Washington Times columnist: Tammy Baldwin is a "radical lesbian"

A conservative columnist says electing Baldwin to the Senate would be "a major blow against traditional America"

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 24, 2012 4:10PM (EDT)

Jeffrey Kuhner, a columnist for the conservative Washington Times, referred to senatorial candidate Tammy Baldwin as a "radical lesbian" in a column about the Wisconsin race.

The column is called "Radical lesbian knocking on Senate door," and warns readers that Baldwin's election "would mark a watershed for the homosexual movement — and a major blow against traditional America."

Baldwin, who, if elected, would be the first openly gay senator, is running against former Gov. Tommy Thompson.

From Kuhner's column:

"She sees herself as the tip of the spear for the LGBT community — a relentless advocate for homosexual issues. She attacks traditional marriage. She led the fight to repeal the ban on gays openly serving in the military. She consistently assaults our Judeo-Christian heritage.

What consensual adults do in the privacy of their bedroom is none of the state’s business. Yet, the homosexual lobby is no longer interested in tolerance. That goal has been achieved. Proponents such as Ms. Baldwin want something more: legitimacy that is enshrined in law."

Via the Advocate.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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