It seems that GOP House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), and FRC’s Tony Perkins has aot in common. Both hail from Louisianna, have ties to KKK leader David Duke, and both have been busted speaking at White Supremacist organization meetings.
From the Washington Post:
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white nationalist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002, thrusting a racial controversy into House Republican ranks days before the party assumes control of both congressional chambers. The 48-year-old Scalise, who ascended to the House GOP’s third-ranking post earlier this year, confirmed that he once appeared at a convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. That organization, founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, has been called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. “Beyond hosting a website, whitecivilrights.com, and staging an occasional conference, EURO is a paper tiger, serving primarily as a vehicle to publicize Duke’s writing and sell his books,” the SPLC writes on its Web site.
Surprise, surprise! Scalise was also was the lead author of Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.