Ron Paul signed off on and was deeply
involved in racist and homophobic writings in the newsletters he
published in the 1980s and 90s, three people claim.
Paul has denied any knowledge of the
contents of the newsletters.
Washington Post quotes three people as saying that Paul
closely monitored his company Ron Paul & Associates, which
produced the pamphlets.
“It was his newsletter, and it was
under his name, so he always got to see the final product. … He
would proof it,” Renae Hathway, a former secretary in Paul's
company, told the paper.
Paul denied any involvement with the
newsletters in an interview with CNN: “I've never read that stuff.
I've never read – I came – was probably aware of it 10 years
after it was written.”
The articles were often tinged with
racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay overtones.
“Homosexuals, not to speak of the
rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them
to hide their activities,” read the June 1990 edition of the Ron
Paul Political Report.
The newsletters were “playing on a
growing racial tension, economic tension, fear of government,” an
unnamed sourced told the paper. “I'm not saying Ron believed this
stuff. It was good copy. Ron Paul is a shrewd businessman.”
Paul voted in favor of repealing “Don't
Ask, Don't Tell,” and while the Texas congressman does not support
gay marriage, he opposes a federal amendment which would define
marriage as a heterosexual union.
Paul wrong on gay marriage, NOM's Brian Brown claims.)