John McCain: Keynote at Oregon Citizens Alliance Fundraiser
April 21, 2008 by Bryan
Shocking. Blue Oregon has the dirt on McCain’s keynote address at a 1993 fundraiser for the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) headed up by Lon Mabon. The OCA was responsible for numerous anti-gay ballot initiatives up until their last attempt in 2000. If you’ve lived in Oregon for any amount of time, you know the OCA and their hateful and often violent ways.
From Blue Oregon:
It seems that the media is having a lot of fun these days digging up old acquaintances of presidential candidates, finding an objectionable comment, and then badgering the candidates into denouncing those folks.
It doesn’t seem to matter how tenuous the “relationship”, how long ago it was, or anything.
So, courtesy of Jeff Mapes (who has an excellent post about John McCain’s temper), here’s a little snippet from a long-ago Oregonian article.
It seems that in 1993, John McCain was the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet for the Oregon Citizens Alliance, the notorious anti-gay organization that was causing all sorts of trouble in Oregon in the 1990s.
McCain quickly got a first-hand flavor for the OCA. Marylin Shannon, the vice chairwoman of the Oregon GOP, had a spot on the program to give an opening prayer. In short order, she praised the Grants Pass woman accused of shooting an abortion doctor in Wichita and thanked the Lord “for Lon Mabon and the vision you put in his heart.”
Let’s check that again. Marilyn Shannon praises a terrorist who shot a doctor while introducing John McCain, and not only does he stay, he stands up and gives a fundraising address for these terrorist-lovers?
Outrageous. Will John McCain do what he should have done 15 years ago – and denounce the domestic terrorists who shoot doctors who provide legal medical services?
America is waiting.
[via Blue Oregon]