Thursday, August 17, 2017

#1885: Tim LeFever

Tim LeFever is a two-time Republican nominee for Congress in the Sacramento area, chairman of the board of the Capitol Resource Institute, member of the board of directors of The Pacific Justice Institute – both fundie anti-gay organizations, if you wondered – and occasional writer for Townhall (which is pretty much a fundie anti-gay organization as well). The CRI and LeFever did for instance get some attention for their efforts to repeal the 2011 California landmark gay education bill, which ensures that contributions of gays and gay rights are included in school textbooks, and adds sexual orientation to the state’s existing anti-discrimination protections prohibiting bias in school activities, instruction, and instructional materials. The reason the bill should be repealed was ostensibly because it, according to Lefever, undermines lessons in the Constitution. (Yeah, no: it’s hard to believe that Lefever really believed that.) Meanwhile, Robert Newman, head of California Christian Coalition, said about the bill that he was concerned about the protections against bullying, claiming that bullying is not an important issue and anyways part of the “maturation process.”

Currently LeFever seems to be particularly concerned with preventing people from using bathrooms that accord with their gender identity.

Diagnosis: A person with some influence in the wingnut movement, though probably not among the more familiar faces. Still, loons like this deserve exposure.


  1. Good morning, Encyclopedia of American Loons blogger.

    You communicate your positions well, and you seem to be very passionate about the possible loss of liberties due to Christian perspectives. I do not recognize all of the people this site has chosen to blog about, but I do recognize some.

    For the record, I do not know Tim LeFever. However, I am a Christian and my academic background is in the sciences. Yes, we do exist. It can be a lonely experience at times, but it is just who I am. On some issues, people on the Right agree with me, and on other issues, I would be more aligned with the Left. All of those blogging on both ends of the spectrum about the world's lunatics would probably find me a fit for one of their personal definitions of "loon." At the end of the day, I hope that you and all the other lunatic bloggers will not become so jaded about our society, or that portion that you do not agree with at this time, that you cease interacting with those that hold differing views. Regardless, I will keep reading your blog; I enjoy reading a variety of views.

    Wishing you all the best from a reader that sees the sunny-side of everything.

  2. There is absolutely no doubt that Tim LeFever has always been a 'carbon copy' of former (U. S.) Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R – California).

  3. Tim LeFever is my brother and he does not recognize me as a family member. Because I am GAY. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SUPER CHRISTIAN.