Anti-Gay "Former" KKK Organizer Running As GOP For Montana U.S. House Seat

As if Montana didn’t have a bad enough reputation to start off with now this.

John Abarr announced Wednesday that he will run as a Republican for Montana’s U.S. House seat.

Abarr who ran for state legislator in 2002  lost, and now says he is no longer affiliated with the KKK, though he remains on the group’s mailing list but is running in response to the election of the America’s first black President in effort to “save the white race.” And to “draw attention to the fact that white people are becoming a minority and losing our political power and way of life,”

During his time with the KKK (via: From Here To Eternity)

*Abarr “wrote fliers encouraging the deportation of gay men, lesbians and Jews to create a racially pure ‘Realm of Montana.’” Meanwhile, the Montana Republican party wants to “keep homosexual acts illegal.”

*Abarr claimed that “AIDS is airborne” and that you can get HIV simply by attending a Pride rally. Montana Representative Janna Taylor recently made up a story about prison inmates transmitting AIDS by means of blowdarts.

*Abarr said KKK is “not any different than the NAACP” and expressed his wish for an “all-white society.” Meanwhile, Republican Representative James Knox recently pushed a bill that would have stripped US citizenship from the children of immigrants and Native Americans

Seems like a perfect fit for the Montana GOP doesn’t he?

But here’s the truly BIZARRE thing….

Abarr is running on a platform of legalizing marijuana, increasing mental health programs, keeping abortion legal and abolishing the death penalty

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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