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Video | Grenell resignation a 'huge win,' says Bryan Fischer of American Family Association

News release from People For the American Way:

Today, Mitt Romney spokesman Richard Grenell, who is openly gay, resigned from his job on the Romney campaign. Grenell’s hiring less than two weeks ago provoked harsh criticism among Religious Right activists including the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, former FRC president Gary Bauer and the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer. Fischer went so far as to suggest that Grenell posed a national security risk, as reported by People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch.

Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way, said:

“Mitt Romney is once again trying to have it both ways: claiming that he personally tolerates gays and lesbians while at the same time pandering to the anti-gay right-wing base whose intolerance is legendary. Obviously, it’s not working.

“Romney is clearly depending on Religious Right leaders to help him energize a wary base and they insist that he tow the line. But the support of those leaders comes at a price. If Romney is letting the likes of Bryan Fischer, Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer dictate all his hiring decisions, he leaves no doubt as to what kind of president he would be.

“If Romney will cave to the far-right fringe on this, is there anything he won’t give them when they ask?”


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And Team Obama offers its typical response, all Republicans are homophobic, white supremacists:


Of all the spokesmen in the world, idiot Romney had to pick a gay one. Look for more gaffes from Romney in the future.

"Of all the spokesmen in the world, idiot Romney had to pick a gay one."

Silly Romney, trying to hire the best in the field. What an idiot, huh?

Good lord Paulie, do you realize it's the 21st century? Being gay has no detrimental effect on intelligence and capability, bet you didn't know that.

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