Dem implies GOP opponent is gay, says gay conservatives shouldn't run

"Who would you vote for on Nov. 6, 2012 between the following two candidates:

"1) A republican who is a homosexual who has a voting record of voting AGAINST ALL homosexual legislation. Further, this particular homosexual congressman has ALL homosexuals working on his congressional staff

"OR

"2) A democrat who is a straight male, but has no voting record for or against homosexual legislation."

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Boman's description of a "republican" with a record of voting against "homosexual legislation" seems to fit Aderholt, since Aderholt has voted against nearly every bill favored by groups advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, according to a report by AL.com. But in that report, Boman said his Facebook post is "hypothetical" and does not refer to any specific person, even though in other answers, Boman seemed to keep up the idea that Aderholt is gay.

"The people running my campaign posed a hypothetical question," he said, according to AL.com. "The reason they posed the hypothetical question is we received phone calls about a congressman who may be homosexual."

And when asked directly whether he thinks Aderholt is gay, Boman said, "The only way to remove the hypothetical is to call and ask him."

Aderholt's campaign office replied by saying, "When someone is making a fool of himself, we hate to interrupt." Aderholt is married with two children.

Boman's post was also reported Sunday in On Top Magazine, a gay advocacy website.

Boman also argued that gay conservative candidates should be disqualified from political office because of the contrast between how they live and the demands of the Republican Party.

"The issue is hypocrisy, living one way and voting another," Boman said. "It has nothing to do with homosexuality, if that's your preference or not."

Press reports also indicate that Boman's controversial post might be a way to boost his campaign chances. Boman has not reported raising any money in the race, while Aderholt had reported $1.2 million as of October.