The Ron Paul campaign on Wednesday
boasted of the endorsement of Rev. Phil Kayser on its website.
“Dr. Kayser says, 'Ron Paul's
strictly Constitutional civics is far closer to Biblical civics than
any of the other candidate's on a whole range of issues,” staffers
wrote under the headline, “RON PAUL ENDORSED BY EMINENT PASTOR REV.
PHIL KAYSER, PH.D.”
In his 2009 book, Is The Death
Penalty Just?, Kayser, a pastor at the Dominion Covenant Church
in Omaha, Nebraska, argued that gay sex should be criminalized and
that the death penalty was a possible punishment.
“This would have a tendency of
driving homosexuals back into their closets,” he wrote. “I think
I have demonstrated how even capital punishment can be restorative.”
Kayser confirmed to
that he continues to believe that gay sex should be criminalized and
supports the death penalty for offenders.
The item had been deleted from the
campaign website as of late Wednesday night. However, gay blog
posted a screengrab.
Paul's Iowa campaign director Mike Heath board member of anti-gay