"The president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP has endorsed anti-gay Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob Vander Plaats.
The Rev. Keith A. Ratliff Sr. endorsed Vander Plaats during a Monday news conference in Des Moines.
“I know that Bob Vander Plaats is not afraid to stand up for what is right,” Ratliff said. “That takes courage.”"
No, Ratliff, that takes cowardice. Courage is standing up to what is the popular opinion with those around you, to break the mold and stand out from the crowd.