Karen Handel’s merry band of anti-gay supporters

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Karen Handel has lots of supporters. The kind that warmly embrace and share her anti-gay views as they cheer her on in the GOP primary for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

Handel brag tweeted about them on Wednesday.



It's quite the collection of anti-gays backing Handel, who was gay-friendly in gay-loving Fulton County before she wasn't. Several of them most recently came together over support of “religious freedom” legislation in Georgia that critics called anti-gay and said could help undo anti-discrimination policies in place in several cities across the state.

But there's more.

Erick Erickson: There's his transphobia, his discomfort over gay Scouts and just generally the dickish ways of this pundit, blogger and WSB host.

Sarah Palin: She opposed the repeal of the military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” ban on gay soldiers, opposes same-sex unions and generally just stands in the way of any progressive LGBT issue.

Jan Brewer: Give the Arizona governor props for vetoing that state's version of the “religious freedom” bill. But that's about where it stops for her. She's opposed to gay marriage and stripped away benefits for the domestic partners of gay state employees.

Josh McKoon: The state senator was a key architect of a “religious freedom” bill in Georgia. And during debate over that measure, he ranted that “the only discrimination going on in this state is against people of faith.”

Julianne Thompson: The Tea Party activist pushed hard for the “religious freedom” bills in Georgia, criticizing “the far left radical agenda” along the way. She also promised retribution against companies such as Delta Air Lines and other Atlanta-based companies that opposed the legislation.

Let's not forget Sue Everhart, the former chair of the Georgia Republican Party. Handel didn't include her in this latest circle-jerk of conservative haters. But she backs Handel. And she was the national butt of jokes when she proclaimed she doesn't “get the gay marriage.”


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