As I have noted before, I was in law school with now Congressman Randy Forbes. You might say that I even counted him as a friend. I honestly cannot determine what the Hell has happened to the man to make him such a homophobe and such a tool of the Christofascists. It's as if a "Stepford Wife" transformation was done to him. Now, Forbes has ratcheted up his batshitery and attacks on gays by pushing the National Republican Congressional Committee to deny any assistance to promising gay Republican candidates. Given that Forbes is in a safe, gerrymandered district, it's not as if he needs to be pandering so blatantly to the Christofascists at The Family Foundation. One can only wonder if Forbes is another Ed Schrock - stridently anti-gay to hide the real story. Politico looks at Forbes quest against gay Republicans. Here are excerpts:
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party’s gay congressional candidates.
Forbes has waged a lengthy crusade to convince his colleagues and the National Republican Congressional Committee brass they shouldn’t back some gay candidates. His efforts on Capitol Hill were described to POLITICO by more than a half-dozen sources with direct knowledge of the talks.