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Wisconsin Gay GOP Campaign Worker Allegedly Attacked By Gay Liberals

Kyle Wood, an openly gay full-time volunteer for Republican House candidate Chad Lee from Wisconsin, claimed he was attacked in his home on the basis of his sexuality and political beliefs.

According to The Daily Caller, Wood’s car was graffitied last week with “house trained republican faggot,” “traitor” and “ur like a jew 4 hitler,” in reference to his support for Lee, as opposed to gay Democratic candidate, Mark Pocan. Lee and Pocan are competing for (also openly gay Democrat) Tammy Baldwin’s recently vacated seat in the House as she pursues her run for Senate.

Wood addressed the vandalism on his Facebook account in an open letter:

“If you understand either freedom or me at all, you would [know] that this will only make me work harder … You can think whatever you like about me, but I will not be bullied into voting for a gay man simply because I am gay.”

Then, on Wednesday morning, Wood was physically assaulted.

“I was getting ready for work and there was a knock at the door,” Wood told The DC. “I opened it, and a guy wrapped a ligature around my neck, slammed my head into the doorway, and smashed my face into a mirror, telling me ‘You should have kept your [f*******] mouth shut.’”

Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of gay conservative group GOProud, called the attack “hate and vitriol directed towards a gay conservative from gay liberals.”

After the beating, Wood reiterated his prior sentiments, telling The DC,  “I will not be bullied, intimidated or threatened into abandoning my moral values.”

All right, ignoring LaSalvia’s comments (as everyone should do to avoid completely going insane) do you think this was an instance of gay-on-gay bashing brought on by the increasingly bitter divide among “liberals” and “conservatives”? And if so, is Harvey Milk turning over in his grave right now?

Photo: The Daily Caller