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Disgruntled Voters

Gay GOPers Unhappy With Liberty Speech

At the same time President Obama is finally embracing his gay supporters, Mitt Romney is alienating his. The presidential hopeful's speech Saturday at Liberty University, founded by the late religious leader Jerry Falwell, drew the ire of gay-conservative group GOProud because of, according to a statement from the group's cofounder, Falwell's controversial comments about AIDS. Romney may have made a point to avoid the topic of religion during his speech—because the evangelical school teaches that his religion, Mormonism, is a cult—but he did give a shout-out to Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain that donates millions of dollars to anti-gay-rights groups. 

May 12, 2012 2:15 PM