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|Gays, God, the GOP (and pot) in heated Ga. congressional race|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|August 15, 2012 15:43|
Outside the fairly safe bubble of Atlanta, gay people are often demonized and looked down on, especially by political candidates who want to show voters how conservative and godly they are. And this year is no exception.
State Rep. Doug Collins and conservative talk-show radio host Martha Zoller are in a fierce runoff race for the newly drawn 9th Congressional District in very conservative North Georgia. They face off again on Aug. 21 after neither gathered the 50 percent plus 1 vote needed to avoid the runoff in the July 31 primary.
Collins continues to peck at Zoller over a past statement she made that she supported civil unions. Zoller continues to deny this. Thanks to Peach Pundit, we are privy to a video the Collins campaign has put out hammering his belief that Zoller wants nothing more than all gay people to get married, which goes against God and nature, of course.
Zoller has backing from such people as Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum, so it's hard to believe she is progressive on anything at all.
The AJC also provides a video clip that the Collins campaign has released saying Zoller is soft on the legalization of marijuana. She accuses the Collins camp of continually taking her statements out of context.
Both assert they are God-fearing politicians who say they want to represent the conservative values of their constituents. I guess we'll see who God likes the best next week.
Top photo: State Rep. Doug Collins (left) and conservative talk-show radio host Martha Zoller (publicity photos)
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