Montana tea party gets mired in attacks on gays


Jim Ravndal, former president of the Big Sky Tea Party Association, said he's wasn't nervous about attending the rally after being ousted over an anti-gay exchange on Facebook. Behind him stand student counter-protesters.

Montna tea party gets mired in attacks on gays

MATT GOURAS,Associated Press Writer

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Tea party leaders stung by turmoil over anti-gay rhetoric from their ranks acknowledge the publicity over the issue hurts the movement but hope the rancor will be short-lived.

The Big Sky Tea Party Association was splintered at the top when it canned its president...

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