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When Iraq war veteran and same-sex marriage supporter Paul Hackett dropped out of Ohio’s Democratic race for the U.S. Senate last month, he was replaced by truck driver Merrill Keiser Jr., who says gays should get the death penalty. In an interview with the Sandusky Register, Keiser, who filed for candidacy within days of Hackett’s withdrawal, said he wouldn’t be against making homosexuality a felony punishable by the death penalty. He also suggested making "conversion to Christianity" part of the "war on terror" to "teach Muslims the error of their choice in religion." Keiser added that if a person believes in evolution, he or she "has no rights." Reportedly, Keiser is running as a Democrat because "that’s what he was the last time he voted." He will face the heavily favored Sherrod Brown in the May primary. (Sirius OutQ News)