The good news: Paul Broun, who lost in his bid for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, won’t be returning to Congress.
The bad news: His potential replacement, Jody Hice, is Broun on steroids.
In a 2012 book, that candidate (Hice) alleges the gay community has a secret plot to recruit and sodomize children. In It’s Now or Never: A Call to Reclaim America, Hice also asserts that supporters of abortion rights are worse than Hitler and compares gay relationships to bestiality and incest. He proposes that Muslims be stripped of their First Amendment rights
As proof that gays prey on children, Hice quotes from a 1987 column by queer writer Michael Swift.
We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.
Hice omitted one crucial sentence — the first, which notes the column is a satire.
So Hice is a liar, homophobe and religious bigot.
That should be enough to get him elected by the fanatics in Georgia’s 10th District.