Gay Son Of Ex-Klansman To Run For Office

No it's not the plot of a made-for-TV movie. Twenty-eight-year-old Eric Bishop plans to challenge a conservative Kansas senator in the state's primary election in August.

Bishop announced his plans to run yesterday during a rally at the state capitol. According to The Advocate:

"He will run in the Democratic primary against state representative Jan Pauls of Hutchinson, who despite her party affiliation “has been as right-wing as any of her Republican colleagues on social issues,” the newspaper reports. She recently has backed a bill that would allow state residents to opt out of laws that conflict with their religious beliefs, such as laws prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination."

At the rally Bishop spoke about his family and past, saying "My father is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. To call my household as a child racist and homophobic would be an understatement. My father rightly faced opposition from people like you.”

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