Alabama AG Candidate’s Views On Race, Holocaust Catch Democrats By Surprise
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on May 18, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Democratic Party leaders are wondering what to do about a candidate for attorney general who denies the Holocaust occurred and wants to "reawaken white racial awareness."
Larry Darby, the founder of the Atheist Law Center, made an abortive bid for the AG job as a Libertarian in 2002, but only recently have his views on race and the Holocaust come to light.He has no money for campaign advertising and has made only a few campaign speeches, but garnered 12 percent support in the June 6 primary in a poll of 400
registered voters last month.
The poll, which was conducted by a university professor for Alabama media outlets and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points, shows Mobile County
District Attorney John Tyson ahead with 21 percent of the vote but about two-thirds of respondents undecided.
The state Democratic chairman, Joe Turnham, said the party began an investigation last week after hearing about some of Darby's comments in a television interview.
While the party supports the free-speech rights of any candidate, Turnham said some of Darby's views appear to be in "a realm of thought that is unacceptable.""Any type of hatred toward groups of people, especially for political gain, is completely unacceptable in the Alabama Democratic Party," said Turnham.
It is unclear whether the party could do anything at this point, although the party could decline to certify the results should he win.
If the people vote for him and he wins, then he should get the job. It is not up to some outside group to decide that he should not have the job if the people voted for him. For the people by the people; should stand true and not be denied because some group of people want to use their influence and power to under mind the Constitution.