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 The reason the bill should be repealed was ostensibly because it, according to Lefever, undermines lessons in the Constitution.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.