Log Cabin Republican Ad Uses Photo Of Slain Ambassador Chris Stevens To Attack Obama

A Florida chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans used a photo of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens in an attack ad against President Obama.

The Broward County Log Cabin Republicans ran an ad in the Florida Agenda, a local LGBT paper, which depicted Stevens, who was killed in an attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, being carried through the streets of Benghazi.

The accompanying text slams Obama for encouraging Sharia law in America and for not protecting “gay/gay-friendly American citizens from the terror of Islamic radicalism.” (In the wake of Steven’s murder, right-wing blogs began speculating he was gay.)

The ad also encourages gays and lesbians to vote Republican, because of the party’s presumed support of Israel, the “one beacon of hope in the Middle East protecting our communities human rights.”

Whatever the group’s intention was, the ad has backfired: Even R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, said “such an ad is fallacious, simple minded and irresponsible.”

And in a statement, National Stonewall Democrats director Jerame Davis said:

The Log Cabin Republicans of Florida have cravenly disrespected the life and legacy of a United States civil servant with this ad. Put bluntly, they have crossed the line of civil discourse and good taste by including an image of the corpse of slain US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens being carried through the streets of Benghazi, Libya. …

It is simply unimaginable to me how any political message, let alone the muddy and ludicrous message of this ad, in any way justifies disgracing the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his country. This level of depravity and moral indifference must not be allowed to enter our political discourse.

Seriously, someone needs to walk us through how the death of an ambassador in Libya means gays should support Israel by voting Republican. We’ve gone through it a dozen time and the dots just don’t connect.


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  • Bob LaBlah

    What the Obama campaign should ask Romney and Israel is why has there NOT been an arrest in the shooting deaths of five young gay Israeli kids in front of a gay youth center.It has been several years now and no one has been brought to justice.

    I bet that question would shut ol’ Mittens up in a hurry and also get the panties of that useless prime minister Netanyahoo (or whatever the hell he calls himself) all twisted up his useless crack. I personally have a feeling that an ultra………………

  • Mjl-428

    this is low, even for them


    The problem that the “Log Cabin” have is that they think they are white!!. And no one even know, or we just don`t!? how many gay men and women got politic asylum in Israel, thank you Israeli, people..

  • 2eo

    Is their any level these anti-democratic America hating self loathing parasites won’t go too?

  • USC Trojans Fan

    Have you all ever TALKED to a Log Cabin republican one on one when no cameras were present?

    They are TRULY the most homophobic bunch. Them and the GOPproud gang….I mean, if you ever get the chance to speak to one of them one on one…and ask them their opinion on LGBT, LGBT community, and us as people…you’ll never witness so much disdain and hate for our community as they have.

    Did you also know many of the staff at Log Cabin and GOProud are heterosexual? fact.

  • Dumdum

    This is a clear act of desperation, Ryan tanked at the debate and was totally schooled by Biden. They are losing. Now their billionaire backers are scrambling to secure the senate so that they can continue to block and impede any progress designed to help anyone but themselves. This is the lowest most reprehensible act of a bunch of amoral moralists. It truly makes me sick.

  • Ron Jackson

    Wow, that’s truly disgusting, even for Republicans.

  • Aidan8

    Low, really low. Then again… it’s LCR, so why expect anything else.

  • Fidelio

    If this story ever gained national traction I sense the entire gay community will suffer for it. No one ought to be politicizing this national tragedy on any level.

  • PeteP

    Are you sure this is not from the Onion?

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