Rick Perry campaign pollster Tony Fabrizio has been outed as gay in the wake of a GOP group's criticism of Perry's anti-gay ad titled Strong.

In the ad, released Tuesday in early caucus state Iowa, Perry linked faith to anti-gay sentiment and lamented that there's something “wrong” with a country where gay and bisexual troops can serve openly but children cannot openly celebrate Christmas.

In blasting the ad, GOProud co-founders Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher Barron also outed Fabrizio.

“I've just about had it with faggots who line their pockets with checks from anti-gay homophobes while throwing the rest of us under the bus,” wrote LaSalvia on Twitter.

Barron later added that LaSalvia was referring to Fabrizio.

However, The Huffington Post reported that the ad had divided Perry staffers and quoted Fabrizio as calling the ad “nuts.”

“The ad is beyond anti-gay, it's anti-American,” Barron told The Daily Caller in an email. “If Governor Perry honestly believes that one of the 'problems' facing our country today are the brave gay and lesbian women serving in our military who put our life on the line every single day for our freedoms, then he lacks the moral authority to be president.”

According to POLITICO, Fabrizio joined the Perry campaign in October. Recent clients include Tim Pawlenty and Rick Scott.

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