Anti-gay Republican Bobby Jindal scraps Presidential bid
Anti-LGBT Republican Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the running for the party’s Presidential nomination.
Jindal, who is currently Governor of Louisiana but is set to leave in January, had been one of 17 Republicans to put his name forward for the 2016 election.
However, as the field has been whittled down, Jindal this week announced he would suspend his campaign.
Though there’s plenty of competition still in the field, Jindal was one of the most ardently anti-LGBT candidates running, and was one of four candidates to sign a pledge to void the marriages of thousands of loving same-sex couples.
Alongside Rick Santorum, Senator Ted Cruz and Dr Ben Carson, Jindal signed the National Organisation for Marriage pledge promising a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman – which would void the thousands of existing same-sex weddings across all 50 states.
He also attracted criticism for his willingness to work with listed anti-gay hate groups – including speaking at a ‘National Religious Liberties Conference’ whose organiser called for gays to be put to death.
While Jindal was in the audience, extremist pastor Kevin Swanson called for children to be drowned rather than allowed to read Harry Potter. Jindal did not speak out to condemn him.
Announcing the suspension of his campaign today, the soon-to-be ex-Governor told Fox News: “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time.”
Referencing his flatlining poll numbers, he said; “We spent a lot of time developing detailed policy papers. Given this crazy, unpredictable election season, clearly there wasn’t an interest in those policy papers.
“Even though I’m not going to be a candidate for president, we had better elect the right president so that we can restore the American dream before it’s too late.”
Homophobes won’t have to look far for a new candidate, however: Ben Carson, currently neck-and-neck with Donald Trump, believes gay weddings are a Marxist plot, while Ted Cruz refers to LGBT rights activists as ‘liberal fascists’