The Tulsa Beacon, a right wing newspaper that makes the New York Post look like The New York Times, published a scathing indictment of Jim Roth (pictured), a recent appointee to the Oklahoma State Election Board.
Roth was recently appointed by Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, who campaigned on her Christian values, according to the Beacon. The paper claims in an editorial that Fallin betrayed her campaign promises by appointing Roth, who they call an "outspoken homosexual."
"The election board needs people of integrity, not those who live a perverted lifestyle, whether it be homosexuality or heterosexual promiscuity, alcoholism, drug addiction, or a host of other personal problems," reads the editorial. "Undoubtedly, there are homosexuals who serve in state government. But someone who is open about his perverted lifestyle should not be appointed to a position of honor and integrity by a governor who wants to govern by biblical principles. Roth will serve immediately on an interim basis but his four-year post is subject to approval by the Oklahoma Senate. They should send him packing."