GOProud, a group representing LGBT individuals in the Republican Party, blasted Mitt Romney for giving a speech a Liberty University on Saturday.
The university in Lynchburg, Virginia is the biggest Christian campus in the United States and was founded by the controversial televangelist Jerry Falwell. GOProud noted that Falwell once claimed that AIDs was God’s punishment for societies that tolerated homosexuality.
“The father of the modern conservative movement, former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, once said of Jerry Falwell that he needed a kick in the ass,” Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GOProud, said. “With his speech at Falwell’s Liberty University, it is clear that Governor Romney’s message to Goldwater conservatives is: drop dead.”