An image of slain Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens' lifeless body is being used in an ad attacking President Barack Obama on gay rights and Israel.

The campaign ad was produced by the Broward County Log Cabin Republicans, the local chapter of gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans.

Under the headline, “Where is the outrage now?” the group attacks the Obama administration for not protecting Stevens: “If the Obama Administration isn't going to protect Gay/Gay-friendly American citizens from the terror of Islamic radicalism, what makes you think they will protect us from Shariah Law … ANYWHERE?”


The ad is a nod to rumors that Stevens was gay which surfaced days after his death at the hands of an angry mob who stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

(Related: Bryan Fischer suggests Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for Chris Stevens' death.)

Gay group National Stonewall Democrats said the ad “crossed the line of civil discourse.”

“It is simply unimaginable to me how the muddy and ludicrous message of this ad in any way justifies disgracing the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his country,” Jerame Davis, the group's executive director, said in a statement. “This level of depravity and moral indifference must not be allowed to enter our political discourse.”