Bil Browning

He's Not Homophobic, He's Just Old

Filed By Bil Browning | December 29, 2011 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: anti-gay politicians, Eric Dondero, GOP presidential campaigns, homophobic behavior, Ron Paul

"Is Ron Paul a homo-phobe? Well, yes and no. He is not all bigoted towards homosexuals. He supports their rights to do whatever they please in their private lives. He is however, personally uncomfortable around homosexuals, no different from a lot of older folks of his era."

-- Former Ron Paul staffer Eric Dondero, "defending" his former boss against charges of racism, anti-semitism and homophobia. Dondero goes on to describe two incidents that stand out to him: in one Paul refused to use the bathroom in a gay man's house and in the other when Paul swatted away a gay supporters hand instead of shaking it.

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