Some of the country’s most prominent anti-gay activists are set to invade Iowa this Monday, rolling from county to county in what the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council is calling the “Judge Bus Tour.”  The project aims to lecture Iowans about what’s wrong with their Supreme Court.
Rick Santorum
   The idea is to draw attention to the normally sleepy campaigns to either retain or reject sitting Iowa Supreme Court justices.  Though the state’s high court ruled unanimously that same-sex couples should be able to legally marry, just three of the court’s seven justices are up for retention votes this year, so FRC is bringing in a who’s who of the anti-gay right to convince voters to oust them.
   One of the groups participating, the Mississippi-based American Family Association, has said gays and lesbians should be barred from public office, according to a report in the Iowa Independent.  AFA has been called an extremist hate group.
   Former Sen. Rick Santorum, who was perhaps the most anti-gay U.S. senator in Washington before he was dumped by Pennsylvania voters, will join FRC head Tony Perkins, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown and other people obsessed with homosexuality aboard what Gay Politics will hereafter refer to as “The Out-of-State Hate Bus.”