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NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate Last Ditch Effort to Stay in Power: The Anti-Gay Church Endorsement

Rather than realizing nobody likes him and give up on his re-election campaign, ousted New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate is trying one final move to hedge a race: Really come out against homosexual marriage.

Even though almost all his former supporters are now backing Assemblyman Jose Peralta, girlfriend abuser Monserrate isn’t finished. He’s won the backing of religious leaders including the Rev. Andy Torres, who are proud of Monserrate’s stance against gay marriage. And he’s taking their endorsement and running with it. Yesterday, “Monserrate announced he’s being supported by a bunch of clergy who are praising him for his support on one particular issue: same-sex marriage. Specifically, his opposition to it. The clergy members announced their support of Monserrate in response to a a pro same-sex marriage P.A.C. that is trying to oust Monserrate. ‘We find their tactics to be offensive and disrespectful,’ said the Rev. Andy Torres, in a statement sent out by Monserrate’s campaign. ‘Their overall goal supporting Gay Marriage is contrary to our moral principles. We unequivocally support Monserrate in the special election as a legislator who will defend our position.'”

Congratulations on this proud moment, senator. But somebody else has your ticket.