Dear Sharron Angle: What Is Your Position On Gay Constituents?

Posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: ,

There are two extreme positions that Sharron Angle has not tried to walk back as she has the comments she made about MediCare and Social Security. I am referring to her position on banning gay adoption, and her most recently discovered proclamation that she would refuse any campaign contributions from a company that supports gay rights.

Angle answered on a candidate questionnaire that she would refuse political contributions from a private company that backs equal rights for gays and extends benefits to partners of gay employees. Angle laid out this position in a candidate questionnaire that she filled out for the Washington-based Government is not God PAC.

In question 35A of the questionnaire, Angle was asked:

Would you refuse PAC money from those who are fundamentally opposed to your views on social issues?

Angle checked the Yes box. The questionnaire then asked:

In reference to question 35A, Intel Corporation supports "equal rights for gays" and offers benefits to "partners" of homosexual employees. Would you refuse funds from this corporate PAC?

Angle again checked the Yes box.

The questionnaire was first obtained by the Associated Press, which did a story here about it without noting this question and answer from Angle.

The AP noted other eyebrow-raising answers in the questionnaire, such as her support for clergy making political endorsements. A copy of the full questionnaire is right here. The answer to the question on gays was first noted by Nevada Journalist Jon Ralston.

Perhaps someone in the media should ask Angle that in light of her firm opposition to gay issues and homosexuality itself, to what extent would her religiously rooted bigotry effect gay constituents seeking her assistance as their elected leader?


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