Did Gary Bauer Just Come Out of the Closet?

Tiny pundit Gary Bauer has led the fight for Evangelical Christians in Washington for many years. One issue that he has campaigned for the loudest is that marriage is between a man and a woman. To call him a supporter of “family values” is an understatement.

Which makes a press release from his group, Campaigns for Working Families, very bizarre. Bauer is campaigning for Richard Mourdock, the GOP Senate candidate in Indiana. Part of the release reads, “Bauer, the chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, is rolling out ads as part of a six-figure independent expenditure campaign on Christian, country and news talk radio formats in major Indiana media markets.  Gay

I’ve added emphasis to the word “GAY” that just hangs out at the end of the sentence. What’s he trying to tell us?

We spotted the release on PR Newswire. We called Campaigns for Working Families to find out if they had seen the assumed typo. We were told by Kristi Hamrick, the President of Campaigns for Working Families, that the comment was “offensive” and it was not on the copy that they gave to PR Newswire.

PR Newswire is investigating the situation and we will update with details as we learn them.

UPDATE – PR Newswire confirms that the copy that they received from Campaigns for Working Families did NOT have the “Gay” typo in the release. They have corrected the release and are currently investigating how the word found its way into the copy.



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