1. 2012

    Paul 'Uncomfortable' Around Gays

    Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul speaks during a town hall meeting in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on December 21, 2011. Paul, courting Iowa voters who are key to his campaign, called Wednesday for a "minding our own business" foreign policy and an end to "perpetual war." AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ron Paul has new accusations to deal with: Eric Dondero, a former longtime aide to the representative, has written a post at Rightwing News defending Ron Paul against charges of racism and anti-Semitism but also acknowledging that the congressman is “personally uncomfortable” around gay people. “Is Ron Paul a ‘racist.’ In short, No,” Dondero writes. “Is Ron Paul a homo-phobe? Well, yes and no.” Dondero says that Paul supports gay people’s right to do as they please in private but also that he is “personally uncomfortable” around them. Dondero recalls a time Paul made him leave a campaign stop at a gay supporter’s home so he could use the bathroom at a fast-food restaurant. Dondero tells another story, which he did not personally witness, of Paul refusing to shake a gay supporter’s hand.

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