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A tea party leader and former Baptist pastor -- who believes that AIDS is God's judgement against LGBT people -- this week proposed filing a "class action lawsuit" against "homosexuality."
At a Tea Party Unity event on Thursday, LGBT activist Peter LaBarbera told group Chairman Rick Scarborough that Fox News should be pushed to cover "these wonderful stories of happy men and women who have left the homosexual lifestyle" like they covered African-American conservatives.
"We need to work on our conservative, alternate media and say, ‘Look, don’t do the pro-gay thing, why don’t you rather step out and support these ex-gays?’ We should encourage Fox News to tell their stories," LaBarbera said. "Fox is now telling the stories of black conservatives because the other media is not doing that, we should all get on Fox and say, ‘Come on, tell these stories, these wonderful stories of happy men and women who have left the homosexual lifestyle.’"
Scarborough, however, had a different plan for fighting what LaBarbera had called "the pro-gay thing."
"Peter, the whole issue of a class action lawsuit, you and I have talked about this a little bit," Scarborough pointed out. "I just wonder if you’ve explored that, talked to anyone about it."
The former Baptist pastor opined that "homosexuality much more likely leads to AIDS than smoking leads to cancer. And yet the entire nation has rejected smoking, billions of dollars are put into a trust fund to help cancer victims and the tobacco industry was held accountable for that."
"Yeah I think that’s great," LaBarbera agreed. "I would love to see it. We always wanted to see one of the kid in high school who was counseled by the official school counselor to just be gay, then he comes down with HIV. But we never really got the client for that."
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)