Gay-Basher Eugene Delgaudio Isn’t Fond of Immigrants, Either
What’s far less known is Delgaudio’s anti-immigrant vitriol. In recent years, Delgaudio has attacked immigrants in a number of extremist venues.
Most notably, and in his role as a county supervisor, Delgaudio in January 2009 participated in a press conference conducted by a group long listed by SPLC as a hate group — the Social Contract Press (SCP), run by avid white nationalists and fellow immigrant-bashers including Editor Wayne Lutton. Lutton has a long history of association with groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens (black people are a “retrograde species of humanity”) and the New Century Foundation (black people are plagued by “psychopathologies” unlike other races).
The press conference was held to announce the release of the SCP’s latest attack on immigrants, “The Twin Crises: Immigration and Infrastructure,” by Edwin Rubenstein, a long-time contributor to CSP, the white nationalist vdare.com and the National Policy Institute, all listed by SPLC as hate groups. Delgaudio took the podium to lavishly praise Lutton and Rubenstein, whose presentation he called “brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.”
Delgaudio then launched into a monologue linking illegal immigrants to a variety of social ills, including high crime, foreclosures, zoning complaints, and overloading schools and the local food bank. His description of the problems allegedly created by undocumented immigrants then devolved into a real estate promotion for Sterling, Va., the heart of the area he represents on the Loudon Board of Supervisors.
Earlier, in December 2007, Delgaudio did a 25-minute interview on the TV show “Conservative Roundtable,” and its host, erstwhile presidential candidate Howard Phillips, who left more conventional right-wing politics to pursue extreme-right causes. (Phillips, who called Delgaudio a longtime friend during the show, created the Conservative Caucus, which was instrumental in encouraging the development of Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority. During the 1980s, a British paper reported that Phillips visited South Africa on “promotional tours” that were supposed to boost the morale of apartheid supporters. Phillips established the extremist U.S. Taxpayers’ Party in 1992, which, among other things, called for the death penalty for abortionists. It was renamed the Constitution Party in 1999.