Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Rep. Paul
Ryan are included in a list of worst anti-gay villains of 2012.
Romney, the 2012 GOP candidate for
president, and his running mate are listed on The Huffington
Worst Anti-LGBT Villains of 2012.
Both men were included for their
opposition to gay marriage and repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,”
though both have said they would not work to reinstate the ban.
But Romney's and Ryan's opposition
pales in comparison to the fiery rhetoric of other foes listed.
Kirk Cameron, who played Mike Seaver on
Growing Pains, created a firestorm of protest when he called
homosexuality “destructive” to the “foundations of
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's
comments describing marriage equality as “inviting God's judgment
on our nation” sparked boycotts, which in turn spurred
conservatives to organize a Chick-fil-A appreciation day to support
Also on the list is Patrick Wooden, a
prominent North Carolina pastor who supported passage of the state's
ban on gay marriage by demeaning gay men as being in need of wearing
diapers or butt plugs “just to be able to contain their bowels.”
Other notables on the list include Fox
News' Mike Huckabee, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Pope