And I thought Republicans welcomed such comments — or so our critics tell us.
Candidate Jeremy Walters of Des Moines wrote on his Facebook page that the Bible says gays should be killed, and that he believes AIDS was designed by God to kill them. . . .
Tuesday, Matt Strawn, the party’s chairman, said in a statement: “Mr. Walters’ comments are inappropriate and in no way represent the beliefs of the Republican Party of Iowa. HIV/AIDS does not discriminate, and our hearts and prayers go out to any Iowa family facing this disease.”