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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MOSES SPEAKS?: Late Actor Charlton Heston's Voice Used By Midland Anti-Gay Activist/Aspiring Politico Gary Glenn In Tasteless Campaign Radio Commercial

Gary Glenn, who announced in August that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 98th district of the Michigan House of Representatives, has recently picked up a number of endorsements...including, it appears, the late actor Charlton Heston.
The 98th District includes the city of Midland and Larkin, Lincoln, Homer, Midland, Lee and Jerome townships in Midland County and the cities of Pinconning and Auburn and Gibson, Mount Forest, Pinconning, Garfield, Fraser, Beaver and Williams townships in Bay County.

Glenn’s platform, as described on his campaign site, is conservative but not radical. He claims he wants to defend Michigan’s right-to-work law, prevent the implementation of “Obamacare,” and reform the educational system. 

Just your average teabagger, right?

But Glenn neglects to mention his decade-plus history of hardline anti-gay work, and he makes no reference at all to his position as president of the American Family Association of Michigan.

And there's one more thing Glenn didn't mention...he apparently has a direct celestial conduit to Heston.

Heston, shown above in a still photo from "Planet of the Apes" (admit it, back in the day the dude had major game) is prominently featured in a Glenn campaign radio commercial currently running in heavy rotation on Saginaw radio station WSGW 790 AM during the Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh shows. 

While the ad is edited to sound like a ringing endorsement of Glenn, the campaign's website carefully explains that the commercial features "the late Charlton Heston's comments about the individual freedom principle behind Michigan's new Freedom to Work law and about Freedom to Work leader Gary Glenn, now a conservative Republican candidate for state representative in Bay and Midland counties."

The campaign explains that Heston and Glenn, shown together at left in a 1987 photo, met during the successful effort to pass a Right to Work law in Idaho in the 1980's. Glenn and Charlton Heston -- who grew up in St. Helen, Michigan -- were named co-recipients of the Center for the Study of Market Alternatives' 1987 "Freedom Fighter of the Year" award. The free market think tank, located at the College of Idaho, was led at the time by former Northwood University professor Larry Reed, who later returned to Midland, founded the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and recruited Glenn to follow him in 1998 to help promote the center's Universal Tuition Tax Credit. 

In 2011, Glenn was a founding board member of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition, which launched the successful effort to pass Michigan's new Freedom to Work law--known outside the hyper-Calvinist areas of western Michigan as the "right to starve" law.

What a great guy!

Remember how "shameful" some people portrayed Michael Moore's "ambush" interview of Heston in his Oscar-winning documentary, "Bowling For Columbine"?

Can you hear the howls of protest about this?

No? 

Neither can I...yet.

Gary Glenn, the anti-gay president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is running for a seat in the state legislature. - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/gary-glenn#sthash.SYC5tpr7.dpu
Gary Glenn, the anti-gay president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is running for a seat in the state legislature. - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/gary-glenn#sthash.SYC5tpr7.dpuf
Gary Glenn, the anti-gay president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is running for a seat in the state legislature. - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/gary-glenn#sthash.SYC5tpr7.dpuf
Gary Glenn, the anti-gay president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is running for a seat in the state legislature. - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/gary-glenn#sthash.SYC5tpr7.dpuf
Gary Glenn, the anti-gay president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is running for a seat in the state legislature. - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/gary-glenn#sthash.SYC5tpr7.dpuf

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