VA County Names Book Burning Extremist to Library Board

Remember Loudon County, Virginia, where deranged bigot Eugene Delgaudio is on the board of supervisors? That board has now named a man nominated by Delgaudio to the board of trustees of the library there who has publicly ripped pages out of books in support of someone else burning books.

A Sterling man who once tore out pages of the Koran in front of the White House, and whose fierce rhetoric on Twitter included declaring “the only good progressive is a dead progressive,” has been approved by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to sit on the county library’s board of trustees for the next four years.

The Loudoun supervisors last week confirmed Andrew Beacham, 31, a recently defeated candidate for Congress in Kentucky, to the library board. But several supervisors, including Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) who nominated him, said they were unaware of Beacham’s colorful past…

Beacham, a freelance videographer and artist, said he moved to Sterling early last year, but he has been in this area many times in recent years. In 2009, after joining the Tea Party movement, Beacham stood and disrupted Obama’s speech at the University of Maryland, protested outside an Obama appearance at Wakefield High School in Arlington, and spoke at a press conference with Terry at the National Press Club. He worked closely as a video producer with Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, for nearly four years. He also stood and disrupted Obama’s graduation speech at the University of Notre Dame that year, and disrupted the Senate confirmation hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor over his opposition to abortion.

On his website promoting his 2012 bid as an independent candidate for Congress in Kentucky, Beacham described himself as “a full-time Pro-Life missionary and activist for Christian policies in government, traveling to over 20 states to protest, lobby, and get pro-life candidates on the ballot.”

Yes, I’m sure Delgaudio was completely unaware of all of this. It’s a total coincidence that they agree on everything and are both bigoted jerks. And that they were 2 of 8 people participating in an anti-Obama protest a few years ago.

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  • beezlebubby

    That’s okay, he already resigned.

  • matty1

    I just hope ‘Dark and stormy night’ Delgaudio writes up the story of what happened.

  • grizzle
  • John Hinkle

    Well, libraries are the perfect place to find stacks of fuel for a big bonfire. Invite the kiddies. Roast some marshmallows. Sounds like a wholesome family event to me.

  • colnago80

    You know who also liked to burn books, Schickelgruber.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    The more I hear of Loudon County, Virginia, the more I am reminded of Loudon, France. It really seems to be the same kind of ultra-superstitious, ultra-religious right wing fanatics in both places.

  • democommie

    “That’s okay, he already resigned.”

    As soon as he found out that “Fahrenheit 451” wasn’t the Library’s operation manutal?

  • dan4

    “…the only good progressive is a dead progressive…”

    “… full-time pro-life Missionary…”

    Funny stuff.

  • David Hart

    Book burning? Library board?

    I’m sending you the repair bill for my irony meter.

  • caseloweraz

    Beacham’s 2012 campaign Web site is still up, with a banner proclaiming “Life, Liberty and Justice Under God.” There’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one. It came up at the top of the list when I Googled “Andrew Beacham.” (And no, the home page does not validate.)

    Apparently, while an Indiana resident, he ran for Congress in Kentucky’s 2nd district in order to get anti-abortion ads publicized. Sounds like a violation of election laws.