Indiana Republican congressional
candidate Marvin Scott has lost his campaign manager, Stan Solomon,
over a long series of controversial tweets.
Solomon resigned Tuesday without
commenting on the controversy, the AP reported
The tweets first came to light on
Monday, when Bil
Browning of gay website The Bilerico Project published
screenshots of Solomon's Twitter feed.
“Fake Catholics push Perversion under
guise of Equality,” he wrote in one tweet linking to a story about
newly formed pro-gay group Catholics For Equality. “GAY stands for
Got AIDS Yet.”
In other messages he disparaged Muslims
and African Americans (both Scott and his Democratic challenger, Rep.
Andre Carson, are black.)
Scott told the AP Monday that he wasn't
aware of Solomon's offensive Twitter posts.
“I didn't know anything about it,”
Scott said. “I don't know Twitter from litter.”
Scott, who won his party's nomination
with the support of the tea party and over the objection of the local
Republican Party, said Solomon was an unpaid volunteer.
“When you have volunteers, they come
with all different axes to grind,” he said.
But Scott also objects to gay rights
and has said that Islam “advocates the eventual elimination of all
Christians and Jews.”
In other posts, Solomon wrote “U
should not allow queers around kids,” “Homosexuality is wrong &
dangerous to everyone” and “Filthy Queer.”