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"Family-values" candidate shuts out gay son
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Randall Terry, a right-wing Christian leader, doesn't run away from "family-values issues" in his Florida state Senate race, but his gay son, Jamiel, says things are not what they seem.

Among the senior Terry's pledges are preserving traditional marriage and opposing adoptions by gay men and lesbians. He has touted efforts to stop abortions. His campaign mailers sum up the value he puts on family: They show a picture of him with his wife, a daughter, and three grinning young sons -- taken before a fourth was born this summer.

But Jamiel, Terry's adopted son, says the picture is missing two people -- him and his sister, Tila, also adopted. Both have been estranged from Terry since Jamiel came out as a gay man and Tila had a child out of wedlock.


Randall Terry said he's upfront about his whole family and has never tried to hide anything about his children, even those with whom he has deep disagreements.

He said voters don't care anyway. ...


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