Last week, Alabama State Rep. Daniel Boman (D-Sulligent) used his campaign’s Facebook page to imply that his opponent, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), is gay. On October 14, Boman posted:

Who would you vote for on Novemeber [sic] 6, 2012 between the following two candidates:

1) A republican who is a homosexual who has a voting record of voting AGAINST ALL homosexual legislation. Further, this particular homosexual congressman has ALL homosexuals working on his congressional staff


2) A democrat who is a straight male, but has no voting record for or against homosexual legislation.

Boman, a former Republican who switched parties in 2011 over  a GOP-backed bill to streamline the firing of experienced teachers, claimed the post was “hypothetical” and didn’t refer to anyone in particular.

“The people running my campaign posed a hypothetical question,” he told “The reason they posed the hypothetical question is we received phone calls about a congressman who may be homosexual.” Boman added that “the only way to remove the hypothetical” of Aderholt’s alleged homosexuality “is to call and ask him.”

But when it comes to conservative candidates, Boman believes that being gay should “absolutely” disqualify one from running for Congress. “The issue is hypocrisy, living one way and voting another,” he said. “It has nothing to do with homosexuality, if that’s your preference or not.”

Aderholt, who is married and has two children, has served eight terms in Congress where he’s racked up a record of opposing LGBT rights, including voting against the Employee Non-Discrimination Act and for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. He remains unphased by Boman’s comments.

“When someone is making a fool of himself,” Aderholt said, “we hate to interrupt.”

Meanwhile, how’s this for a Facebook poll:

Who would you vote for on November 6, 2012 between the following two candidates:

1.) An anti-gay Republican


2.) An anti-gay Republican masquerading as a Democrat

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