The Associated Press is reporting that two Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District"made candid comments about gays during a recent Tea Party forum that included discussion about the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy."
Physicians Ron Kirkland of Jackson (left) and George Flinn (right) of Memphis were among the candidates who stated again and again their opposition to President Obama and his policies.
The candidates criticized the administration for wanting to overturn the policy, which prevents gays from serving openly in the military.
Said Kirkland: "I can tell you if there were any homosexuals in that group, they were taken care of in ways I can't describe to you."
Smith added: "I definitely wouldn't want to share a shower with a homosexual. We took care of that kind of stuff, just like (Kirkland) said."
These are the same people who disavow any role in violence against LGBT people.