In a very strange political move Colorado GOP Rep. Marsha Looper’s campaign manager forwarded an email to supporters praising her decision to vote down it’s recent civil unions bill but in the email email it revealed that Looper she has a gay son in a blatant attempt to draw sympathy.
It’s no secret at the state Capitol that Looper is one of at least four House Republicans with a gay child, but an unwritten courtesy has been to let the lawmaker be the one to publicly reveal that information.
Looper said she has been asked by some voters about her son’s sexuality and has answered honestly, but never meant for it to become so public.
“I’m very, very disappointed,” Looper said, of the e-mail making its way among El Paso County voters. “These are are very intimate issues. I love my son. I always will. He has said, ‘Mom, I want my privacy.'”
Looper who claims that she had no knowledge of her campaign managers use of her son later added to the statement to the paper: “I am disappointed that my campaign manager forwarded an e-mail that would include any member of my family in policy discussions.”
Not for one minute do I buy the fact that she didn’t know anything about the email. Had she not known anything and even remotely cared about her son, she would have fired the person responsible .
And as for “intimate issues” it’s actually a singular issue: this is an issue of equality vs. discrimination. Hiding behind God or “the will of the voters” only highlights your bigotry.
What mother, worthy of being called a mother, would so willingly throw her child under a bus?
Republican Colorado Rep. Marsha Looper who obviously loves the power and the money of the GOP more than her own child.