GOP nominee says “Christians and gays despise each other”

Republican challenger defends anti-gay primary

If you live in the 67th district, you may have been puzzled by mailings from this young man claiming that his primary opponent, sitting Delegate Gary Reese, is “pro-gay.” Now he has made what may qualify as one of the strangest assertions uttered by a candidate this season (so far). In the event that you would like to provide some badly needed education to Mr. Craddock, or discuss this matter further with his opponent, Chuck Caputo, contact information for both follows.

Washington Blade
By Eartha Jane Melzer
July 29, 2005

Asked how he thought his religious values would affect his work as a delegate, Craddock said, “I am a Christian.”

“Christians and gays hate and despise each other,” Craddock said in a follow-up phone interview. Still, Craddock said, he is not the monster some gay voters may perceive him to be, and that he believes everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

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Chris Craddock
3728 Farmland Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033

Chuck Caputo
P.O. Box 222154
Chantilly, VA 20153-2154

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