Thursday, January 10, 2013

A.J. LaFaro tells EV group ROB HANEY recruited him, says he doesn’t believe in gays

In a campaign stump speech taped at the East Valley Republican Liberty Group on September 28, 2012, MCRC candidate A.J. LaFaro told the small crowd that Rob Haney and “some other Republican leadership” came to him and asked him to consider running for chairman.  Code words for Tom Morrissey.

LaFaro’s introduction elicited a quiet drone when he told the handful of attendees that all of the different types of Republicans must work together.  The tea party people, Ron Paul supporters, elitists, moderates, etc.  Everyone except the gays.

Just two minutes later, LaFaro preaches to the choir while selling his brand of straight-up constitutional conservatism.  He says he’s passionate about fiscal conservatism but that he’s socially conservative too.  

LaFaro is anti-abortion at “every level” and said, “I don’t believe in gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans-genders (sic)”.   

LaFaro doesn’t believe in gays? 

They are real, A.J.  Witnesses have seen them.  At the HQ of the AZGOP.  Like, the other day.  They’re in a bunch of AZGOP pictures too.  Young ones and old ones.  Maybe Russell Pearce has a round-up scheduled & you can ride-along.  Pack some heat.  They’re very dangerous and may run for the border if confronted.

Tempe voters and news junkies already know that LaFaro doesn’t like gays.  He formed an unsuccessful committee to recall then Tempe mayor, Neil Giuliano, in 2001 following Giuliano’semotional protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and leaders. Gay men and scouts have quietly been a part of the BSA since its inception.  To believe otherwise is to be both delusional and ignorant. 

In 2001, the Phoenix New Times interviewed LaFaro about his recall committee.  The PNT reported:

A.J. LaFaro, chairperson of Citizens to Recall Neil Giuliano, says the Boy Scout debacle was "the straw that broke the camel's back," but that the recall movement is not about the fact that Giuliano is gay.”

Sure A.J.  Why is gay-bashing necessary in a campaign speech for a GOP leadership position?  It should be an automatic disqualifier.  The fact that LaFaro did not have the self-control to shut his mouth is enough reason to keep him as a Tempe community activist.  

LaFaro also got a dig in on birth control.

He doesn’t believe “we” should pay for the “birth pill” or morning-after pill.  He failed to mention his position on Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and penile implant devices or his opinion on payment for men with “Low T”.  Medicare is, after all, an entitlement program.  See for more information.

We cannot afford another publicly misogynistic, gay-bashing, human liability leading the MCRC.   

Our children and grandchildren will never be a part of the GOP with guys like LaFaro leading the way.  Hide your kids, hide your wife.


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