Eric Cantor calls for ‘tolerance’ despite anti-gay record

Eric Cantor calls for 'tolerance' despite anti-gay recordBY ANNIE-ROSE STRASSER

As the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says he values religious and personal liberty. So, through that lens, it’s no surprise that he’d call on his fellow Republicans to be more open-minded and accepting of the LGBT community, and of religious minorities, particularly Jews and Muslims.

But Cantor also happens to have a long, anti-gay record. And through that lens, his newly-announced support for broadening the Republican party to be more religiously and LGBT inclusive is surprising, and not quite believable.


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