Lundberg Is Endorsed by “Fervent Homophobe” on Southern Law Poverty Center Hate List

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State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud), who’s running for state treasurer, is touting his endorsement by David Barton, who’s on the anti-LGBT hate list of the Southern Law Poverty Center (SPLC), which monitors “hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States.”

The SPLC includes on its anti-LGBT list groups and individuals who “often link homosexuality to pedophilia, claim that same-sex marriage and LGBT people in general are dangers to children, that homosexuality itself is dangerous, support the criminalization of homosexuality and transgender identity, and that there is a conspiracy called the ‘homosexual agenda’ at work that seeks to destroy Christianity and the whole of society.”

The SLPC describes Barton as a “fervent homophobe”:

…Barton has claimed that gay people die “decades earlier” than others and have more than 500 partners apiece in their lifetimes. On his WallBuilders radio broadcast, he’s flagrantly misled listeners by saying that the “leading pediatric association in America” has cautioned educators against providing education about homosexuality. But the American College of Pediatricians that Barton referred to has only a couple of hundred members and is, in fact, a right-wing breakaway group from the 60,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics, which is the real “leading pediatric association in America.”

Lundberg did not return calls seeking comment, but in recent months some Colorado conservatives have attacked the SPLC as left-leaning.

Republican in the state-treasurer race include state lawmakers Justin Everett and Polly Lawrence, Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn, and Brett Barkey, a district attorney. Democrats include State Representatives Steve Lesbock and Dave Young, and businessman Bernard Douthit, also a Democrat.

4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Barton's claims that the US was started as a Christian nation have been thoroughly debunked by real Christian conservative scholars like Warren Throckmorton.

  2. Lucy MontroseLucy Montrose says:

    If Lundberg wants to proudly tout his endorsement from this "fervent homophobe", he'd do well to remember what happened to the guy who proudly called himself Virginia's chief homophobe.


  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    Has Lundberg been endorsed by Judge Roy Moore by any chance?

    Who would have thought that Justin Everett would not be the nastiest, homophobic candidate in the GOP nomination race?

  4. Genghis says:

    Until reading this post I had no idea that the Granddaddy of Fake History in the Service of Christian Theocracy was still around. Barton was enthusiastically humping the let's-turn-public-schools-into-Christian-madrasas chicken long before anyone ever heard of Betsy DeVos.

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