Sharron Angle is running for U.S. Senate in Nevada on the GOP ticket, but the Tea Party darling wasn't always a Republican. Angle's political career began in the far-right fringe American Independent Party.
Talking Points Memo Muckraker obtained a virulently anti-gay flier that the AIP paid to insert in local newspapers in the mid-nineties:
In 1994, the party attracted considerable controversy by placing a 16-page advertising insert in Nevada newspapers promoting an amendment to the state constitution that would explicitly permit discrimination against LGBT people by businesses and government.
Janine Hansen, the current executive director of the party and the editor of the '94 insert, told TPM earlier this month that "in general [Angle] agreed with our position on the issues." [TPMM]
The 16-page flier, available at TPMM, accuses gay people (aka "sodomites", "perverts") of everything from child molestation, to serial murder, to debasing rodeos, to contaminating the water supply by exuding HIV. Blood libel, or urine libel, as the case may be.
TPMM contacted Angle for comment, but received no reply from her campaign.
Angle personally denounced fluoridated water as a Communist conspiracy in 1999.
The message is clear: Vote Sharron Angle for Purity Of Essence!
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