

    Remember, Clarkson said she supported him back in 2000 last republican nomination too.

    She may be a high school dropout and live in Texas but I simply can’t believe she is so naive to not wrap her pea brain around the career ramifications from making such a controversial political endorsement? She has managers.

    This backlash is anathema to an entertainment career. Her endorsement gave Paul’s campaign some needed exposure at a time when Romney is rising.

  14. Big Hank says:

    Fuck Mike Heath, Ron Paul and Kelly Clarkson.

  15. Randy Arroyo says:

    Season one “American Idol” winner, Kelly Clarkson tweets, “I love Ron Paul, he’s got my vote.” And with this sentence, her career comes grinding to an abrupt crash.

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