After Reportedly Promising "Eternal Vigilance" Against Gay Rights, Scontras Claims He Has "Never Been Opposed To Gay Rights"

October 27, 2010 11:53 am ET — Jamison Foser

Dean Scontras during last night's Maine congressional debate:

"I've taken a very clear stand on this. [...] I was never opposed to gay rights. I've never been opposed to gay rights. That's just not true."

Dean Scontras, March 26, 2008:

"I would support a [U.S.] Constitutional Amendment on [traditional] marriage," Scontras said, after citing a study of how inner-city children in Baltimore responded extremely positively to having a married mother and father in the household.  

"As for whether I support gay marriage: no, I do not," concluded Scontras.

Maine anti-gay activist Michael Heath, after meeting with Scontras in 2008:

We talked about sexual orientation theory.  Until recently I think he was unaware of the Employment Non Discrimination Act, popularly known as ENDA.  Having read the proposal before our meeting he promised eternal vigilance against the agenda of homosexual and transgender activists.  He said he will not support homosexual marriage, homosexual rights or hate crimes legislation.